Tesla Has Begun to Struggle with Cheap Software Updates from Third-Party Companies

Tesla has started an active fight with third-party companies that offer software updates for the brand’s EVs.

Tesla's electric vehicles are among the most innovative. Despite this, the manufacturer continues to improve them by updating the software. However, not only Tesla is engaged in the development of such software but also third-party companies.

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Previously, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was quite tolerable to react to such updates, but he has recently begun an active fight with these developers. After all, their offers are often much cheaper than those of the American manufacturer. Naturally, Tesla owners use third-party updates more actively than the licensed software.

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So, Tesla recently released the «Acceleration Boost» option for the Model 3, which increases the engine power by 50 hp and reduces its 0-100 km/h time to 3.9 seconds. This option costs $2,000 and is available through the official software update.

A similar update for Tesla EVs is provided by the Quebecois company Ingenext. But it costs only $1,100. Of course, many Tesla owners took advantage of it.

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Only now, they will have to pay a round sum again, since the cars of the American manufacturer began to track a third-party company's software and block it, displaying the “incompatible modification detected" message, which can only be removed by installing the company's official software. If this does not already exist, you will have to roll back to the factory configuration.

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