Tesla has launched its latest promotion saving new buyers $1000 off cost. The program is very simple. You have until October 15th, 2016 to finalize your configuration and place your order. Truth is, you can finalize your configuration pretty much up to one week after you place your order, so most important is starting the process with your $2500 downpayment. Use the link here to register … Continue reading How to save $1000 on the cost of a Tesla
I’m a little over 60 days in on my refreshed Model S 90D and I’ve been noticing screenshots, even recent ones, of the Tesla speedometer, and it looks different than mine. As the image above shows, there is a circular speedometer out there that I haven’t for the life of me figured out how to toggle on. Finally, I found a great writeup over at … Continue reading What’s with the Tesla Circular Speedometer?
It is now being reported that US District Judge Charles Breyer, the judge overseeing the 3.0 liter diesel case, set the date of November 3rd for the next update. For the next update?? Really? How about for a conclusion? This scandal, and the settlement to resolve it continues to drag on at a snail’s pace. While the 2.0 liter diesel case has made the most progress, even those … Continue reading Waiting for the Audi 3.0 TDI Settlement – November?!?
Tesla’s upcoming mainstream Model 3 is in high demand. Rightfully so, it’s a $35,000 electric sedan with over 215 mile range, and all the finesse of a Tesla. With preorders over 400,000, and current production only up to 100,000 a year at this time (500k / year planned by 2018), folks standing in line for the Model 3 will be waiting for some time to … Continue reading Model 3 Line Jumping
I stopped by the San Mateo supercharger today and chatted with the Tesla rep that’s assigned to the location. It was like a full service gas station btw, I pulled in, and there was a Tesla capped gentleman putting the charger into my car. Nice touch Tesla! So we got to talking and I asked why this time I was getting around 250 miles per … Continue reading Supercharger Throttling Explained
Tesla pushed an update tonight. Update 2.32.23 to be precise. I remember there wasn’t much visibility pre-purchase with how the update process works for Tesla so I’ve documented it below. Your Tesla has an update ready for you when you see the Yellow Alarm Clock in the right half of the system icons. Clicking the alarm clock brings up the Software Update scheduler. This screen … Continue reading Tesla Update Walkthrough – v7.1 (2.32.23)
Rumors of crashes and rumors of deaths blamed on Tesla’s AutoPilot feature abound right now. There’s also news of someone claiming AutoPilot saved their life, so what are you to believe? The fact is there are conflicting reports about a sought after feature that is unapologetically still in Beta (AutoSteer). So here’s an opinion and some advice for Tesla. Make the feature free… at least … Continue reading Tesla AutoPilot Should Be Free (for now)
A quick google of Tesla in the news today shows the many popular perspectives of Tesla. It’s popular amongst investors to talk about how much money Tesla needs. It’s popular amongst environmentalists to praise Tesla for moving us off of fossil fuels. It’s popular to talk about how Elon Musk is going to fail, and it’s equally popular to talk about how he’s going to succeed. … Continue reading Tesla + SolarCity, a consumer’s perspective
This is not an A to Z review of the Nest or Ecobee. Other sites have done that, and maybe I’ll even do it in the future too. This is a comparison of what I like and dislike about both products, and why it makes choosing one over the other a tough decision. Over a year ago, I purchased and installed a Nest thermostat in … Continue reading Ecobee vs Nest, and why I like both
So I’m a month in on my Tesla Model S 90D. I love it. It’s the fastest car I’ve ever owned, there’s no turbo lag (like my previous Audi), it looks amazing, it drives itself, it made it to Truckee on a single charge, and the list goes on. There are only two things I don’t like a month later. Two things I knew I’d … Continue reading My Next Tesla Under $60K
ICE cars behaving badly. If you haven’t learned the lingo yet, an ICE car is an “internal combustion engine” vehicle. You know, the ones we used to own. Remember when you started seeing EV (electric vehicle) parking popping up at ideal locations and you weren’t allowed to park there? Did it bother you? Well it looks like some folks have chosen to ignore the whole … Continue reading Aren’t Tesla Supercharger Spots Sacred Ground?