Tesla offers ‘Premium Connectivity’ internet package

Avatar By Le Williams | 3 years ago

California-based electric vehicle producer Tesla will introduce new cellular connectivity packages for the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 starting July 1. According to the company’s publicized strategy, Tesla owners who order vehicles from July 1 moving forward will have the option to select between a “Premium Connectivity” package and a “Standard Connectivity” package.

The new internet packages will be accessible to all of Tesla’s markets, including Europe, Australia, and Asia.

The Premium Connectivity package includes satellite maps with live traffic visualizations and satellite-view maps. In-car streaming music and media, as well as over-the-air updates via cellular data, are also included in the package, together with other applications and services that are set to be introduced in the future.

Full pricing and details are expected to be officially announced,with an expected internet package to cost roughly $100 per year, or $8.34 per month.

Consumers ordering a Model S, Model X, or Model 3 with the Premium Interior Package on or after July 1 will be receiving a year’s worth of Premium Connectivity for free. After the 1-year period is over, owners would be able to select the connectivity package option they prefer.

Cars ordered before July 1, including Tesla’s entire fleet today, will not be impacted by the introduction of the new connectivity package options.

The main contrast between Tesla’s internet packages is highlighted in the live traffic visualization features, firmware updates, and in-car streaming.

While all vehicles regardless of internet package would feature Tesla’s new and improved Navigation, electric cars with the Standard Connectivity package would not see live traffic visualizations, which are represented by green, orange, and red lines on the vehicle’s maps. The internet browser for the Model S and Model X and music streaming using the car’s cellular data itself would also be unavailable.