As is usual with Elon Musk’s Twitter habits, the Tesla CEO has come out this afternoon to tweet a series of interesting tidbits, including — most notably — a rebuttal of Consumer Reports’ recent report regarding Model S reliability issues. The CEO also mentioned that a big UI update is coming in version 7.1 of the cars’ software, announced plans to enter Middle Eastern markets as well as Mexico, and — of course — threw in a few jokes for good measure…
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Consumer Reports reliability survey includes a lot of early production cars. Already addressed in new cars.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2015
Tesla gets top rating of any company in service. Most important, CR says 97% of owners expect their next car to be a Tesla (the acid test).— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2015
We’ve screenshotted many of Musk’s replies, as he often deletes them (unlike his full posts).
There’s a UI update coming in V7.1:
The CEO confirmed to a Twitter follower that Tesla will start covering Middle Eastern countries next year:
Musk mentions that there will be a big service center/store opening in Mexico City “soon,” and that more will come thereafter in Central and South America:
And, for good measure, the CEO has thrown in a Back to the Future joke on Back to the Future day. Apparently, Teslas already have time travel mode baked in:
By “already there”, it wouldn’t be too surprising if Musk means that Tesla hid a Back to the Future easter egg in the Model S. We recently reported on a The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy easter egg in Tesla’s Autopilot software update.
And finally, Musk seems to love Scarlett Johansson: