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Issue 68 - Guess who I ran into?

Tesla Model S wins MotorTrend’s ultimate car of the year award

The 2013 Model S just got named the ultimate car of the year beating all the other cars of the year that the publication has picked since 1949 when they first introduced the prize. MotorTrend wrote “No vehicle we’ve awarded, be it Car of the Year, Import Car of the Year, SUV of the Year, or Truck of the Year, can equal the impact, performance, and engineering excellence that is our Ultimate Car of the Year winner, the 2013 Tesla Model S".

Read more: Teslarati

Tesla owners with no garage, how’s life like without at-home charging?

Don’t have a garage and are considering a Tesla? If so, read this post. Do you have a Tesla but not a garage? Maybe you want to share your experiences.

Read more: Reddit

2019.20.4.4 and I can now take a 90 degree turn on AP

The Tesla AP team keeps improving the software with every release, impressive video of a Tesla taking a 90 degree turn that the car could never do before.

More updates about the upcoming Enhanced Summon

This is what we learned this week thanks to Elon:

  • Elon and the team did an in-depth engineering review last Saturday (July 13th)
  • Much faster to activate, down to one second
  • 5 mph / 8 kmh will probably be the top speed
  • Single level parking lots for now
  • Elon described it as “magical”
  • It is expected to go out in a month or so

Read more: Twitter

Curb rush? Protect your rims with these wheel bands for Tesla

We recently have been in a couple of small accidents and scratched our rims, so we have decided to buy these bands to hide the damange and protect our rims from more curb rush. If you are interested you can find them on Evannex, use our discount code “tesla tesletter” to get $10 off when you order them. They are available for the Model S, Model 3, and Model X.

Android App now showing estimated completion of service

Tesla has been working on making improvements to the service side of the house. A couple of months ago they started sending service updates via text message and push notifications, now they have started showing the estimated completion time of service directly in the app, as well as intermediate steps like ‘waiting for parts’, or ‘service scheduled on [date]’. I really like seeing improvements in this area, it’s always stressful to not have your car and not knowing when you are going to get it back.

Read more: Reddit

FSD package price increasing (again)

According to Elon, the price of the FSD package is going up another $1k on August 16th. He also mentioned that if you - like us - have purchased EAP before, you should get a $3k discount - that is how much we paid for it - on the FSD price.

Read more: Twitter

Tesla Model 3 gets CHAdeMO adapter

Depending on where you live or where you are planning on traveling to, this might be really important. It is always good to have the option to charge at more spots!

Read more: CleanTechnica

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.

  • SUV - Sport Utility Vehicle
  • AP - Autopilot
  • mph - miles per hour
  • kph - kilometers per hour
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • EAP - Enhanced Autopilot

Because we 💚 Tesla

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