2024 Tesla Model Y leak points to paid range unlock alongside charge for front heated seats  

A Tesla teardown and software analyst discovered intriguing details in a firmware update for the 2024 Tesla Model Y.

Front Heated Seats: Buyers of the base Model Y may need to pay extra for front heated seats.

Tesla already charges a one-time fee of $300 to unlock heated seating for the back seats in some of its cars.  

Range Limitation: The new Model Y could be software-limited to a range of 260 miles (418 km).

This aligns with the current Model Y’s range, but it’s common for battery packs to slightly exceed the target range.

Tesla’s approach to paid software unlocks continues to evolve,

The company’s Shanghai factory, with an annual production capacity of over 950,000 vehicles, plays a significant role in meeting demand