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Episode 48 - Roadsters In Space

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Got a road trip coming up this weekend! Excited to spend about 15 hours in the Tesla! 

News

Oh Elon's tweets...

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Looks like the Boring Company is going to pitch for a Chicago Downtown to O'Hare loop. 
Read more at Electrek

Elon Musk has two fo the top 5 places to work in the tech industry!

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Motor Trend got its hands on a Model 3 and ran its comprehensive tests on it. 
Check out the details here

Panasonic is stepping up battery production, which should speed up Model 3 production.
Read more at Electrek

More bad news at Faraday Future as they lose ANOTHER executive. The Verge reports no one is even showing up for work anymore!
Read more at The Verge 

Meanwhile, over at Lucid they are moving into beautiful new offices. Follow the link to check out some nice pics of the new digs. 
Read more at Electrek

Tip of the Week

Put on a holiday show with your Model X! 

  • Press and hold the Tesla “T” for 5 seconds
  • When the “PLEASE ENTER ACCESS CODE” prompt appears, enter the code “holiday” or “ModelXmas” and press “OK”
  • A prompt will appear that reads “The show will begin after you exit the car, close all doors and press the lock button on the key. The show requires 6 feet of space above and around the vehicle.”
  • Step out of the car and enjoy the show!

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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! 

Shop Tesla

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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Episode 43 - Solid

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Warning: I had a bad day trying to listen to podcasts so this is a bit of a rant. But, seriously, how crappy can that center screen be???

News

This guy has documented all the issues he's had with his Model S. Now, I may have had some of those issues but he is pretty picky. What do you think?? 

Over 2,500 Model 3 VINs have been issued by NHTSA. 
Read more at Teslarati

UAW has filed a complaint against Tesla. 
Read more at Fast Company

Europe's largest Supercharger is being built in Norway. 
Read more at Electrek

An update on Puerto Rico relief efforts and how Tesla is helping. 
Read more at Yahoo

Tip of the Week

Tesla $1,000 referral discount ends on October 31st!


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Episode 42 - 10K Each?

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I've decided that if I want to stay up to date with ALL the changes Tesla makes to ALL the models, I need one of each. If each of you sends $10,000 I can buy them. Or. more likely, I'll just keep reading a lot. 

News

Tesla has reached an agreement with the Chinese government to build a giant factory in Shanghai.
Read more at The Verge

Tesla lashes out at Consumer Reports after they give Model 3 an "average" rating without even testing the car. CR lashes back. Tesla lashes again. Lots of lashing. 
Read more at USA Today

An over-the-air update on AP 2.5 cars raises automatic emergency braking speeds from 50 mph to 90 mph. 
Read more at Electrek

Your 75D may be eleigible for a free upgrade that shaves a second off your 0-60 time. But you gotta ask your Service Center is your car is eligible. Get your VIN ready and hit them up!
Read more at Electrek

Tesla confirms... there is NO free Supercharging included when you buy a Model 3. 
Read more at Electrek

Imagine... you're watching the football game on Sunday and your Tesla runs out to drive people around for money! It could happen. 
Read more at Reuters

Tip of the Week

We got a letter from a Model S owner whose wallet got lost in the center console. 

I've been using a combination wallet/iPhone case and it's great. If you lose your wallet, it has Find My iPhone on it! You can find them pretty cheap on Amazon. 


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Episode 41 - Employee Reviews

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Hundreds of Tesla employees were fired this week after employee reviews. Tesla made it clear that they were fired for performance issues and not as a result of any reduction in force. Indeed there are 2,500 open positions on Tesla’s website.
Read more at CNBC

All Model X vehicles are affected by a recall announuced this week. It stems from a possible issue with the seat release cable. No parts needed, just an adjustment.
Read more at TechCrunch

If you thought buying a Model 3 and flipping it would be a good idea, you are right. The first used Model 3 went up for sale on Craigslist with 2,000 miles at a price of $150,000!
Read more at Electrek

Camper mode is no longer a hack. It is included in a new over the air update coming soon.
Read more at Electrek

North Carolina has banned test drives and ride alongs at their Charlotte gallery. Ugh.
Read more at EV Review

Meanwhile the Dutch government announced that they are banning all gas and diesel vehicles by 2030.
Read more at Electrek

Tesla fails miserably in their attempt to make insurance affordable. InsureMyTesla gave me a quote just about THREE TIMES as expensive as Progressive. Try it online now

Tip of the Week

SHOP AROUND. No insurance company cares about you. Why be loyal to them? Shop online and get the best rate before your next renewal. I saved hundreds a year by dumping State Farm... after 20 years!

 

Episode 40 - Tweet Me Gov

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News

Could Puerto Rico's entire electrical grid be rebuilt by Tesla? Well, it's broke now and the Governor and Elon are chatting. 

The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too. Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017

 

The Tesla semi-truck launch event has been pushed back a few weeks, citing Puerto Rico and Model 3 delays.
Read more at SeekingAlpha

General Motors will stop making gas and diesel vehicles! That's HUGE!
Read more at NBC News

200 mile range on a 6 minute charge? Yes, please!
Read more at Futurism

Tesla has applied for a patent for a new pano roof. Looks cool. And complicated.
See it at Electrek

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl does his Rolling Stone interview in his P100D. And shows off Ludicrous Mode!
Read more at Clean Technica

Tip of the Week

You can leave that plastic Chargepoint card at home! You can now set it up for "tap to charge" if you have an iPhone, Android or Apple Watch. 
Get the setup instructions here


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Episode 39 - Abe Froman, The Sausage King

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You should dress nicely when you drive your Tesla to a fancy restaurant.

News

Tesla continue to send aid to Puerto Rico with more Powerwalls and employees headed that way. Read more at Fortune

California is planning to join France and China in banning polluting vehicles. No time frame for the plan yet.
Read more at Bloomberg

Travel anywhere on earth in under an hour? Yep, in Elon's BFR... Big Fun Rocket!
Read more at Engadget

The 100 day countdown clock has started on the world's largest battery in South Australia. Elon has said if it's not done in 100 days it's free!
Read more at ArsTechnica

Mercedes answers Elon's challenge! 

Good

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 25, 2017

Tip of the Week

Help educate people that they shouldn't PARK in CHARGING spots. Rather than a snarky note, this website sells pads of 50 "informative" notes for people who park in charging spots. They're cheap, look good and aren't too snotty. 

EV Charging Rules


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