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Issue 278 - Demo Drives are now part of the referral program
Starting this week, if someone books and completes a Demo Drive using your Tesla referral code, you will receive 100 credits that can be redeemed for Tesla accessories and apparel.
Tesla Electric, exclusively in Texas, is offering a flat fee to charge your car at home at night for only $25 a month. In my case, I only charge at night due to the EV plan here in the Bay Area, and last month it cost me $130 according to the Tesla app.
Really detailed video by MKBHD about his Tesla Solar Roof installation and experience. Despite the premium Tesla Solar Roof costing $90,000 after tax incentives, he is still expected to break even in less than 10 years. If you live in a place where you can install a solar roof or solar panels, receive enough hours of sunlight annually to cover your bill, and can switch appliances to use electricity, the shift to solar is a no-brainer. Not to mention the added bonus of one or two batteries providing peace of mind during blackouts.
The Tesla 2023.26 update brings about several new features including improvements to the HVAC system and backup camera, discovered by user NinerByNature. The HVAC system now automatically lowers fan speed to reduce ambient noise during phone calls. The update also allows users to reposition the backup camera feed on the touchscreen based on personal preference
In case you’re considering taking advantage of this one-time offer, here are the official terms and conditions. Probably the most relevant point is that you need to take delivery of the car before the end of September to qualify.
Elon mentioned on Twitter that he tested the version 12 alpha of FSD and in his own words, “it’s mind-blowing”. According to what we have heard in the past, v12 will be almost purely neural nets, although it might take a while to be released to us, mere mortals.
Chuck Cook doesn’t only make videos of tricky unprotected left turns, he also uses his YouTube channel to educate people about Tesla and Tesla features. In this video, Chuck describes how to use Car Wash Mode. In this mode, your car disables auto wipers, walk-away door locking, parking sensor chimes, puts the car in neutral, and a few more things.
🤓 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
- HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
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