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Tesla delivered just over 25,000 vehicles in Q1, a record for the company. Approximately 13,450 of those vehicles were the Model S and 11,550 were the Model X. The numbers represent a 69% increase over Q1 2016. Tesla said the count should be viewed as slightly conservative. In addition to Q1 deliveries, about 4,650 vehicles…
Tesla has rolled out its 8.1 software update, which includes updates to Autopilot for hardware version 2.0. Updates include: – Increased speed limit for Autosteer from 55 mph to 80 mph. As part of this, owners will need to calibrate cameras before engaging the feature. – The Summon feature, which enables the car to self-drive…
Tesla’s entire global fleet has collectively traveled more than 4 billion electric miles. The milestone was crossed last week and noted on the company’s Electric Road Trip page, which keeps a rolling counter of total Tesla miles. With Tesla’s fleet poised to grow substantially with the release of the Model 3, it can be expected…
Tesla rolled out an update (188.8.131.52.9.3) to vehicles equipped with second generation Autopilot hardware that increases speeds, but fails to match the the company’s first generation Autopilot. Both Traffic Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer are seeing increases of 5 mph: – Traffic Aware Cruise Control increased from 80 to 85 mph – Autosteer speed limit…
Jon McNeill, Tesla’s President of Global Sales and Services, has responded on the TMC forum to concerns and complaints over service delays in certified third-party repair shops. Notably, McNeill said Tesla will add 300 approved body shops in the next few weeks, and will “eliminate” underperforming body shops. McNeill posted on a discussion about a blog post…
Tesla has rolled out Live Chat for it’s MyTesla webpage, aiming to to help owners solve problems more efficiently. The page now includes a red chat bar located in the lower right corner of the screen that enables a live chat with a Tesla representative.
In a recent update, Tesla introduced “Live Status” updates that will let owners see how full a Supercharger station is before arriving. First reported on the TMC forum, the in-car map of Supercharger stations now shows a bar that grows as more and more spots are filled.