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Every Thursday, we're sending a weekly digest for Tesla owners and fans to keep up with the latest news, gadgets, and interesting discussions in the Tesla community.

We know, we know... there are a few digests out there already, what makes this one different?

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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We've desgined a t-shirt with all the new features and awesomeness released by Tesla in 2019. Expected shipment end of January 2020. We hope you like it!
2019.40.2 update started rolling out earlier today. On top of fixing what made Tesla stop the previous rollout, it brings two new features: Adjacent Line Speeds and Autosteer Stop Sign Warning.
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.
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Last updated: Dec. 3rd, 2019. 2019.40.1.1 started rolling out on November 27th and brings back the Supercharging improvements briefly introduced with the previous update. It also introduces new Auto Wiper and Lane Change improvements. As of Dec. 3rd, 2019.40.1.1 rollout has stopped.
Exclusive Tesla accessories Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts for Tesletter subscribers.
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...
Tesla Cybertruck unveiling event will be held on November 21st, 2019 at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California. Doors open at 7pm, remarks will begin at 8pm. There will be a live streaming, check out the post for more details.
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.
When I got my Model S, I had no idea where to go to read about Tesla’s software updates or to learn about all the things Tesla I still didn’t know I didn’t know. If you’re like me, you’ll want to know where to go and read about Tesla and you won’t have enough with Tesla's blog. I’ll share my top 5 places where to read about Tesla online.
Automatic Navigation is a new feature introduced in version 2019.36.2.1 which consists of starting a route to a likely destination when you get in your car. This translates into...
Stopping mode is probably one of the most popular features of the 2019.36.2.1 release since it allows real one-pedal driving, a capability that Tesla owners had been asking for a long time as other EV cars already offered this capability.
The latest Tesla update 2019.36.1 (and 2019.36.2.1) introduces a new feature called ‘Scheduled Departure’ which is a long-awaited feature especially by Tesla owners who live in cold places. But what is ‘Scheduled Departure’ and how does it work?
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.
Version 2019.36.2.1 started being rolled out again on Friday Nov. 10th. [2019.36.1](/whats-in-tesla-software-update-2019-36-1/) had been stopped shortly after being released. Here you can read the main differences between the two versions and an updated chart with which models are getting what features.
It's been a while since, every time there's a new software update, I get blank release notes. I've seen quite a few people asking about this on social media, so I wanted to share how I do it to see the release notes after a software update.
In this blog post, I’m going to explain what's a Tesla Sentry Mode event report, when does it occur, and how to watch them on your phone.
During this past week, Tesla has started rolling out the software update 36.1. We’re not amongst the lucky ones who got it and it seems like now they’ve stopped distributing it. My guess is that they have found a bug and that we’ll see a .2 or .3 version being released in the next few days. 36.1 introduces some very attractive updates...
If you just got delivery of your Model X you may be asking yourself what are the best accessories to get for your Tesla. I am going to share some of my favorite accessories for the Tesla Model X.
If you just got delivery of your Model S you may be asking yourself what are the best accessories to get for your Tesla. As a Model S owner, I’m going to share the most useful accessories to get you started with.
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...
When I took delivery of my Model S, the very friendly and knowledgeable person who walked us through the ins and outs of the car told us 'Remember, a Tesla is still a car'. Every time I talk to someone new to Tesla I use that piece of advice. This post is about things that are fundamentally different in a Tesla car from any other car. Things about both the car and the experience of buying one.
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.
If you’ve just got delivery of your Model 3 and are looking for some of the best accessories to consider buying, you’ve reached the right place. Also, congratulations on your new Model 3! The following are products that we recommend because we really like them.
Today I had my first experience at a Tesla Service Center (in Berkeley, CA) and I have to say that I am really impressed with Tesla’s customer service. Want to know why? Keep reading.
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:
For us leaving outside Europe, the Spotify integration for Tesla has finally arrived with V10. We’re big fans of Spotify and have been Premium users for about ten years now, so we’d like to share a trick or two.
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.
I've had access to a few videos of a Model 3 running 2019.28.3.11 - an Early Access only release. As always, I want to share what I think is interesting in these videos with you. These new videos showcase a few features that I expect will be released to the general public under the version 10 of the firmware, hopefully in a couple of months.
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...
Last Tuesday I was able to attend the Tesla Shareholders Meeting for the first time. It was an incredible experience and I feel blessed I got to meet so many great folks in real life.
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).
Last Saturday our family spent a really nice morning attending the Earth Day EV Ride & Drive in Palo Alto. I heard about it through the Tesla Owners Silicon Valley group and decided to volunteer some of my time to share with people the wonders of having an electric vehicle.
As Tesla fans, we sometimes find ourselves having to remember what are all those acronyms people reference in the forums and in social media. Here is a list of the most popular ones which you can find in our issues.
This day (March 29th) exactly one year ago we sent out our first issue to 21 recipients. It's been a year since that and the experience has been amazing.
To say goodbye to 2018, which has been our first year of life, we've put together a recap with some of our favorite articles, pictures, and videos of this year. Special thanks to verygreen/greentheonly, BigD0g, dennis_d, the Tesla Motors Club community, and r/teslamotors/ . without whom the Tesletter wouldn't be possible. Thank you for sharing so much amazing content with the community.
Our friend placed an order online last Friday at 8.30 pm, showed up at the Model 3 delivery event on Saturday, and got his Model 3 Performance by 1.18 pm.
Tesla started rolling their own navigation. What it's not so clear is who's getting the new maps and who's not. For now, all we know is it's being rolled out in the United States and Mexico only. Tesla is telling people that they started rolling it out only in California but several people from other states have reported receiving it.

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