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Episode 38 - Family Loves It

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Back home from the Oklahoma road trip. Nice to show off the Tesla to the family and meeting some new friends along the way. 

News

Tesla has discontinued the rear wheel drive Model S 75. This widens the price gap between Model 3 and Model S as they eliminate the cheapest MS.
Read more at CNBC

TSLA stock was in a free fall this week, making it the second worst performer in the Nasdaq 100. Read more at MarketWatch

The world's largest Supercharger is being built in Shanghai. Maybe 50 stalls!
Read more at Teslarati 

Tesla is hoping to make the Supercharger the gas station of the future... food, coffee and restrooms.
Read more at The Verge

That's not a lot of money for a giant like Daimler/Mercedes. Wish they'd do more. Off by a zero.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 24, 2017

Tip of the Week

I wasn't aware the vanity mirrors in Model X are so odd. You may not even know they are there. Check out this video (you may need to join the Tesla Owners Worldwide Facebook group to watch. Not sure) 


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Episode 37 - Come On Boone!

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Live from Stillwater, Oklahoma! Home of the OSU Cowboys and NOT. ONE. CHARGER. Not sure if it's because T. Boone Pickens is a bajillionaire from oil and gas or just because they haven't thought about it. So... THINK ABOUT IT! 

A great Drive Electric Week event in Denver. I got to meet the cop who gets to drive the DPD Tesla! 

AAA Colorado is now charging EVs on the road. Run out of charge on the road? Call AAA and they'll bring this beast out to rescue you! 

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News

Tesla has filed a patent for a swappable battery. And this time it is small enough it could fit on a truck. May not need to call AAA after all.
Read more at Electrek

Tesla is adding more details to the Supercharger listings in the in-car nav, including charge power.  Read more at Electrek

Urban charging comes to Chicago and Boston. This is a great move forward for those who can't have a charger installed at home.
Read more at Tesla

Tip of the Week

Yelp! 

Yeah, I know. Everyone knows. But sometimes I forget how valuable REAL reviews are for restaurants in cities I don't know. I found a great Mexican restaurant in Hays, KS. Who knew? 

Download the app or go to Yelp.com


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Episode 36 - Hurricanes!

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Our thoughts for those affected by Harvey and Irma. Hang in there! 

News

Tesla is awesome! Converts Florida 60kW cars to 75kW with an over the air update to add range.
Read more at Electrek

It's Drive Electric Week. Find an event near you and learn (or teach) more about EV driving. 
Find an Event

China is banning fossil fuel cars. No timeline yet but that's huge news!
Read more at TechCrunch

Tesla opens a big new gallery in the Detroit suburbs while in the midst of a lawsuit against the state. 
Read more at Electrek

Uber is moving toward an all-electric fleet in London. Incentives for drivers and by 2019 ALL new UberX cars must be electric. 
Read more at Electrek

Nissan held a big event this week to launch the 2018 Leaf. A lot of changes, including 40% more range. 
Read more at Engadget

Tip of the Week

For owners returning to Florida Facebook is a great networking resource. Check on the status of SuperChargers, wait times and more. Check to see if your state has a Facebook group. Some do and they are small but Florida has over 700 members. Safe travels! 
Florida Tesla Group


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Episode 35 - 1 Gets An Update

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News

Tesla has knocked up to $5,000 off the price of 100D Model S and Model X vehicles. 
Read more at Electrek

You can expect your Tesla battery to hold 80% charge after 500,000 miles!
Read more at Teslarati

Model 3 WILL have Smart Air Suspension as an option!

In about six months or so. Linked to dual motor config.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 31, 2017

Tesla has harsh words for the union after they file a Labor Board complaint.
Read more at Electrek

Tip of the Week 

Want to maximize the life of your battery? Don't charge to 100% every day. It's agreed that the sweet spot is between 50 an 90% but a battery expert says 70% is the perfect daily charge. So, if you don't need the full range of your car every day, save some battery and set it for 70%.


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