Tesla

Tesla
Alternating Currents: Tesla doesn’t build machines to love but it still has the electric car game on lock

I’ve never loved my iPhone. I don’t even feel particularly loyal to Apple, despite having bought three of them. The user interface is okay, but nothing spectacular. It’s an ergonomic nightmare. The iPhone keeps control of the smartphone market because it’s competent. It does everything pretty well, and there isn’t a lot of learning curve […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/6/2021
Tesla (TSLA) 2021 stock predictions

Of all of the manufacturers that build electric vehicles, there’s only one make that has a cult following around the stock and share price. Obviously, that company is Tesla (TSLA). 2020 was an interesting year for the stock, where it reached astronomical highs and then went through a 5 for 1 stock split. While the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/4/2021
Tesla reports Q4 deliveries and overall 2020 performance numbers

Happy New Year! If you were waiting with baited breath to see how well Tesla did last year in producing and selling electric vehicles, we have the answer for you. It’s about exactly what was expected. Musk said at some point he expected to deliver 500,000 vehicles in 2020. His company delivered 499,550 total. Missing […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/2/2021
Tesla, please fix this person’s Model 3 headlight (Updated)

When the CEO of the company is active on social media, it’s common for customers to reach out to them. When the company’s support leaves a bit to be desired, customers reach out with quality concerns. For Twitter user John Kraus, he wants to get the headlight fixed on his car. Hi @elonmusk, my Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/31/2020
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