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Issue 287 - Wrapped & Ready: Tesla now offers color wraps
The other day, a friend who owns a Rivian R1S was telling me how convenient and useful the powered frunk was. Well, in newly revealed details, it seems the Cybertruck will also come with a powered frunk and will include bi-directional charging, allowing it to both receive and give back energy. Other features include a mid-gate glass that opens for camping, as well as utility-focused additions like a spare tire and multiple tow modes. According to some rumors, the Cybertruck won’t have a built-in ramp, which is a bummer.
First, I got really excited, and then I read that this was Photoshopped, but it still looks cool and is worth sharing. What do you think?
When Elon Musk announced the Cybertruck, there was mention of a tri-motor version. Recently, rumors have suggested that this version might not see the light of day. However, it now appears that the narrative has shifted once again. The latest buzz indicates that the Performance version of the Cybertruck will indeed feature a tri-motor setup, similar to what we see in the Model S and Model X Plaid versions.
This week, Chuck spotted a Tesla Model Y with manufacturer plates navigating his now-famous intersection. Given that Tesla used this same route for testing earlier versions of FSD (Full Self-Driving), it’s reasonable to assume that this could be Tesla testing FSD Beta 12. Chuck is known for immediately trying out new FSD releases at this specific turn, so Tesla likely anticipates his testing and aims to ensure the software performs well there.
With all the photos of the Cybertruck in different wraps, we were expecting this to be an option for it, but we weren’t expecting it to be an option for the Model 3 and Model Y. Now, on the Tesla shop, you can pick from 7 different wraps. I have to warn you, the prices are not cheap—ranging between $7,500 and $8,000. The page includes a disclaimer stating that this is only available for Teslas from 2023 or newer, and the participating Tesla Service Centers are West Covina and Carlsbad, both in California.
The page also shows a clear wrap option from $5,000, but the link doesn’t work.
Inventory cars offer a convenient option for those looking to skip the wait and get their desired model more quickly. It’s encouraging to see that the Highland is occasionally popping up in European inventories, providing another avenue for potential buyers on that continent.
We shared this addition in the past, but now there are some close-up pictures of how it would look like. The combination of the Magi Doc and the payment terminal will make it much more convenient for non-Tesla owners to charge at Superchargers.
A significant change to the EV tax credit process in the US will soon allow buyers to receive the credit at the point of purchase, instead of waiting to claim it on their tax returns. This comes as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) introduced new procedures enabling car dealers to deduct the EV tax credit from the sales price, effective from January 1, 2024. However, buyers still need to have sufficient federal tax liability to fully benefit from this.
🤓 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
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