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 🙏
Issue 170 - Pure Vision gets Top Safety Pick+ rating
We send this newsletter on Thursday, maybe we will still see the FSD Subscription and Beta this week? Maybe not? Let’s hope we see it soon 😊
According to Elon, the next production version is going out next week and is changing the 75mph limit while on AP to 80 mph. Personally, I rarely go above 80mph when using AP, I assume this would be enough for most.
If you remember the Pure Vision announcement when Tesla removed the radar from Model 3s and Ys in the US, it came without a few features that we have had in our Teslas for some time. Now, 2021.4.18.10 is restoring Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance, Smart Summon, and raising the max speed limit while in AP to 80mph.
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the new firmware is now using the internal camera to know if the driver is paying attention. Well, it seems that if you are wearing sunglasses you will see a bigger gap between nags, 41 nags without sunglasses to 13 with them on. As Tesla improves the eye and attention detection, we should see the normal nag also getting longer and for the car to almost only nag if we aren’t paying attention.
Norwegian government officials confirmed that Tesla told them that it plans to open the Supercharger network to other automakers by September 2022. The Supercharger network is by far the best EV network out there, Tesla starting to open it up will contribute to accelerating the transition to sustainable energy although it might be negative for Tesla owners given that stalls will get busier with other EVs.
Interesting to see the Plaid Model S keeping the peak kW for 5% more SOC and having higher values for another 5%, which translates into faster charging.
As an incentive to alleviate the Superchargers during a busy weekend, Tesla is offering free Supercharging between July 2nd and July 5th for those who charge before 12 pm and after 9 pm and at 25 Superchargers, list in the article.
Omar talks about his experiences 2 weeks into the Yoke. Take a look!
And we all thought the Model 3 Performance was fast. This car is a missile!
In this year’s list, Model 3 is #1 and Model Y #3. Not bad for a car that a lot of Americans don’t even think is made in the USA.
Another big win for Pure Vision this week. When it was released IIHS told Tesla they had to retest it to get the safety rating. The retest just happened and Tesla got an excellent rating. According to a tweet Elon, they are coming back next week to get a perfect score.
This week, we’re partnering with Jeda to give away one of their new USB Hub Console, designed for the newer console in the Model 3 and Y, and with the ability to charge AirPods, the Apple Watch, and many more gadgets. Check out our pinned tweet to participate, good luck!
💡 Tip of the week
Basic Supercharger etiquette:
- In v2 Superchargers, pay attention to the stalls, they all are numbered and go in A/B pairs (e.g. 1A, 1B). For faster charging, always try to find a pair that is fully free, otherwise, you will be sharing with the other stall.
- You can monitor the charging speed, SOC, and time remaining through the mobile app.
- Superchargers aren’t parking spots, move your car when you are done charging, especially if the station is busy.
🤓 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.
- AP - Autopilot
- EV - Electric Vehicle
- FSD - Full Self-Driving
- kph - Kilometers per hour
- mph - Miles per hour
- SOC - State of charge
Tesletter Supporters & Sponsors 🙏
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]
Tesletter is put together by Ignacio
. 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.