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Issue 319 - Model S with original battery and motors at 430k miles


X Takeover 2024

The Tesla Takeover just got renamed to X Takeover and will cover SpaceX as well as Tesla. The speaker lineup includes several well-known faces in the Tesla community, including Franz von Holzhausen, Chief Designer at Tesla. You can take advantage of a 10% discount on registration using promo code CYBER10.

Work Cybertruck

This Reddit user has outfitted their Cybertruck with a work rack, receiving mixed reactions โ€” some praise its potential utility, while others criticize its appearance and practicality. This is the first time I’ve seen a Cybertruck with this type of modification, but I’m sure it won’t be the last. Proper tool storage could boost its functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Tesla Model S still running with original battery and motors at 430,000 miles

A Tesla Model S 90D from Chesterfield, UK, has impressively retained its original battery pack and motors after 430,000 miles of use as an airport taxi. Despite heavy usage and daily charging to 100% at Supercharger stations, the vehicle’s range has diminished by only 65 miles. This durability highlights Teslaโ€™s advancements in battery and motor technology over the years.

Software Updates

Tesla releases FSD V12.4.1 with update 2024.15.5; adds green dot when Monitoring

Tesla’s FSD V12.4.1 is rolling out to owners, featuring a green dot on the screen to indicate when the cabin camera is monitoring driver attention. The update, version 2024.15.5, unifies FSD and non-FSD branches, eliminates steering wheel nags, and includes enhancements and spring update features like an updated UI.


Tesla introduces Model Y air mattress for camping

Tesla has launched an OEM air mattress for the Model Y in North America, perfect for camping adventures. Priced at $225 USD / $310 CAD, it includes a carry bag, air pump, and repair patches, fitting within both the 5-seat and 7-seat configurations of the Model Y. Its high-density foam and waterproof polyester cover ensure comfort and durability, although it’s currently sold out, you can sign up for restock notifications.

Tesla Tire Repair Kit on rewards awards shop

The Tesla tire repair kit is available in the Rewards Awards Shop for 500 credits. At the very least, having an air compressor in your trunk is a good idea.


Two Optimus Bots performing factory tasks autonomously

Tesla has deployed two Optimus bots that are now performing tasks autonomously in their factory, marking a significant milestone in robotics and automation. We learned about this development in a tweet from Tesla that lists numerous advancements and milestones achieved s under Elon Musk’s leadership.


New Model 3 RWD and LR available for 1.99% APR for 36-month financing from June 6 to 16

Tesla is offering 1.99% APR financing for 36 months on the Model 3 RWD and LR from June 6 to 16. It’s a great opportunity to get one if you are on the fence about it!

Tesla offering free Supercharging in Europe for Q2 deliveries

Tesla is offering up to 15,000 miles (24,140km) of free Supercharging credits to new buyers in Europe who take delivery of a custom order or existing inventory vehicle before July 1, 2024. The promotion varies by country, with Spain and France getting 20,000km, and Norway and Sweden each receiving 5,000km. This is part of Teslaโ€™s ongoing efforts to boost sales with attractive incentives.

๐Ÿค“ 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.

  • FSD: Full Self-Driving
  • OTA: Over-the-air (software updates)

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