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Episode 62 - X-less in Seattle


Came to Seattle for my friend Justin's Model X delivey. That didn't work out as planned. 

Cadillac threw some shade at Tesla in their commercial for their cruise control. 

A lot of reports of the latest update making Autopilot MUCH better. Check out the videos here

Tip of the Week

Taking deliver of a new Tesla? Download a checklist and make sure you don't miss anything!

Model X Checklist

Model 3 Checklist

Model S Checklist



Episode 61 - Divine Intervention


So I found out while texting while driving (don't do that!) that my non-AP Model S WILL steer to avoid an accident! 

Episode 60 - Eyes On Geneva


Lots to look forward to at this week's Geneva Auto Show, including pricing for the new Jaguar EV! 

Tip of the Week

Wireless charging for your Model 3 (X and S coming soon!)

Tesla Wireless Pad

Episode 59 - Take That Mercedes!


THANK YOU to my first-week Patrons! I really appreciate your support


Tesla is opening up Model 3 orders to non-employees

Big delays with Model X and Model S orders

Is a mini-Model 3 the "something special" for early orders? 

Tesla is beating Mercedes, BMW and Audi in European sales for the first time

Tesla introduced its Workplace Charger program. Want to get one at your work? Sign up here

DHL says the Tesla Semi may save them even more money than promised

Tip of the Week

CHARGE UP before you leave that car at the airport for three weeks! 

Episode 58 - How Many Model 3s?


We launched a Patreon campaign for this podcast this week. If you enjoy the show and would like to help with our production and hosting costs please do so here. THANK YOU! 


A horrific Model 3 crash and minimal injuries. The owner praises how safe these cars are. Check out the photos here

Want to see where Spaceman and the Roadster are in space? Check out this cool website


Tip of the Week

How many Model 3s are being made each week? No one knows for sure but Bloomberg has been doing the research and has put together a great page for updates. 

See Bloomberg's Model 3 Tracker here

Episode 57 - Roadster Launched!


Did you see the Falcon Heavy launch? Whoa! And those rockets landing? INSANE!


The Tesla app has been updated to add features like warming up the car and defrosting while you stay toasty in the house. Update yours now!

Remember that LA to NY trip where the Tesla would completely drive itself? Elon says it could be happening sooner than later with new data collected for Enhanced Autopilot.

Tesla is now using Mobile Service vehicles for 30% of its service calls. This will help as more Model 3 hit the road and will also help Tesla expand further from their existing Service Centers.

Tesla is coming to Home Depot! Starting in the first half of this year they'll have Tesla employees selling Powerwall and solar panels in the stores.

Model Y could be coming in March 2020, according to suppliers who have been asked for quotes. The crossover will make the lineup sexier, completing the S-3-X-Y line.

Tip of the Week

US Congress has retroactively reinstated some tax credits, including one for building EV charger infrastructure. You can claim 30% of the cost (up to $1000) if you installed a home charger during 2017. The credit had expired at the end of 2016 but is now available for installs made in 2017. 



Episode 56 - I Want My Flamethrower!


Here's that CNBC article Tesla responded to: CNBC

Here is Russel Wong's LONG comparison between his Model 3 and Model S: Facebook Post

Tip of the Week

A LONG post about how to get the most range in cold weather: Tesla Motors Club



HEATED debate going on over at the Tesla Owners Worldwide Facebook group. A guy is ticked off that his Model 3 will be coming with a fabric roof liner instead of Alcantara. Many, like me, don't get his rage and comedy ensues. 


People shorting TSLA stock have lost $1.1 BILLION since the beginning of the year as the stock price continues to rise. Non-believers. 

Former GM Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz says Tesla is going out of business. And the Model S is a great car. You should buy one, as it will become a collector's item.
Read more at Mashable

A video has surfaced showing a test run of the Tesla Semi. IT IS AWESOME! 

Switzerland is getting its first non-Tesla Supercharger. And Tesla is none too happy about it.
Read more at Electrek

Tesla is doing another giant battery for an energy company, this time in New Zealand.
Read more at Electrek

Tip of the Week

Man there is some cool Tesla stuff on Etsy! T-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, 3D printed charger holders... everything! 

Check out the Tesla stuff on Etsy

Episode 54 - Model 3 Road Trip


Had a great time at the Denver stop of the Tesla Model 3 Road Trip! You You Xue was a great ambassador for the car and it was great meeting so many fellow Tesla owners. 

Follow the Road Trip here as it heads to Europe


The state of Rhode Island has green lighted Tesla sales in the state.
Read more from the Providence Journal

Looks like a lot of Supercharger expansion coming in 2018.
Read the CleanTechnica article here

Faraday Future will not die!
Read more at Technode

Tip of the Week

Try Chill Mode for winter driving. Some drivers are reporting that the more gradual acceleration makes the car handle better on slippery roads. Try it. Let us know what you think!

Episode 53 - Drive-In or DRIVE-IN?


Getting excited to meet You You Xue on the Tesla Model 3 Road Trip. Denver stop was pushed from Sunday 2 pm to Monday at 11 pm. Let's hope they aren't too late! 

Follow the trip here


Model 3 production is up 900% in Q4! Reservation holders in all states are now getting the email to configure and order thier 3!
Read more at Seeking Alpha

2012-2016 Model S are impacted by the Takata airbag recall.
See Tesla's Safety Update here

It's CES week and we have a new EV prototype! Check out the $45,000 Byton. And its 49 INCH screen! 


 Read Wired's Story here


Is it a Drive-In? Or a Drive-In??


Tip of the Week

Got a new Model S or Model X? Make sure the Supercharger cable fits before it's critical that you use it!