Plug Your Ride Tesla Podcast

Episode 15 - Easter Basket

April 8, 2017

Software Update 8.1 pushed this week to the cars that didn't get it last week. We look at the features added in addition to the Autopilot upgrades. And, yes, we all get the Sketch Pad Easter egg!


Speaking of Easter eggs...

Feature coming soon that allows one touch access to all discovered Tesla Easter eggs

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 7, 2017

How much cable do you need to build a whole bunch of Model 3s? Start with 1,800 miles worth! Tesla placed the $5.4M order this week. Hopefully that means they are on track for production starting in July! 
Read more at Futurism

Six reasons to buy Tesla stock right now... 
Read more at Barrons

Overused headline of the decade... This Electric Vehicle Startup Could Become the Next Tesla. A new EV concept car is announced at SXSW. For 2020 delivery. Anyone wanna whether they'll have a business by 2020? 
You won't believe what happened next... at Futurism

Utah lawmakers cave to the pressure of the "Big Car Cartel" as the Supreme Court upholds a ban preventing Tesla sales in the state. So much for that 5 MILLION DOLLAR showroom in SLC. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. 
Read more at Cleantechnica

Tip Of The Week

Did you know you can get a Slacker Premium account and link it to your Tesla? While arguably the worst of all the available streaming services, it IS the one in your dash. Tesla pays for the $3.99 Plus membership that allows you to have unlimited skips commercial-free and listen to most songs on-demand. But Premium allows you to listen to full albums and build your own playlists, instead of the Pandora-like stations Slacker builds for you. 


After you upgrade at press STREAMING on your entertainment screen and scroll down to the bottom where there is a button to log in with your own account. 

Same deal with TuneIn. For $7.99 a month you can add audiobooks plus MLB and NFL play-by-play and commercial-free music. I don't use TuneIn for music. I mainly use it to listen to radio stations in other cities. Which is included in the free tier. But if you're a sports fan or like audiobooks you may want to check it out.