Tesla news curated with love and delivered to your inbox weekly.

If you are just now finding out about Tesletter, you can subscribe here!

If you already know Tesletter and want to support us, check out our Patreon page πŸ™

Issue 128 - For the data nerds πŸ€“πŸ“Š

Community

Taking care of our Superchargers - Way to go TOSJV!

From the San Joaquin Valley club leadership: «Members of the area have agreed to donate their time to the disposal. Going forward all cans will have the club website QR code. That can be used to join our club or email us if a can is full.» Please support your local Tesla Owner Clubs πŸ™ You can find a list of clubs (and contact information) here.

Giveaway Alert: Win a 'Tesla Parking Only' wooden sign

RT and follow @tesletter on Twitter for a chance to win a ‘Tesla Parking Only’ wooden sign to decorate your garage.Β A fun car deserves fun accessories. We’re giving away 2 signsΒ to 2Β lucky WINNERS. Good luck!

Under the hood

About the Tesla logo in the wheel cap

The Tesla logo on the wheel cap points to the valve stem. Just like a Porsche. In case you don’t know yet, I’m a big fan of these small details. Also, the black performance wheels look πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Model 3 rear drive unit ins and outs

These guys are diving a bit deeper into the Drive Unit parts of a Tesla Model 3 than what Sandy Munro or other folks did when they tore down the Model 3. Check out the motor components, differential, oil cooling, inverter, heat exchanger, stator, rotor, and more.

Accelerator pedal position vs. torque output (pedal mapping)

Reddit user u/Wugz has captured about 2 hours of manual driving while going through various low/high speeds/pedal positions and binned it by Accelerator Pedal Position (0-10%, 10-20%, etc). The resulting plot shows the approximate pedal mapping of torque at various speeds. If you are a data nerd πŸ€“, I recommend you read the whole post where the author shares his findings.

Software & Hardware

Elon talks about a possible 'radical redesign of the Model Y in Berlin'

A few days ago, Elon Musk visited the Giga Berlin and, amongst other things, he shared that the Model Y made in Berlin won’t simply be a copy of the one made in the US or in China but instead, «it will be a radical redesign of the core technology of building a car». More info is going to be revealed at the Battery Day (Sep. 22nd). I wonder if we’ll see a European Model Y slightly smaller than the US one. I think even though the Model Y is smaller than the Model X, it’s still a tad big for the European market.

2FA confirmed in Tesla Accounts (still being tested)

Our friend Tyler from @teslascope has shared an interesting finding regarding Tesla’s 2FA. We knew it was coming (and just recently Elon tweeted about this being tested), but we now have unofficial confirmation that 2FA has been implemented on Tesla Accounts. The image shared shows a valid API call using the new authentication method. I personally hope that Tesla helps owners setting 2FA when is out since it’s a great way of protecting our Teslas.

Unsolicited advice, 2FA is highly recommended in all online accounts. If you don’t have 2FA in places like Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, etc. I suggest that you set it up, hit me if you need help!

New Raven suspension visualization

A couple of weeks ago, with the latest Software Update, Tesla introduced more details for the suspension system of Tesla Raven. Here is a visualization on the IC screen of it in action. Cool!

Range

Tesla's secrets to dominating EV range

Great video by Engineering Explained doing a range comparison of a Model S vs. Porche Taycan. EPA testing, battery capacity, regen/motor efficiency, voluntary reduction, and road load explained.

Tesletter Supporters & Sponsors πŸ™

Sponsors
Producer Supporters

What the acronym?

As Tesla fan I find myself sometimes having to remember what are all those acronyms, here is a list of the ones you can find in this issue.

  • TOSJV - Tesla Owners Club - Sant Joaquin Valley
  • 2FA - Two-Factor Authentication
  • IC - Instrument Cluster, the screen above the steering wheel
  • EV - Electric Vehicle
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

If you enjoy Tesletter, please take a second to forward to your friends and share on social media

If you have any feedback please let me know by reaching out to [email protected]


Because we πŸ’š Tesla

Our Model S rocks so much that we designed some sweet t-shirts to go with it. Check out all of our designs at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tesletter

Support Tesletter

Tesletter is put together by Ignacio and Vanessa. We're really grateful for all the love and feedback we receive. Special thanks to our supporters. If you like what we do, please consider supporting Tesletter. All the funds will go into making Tesletter more awesome.