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Issue 220 - First 4680s in the hands of customers


2022 Made In Austin Tesla Model Y

Here is a walkaround of one of the first customer-owned Standard Range AWD Model Y.

Model Y AWD with 4680 cells supercharging

With the battery at 9% it was pulling over 200 kW but went down fast and it kept at 80kW when the battery was at 50%. The Twitter speculation says that Tesla is testing where the limits of the 4680 are and, as they understand more, they will unlock faster charging via software.

4680 battery pack assembly

I love watching these robots work!


FSD Beta expected to get better on roundabouts

In a response to a video from our friend John from TOSV, Elon said that they are going deep on roundabouts and that FSD Beta should get noticeably better in 10.13.

Tesla registers a new high-resolution radar unit with FCC

Tesla eliminated the radar from most of their cars because, according to them, it creates confusion in the system, false positives, and it’s just not needed. Last week, Tesla registered a new high-resolution radar with the FCC, and some speculation indicates that this can be part of the future Hardware 4.0 for Autopilot. High-resolution radars have the same benefits as radar, but with a higher resolution, they can be used in a way similar to LiDAR. What do you think, will Tesla continue vision only?


The world’s first Tesla front PPF kit designed to be DIY

Tesbros just announced the first front PPF Kit designed to be DIY. They have designed this kit from scratch to be installed by folks without PPF experience. You can pre-order your kit now, kits will start shipping on June 24th.

Tesla Diner, Drive-in renders

This Twitter user created some impressive renders based on the filed permits. What do you think? He included a bunch of easter eggs as well.

Tesla Model S Plaid sets quarter-mile record: 8.83 seconds at 161mph

To achieve the 8.83 seconds, the owner did “some serious weight reduction while keeping full stock exterior appearance, door handles, and windows/power windows.”

Elon Musk on life, the universe, and everything: Interview part 2

Here is part 2 of the interview that John (who would text me if I don’t mention his name here), Kelvin, Ryan, and Eli, did with Elon. This part of the interview is a bit less about Tesla and more about Elon, but we thought you would like it.

Tesla Insurance

Tesla files new insurance program in Florida

I know that my friend Rafael must be jumping up and down. The proposed effective date is October 20.

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.

  • AWD - All-Wheel Drive
  • FCC - Federal Communications Commission
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • PPF - Paint Protection Film
  • TOSV - Tesla Owners Silicon Valley

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