'I would say it's safe to assume the Model 3 battery is fire-proof'

Yaro_S, a reddit user that rebuilds Teslas, took these pictures of the battery of a Model 3 that hit a pole at 60mph. By now, we all know that Teslas are less likely to catch fire than normal ICE vehicles, but even more so the Model 3, according to Yaro_S. «None of the cells combusted. There is one that looks like it got to a very hot temperature and started to melt but did not burn.» I find that remarkable, given the damage shown in the picture.

Read more: Reddit


Contest Alert: Win a Chrome Delete Kit

We’re beyond thrilled to be partnering with Tesla Bros for this contest. We’re giving away a Chrome Delete Kit for your Model 3, check out our pinned tweet to participate!

We’ll announce the winner next Wednesday, good luck everyone!


Free unlimited Supercharging for new Model S and Model X

Tesla is giving people an incentive to get a new Model S / X over a new Model 3 by throwing unlimited Supercharging in the mix. We have no idea how long this offer is going to last but if we use the past to predict the future it’s probably going to be there at least for the rest of Q3.

If you are purchasing a new Tesla and need a referral code, we would be honored if you use ours http://ts.la/ignacio9266

Read more: Twitter


How to use Tesla Autopilot

In the last earnings call, Elon mentioned that the most common reason to visit a service center is to ask how Autopilot works. Well, Tesla Raj has published a great video describing how to use Autopilot for Tesla beginners.


Advocates band together to clean up Tesla’s Supercharging stations

If you follow us on Twitter you probably saw us tweeting about this. After a few people tweeted pictures of Superchargers with a lot of trash laying around, a few owners have organized themselves and decided to take care of their local Superchargers. Great initiative!

Read more: CleanTechnica


$4,500 to upgrade from Standard to Standard Plus

This is the first time that I see the cost of upgrading from SR to SR+, which according to a Tesla employee it is $4,500.

Read more: Reddit


Unnoficial update about forged Model 3 referral wheels

Multiple people are waiting to receive this perk from the Tesla referral program, and just recently some have received an email from Tesla stating the following: «The Forged Performance Wheels for Model 3 are expected to enter production and begin fulfilling by summer’s end. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks and months!». I don’t have a Model 3 but I wonder how these wheels look like, I expect nothing but S3XY!

Read more: TMC Forum


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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.

  • ICE - Internal-Combustion Engined
  • SR - Model 3 Standard Range
  • SR+ - Model 3 Standard Range Plus

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