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Issue 222 - Enhanced Autopilot is back!

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Enhanced Autopilot

Enhanced Autopilot now available for purchase for $6k

The best bang for your money Autopilot package is now back for all cars in all (most?) countries. In the US, you can add it to your Tesla for $6k, this would give you all the features that the FSD package offers today, except for traffic and stop sign control, potential access to the FSD Beta, or in the future, autosteering in city streets. If you purchase this package, you can add FSD for $6k until Tesla raises the price again, or subscribe for $99 / month. You can buy it directly on your Tesla app, under Upgrades, Software Updates.

Tesla Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capabilities (Simplified View)

What are the differences between Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, FSD, and FSD Beta? Well, it isn’t that easy to explain, but this table offers a simplified easy view of it all.


Tesla launches new virtual power plant that pays Powerwall owners to help end brownouts

In a partnership with PG&E, Tesla has launched a new feature that will pay Powerwall owners to help stabilize the electric grid and end brownouts in California. Tesla had released an earlier version of this feature, but it didn’t offer incentives to folks helping PG&E.


Tesla makes Supercharging free for the July 4th weekend in five states during off-peak hours

As an incentive for drivers to charge in some less busy hours, Tesla is offering free Supercharging at selected locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas. You can see the full list and times in the article.

Tesla navigation directs drivers to less crowded Superchargers

Really nice addition to the in-car navigation, which will now reroute drivers to less crowded Superchargers, trying to balance waiting time and usage.


Best Audio Settings in the Model 3?

A bunch of owners shared their preferred audio settings on this Reddit thread.

Elon Musk: Interview Part 3

Third and final segment of the interview that John, Kelvin, Ryan, and Eli did with Elon. In this one, Elon confirms that the production prototype of the Cybertruck is now closed, talks about FSD, and much more (some Tesla, some not).


Final update: '21 Model Y Tesla HEPA retrofit

We talked about this retrofit a few newsletters ago, now this is the final update of the DIY Model Y HEPA Retrofit. Honestly, if someone offers this at a decent price, I will most likely get it for my Model Y.

Tesla Apple CarPlay for any Tesla

With a Raspberry Pi and some Open Source software, you can add Apple CarPlay to your Tesla. Personally, I don’t think I need a CarPlay integration, but I’ve seen folks asking for this in the past, if you are the tinkerer type, this might be for you.


🤓 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.

  • DIY - Do It Yourself
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • HEPA - High-Efficiency Particulate Air

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