Plug Your Ride Tesla Podcast

Episode 47 - Affordable Semi

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Pricing was announced this week for the Tesla Semi and it was $150K to $180K. Considering that a diesel semi costs about $120K I'd say that is affordable. But the haters came out in force saying they expected it to be $100,000. Seriously? I could spend more than that on a Model X! 

News

Got a Model S or X P90DL? Want it to be a 100D? It looks like Tesla is making those upgrades soon. IF you have $20K to spare. 
Read more at Teslarati

GM is currently leading in EV's sold but Tesla is a close second. But, does either want to get to 200,000 first? When that happens your cars will effective be $7,500 higher thanks to losing the federal tax credit.
Read more at The Drive

Elon won his bet! The world's largest battery has been completed in South Australia. Elon had promised if it wasn't finished in 100 days it was free. They finished with 40 days to spare. 
Read more at C/Net

Tip of the Week

With winter coming you may be tempted to postpone waxing your Tesla until warmer weather. Now you can do it in the garage. With zero water! Their waterless wash & wax is easy to use... just spray a light film and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Buff with another and you've got a real wax shine. Great for apartment dwellers or those, like me, that like to do it in a warm garage. 

They sent me a sample and I was able to wash and wax my Model S with Zero H2O in about 40 minutes. 

Check them out at SmartPolishPro.com and let me know what you think.
Note: I don't get anything for your clicks or purchase. 


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Episode 46 - One More Thing

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Did you watch the Semi reveal on Thursday? 

What a surprise the Roadster was! This week we look at everything we learned about the Semi and the Next Gen Roadster. 

If you didn't watch, you can see it here - Tesla Live Stream

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Tip of the Week

Christmas shopping for Tesla fans! 

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Episode 45 - Tire Pressure Low

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Welcome to winter... home of the low tire pressure warning light! 

Now it's easier to keep in touch - just email me at eddie@PlugYourRide.com

News

It's finally here! The Tesla semi truck reveal is this Thursday. You should be able to watch the live stream at tesla.com starting at 8PM Pacific. Elon promises to blow your mind! 

Tesla is working on new maps. A hacker has found new open-source maps hidden in the latest update. 
Read more at Electrek

Tesla has purchased a company that makes some of the automation they use to make cars. 
Read more at The Verge

Good news for 100D owners. Looks like YOU can get "uncorked" now for quicker acceleration. And it looks like owners are getting more than promised. Check out the video below. 

A company has made a hydrogen powered Tesla Model S, doubling it's rang to over 600 miles on a full charge and full tank of H.
Read more at Wall Street Pit

Things are looking even more grim at Faraday Future as they lose their CTO and CFO, both recent hires. Insiders are saying the company's days are numbered.
Read more at Electrek

Tip of the Week

The latest version of the Tesla iOS app integrates Siri! All I can get her to do is lock and unlock the car, but that's pretty stinking cool! Let me know if you find any other skills! 


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Episode 44 - Chill Man

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After last week's rant I think I could stand to chill a bit. And Tesla has added a mode for that. 

News

After a disappointing Q3 report TSLA stock tumbles. I LOVE Elon's dedication, moving his office to the Gigafactory to address Model 3 production issues.
Read more at Fortune

Panasonic's CEO says they are responsible for part of Model 3 bottlenecks as the battery production is still partly being done manually.
Read more at Reuters

The new GOP tax bill kills the $7,500 EV tax credit immediately. EEK!
Read more at Electrek

A new update adds "Chill mode" that makes the car accelerate more slowly. WTF? Also, adds ext mode to move the steering wheel to make it easier to get out of the car.
Read more at Electrek

Tip of the Week

Check your settings after installing an update.

They apparently added a checkbox to turn off the chime when auto-opening or auto-closing the garage door. And it defaulted to off. I never missed it until Anson emailed and told me to check it. Boom! Or DING! Now it works like it used to! 


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