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Issue 198 - Tesla car price history

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Hardware Updates

Didn’t get Sonic the Hedgehog in the Tesla Holiday Software Update? Here’s why

It seems that cars having non-data USBs in the center console are missing Sonic the Hedgehog, Cuphead, and Car Quest, all the games that need an external controller to be played. At this point, it is unclear if Tesla will retrofit these cars or what will happen. Interestingly, you can still connect a controller to the USB in your glove box, but that won’t make the games show up.

Tesla owner’s manual hints ventilated seats may come to the Model 3/Y

The Model 3 and Y owner’s manual just got updated and it includes some language that indicates they might start offering (or including as default) ventilated seats. If this is true, that would be great, I tried the refreshed S with ventilated seats and I loved them.

Battery Consumption & Solar

Here’s how much battery is drained if a Tesla is left unplugged for 32 days

Can you leave your car unplugged for a month? The article mentions a video from TeslaJoy. In the video, Joy lost only 15% of its SoC when parked straight for 32 days without Sentry Mode but with Cabin Overheat Protection on, although given the temperature in LA in December, it probably didn’t trigger.

How long can a Tesla survive stranded on a freeway in the winter?

Last week, a few articles spread FUD about EVs and how unsuitable they are if they are stranded on a freeway in the winter. This owner ran an experiment, and in their result, their Model X used 2.4% of battery per hour, which means that the Model S can run Camp Mode for 24 hours and consume 58% of its range, pretty good if you ask me, especially if you think that newer models are more efficient in cold conditions.

Tesla China’s annual charging travel report

Impressive! Tesla China’s Charging Network provided more than 23.91 million charges to 500k+ owners in 2021. This reduced the CO2 emissions by 1.01 million tons. I would like to see the same data from the different geos, either way, great stuff!


The California Public Utilities Commission is proposing a Solar Tax that includes a fee of $8/kW of installed solar per month as well as reducing the value of credits given by producing energy and sending it to the grid. Our friends from EveryAmp have included their response in the article linked, in case folks want to use it for inspiration. If you are a California resident, make your voice heard!


2021.44.30.5 aka FSD beta 10.8.1 resets the suspension counter

Tesla is taking seriously enforcing proper usage of FSD Beta, and for that, they have implemented a system that, after some forced disengagements, will suspend drivers from using the FSD Beta. In the new version, the number of strikes got increased from 3 to 5, and any previous strikes were forgotten. Also, the new version now shows the counter in the Autopilot menu, under the FSD Beta button.

FSD price going up to $12k on January 17

In case you were waiting or seriously considering buying FSD for $10k, just be aware that on January 17 the price will go up to $12k. Elon also said that the price of the subscription will go up when FSD goes to wide release.


Two of the first RHD Tesla Model Ys in the UK

This week Tesla started delivering Model Ys in the UK, here are some pictures of two of the first RHD spotted in the UK.

Tesla car price history

Fantastic spreadsheet tracking the price change of all the different Tesla products, cars, software, and energy, in the USA. Thank you to whoever maintains this spreadsheet, great work!

💡 Tip of the week

In V11 the map now doesn’t show the Superchargers and in order to see them, you need to tap the navigation button and then charge from them to show up. Additionally, you can use the voice command ‘show Superchargers’. Thank you @jgrano305 and @6463dc for the tips!  

🤓 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.

  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • EVs - Electric Vehicles
  • FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
  • RHD - Right Hand Drive
  • SoC - State of Charge

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