People who are used to driving a car with an automatic gearbox are also used to it ‘creeping’ when stationary, in drive, when the brake is released. Creeping is the norm among conventionally-powered vehicles with self-shifting transmissions, yet there is no need for it in EVs.

However, after receiving numerous requests from some Model S owners, Tesla will be adding this function to all owners who wish to have it, via a simple software update, which doesn’t even require a trip to the garage, as the Model S features wireless connectivity.

Once the software update is installed, drivers will have the option to activate or deactivate it any time, via some sort of sub-menu available on the car’s gigantic 17-inch touch screen control unit. We still say that it is a useless feature to have on an EV, but since Tesla’s interest is to sell cars and keep the owners happy, they had no option but to comply.

Story via greencarreports.com

By Andrei Nedelea