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Episode 418 - Wait, What?

6/22/2018
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The Fremont sabotage story has turned truly bizarre, we go over the new stuff in 2018.24.x, and I give you one last reminder about the upcoming contest. Fremont sabotage part 2 - https://bit.ly/TT-E418-1 Feature updates for 2018.24.x - https://bit.ly/TT-E418-2 Vacation and contest reminder Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the show, or send a message to podcast@teslatidbits.com! Support the show! Patreon -...

Duration:00:05:49

Episode 417 - Sabotage

6/19/2018
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Honest to goodness sabotage in Fremont, Tesla is pitching a tent, Autopilot engineers are working on blinker detection technology, we get a fresh glimpse at what Autopilot sees, and royalty got to drive a Model S. Fremont sabotage - https://bit.ly/TT-E417-1 Tent structure at Fremont - https://bit.ly/TT-E417-5 Autopilot blinker technology - https://bit.ly/TT-E417-2 What does Autopilot see - https://bit.ly/TT-E417-3 Royalty drove a Model S - https://bit.ly/TT-E417-4 Have a comment or...

Duration:00:07:39

Episode 416 - Burnination

6/18/2018
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Today’s show starts with Elon predicting doom for short sellers, also spending 24/7 at the factory, and rolling the first Performance Model 3 off the line. Elon says shorts running out of time - https://bit.ly/TT-E416-1 Elon spending 24/7 at the factory - https://bit.ly/TT-E416-2 First Performance Model 3 comes off the line - https://bit.ly/TT-E416-3 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the show, or send a message to...

Duration:00:06:35

Episode 415 - Working Toward Zero

6/14/2018
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The newest software update makes changes to Autopilot, version 9 software will change the autopilot UI, Tesla continues to push to reduce cobalt usage, and we get a look at a bunch of Model 3s waiting to be delivered in Vancouver. Autopilot operation changes - https://bit.ly/TT-E415-1, https://bit.ly/TT-E415-1A, and https://bit.ly/TT-E415-1B Driver interface change - https://bit.ly/TT-E415-2 Tesla batteries working toward zero cobalt content - https://bit.ly/TT-E415-3 Model 3’s...

Duration:00:07:56

Episode 414 - A Gloomy Day

6/13/2018
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Unfortunately, I’ve got a bit of a gloomy episode for you today. A massive reorganization is underway at Tesla, and the UAW is trying to swing the law hammer at Tesla buyers. Tesla layoffs - https://bit.ly/TT-E414-1 New California rule could exempt Tesla buyers from tax credit - https://bit.ly/TT-E414-2 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the show, or send a message to podcast@teslatidbits.com! Support the...

Duration:00:08:32

Episode 413 - Rocket Propelled

6/11/2018
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Australian owners band together, Autopilot has some new tricks, the new Roadster could be rocket propelled, and the Supercharger network hits a milestone. Australian owner charging network - https://bit.ly/TT-E413-1 Latest Autopilot update and future features - https://bit.ly/TT-E413-2, https://bit.ly/TT-E413-2A, and https://bit.ly/TT-E413-2B Rocket propelled Roadster - https://bit.ly/TT-E413-3 and https://bit.ly/TT-E413-3A 10,000 Superchargers in service -...

Duration:00:05:32

Episode 412 - 2018 Tesla Annual Shareholders Meeting

6/6/2018
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Today we’ve got Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting on deck, which is always good for plenty of news! Annual shareholders’ meeting - https://www.tesla.com/shareholdermeeting Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the show, or send a message to podcast@teslatidbits.com! Support the show! Patreon - http://patreon.com/teslatidbits #Tesla #EV #ElectricCars #ModelS #Model3 #ModelX #ModelY #Autopilot #Supercharger

Duration:00:16:04

Episode 411 - Not Even a Contest

6/4/2018
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The Model 3 is trouncing the competition in sales, Performance Model 3 will be in stores, we have Model 3 leasing info, and a new interior option coming down the road. Model 3 leads all EVs in US sales for May - https://bit.ly/TT-E411-1 Performance Model 3 to become store test cars - https://bit.ly/TT-E411-2 Model 3 Leasing - https://bit.ly/TT-E411-3 Red interior option - https://bit.ly/TT-E411-4 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if...

Duration:00:05:38

Episode 410 - Making a Good Second Impression

6/1/2018
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Consumer Reports backtracks on their rating, an independent company deems Model 3 profitability feasible, Elon unleashes a pile of Model 3 information via Twitter, and we get an answer to a longstanding Tesla question. Consumer Reports recommends Model 3 - https://bit.ly/TT-E410-1 and https://bit.ly/TT-E410-1A German company tears down Model 3, declares it capable of profitability - https://bit.ly/TT-E410-2 Elon’s Model 3 info dump - https://bit.ly/TT-E410-3, https://bit.ly/TT-E410-3A,...

Duration:00:06:20

Episode 409 - The World (Tour) Has Come to an End

5/30/2018
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Elon had fruitful discussions with Consumer Reports, Model X sells out in China in a day, and You You Xue’s world tour ends prematurely. Elon and Consumer Reports have constructive dialog - https://bit.ly/TT-E409-1 and https://bit.ly/TT-E409-1A Model X flies of the metaphorical shelves in China - https://bit.ly/TT-E409-2 You You Xue world tour comes to a crashing halt - https://bit.ly/TT-E409-3 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd...

Duration:00:06:54

Episode 408 - Service With A Smile

5/24/2018
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A new Model 3 option, a couple of service tidbits, a new Supercharger update, some news from the UK on autonomous features, and a late breaking Model Y unveil date. New Model 3 wheel option coming - https://bit.ly/TT-E408-1 Smartphone based service features - https://bit.ly/TT-E408-2 and https://bit.ly/TT-E408-2A Supercharger refresh coming - https://bit.ly/TT-E408-3 Summon to become legal on UK roads - https://bit.ly/TT-E408-4 Model Y unveil date - https://bit.ly/TT-E408-5 Have a...

Duration:00:05:52

Episode 407 - Standard Fare

5/23/2018
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It’s another Model 3 heavy show today. We get Model 3 standard battery news, a bump in performance for the performance model 3, Consumer Reports critiques Model 3, and Elon teases us with new easter eggs. Model 3 Standard battery timeframe - https://bit.ly/TT-E407-1 Performance Model 3 already getting a bump? - https://bit.ly/TT-E407-2 Consumer Reports reviews Model 3 - https://bit.ly/TT-E407-3, https://bit.ly/TT-E407-3A, and https://bit.ly/TT-E407-3B New easter eggs for all models -...

Duration:00:05:13

Episode 406 - High Performance

5/20/2018
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Elon finally let the cat out of the bag on AWD and Performance on Model 3, as well as white interior. We take a look at this, and much more. Model 3 AWD and Performance Specs and Pricing - https://bit.ly/TT-E406-1 Accelerated Model 3 deliveries - https://bit.ly/TT-E406-4 Supercharger expansion - https://bit.ly/TT-E406-2 New performance model features - https://bit.ly/TT-E406-3 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the...

Duration:00:05:25

Episode 405 - Taking Your Shot

5/17/2018
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Elon personally makes a pair of hires, Tesla mortgages the Fremont factory, and Powerwall 2 owners get a nifty new update. Elon personally hires pair of interns - https://bit.ly/TT-E405-1 Tesla mortgages Fremont - https://bit.ly/TT-E405-2 Powerwall 2 update - https://bit.ly/TT-E405-3 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the show, or send a message to podcast@teslatidbits.com! Support the show! Patreon -...

Duration:00:04:33

Episode 404 - Continuing Safety Excellence

5/15/2018
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Elon gives us a production update, Model 3 gets its first safety rating, as well as has its first hypermiling mark set, and we Tesla begin its China strategy. Elon says production to exceed 500 cars per day this week - https://bit.ly/TT-E404-1 Model 3 picks up first IIHS accolades - https://bit.ly/TT-E404-2 Model 3 hypermiling mark set - https://bit.ly/TT-E404-3 Tesla begins China strategy - https://bit.ly/TT-E404-4 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag...

Duration:00:04:30

Episode 403 - Flatland

5/15/2018
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Model 3 looks to be on track for its production goal, Management is about to be reduced, a hackathon is in progress to solve production issues, and we get a peek at the development of Autopilot. Model 3 near 4k/week production? - https://bit.ly/TT-E403-1 Major management overhaul inbound - https://bit.ly/TT-E403-2 Robot hackathon to fix Model 3 bottlenecks - https://bit.ly/TT-E403-3 Dropped Autopilot feature - https://bit.ly/TT-E403-4 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits...

Duration:00:05:53

Episode 402 - The Rest of the Story

5/14/2018
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We get the answers to many of Model 3’s remaining questions, Model S and Model X pick up a Model 3 feature, another loss in Connecticut, Canada gets its first Model 3 deliveries, and Roadster test drives will begin next year. Model 3 Performance, AWD, and white interior answers - https://bit.ly/TT-E402-1 Model S and Model X phone key - https://bit.ly/TT-E402-2 Another loss in Connecticut - https://bit.ly/TT-E402-3 First Canadian Model 3 delivery - https://bit.ly/TT-E402-4 Roadster...

Duration:00:06:11

Episode 401 - Model 3 Migrates North

5/9/2018
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We’ve got a bunch of new Model 3 news, updates to Model S and Model X interior, and I have this week’s Tidbit of the Week for you. Model 3 has arrived in Canada - https://bit.ly/TT-E401-1 Model 3 production ramp heating up - https://bit.ly/TT-E401-2 Model 3 software update brings more feature parity - https://bit.ly/TT-E401-3 Subtle Model S and Model X interior changes - https://bit.ly/TT-E401-4 Tidbit of the Week: Public charge rates Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits...

Duration:00:06:15

Episode 400 - Earnings Call Fallout

5/6/2018
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Elon wasn’t quite done flaming analysts this weekend, and the barnacle scraping has begun at Tesla. Elon clarifies cutting off analysts - https://bit.ly/TT-E400-1, https://bit.ly/TT-E400-1A, and https://bit.ly/TT-E400-1B Contractor evaluations beginning - https://bit.ly/TT-E400-2 Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the show, or send a message to podcast@teslatidbits.com! Support the show! Patreon -...

Duration:00:06:16

Episode 399 - Tesla Q1 2018 Earnings Call

5/3/2018
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We’ve arrived again at our quarter-annual World Cup of Tesla information, and this installment certainly did not disappoint. Q1 2018 Earnings Announcement - https://ir.tesla.com Have a comment or question? Tweet @teslatidbits with the hashtag #AskTeslaTidbits if you'd like to be on the show, or send a message to podcast@teslatidbits.com! Support the show! Patreon - http://patreon.com/teslatidbits #TT #Tesla #EV #ElectricCars #ModelS #Model3 #ModelX #ModelY #Autopilot

Duration:00:16:35