Past Tesletter articles
YouTube has recently re-published this old Tesla documentary in full. I’m not sure of the original publishing date, but it could be 2012 or 2013. It’s fun to see how Tesla’s vision was pictured just a few years ago, almost like a sci-fi story (check out the music!). The future is now and it’s clear that Tesla’s vision will fully become a reality soon. So easy to believe in it now, right?From issue #120
It took Tesla 12 years to produce 1,000,000 cars (1st Roadster was built in 2008) but is going to take them less than 2 years to produce the second million. 👏💪🙌
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #102
As you probably know, here in Tesletter we don’t talk about Tesla’s stock, financials, or Elon’s personal life. We stick to what we like the most, Tesla products. Yesterday, Tesla announced their Q3 results and during that conference call they dropped a few updates about their products that I thought are worth sharing with you:
- The Model Y is ahead of schedule and it will go into production the summer of 2020 instead of during the fall of 2020
- Elon thinks that is tight but still expects Tesla to release a feature-complete FSD before the end of the year, most likely only under the Early Release Program
- Today (October 24) Tesla will be releasing version 3 of the solar roof. Elon expects this one to be great and to increase production. More details next week!
- Elon expects FSD not needing the driver’s supervision attention - according to Tesla, not regulators - by the end of 2020
- Tesla electric Cybertruck (the pickup truck) is Tesla’s best product ever
- They said something along the lines of «Single pedal driving that will improve range … makes it easier to drive», maybe stronger regen soon?
- Soon an OTA software update will increase the power output of the Model 3 by 5% and the Model S and X (we assume only the Raven) by 3%
Shutting down the Fremont and New York factories due to the Coronavirus outbreak is for sure going to affect Tesla’s Q1 and most likely also Q2 production and sales numbers. However, they are still allowed to use a small workforce at the Fremont factory and Tesla is planning on making upgrades to the production lines which would increase the Model Y production capacity.
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #104
A Tesla electric van? Maybe! It seems that a county official working on a new Boring Company project may have leaked a new Tesla vehicle program that the company would use and it’s … an electric van! In the past, Elon Musk has talked about two segments where electric vehicles are needed, «heavy-duty trucks» and «high passenger-density urban transport», and it looks to me like Tesla may have plans to tackle them all.
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #116
It seems like Tesla has chosen Austin, Texas, as the location for their next factory which will be producing the Cybertruck and Model Y. This information is not fully confirmed yet but Elon Musk is already planning a quite aggressive schedule for its development. We shall see.
Read more: Electrek
From issue #112
For Earth Day, Tesla released some interesting data about its fleet of electric vehicles and its energy products via its Instagram account. See below:
Read more: Electrek.coFrom issue #5
As the article says “You don’t buy a Tesla: you buy a software platform that is constantly updated, further improving the driver experience”.
Read more: ForbesFrom issue #88