KEY POINTS

  • Tesla recently rolled out the latest Tesla software update
  • A hacker found several codes that hint about future features coming to Tesla Model 3
  • Leaked codes reveal 100 kWh battery pack and Ludicrous mode 

The recent software update of the electric vehicle company Tesla carries some code that reportedly hints future features of the Tesla Model 3 vehicle. Based on the codes, there is a chance that the Tesla Model 3 will feature a 100 kWh battery pack and a Ludicrous mode. The latest news comes from a reliable Tesla hacker known as Green.

The hacker has done it several times and has a proven accuracy record. Green slowed down over the past months, but it appears that he is back once again to cap the year with another set of explosive revelations. The new details were discovered from the latest software update rolled out by Tesla.

It appears that relatively small but interesting changes are coming to Tesla Model 3. It includes Tesla dropping the traditional TPMS sensors over its own BLE sensors. There is a high probability that this leaked code could turn out true, considering that, as Green points out, the electric vehicle maker has filed an FCC application for the new device.

Electric carmaker Tesla said it boosted deliveries of its most affordable vehicle, the Model 3, as it delivered a surprise profit in the past quarter Electric carmaker Tesla said it boosted deliveries of its most affordable vehicle, the Model 3, as it delivered a surprise profit in the past quarter. Photo: AFP / JUNG Yeon-Je

In addition to BLE sensors, Green also discovered several hints about the new set of wheels arriving for Tesla Model 3. Recently, Tesla introduced the new Gemini wheels for the famous Model 3, and this is not the first time that consumers learned about the vehicles upcoming wheels through a leak coming from the code of a Tesla software.

Tesla Model Y prototype wheels were first uncovered on the Model 3 prototypes, but it never made it to the consumers. There is a chance that these might be the new wheels that Green saw in the code of the latest software update from Tesla, says Electrek. For the major discoveries but also less likely to happen, Green claims that he found a reference to a 100 kWh battery pack for the Tesla Model 3.

If what Green is saying pans out, it would be a massive leap for the electric vehicle maker. At present, Tesla Model 3 only has a 75 kWh battery pack. The reliable hacker also found a reference to Ludicrous Mode for the Model 3. This mode was earlier mentioned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk to be on Model 3 Performance, but it was not released.

While these details sound interesting, the hacker also warns that all these are still speculations at this point. As is the case, we recommend taking this information with a pinch of salt.