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Issue 152 - Changes, changes everywhere
Tesla just lowered the price of their SR+ by $1,000. This change makes it $35,400 in California once you apply the Clean Fuel Reward. Note that the tweet also points at the SR Model Y getting a discount, more in the next entry.
Two big changes this week:
- The Model Y SR disappeared from the configurator after having been available for only a few weeks. Elon said on Twitter that it is available off-menu, but he also mentioned that the range (244 miles) doesn’t meet Tesla’s standard of excellence. As a person with a Model S 75 with 230 miles of range, I personally want something with 300+ miles of range as my next EV. Not that I need it regularly but it’s going to be really convenient when traveling.
- The Model Y LR AWD price went down $1K to $48,990 before incentives.
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Here there are new photos of the 2021 MIC M3 with the wooden trims on the doors, I’m personally not sure if I like it or not, what do you think?
Taking care of your Tesla
Our friend Ji, from Tesbros, just released a great guide on how to fix minor scratches in your Tesla (or any other vehicle) for as low as $20. Thanks for the tips, Ji!
I love seeing Tesla owners coming up with their own product ideas, both hardware, and software. This week I came across this new app (Tessie) and it looks gorgeous! It also has some smart notifications that I like, for instance, it alerts you if there is supposed to rain and your windows are open. You can read more about their approach to security and other things in this Reddit post.
In this video, you can see that the Tesla Solar Roof gets rid of the snow pretty quickly, as quickly as the next morning after the snowfall. In a reply on Twitter to a different video, Elon commented that the Solar Roof is “slightly hydrophobic, so water, snow or ice slide off easily”.
The Reddit user u/shlomoww created a filter to do just that, simply go to his page and to Airbnb from there. 🙌🙌🙌🙌
Model S & Model X Refresh
The expected delivery time for someone who ordered it on February 10th is now May - June.
🤤🤤🤤 Have I said that, for me, the Model S has the sexiest exterior of the entire Tesla lineup?
Pretty cool work by the Reddit user u/pkrcm as part of their thesis.
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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.
- SR - Standard Range
- LR - Long Range
- EV - Electric Vehicle
- AWD - All-Wheel Drive
- MIC - Made in China
- PPF - Paint Protection Film
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