California Tesla Model S / Model X Rebates & Discounts (Full List)

Here is a complete (and growing) list of discounts and rebates for residents of California. There are currently over $11,500 in discounts & rebates available if you qualify. I will continue to update this list as it evolves with time, so check back when you are in the planning stages, order stage, and after delivery. Federal Rebate: $7500 Provided in the form of a federal … Continue reading California Tesla Model S / Model X Rebates & Discounts (Full List)

Truckee Supercharger Digout

Stopped by the Truckee Safeway Supercharger a day after the biggest storm to hit Truckee in many years. Mounds of snow, a few stalls somewhat inaccessible, but not bad considering most of Truckee had no power less than 48 hours ago. As for my Model S 90D? All wheel drive, all season tires on 19″ wheels, heated seats, and an air suspension to rise over … Continue reading Truckee Supercharger Digout

My Tesla website updated to remove supercharger credit card section

And just like that, the section to add your credit card for future purchases has been removed from the My Tesla part of Tesla’s website. The section showed up about a week ago and replaced the activate AutoPilot section. A day or so ago a story broke that the HTML code showed a commented out section that revealed Tesla plans to charge by the kHz … Continue reading My Tesla website updated to remove supercharger credit card section

Tesla Model S meets Military Humvee

Need a weaponized Tesla? Or at least inspiration for what one might look like? Tesla’s marketing team is woo’ing vets with a military concept Model S. Camouflage 21″ rims,  stealth window tint, rear window armor, combat ready roof rack, topped with a full camouflage body wrap, including an extra layer of vinyl rivits. Under the hood “so to speak” an air suspension raises the vehicle … Continue reading Tesla Model S meets Military Humvee

Tesla Supercharger Wait

More and more Tesla owners means more and more cars at the Superchargers. The San Mateo Supercharger, a frequent stop of mine as I drive to the San Jose, is a popular spot with locals and commuters. I have never seen a full bay of Tesla’s except at peninsula locations such as Mountain View and San Mateo, a sign of Tesla’s success in Silicon Valley. … Continue reading Tesla Supercharger Wait

What’s with the Tesla Circular Speedometer?

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?

Supercharger Throttling Explained

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 Update Walkthrough – v7.1 (2.32.23)

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)

Tesla AutoPilot Beta

Tesla AutoPilot Should Be Free (for now)

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)