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Issue 205 - New new Model S

Refreshed Model S

New hatch, diffused LED tail lights, and larger charge port

Tesla keeps evolving their latest car, as they do with all cars. Here you can see some clean shots of the near rear end of the refreshed Model S. What do you think of how it looks?

New Model S the new badging, new rear, and new headlights

Another look, also by our friends at the Kilowatts, of the new new Model S.

Tesla Model S Plaid tilting display mechanism analyzed and confirmed in teardown

The tilting of the refreshed Model S was one of the highly anticipated features, but so far it hasn’t been delivered to users. In the recent teardown done by Sandy Munro, he shows that the screen actually comes with the tilting mechanism, and they analyzed it. It seems to be functional, except for the missing motors. Maybe this can be retrofitted in the future?


Premium Connectivity yearly subscription now live

You can buy the yearly subscription directly from the car or in the iPhone app, the option isn’t showing up in the Android app just yet. The yearly subscription costs $99 / year vs. the $9.99 / month of the monthly subscription, roughly a $20 saving. Definitely worth getting if you want the premium connectivity.

FSD Beta

FSD Beta now in Candada

Our friends in the north received “The Button” this week and a few people already got FSD Beta, although it seems to be a very small group for now. It is great to see FSD Beta expanding!

Internal FSD Beta testing in Canada

Before FSD Beta was released to external cars, Elon said that they had around 60 internal cars testing it in Canada. By now, there are some external testers, like the one from the previous article.

Giga Texas

First Giga Texas VIN assigned to Model Y Performance reservation holder with March delivery date

First report of someone with a Model Y Performance made in Giga Texas, exciting!


Awesome garage decor

This Twitter user definitely has great skill and their garage looks amazing.

Tesla Owners California Takeover @ August 6

The largest event for Tesla owners, organized by most (all?) owner clubs in California, is back in 2022 at the Madinna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Judging from the pictures of the event in 2021, attendees had a bast, and this year Elon even mentioned that he and the Cybertruck might do an appearance. Early bird tickets are now available for $30.

💡 Tip of the week

There’s a special option to clean eh screen of the MCU. Go to Controls, Display, and select ‘Screen Clean Mode’. When you are done, press and hold the reset button to exit the clean mode.

🤓 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
  • LED - Light-Emitting Diode
  • MCU - Media Control Unit
  • VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

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