Plug Your Ride Tesla Podcast

Episode 2 - Holiday Road (Trip)

December 30, 2016

This week we go home for the holidays. An 1,855 mile road trip. 17 Superchargers. We talk about trip planning resources and making it to the next charger. 

News

Incredible video out this week shows how a Model X thinks ahead and avoids a serious accident. Very dramatic! 
https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/28/watch-teslas-autopilot-system-help-avoid-a-crash-with-superhuman-sight

New software update adds some new features:

  • Maps now shows amenities for Superchargers - Lodging, Food, Shopping, Wi-Fi
  • Driver Profiles may now be attached to key fobs. Multiple drivers will have seat and steering wheel adjusted as they enter the car with their fob
  • Graphic EQ adds 2 levels to make it 5 band. NOTE: it will reset your audio to flat so you'll need to adjust the first time after the update 
  • Easter Eggs for Model X and Model S

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-v8-2-50-114-software-supercharger-amenities-key-fob-driver-profile/

Tesla announced they may start charging a fee for drivers who park at Superchargers after they are fully charged.
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1107867_tesla-to-charge-for-supercharger-parking-if-charging-is-over-sometimes

Tip Of The Week

The BEST Tesla trip planning site on the web!
http://EVTripPlanner.com