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Issue 209 - Texas made Model Y spotted in the wild

Model X

Doug DeMuro Reviews the Model X Plaid

Love Doug’s face when flooring the X. Overall, an exhaustive and balanced review of the six-seater Plaid X.

Tinkering

Solar Tesla charger for $1,200

This Reddit user just build a 4.8 kWh storage with 1.3 kWh panels Tesla charger that’s portable. With the current setup, they are able to add 39 miles of range in 6 hours during the date, or charge the batteries during the day and get 12 miles of range at night. Cool!

Giga Austin

Elon Musk: Tesla aims to complete Cybertruck development this year for production in 2023

During the first Model Y Berlin deliveries, Elon mentioned that they want to complete the development of the Cybertruck this year (2022) and be ready for production next year (2023). I really hope Tesla can make this work, a lot of people are waiting for their truck!

Texas made Model Y spotted in the wild

Car number 508, production date February 21, 2022.

FSD Beta

FSD Beta finally arrives in Canada with the 2022.4.5.20 software update

Seems that (at least some) Canadians with a Safety Score of 99+ got FSD Beta this week. Nice work Tesla team!

Tesla FSD Beta 10.11 full commute

Good drive, full commute with no takeover (that doesn’t mean all was perfect) on FSD Beta 10.11. Towards the end, because of an error in the maps, the car takes the wrong road, but overall good 30 min commute without takeovers.

FSD Beta 10.12 will have major improvements for tricky unprotected lefts & heavy traffic in general

According to Elon, FSD Beta 10.12 will come with major improvements in these two areas, he also mentioned they are making good progress with a single stack. Now I want to see 10.12 πŸ˜„

FSD Beta should be available in Europe this summer

Elon is predicting that FSD Beta should be available in Europe for LHD countries this summer and RHD a few months later. I wonder how close Tesla will be to those dates and what will be the regulatory process.

πŸ’‘ Tip of the week

Use voice commands for climate control: You can use commands like ‘Turn off my seat heater’, ' Turn the temperature to 72', and ‘Turn air to max’ instead of fiddling with the screen when you are driving.

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.

  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • kWh - Kilowatts per hour
  • LHD - Left Hand Drive
  • RHD - Right Hand Drive

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