All Tesla Model Y vehicles that are produced without HEPA filters will get access to an optional upgrade. The manufacturer will open up the ability to retrofit the cars by adding HEPA filters and getting Bioweapon Defense Mode.
A few days ago it became known that Tesla had launched Model Y built in the USA with HEPA filters. The update comes after it was revealed in January that China-made Model Ys also have them. The new filters were installed in cars that were produced at Fremont after July 1, 2021.
While this is positive news that has delighted tens of thousands of future Model Y owners, existing ones who had cars produced prior to July 1 must have been upset. However, they should not jump to conclusions and dive into negative emotions. A Tesla enthusiast and person who has repeatedly shared truthful and up-to-date information about the company—Sawyer Merritt/Twitter—broke the good news. His source said that Tesla "will offer HEPA filter retrofits for Model Y's that don't have the new filter.” He explained that, at the moment, this option is not yet available, but later owners will be able to buy it in the store or through the app. Retrofits will require service appointments. The company will notify owners when a replacement of the system becomes available.
Tesla will provide an exact timeline for retrofits at a later date.— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) July 13, 2021
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