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Episode 26 - Loading Error

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Is Elon Musk working on a music streaming service? WHY?? Please focus on making cars better and not try to reinvent the wheel. Make a deal with Spotify and be done with it! (Apologies for the rant! But, if we had a Tesla streaming service they could name it LOADING ERROR)
Read more at Entrepreneur

So this guy gets some awesome Model 3 photos. Uploads them to Reddit. Then loses his mind every time someone shares them! I'm not sharing them here but Electrek don't care. 
See the photos at Electrek

A couple of guys have set a new mileage record for Tesla: 560 miles on a single charge. 
Read the story here

Elon thinks they can do better:

Over 1000 km should be possible in a 100D with the right tires https://t.co/8czN3dVZE4

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2017

Are you one of the lucky few who have gotten the "Silky Smooth" Autopilot update? Seems to be pretty nice. Check out the YouTube video in the link.
Read the silky details at Electrek

The driver killed last summer in a crash while operating his Tesla on Autopilot was warned by the car SEVEN TIMES to put his hand on the wheel, according to then NHTSA. 
Read more at CNN

A bill in the UK could force gas stations to add EV chargers. 
Read more at Electrek

Tesla confirms they are in talks with the Chinese government to build a factory near Shanghai.
Read more at The Verge

Tesla hires a deep learning expert to lead their Autopilot division. 
Read more at TechCrunch

Tip of the Week

Should you leave your Tesla charger plugged in at your house all the time? Yes.
Read more at Teslarati

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Episode 25 - Here Kitty Kitty

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How in the heck did a kitten get in the bumper of a Tesla? 

OTHER News

Model S is the safest SUV you can buy. 5-star ratings in EVERY category of NHTSA safety tests! Read more at Elecktrek

Some interesting rumors regarding Model 3 from someone who claims to have an "insider" at Tesla.
Read the post at Model 3 Owners Club

That $7,500 tax credit could be going away soon as Tesla creeps up on 200,000 vehicles sold. Projections show it reducing, then going away, by Q1 of next year.
Read more at StockNews

Free Supercharging on new purchases ends at the end of the year according to a note sent out by Tesla this week.
Read more at Elecktrek

Hyundai's new EV could have a higher range than Model 3. What?!? NEVER!
Read more at Hyundai Blog

Tesla wins a battle and will be able to sell cars in Arizona. Also, more dirt to come in the battle with Michigan. THEY won't go quietly! 
Read more at Electrek

Tip of the Week

Charger etiquette

If you're using a slow (Level 2) charger and don't need the charge to get to your destination (topping off), leave a note on your dash with your cell number. That way if someone who needs to charge is waiting you won't have to worry. 

When using a Supercharger, note that the A and B units for each number share the charge. So if someone is using 1A, don't plug in to 1B if other stalls are open. You'll both charge faster if you are the only one on that number. If they're busy all bets are off. But why slow each other down if you don't have to? 

Visual aid. Leave some space 

Visual aid. Leave some space 

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Episode 24 - Road Trip for Coffee

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My favorite Starbucks in the world! Breckenridge, CO

My favorite Starbucks in the world! Breckenridge, CO

I have fallen in love with the Road Trip. Tesla gave a Time writer a Model X for the weekend and he realized the same thing. It's a great article and really reflects how I think most of us feel.
Read the article at Time

News

TESLA IS THE 4th MOST VALUABLE AUTO MAKER IN THE WORLD!
Passed BMW this week and continues to grow every week.
Read more at Electrek

Tesla held their annual shareholders meeting this week and Elon says Model 3 is on schedule and there could be 20 Tesla factories down the road.
Read more at MarketWatch

Autopilot Hardware 2 owners could be getting a software update this week. It will add "silky smooth" Autopilot as well as a few other "missing" features.
Read more at Electrek

Elon says in the future "all" Superchargers will be off the grid, using solar and battery tech to generate their own power.
Read more at Interesting Engineerin

Tip of the Week

Use the voice command "Play some Monty Python." 

Hilarity ensues. 

In the US, you can ask your Tesla to play any Monty Python (or other comedy) skit. Doesn't work outside US yet.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 8, 2017

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Episode 23 - Loyalty Discount?

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Get ready. Looks like some insurance companies are gouging Tesla owners with up to a 30% rate increase on premiums.
Read more at Automotive News

Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017

Toyota has broken up with Tesla. Don't worry... it's not us, it's them.
Read more at Reuters

Elon Musk has address injuries at the Fremont factory with an email to staff promising to work on it. He wants every injury reported directly to him and he will visit with each person injured and do their job to make sure it's safe!
Read the letter at Business Insider

Get ready to add Louisiana to the list of states buckling under pressure from polluting car dealers. The governor is deciding whether to sign or veto a bill that makes direct-to-customer vehicle sales illegal.
Read more at Miami Herald

Tesla is discontinuing the 90 kWh battery on June 8th. Makes sense, as there is a 100 kWh option as well. After the 60 was discontinued that leaves only two power options on Model S and Model 6 - 75 kWh and 100 kWh.
Read more at Electrek

Tip of the Week

Ever been cruising along on Autopilot and have the car wig out because of some isolated issue... construction... something like that? 

The Co-Pilot app is here to help. It monitors, using the mic on your smartphone, when you enable and disable Autopilot and notes those locations on a crowdsourced map. 

It's only available for iOS at the moment but it's free. 

Check out Co-Pilot here


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