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Tesla has recently announced that it will replace the wood trim in its Model 3 cars with non-woven fabric. The reason for the change is not known, but some speculate that it may be a cost-saving measure that also adds a more modern look. Personally, I have never loved the wood trim, and many aftermarket brands offer wrappers for owners to customize them. It would be wise to wait and see the quality and appearance of the new trim before making any conclusions.
If you are thinking of purchasing a new Model X or Model S, Tesla is offering $5k in free Supercharging as an incentive.
For our friends in Canada, Tesla is offering incentives to buy the new Model S and Model X. In some cases, the discount is up to $10,890 for a Model S and $10,530 for a Model X.
The Twitter thread contains a lot more detail and pictures. Greentheonly was able to get a first look into an HW4 unit, and here are some interesting bits:
As we mentioned earlier, HW4 seems to be adding cameras in the bumpers. One can only hope that this means Tesla will be adding the much-requested bird’s-eye view if it’s true.
With Tesla opening up the Supercharger network to non-Tesla vehicles, it might be a good idea to get a CCS combo adapter just in case. Tesla has lowered the price this week from $250 to $175.
FSD v11 has started to be released to Tesla employees, and with that came the first pictures. In one of the pictures, we can see the new driving visualization. The new visualization also shows a red line where the car will stop and fades the blue “tentacle” beyond that point.
Some highlights from the release notes (the article contains the full list of improvements):
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.
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