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Issue 17 - How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?

Tesla reaches 200,000 deliveries in the US in July 2018. See how this will affect the Federal Tax Credit

The following federal income tax credits are available to anyone who purchases a new Tesla Model S, Model X or Model 3:

Federal Tax Credit      For Vehicles Delivered
$7,500 On or before December 31, 2018
$3,750 January 1 to June 30, 2019
$1,875 July 1 to December 31, 2019

Read more: Tesla

Free unlimited Supercharging extended for MS and MX with referral program

The latest round of Tesla’s referral program for owners was supposed to end on July 15th, but the automaker has extended it for two more weeks – maintaining the opportunity for new buyers to get free unlimited Supercharging for Model S and Model X vehicles a little longer.

Why only two weeks? Is Tesla preparing something else?

Read more: Electrek

TeslaWaze is back

And it’s better.

Read more: Reddit

Tesla FAQ about the new connectivity options

  • Standard Connectivity offers basic maps & navigation, music & media over Bluetooth® and software updates over Wi-Fi.
  • Premium Connectivity adds satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization, in-car streaming music & media, an internet browser (for Model S and Model X) and OTA software updates via Wi-Fi and cellular.

Read more: Tesla

Loaner program being eliminated?

“It seems that the likelihood is that Tesla is outsourcing the Loaner program more and more to Enterprise”.

Read more: TMC Forum

How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?

Thanks pete3442 for putting together the numbers. Here is a summary of his calculations.

Cost of electricity $0.12/kWh. Cost of gas $3/ galon.

Car              Consumption         $ / 100 miles
Model 3 4 miles per kWh $3
SUV 20 mpg $15
Prius 50 mpg $6

Read more: Reddit

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.

  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
  • MS - Model S
  • MX - Model X
  • M3 - Model 3
  • OTA - Over-the-air. The method to deliver software updates without having to plug our car to a computer.

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