Tesla has released a new software update (2022.40.1) that delivers improved charging efficiency for faster charge time and reduced energy costs, along with a few other goodies.
Some Tesla owners are waking up to a new software update bringing new features and capabilities to their vehicles.
All Tesla vehicles built over the last 10 years are equipped with over-the-air software capability, and the automaker has taken full advantage of that capability with regular software updates.
Those software updates sometimes bring new games and fun features as part of Tesla’s mission to make the Tesla ownership experience as exciting as possible, but sometimes they also bring new capabilities and even more efficiency to the powertrain.
This new 2022.40.1 software update being pushed to the Tesla fleet right now fits into both categories.
Not a Tesla App posted the release notes showing the biggest part of the 2022.40.1 software update is improved charging efficiency.
Tesla wrote in the release notes:
During DC fast charging, the thermal system controls have been optimized for each charging station’s power capability, improving both charging and on-route battery preconditioning efficiency. This results in fast charge time and reduced energy costs.
It sounds like Tesla has found a