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Issue 167 - Plaid week

Model S Plaid

Stock Model S Plaid scored a 9.247s 152.09 mph at Bakersfield Drag Strip

First reported by Drive Tesla Canada, it’s now confirmed by Jay Leno on the Spike’s Car podcast. The new Tesla Model S Plaid has broken the quarter-mile record with an amazing time of 9.247s for what, as Jay Leno puts it, β€œwe’re talking a four door car with the air conditioning on!

Model S Plaid delivery event on 6/10 (today!)

Really excited to see what Tesla was able to achieve with this car. There is a live stream today, June 10th, at 8.30 pm Pacific Time.

Plaid+ has been canceled

According to Elon, Plaid is just so good there’s no need for Plaid+. Given that Tesla just raised the price of the Model S Plaid by $10k, I wonder what the final specs are going to be. In my opinion, if the range is 500+ miles, I think there is room for another model with the extended range, what do you think?

Protect your Tesla

Feynlab's PPF & Vinyl V2

Should you do ceramic coating on your wrapped Tesla? Watch a freshly wrapped Model Y being treated with Feynlab’s PPF & Vinyl and decide for yourself.

What is factored into calculating your Tesla Insurance premium?

I think it’s pretty cool that you can save some $$ on the insurance premium based on driving behavior. Tesla Insurance is taking into account things like ABS activation, hours driven, forced Autopilot disengagements, and more, and in any case, the monthly premium will not change by more than 50% based on these factors. Curious to see how other insurance companies are going to try and compete with this.

How to wash my Tesla

Our friend Ji from Teslabros just did a great video explaining all the different ways to wash your Tesla with their pros and cons, a great and funny video Ji!

Supercharging & Referral

Tesla Taiwan promotion: Refer a person and get 3 months free of FSD

That is kind of cool, at least for new owners! Also, if we can trust the dates in the promotion, it seems that the FSD subscription should be ready by July.

Tesla expands trademark registration

Tesla expands trademark registration to cover “restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, take-out restaurant services”. We have talked many times in this newsletter about Tesla’s intention to open a 50’s diner in one Supercharger in LA, seems like in preparation Tesla just extended their trademark πŸ”

Model 3 & Y

High Voltage | Unplugged at Pikes Peak

Behind the scenes documentary by @klwtts released yesterday. Check out this amazing short film about Unplugged Performance & Randy Pobst’s effort at the 98th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Keep the adrenaline going until the Plaid event later today!

Jeda USB Hub Console

Up until now, Jeda’s accessories were for Model 3 and Model Y with the old console, well, not anymore! Jeda announced this week their new USB Hub Console, designed for the newer console and with the ability to charge AirPods, the Apple Watch, and many more gadgets!

πŸ’‘ Tip of the week

When on Autopilot, if you want to quickly adjust the speed to the speed of the road that you are in, you can just pull and hold the cruise stalk toward you (S and X) or move the gear lever and hold it downwards for a few seconds (3 and Y). In the 3 and Y, you can also achieve it by tapping the Speed Limit sign on the screen.

πŸ€“ 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.

  • EV - Electric Vehicle
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • mph - Miles per hour
  • PPF - Paint Protection Film

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