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Stories developed last week around price drops for Tesla vehicles, the expanding Supercharger footprint, and a plan for dashcam functionality. Check out the news roundup below.
Pack Performance and Launch Mode Limits Tesla President of Sales and Services Jon McNeill announced to TMC that power limitations on Ludicrous performance cars would be lifted.
Take a Look Inside The Boring Company’s Test Tunnel – Elon Musk posted a photo to Instagram that shows a Model S inside the 13.5 foot diameter tunnel being dug by The Boring Company. Musk’s plan is to transport vehicles through the tunnel on “electric skates” at speeds up to 130 mph.
Musk Says Trans-Canada Supercharging Coming in 2018 – CEO Elon Musk acknowledged in a tweet that as part of continued effort to expand charging locations, the company hopes to bridge capability for routes between the U.S., Canada and Central America next year.
Tesla Drops Price on 100D, P100D Vehicles – Those considering one of Tesla’s higher end vehicles will be delighted to find that the company has lowered the price of the 100D and P100D versions of the Model S and Model X.
What’s the Best Battery Charge Level for Long-Term Preservation? – TMC Member Freedom101 he reached out to Jeff Dahn, the Tesla Industrial Research Chair and Professor of Physics and Atmospheric Science at the University of Dalhousie, for a recommendation on the best charge level for day-to-day use.
Tesla to Add Dashcam Functionality ‘Soon’ – CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that an integrated dashcam is “coming soon.”
Tesla Calls National Labor Relations Board Complaint a ‘Publicity Campaign’ – The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Tesla alleging workers were discouraged from distributing pro-union information, stopped from talking about employee safety to the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, and stopped from photographing the confidentiality agreement they had to sign. Tesla fired back saying the complaints were without merit.
Tesla Offering ‘Showroom Discounts’ Up To $30K – Tesla is sweetening incentives in an effort to hit sales goals, offering a ‘up to $30,000’ showroom discount on P100D vehicles.
My Experience With a Flooded Model S in Houston – TMC Member ericonline shared his experience with flooding in Houston “The car ultimately sat in about 22 inches of water (measured from ground), probably 21 near the front and 23 near the back due to incline of garage.”