High Voltage Stories November 16, 2013

Tesla updated my, as well as many other, Model S cars this weekend with the 5.8 firmware.  5.8 doesn’t seem to be a big update from 5.6 that I got just 10 days ago. Some drivers have reported:

* A wipers service mode. Who would’ve know? 🙂 * A reset TPMS button. Nice. * MAC Address display in Wifi settings. Who was it again asking for this to setup their router’s MAC filter? + all the goodies which were already in 5.6, of course.

Also – it seems to accelerate a little smoother all of a sudden but that’s likely just me being overly sensitive.

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High Voltage Stories October 29, 2013

In case you are wondering, that Yugo-looking EV is called the Buddy EV. The Norwegian electric vehicle’s range is 25-60 km  (16 to 37 miles) via a 13 kW motor, and has a max speed of 80 km/hr (50 mph) while under 100 inches long.

No wonder the Tesla is doing so well in Norway.

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High Voltage Stories October 11, 2013

You don’t capitalize that ‘X’ by accident. Tesla’s Model X is a crossover/SUV built on the Model S frame with more headroom, gull falcon wing doors in the rear and room for 7 or 8 adults.

Tesla pushed the rollout of the X back to focus on meeting Model S supply but the product is due next year and can be reserved for $5000-$40,000.

Update: We’ve heard that the invite to the store says: “Come by to experience Model S and to see the Model X Design Prototype on display all weekend.”

Update 2: Here’s a picture of the Model X care of Sahas Katta the guy who made the Tesla Glass App.

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Big Gallery at the Merc News.

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High Voltage Stories October 6, 2013

After the now infamous fire and subsequent explanation, Tesla has made a small addition to its homepage. A ‘First Responders‘ link at the bottom takes folks to a special page with information for those dealing with Tesla in emergency situations. there is some helpful stuff down there in PDF form that wouldn’t hurt to print out and put in your Tesla glove box.  expand full story

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