Plug Your Ride Tesla Podcast

Episode 6 - Range Anxiety

January 28, 2017

What's the smallest number you've seen on your Miles Remaining? Single digits? Were you in the middle of a National Forest above 10,000 feet in 25 degree snow? Then I may have you beat. 

We talk about range anxiety and the road trip that had me thinking I'd be riding in a tow truck. 

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News

Tesla has quietly made a 100D model available, saving you $42,000 over the P100D. If you'd like the 300+ mile range but don't care about Ludicrous mode or sick 0-60 speeds then this is good news for you.

Elon Musk says that by the end of the year Tesla will demonstrate a cross-country completely self-driving road trip. Like, get in the car, program the destination and ride along self-driving! That explains why some HW2 equipped cars are being "held back" with some features. They are being fine-tuned to allow totally hands-off road tripping! 
Read more on Wired

Musk has been appointed to TWO advisory groups for President Trump. He joins Michael Dell and others on a new Manufacturing Council in addition to the Strategic and Policy forum announced earlier. This has caused some controversy as Musk had previously said Trump, a climate change denier, wasn't right for the position. Twitter, of course, reacted. 
Read more on The Mercury News

Tip of the Week

It's the best spare tire you can get. It's perfect for those times there is no place to eat near the Supercharger. It's the Downtube 8H folding bike. 

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This is a premium bike, with Shimano 8 speed internal geared hub, Gates belt drive and a solid build.

At $699 you get great features and a bike that fits perfectly into the rear footwell of the Model S. 

And the blue is a perfect match for Tesla blue!
 

Check out the Downtube 8H