Tesla Model 3/Y Gets New Approval and Range Updates in Europe

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The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have received new approvals and range updates in Europe, largely due to the addition of the vehicle’s new AMD Ryzen processor, according to a pair of posts on the TFF Forum (via @Tesla_Adri).

The news comes as part of Tesla’s need to gain approval through the European Union (EU), even with small updates to its cars’ configurations.

This particular update includes the addition of the AMD Ryzen chip, 250kg added to the Model Y’s cargo weight, brand new Sanyou brake discs on the Model Y, new power steering and updates to the vehicle’s range from the new AMD Ryzen chip.

The news comes just a few days after Tesla reported that the AMD Ryzen chip requires more power and causes a slight decrease to the range for its Model 3 Long Range vehicles, due to an increased energy demand for the supercomputer.

The Model 3 Long Range now has a range of just 602km (based on the generous Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) lab testing specification), representing a range reduction of about 22km from the addition of the AMD Ryzen chip.

Meanwhile, the Tesla Model Y in Europe has gained a few kilometers of range, with the Performance variant now set to deliver to customers on the continent in March.

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