New App Update Suggests Teslas Could Gain A Powered Frunk

Teslas have long had space where their engine would normally be and that space has become known as the frunk, thanks to its use as a front trunk.

That frunk has always been manually operated, but a new report suggests that we could soon see Tesla ship cars with a powered frunk instead.

A new report by claims that the latest version of the Tesla app has gained a new animation that shows the frunk closing, suggesting that there might be an option to have the frunk close all on its own.

Interestingly, Tesla added a close animation to the frunk, indicating that powered frunks may be just around the corner. In the previous version of the app, version 4.11.2, there was only an open animation. Tapping on the frunk quick action button again did not close it. However, with version 4.12 tapping on the frunk button again will ‘close’ the frunk, at least in the visualization. After a few seconds in the closed state, the visualization goes back to an open frunk.

There is of course no indication of when we should expect the powered frunk option to be available, if indeed that is what Tesla has in mind.

It’s possible this is a quirk of software, however, so we’ll wait for Tesla to announce something official before getting too far ahead of ourselves.

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