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Elon Musk: Tesla Model S Plaid To Have Structural Battery, 4680 Cells

And the latest 4680 lithium-ion cells will make up the structure. Elon Musk has confirmed today that the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid, scheduled for late 2021, will be equipped with the all-new structural battery pack, consisting of the all-new 4680 lithium-ion cells, announced at Tesla Battery Day. Tesla‘s CEO answered Whole Mars Catalog’s question “will plaid s have a …
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Tesla Q3 2020 Production And Deliveries: 145,036 Produced, 139,300 Delivered

The numbers are record-setting and show that Tesla continues to ramp up sales. Tesla has just released its Q3 2020 production and delivery report, so the numbers are now in. See how Tesla fared this quarter right here. At 139,300 global deliveries of the Model Y, Model 3, Model S and Model X combined, Tesla seems to have met expectations and actually …
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Tesla Software Update Improves Speed Limit Sign Detection

Tesla’s latest software update (2020.40.0.4) includes a few new features and an improvement to its Speed Assist feature. The update rolled out to Tesla owners on Wednesday. In addition to improvements to “Speed Assist,” which debuted in August, the update also included new security and infotainment features. Notable additions to the software include: Speed Assist Improvements …
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Musk Says Two-Factor ID Coming Soon

Two-factor authentication is coming to Tesla’s accounts after being “embarrassingly late,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet.  Musk said the security feature is undergoing “final validation” and should be released to Tesla customers soon. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for online services beyond just a username and password. For example, …
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Tesla’s Latest Software Release Includes Safety, Performance Features

Tesla released its latest software update (2020.32.1), which includes a number of safety and performance improvements. Tesla is now offering “Dynamic Brake Lights” in new markets after releasing the feature to Europe in March 2019. Unfortunately, the functionality will likely not be available in the United States for some time. Government regulations indicate that brake …