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Videos like these don’t help the cause for Tesla “Full Self Driving”

Right now you can purchase a software update for any new Tesla that unlocks a feature called “Full Self Driving.” While the name would suggest that the car can drive itself, that is definitely not the case. The Tesla owners manual even states so. “Navigate on Autopilot does not make driving autonomous. You must pay […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/31/2020
Best time to buy a new Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model X, or Model S

Buying a new car can be quite the process. Thanks to Tesla’s direct sales method, it is a little easier. The price on the website is the price you pay. There’s no haggling salespeople. Well, at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. But if you’re in the market for a new Tesla model (Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/30/2020
Tesla “Full Self Driving” free for 3 months for deliveries taken before the end of the quarter

If you’re thinking about buying a Tesla, now might be the time to pull the trigger. If you take delivery before midnight on December 31, 2020, you’ll get three months of Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” software for free. Elon Musk tweeted out the incentive as he’s working to move as much metal as possible before […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/29/2020
Elon Musk: “We need a UI overhaul”

Software update 2020.48.26 brings a ton of changes to the Tesla interface across all models. Some of the features are fun and whimsical, while others relate to some big changes to the user experience. With the latest changes, though, not everyone is happy. Especially on Model S and Model X cars, the new instrument cluster […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/29/2020
Attention Tesla and Elon Musk: This is absolutely unacceptable for a modern car

One of the clever features that makes Tesla ownership unique is the frequency of over-the-air updates designed to add features and make the car better. Unlike other automakers, Tesla updates can change nearly every computer component on the vehicle. Living with a long-term Model 3 Standard Range Plus, you get used to some of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/28/2020
Musk says he might be able to allow Teslas without the pedestrian warning speaker to upgrade

With software update 2020.48.26, the Boombox app makes it possible for people with the pedestrian warning speaker on their car to use that speaker to make different nosies. Driving around, or using Smart Summon, the driver can have it play its own sound or one predetermined one. Additionally, the driver can set the external speaker […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/27/2020
Tesla software update 2020.48.26 brings Fart Mode outside

People are just starting to get the update to their Tesla models, bringing the software up to 2020.48.26. This is a fairly substantial update, with interface improvements. But the newsmaker here is you can now control what the external pedestrian speaker does. Fart Mode outside When the vehicle is in park, you can now tell […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/25/2020
Tesla Cybertruck pricing information

It’s no denying that Tesla makes vehicles that people get excited for. The electric carmaker has drawn big crowds to launch events, drawn big money for reservations, and made big evangelists of out buyers. Perhaps the most hotly-anticipated car coming from Tesla soon isn’t even a car at all. It’s a truck. This Tesla pickup […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/25/2020
Tesla Model 3 cold weather range test: Christmas 2020

It’s pretty common knowledge that when the weather gets colder, electric vehicles aren’t as efficient. That’s true, to some extent, for gasoline-powered vehicles, too. Running the heater saps power, so more power is needed to do things. On our long-term Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, the range reduction is more serious. Our Model 3 […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/25/2020
How-to find detailed Tesla Supercharger location information

It’s easy to see why folks are attracted to Tesla. The Supercharging network is one of the best things about Tesla ownership, and Tesla makes it easy to find stations when you’re out on the road, thanks to the built-in trip planner. While the built-in system in the car is the best way to see […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/24/2020