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  • The latest TMC Podcast (#14) is now available on YouTube and all major podcast networks. We covered FSD Beta's exciting v11 update, Enhanced Autopilot coming to the U.S. and Canada, and more!

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Model S Plaid First Impressions: Ordering through Delivery

After a few weeks with my car I am finally getting around to writing up my experience.

TL;DR: Delivery meh. Car good. :D

Ordering

I first ordered my Model S Plaid in early January. The most difficult aspect was deciding on colors because it can be hard to tell from looking on...

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Tesla Model S Plaid DELIVERY EXPERIENCE... (TMC Podcast Clip)



Louis (@nebusoft) shares his experience purchasing the Tesla Model S Plaid!

This was my favorite part, Louis' facial expressions are unmatched as always:
“When I launched it, I put my GoPro on the dash. I was so focused on controlling the car, it was a very unflattering shot. ...

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Free July 1-4th Supercharging

Tesla is once again providing free off peak supercharging in select locations starting July 1 - July 4th, 2022. Map, times, and locations are [URL='https://electrek.co/2022/07/01/tesla-offers-free-supercharging-to-encourage-off-peak-charging-travels-holidays/?fbclid=IwAR1YmfkRSmanvKX49eB0qSxO...

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Polestar 2 Test Drive

Hi, I thought I would share some information on the Polestar 2 as I did a test drive of one this past weekend. I live in Houston but was in Austin, Tx for the weekend and decided to schedule a Polestar 2 test drive since Houston doesn’t have a Polestar space yet. I was curious about the Polestar l...

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Tesla Lays Off Over 200 Autopilot Data-Labelling Employees

Today, Bloomberg reported that Tesla just laid off around 200 data-labelling employees from the Autopilot team and closed a branch in San Mateo, California. This lines up with Tesla's goal to make all autopilot data auto-labelled, and hopefully this shows that significant progress has been made.

Th...

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Recent Road Trip Report with Stats and photos

We just returned from a short road trip from our him in Swansea IL to visit family in Heber Springs Arkansas. This trip was a bit of a challenge given the lack of DCFC in that part of Arkansas. You can get IN but getting OUT is a challenge. For us, there is only one way IN/OUT and that is chargin...

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5 Years with a Tesla Model S in the Midwest-June 2022

The Car: I bought a Model S 90D AWD during a special promotion in September 2017, so the car has now been through 5 midwestern winters. The promotion included the transfer of a code from a family member (my son who had previously purchased a Model X) worth $1000 plus free supercharging for as...

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FSD Beta Performance Summary Week 3

In the third week of testing FSD Beta 10.12.2 in my 2020 Model X, the software continues to perform erratically, unpredictably, and sometimes dangerously. I average six to seven interventions per 15-20 minute trip. It does well on some turns but requires intervention on at least half for various r...

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Tesla Model Y Test Drive Sydney 21/06

Team i just though i would let you know about the Tesla Model Y Miranda office Sydney.

Booked in about 2 weeks ago and advised 21/06 was the first available and in so took the opportunity.
I currently have a M3P.

My first thoughts are it will be slow and the interior will not be different or very...

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The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

I know I’m going to catch some flak for this thread whatever I do, so I will try to head off at least some of it by saying up front that I still love my Model 3 overall, think it’s better than other EVs available at the same price point for a variety of reasons, and I have no intention of swapping i...

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It is "Clear" That Tesla's Price Hikes Are Thanks to Gas Prices Increasing Demand and Awareness of EVs

Regarding Tesla's recent price hikes in the US—to what extent are they because of supply constraints or demand increases?

TMC member @Gigapress uses Google search trends, "probably the single best measure of what the populace is actually thinking about," to find this answer for ...

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Genesis GV60 comparison to Tesla 3/Y

TL;DR - neither is better.

I’m due to collect my (white/white/19”) Y next week but I became interested in the Genesis GV60 when it was announced some time ago and some of the initial reviews have been very favourable. I finally had a test drive of one yesterday - the two motor Sport version. I’m ...

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Mismanaged - The Problem With Government-Funded EV Chargers (TMC Podcast Clip)

Here's a clip from TMC Podcast #13, where we discuss Biden's new policy to build $7.5 billion dollars' worth of EV chargers.

“The number is $7.5 billion dollars, and you’d think the industry would pay for most of it since they want us to buy their cars. But instead, you and I, the consumer, will ta...

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First Impressions: Model Y Performance

Just picked up 2022 Model Y Performance that I ordered in November 2021, when I sold my 2021 Model Y LR for $8000 more than I paid for it after one year and 17,000 miles.
I have had a Model Y, 3, S and X and I find the Model Y to be the greatest "Value" of all Tesla vehicles.

I also chose the Y bec...

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Why Elon’s Goal to Improve Tesla Service Seems Ambitious (TMC Podcast Clip)

Here's a clip from TMC Podcast #13, showcasing the state of Tesla Service right now, why Elon's recent tweets and statements about improving service will be very difficult, and what change we want to see.

“It’s easy to build a service center. It’s a box. What’s hard is getting the technical help. T...

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Model 3 Ranked Number One in Owner Ratings - Global Happy Motorist Index

The Global Happy Motorist Index, by Zutobi, determined that in the US and Europe, Tesla Model 3 ranked #1 in owner satisfaction, with a rating of 4.53/5.00.

"It’s clear then why the Model 3 is Tesla’s top-selling car and one of the world’s best electric cars right now."

This rating was calculated ...

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