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Issue 275 - Tesla referral program updated in the USA

DIY Protection with Feynlab

[Sponsored] Feynlab’s DIY products follow a regimen: Preparation, Protection, and Maintenance. First Prepare the paint by washing it with Pure Wash, followed by Panel Prep to remove any residual oil or contaminants. Then Protect your Tesla using Ceramic Lite - the easiest coating to apply. Then Maintain the coating with Pure Wash, and if you want that extra touch of protection, follow it up with Ceramic Spray Sealant every couple of months.


Paying off my 2023 Tesla Model 3 using Uber

This Redditor is driving for Uber 12-15 hours per week and made $415.85 in his first week of driving. What do you think?

Tesla Takeover 2023

Tesla enthusiasts should mark their calendars for Tesla Takeover 2023, a two-day community event on July 29-30 showcasing all things Tesla including car displays, tech talks, test drives, and a keynote by Maye Musk. Highlights include acceleration and driving tests, contests for best custom Teslas, exhibits of rare EVs, activities for the kids, food, and live music.

The ultimate Tesla owners event will take place from 10 am-4 pm at the Fields at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California. Don’t miss out!

Referral Program

Tesla referral program updated in the USA

This week, Tesla updated their referral program in the USA, making it a lot more compelling. In the new program, Model 3 and Model Y buyers receive a $500 discount and 3 months of FSD, while referrers get 10,000 credits that can be used to buy upgrades, accessories, and apparel. If you need a referral code, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Autopilot Hardware

Tesla’s Dojo Supercomputer begins operations

After much anticipation, Tesla has officially launched its powerful Dojo supercomputer, representing a major milestone for the company’s technological capabilities. Tesla Dojo is a custom-built supercomputer optimized for neural network training and designed to process vast amounts of visual data for autonomous driving. The Dojo supercomputer will allow Tesla to accelerate the development of Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) technologies. It could also allow the development and deployment of more sophisticated AI algorithms, increasing the safety and reliability of Tesla’s autonomous driving technology.


Tesla Model Y Hardware 4 teardown

Tesla hacker @greentheonly provided unprecedented inside access to the new Model Y’s Hardware 4 computer, detailing its physical structure, components, and retrofitting viability. Key findings include cost-cutting measures like cheaper RAM, missing premium features reserved for S/X models, subtle manufacturing changes between versions, and unpopulated connectors hinting at potential future camera additions. While retrofitting older models with HW4 seems unfeasible due to required modifications, Green says a different retrofit-specific version could possibly be engineered if Tesla wanted to pursue it.

Cybertruck on the snow

The Tesla Cybertruck was seen in New Zealand performing winter testing on the snow. Enjoy the videos!

Tesla Energy

Tesla Megapacks power new battery storage project in Alaska

Alaskan utilities Chugach Electric and Matanuska Electric have installed 24 Tesla Megapacks in a $63M battery project to reduce gas reliance and emissions. Coming online in 2024, the system follows a 37 Megapack installation already saving its utility millions and cutting gas use 10%. The Megapack projects showcase the cost and efficiency benefits of battery storage for Alaskan power companies and consumers.

Tesla Electric customers report making as much as $150 a day

Tesla Electric customers in Texas are cashing in, with some Powerwall owners reporting earning up to $150 a day selling electricity back to the grid during recent heatwaves. This is thanks to Tesla’s virtual power plant program, which now boasts over 6MW of capacity in the state. Through the Tesla Electric interface, homeowners can monitor their earnings in real-time, making it look like they’re running their own mini electric utility with their solar panels and Powerwalls.

🤓 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.

  • EV: Electric Vehicle
  • FSD: Full Self-Driving
  • HW4: Hardware 4

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