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From Tesla fans to Tesla fans. We spend hours reading the forums, Reddit, Twitter, etc. and we hand pick the content that we find the most interesting which is not necessarily the most popular.

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After a month without any updates, Tesla owners with MCU1 have finally started getting them again. 2020.4 comes with 'Additional Vehicle Information' and most of the missed features released in the 'holiday update'. Here are all the details.
Tesla has started rolling out version 2020.4. Check out the release notes and what's new since the last update.
Some people are saying on Twitter the Tesla Model Y will start being delivered to Tesla employees as soon as in two weeks (end of January or beginning of February 2020). Here's what we know.
Tesla Theater lets you watch movies, TV shows, and videos in your car. It's available in all cars with Media Control Unit 2 (MCU2) and it requires Internet connectivity. Here's all you need to know about how Tesla Theater works and which models have access to it.
Tesla's latest software update 2019.40.50.1 (also known as 'FSD sneak preview') introduces the ability to listen and send text messages via built-in command. Here's how to enable it and how it works.
Tesla has finally announced it's Premium Connectivity package and it's going to be a $9.99 monthly subscription starting on January, 1, 2020. We know you have lots of questions about it, so that's what we're here for.
Detailed look at Tesla's Cybertruck interior (with pictures): new MCU UI, Roadster-like steering wheel, screen rearview mirror, seats, dash made of paper, glass roof, and 6.5 feet bed.
Only 36 hours after Tela’s Cybertruck unveiling event, Elon Musk has shared on Twitter that they’ve received 146,000 pre-orders. A day after Tesla has already reached 200,000 reservations of the Cybertruck. Not bad for an ‘ugly’ truck. 😜
If you thought Elon was joking when he said the truck would look like something out of Blade Runner, well, he was not. Right there in the middle of the music, the lights, the fire, and the excitement, my first impressions of Tesla's Cybertruck were...
When it comes to preparing your car for the winter, Teslas have some specifics that you may not know about. If this is your first winter with a Tesla, we’ve collected a few useful tips and tricks for you to survive the cold weather. Keep reading.
Over-the-air software updates are great... but you never know when you’re going to get them. We’ve all been there waiting for the latest software update while others are already talking and sharing pictures about it on Twitter. Here's a few things you can do to make sure your car is ready for new Tesla updates.
Tesla Dashcam can record videos, yes, but in order to be able to watch them, you need a USB drive so they can be stored. However, a lot of people grab the first USB they find at home and unfortunately, those are often old, with little storage, slow and thus not suitable. In order to avoid problems like this one below...
What is Tesla Raven? In April 2019 Tesla introduced new versions of both Model S and Model X- codenamed as 'Raven'- which included a new adaptative suspension system and an overall increase in range.
Tesla’s Media Control Unit or MCU is the main screen in the car and it determines some of the new features your car can get. Since we have a Model S that we purchased in 2017, we have MCU1. In this blog post, we will try to answer the following questions:
Last week Tesla started rolling out V10 to its fleet, but there are still quite a few Tesla owners who don’t have it. I’m seeing and getting quite a few questions about what upgrades you get if you have Media Control Unit version 1 (MCU 1), so I decided to summarize what I know in this blog post. If you have unanswered questions, please let me know and I’ll add them here. Here we go.
Sentry Mode is great and it’s already proving its high value by recording accidents that wouldn’t otherwise have been available. Here’s a recent example...
Hitting a pole with our Tesla Model S ended up costing around $5,800. The two quotes that we got were very different: from our insurance company ($2,600) and from a Tesla certified body shop ($6,200).
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Latest software updates


Dec 24, 2019
2019.40.50.1 is out and it comes full of goodies just in time for the Holiday season: …
Dec 5, 2019
2019.40.2.1 update started rolling out to the masses today, December 10, 2019. On top of …
Nov 28, 2019
Last updated: Dec. 3rd, 2019. 2019.40.1.1 started rolling out on November 27th and brings …
Nov 11, 2019
Version 2019.36.2.1 started being rolled out again on Friday Nov. 10th. …
Nov 5, 2019
During this past week, Tesla has started rolling out the software update 36.1. We’re not …

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