Tesla Model 3s With Heat Pump, Octovalve Improvements Spotted In Europe: Report

When Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) introduced the mass market Model Y, a vehicle with 70% similarity to the already popular Model 3, several design improvements and changes came with the new model.

Two of the main changes were a heat pump for better winter efficiency and an “octovalve” that reduced part complexity and boosted efficiency.

Now it seems these changes are finally being brought to the Model 3.

A report from Tesmanian citing anonymous sources said the revised Model 3 has already arrived in Tilburg, The Netherlands. 

These updated vehicles were produced in Tesla’s Fremont factory. These improvements will boost efficiency of the vehicles while streamlining Tesla’s production lines. The Model 3 is advertised with a max 322 miles of range, which should increase when these changes are official.

Benzinga’s Take: Efficiency is the most important aspect of an EV, and Tesla keeps marching along, making incremental progress on every aspect of its vehicles.

More information may be available Sept. 22 on Tesla’s investor battery day. 

Photo courtesy of Tesla.

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