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Issue 188 - New paint colors revealed in the mobile app

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Cybertruck & Model X

Matte Black Cybertruck

This photo was posted by a former Senior Aerodynamics Engineer at Tesla and shows the sexy new Roadster and, in the background, it also shows a matte black Cybertruck. Badass!

2021 Tesla Model X Refresh

2021 Tesla Model X Refresh gets detailed by OCDetailing. For those who don’t know, Joshep from OCDetailing is one of the best-known detailers in the Bay Area and in the Tesla community.

Software Updates

Tesla Giga Berlin’s new paint colors revealed in the mobile app

The new 4.2.1 update contains three new colors: Deep Crimson Multicoat, Abyss Blue Multicoat, and Mercury Silver Metallic.

Tesla Sentry Mode Live with Boombox

Great walkthrough of this new feature. It is kind of funny how the car changes your voice to make it sound like an angry robot.

2021.40 brings 'vehicle sync' to profiles

It isn’t clear how this is going to work, but it is great to see that it is already in progress!

Non-Tesla Superchargers

Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot

Starting November 1st, Tesla opened 10 locations in the Netherlands to non-Tesla cars. To use them, you need to have Tesla’s app 4.2.3 or a newer version on your phone.

Hyundai Ioniq and Taycan charging at Tesla Superchargers

Good demo of how the app works for non-Tesla owners charging their EVs. Owners can pay a subscription of 13 euros per month ($15) to charge at the same price as Teslas or otherwise they are charged double, at least in the video.


EV tax credit increase to $12,500 makes the cut in Biden's Build Back Better framework

In the case of Tesla, this will be $10k because the last $2,500 is only for unionized factories, and Tesla isn’t. One of the biggest differences with the previous federal tax is that this one is supposed to be a pure upfront discount when you purchase the car, and not something to get when you file your taxes.

πŸ’‘ Tip of the week

If your spouse and you both drive the same car and have two phones associated, you can select of of them as the priority device and the car will default to that profile’s adjustments when in doubt. Note: Ihave to say that the Model Y is pretty good at knowing who is on the driver side when opening the door, although not correct all the time.

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

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