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Issue 288 - Model 3 Cybertruck Side by Side
Great pictures of the Cybertruck side-by-side with the Rivian R1T. In the photos, they appear similar in size, and both look good!
It looks huge next to the Model 3!
Rory from AutoTrader got to drive the Model S Plaid with the $20,000 track package. In the words of the author, this is a game-changer, making the track experience with the S better than other EVs like the Taycan and the e-Tron GT.
Tesla just published their first official documentation about their API, opening the door for 3rd party apps to register directly with Tesla. This will also allow for better protection for us users, where we should know in the future which apps have access to our car, and hopefully which information they are gathering and how often.
This isn’t something new, except this time it isn’t wearing any covering. Some people don’t like the new front; I personally think it’s 🔥.
MotorTrend got their hands on a Model 3 Highland. The car retained its battery and motors but showcased exterior changes, tighter panel gaps improving aerodynamics, and enhanced aesthetic appeal. Interior modifications include replacing the former “wood” trim with textured cloth, introducing touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel, and remodeling of the rear seats for better comfort. Despite retaining the same motors, the 2024 model offers a quieter ride, significantly reducing road, tire, and wind noise for a luxurious driving experience. The article also contains a gallery of really high-quality photos of the car.
Nice video released by Tesla of FSD v11.4.7 in Austin. In this version, the nag is off, although cabin monitoring is on. What a difference it makes not having to touch the steering wheel every few seconds.
If you are in Europe and you’ve been waiting for an awesome Christmas gift for your kids, nephews, nieces, etc., Tesla announced this week that the Cybertruck for kids is now available in Europe. It was still in stock when we wrote this newsletter. Grab yours!
🤓 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.
- API: Application Program Interface
- FSD: Full Self-Driving
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