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.
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
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
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.
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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