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Tesla update introduces new Chill driving mode

by Brandon Russell | November 9, 2017November 9, 2017 12:30 pm PDT

Tesla vehicles are known for their zero emissions and exceptional designs. They’re also incredibly fast, but until you drive one, you don’t realize how fast they truly are. That’s the benefit of an electric motor—you get instant torque, propelling the Model S from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.389 seconds.

But not everyone is thrilled by fast acceleration, so Tesla has introduced a new mode for those who prefer to take it easy.

According to Electrek, Model S and Modesl X owners are receiving a software update that introduces a mode called “Chill.” The new acceleration option is pretty self-explanatory; instead jumping off the line, Chill will make the driving experience less aggressive for a smoother ride.

Here’s an except from the update’s release notes:

You can now choose between two acceleration options in your vehicle: Chill and Standard. Chill makes acceleration more gradual—ideal for smoother driving and a gentler ride for you passengers.

Seeing as Tesla has a headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., it only makes sense the company would introduce a more mellow driving option. The mood is more relaxed in California, making Chill a great option for cruising down Pacific Coast Highway.

It’s amusing to see a company known for its “Ludicrous” mode to introduce an option called Chill. But not everyone wants to drag race to the next stoplight.

According to Electrek, Tesla’s new software update is rolling out now in stages.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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