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Sep 1, 2014

Top 5 Lessons from a First Tesla Road Trip

  Having followed my planning guide for taking a Tesla road trip, I’m happy to report that we made it to our destination and back, but not without a few lessons to be learned. Adjusting the plan In planning my first Tesla road trip I calculated the distance from my home to the first Supercharger and then…

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Aug 31, 2014

Tesla Model S Delivery Preparations

Preparing for the delivery of the Tesla Model S

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Aug 30, 2014

Review: Aftermarket Tesla Frunk Cargo Net

The Tesla front trunk cargo net used to come standard on early versions of the Model S until some bean counter at corporate decided they could make more money by selling it as a $20 (plus shipping) optional accessory. I always wanted a frunk cargo net, however I didn’t think it was worth the price Tesla was…

Review: Aftermarket Tesla Frunk Cargo Net was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Aug 29, 2014

Sneak Peek at Life in the Tesla Motors Factory

Global Equities Research analyst, Trip Chowdhry, takes a look behind the doors of the Tesla Motors Factory In a rare opportunity, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry dives into the heart of the Tesla Motors Factory in Feemont, CA and accounts seeing an expansive two story production facility – enough to power the upcoming Model X and Model…

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Aug 28, 2014

Tesla Model S Washing Techniques & Tips

After ordering my Model S I did a bunch of research on clear coat and paint protectors, and decided to go with an Opti-Coat treatment. I had the treatment done 4 days after taking delivery through Jason from Seajay’s Detailing in MA. They did a great job and were first class providers throughout the entire process. My Model S was apparently the…

Tesla Model S Washing Techniques & Tips was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Aug 27, 2014

Product Review: Luxury Tesla Floor Mats by Lloyd®

Driving barefoot has never been so fun until Lloyd’s custom Tesla floor mats came along. The Tesla floor mats are often an overlooked necessity of the vehicle despite being key barriers of protection between dirt and grime (from your feet) to the interior floor of the vehicle. However, the factory mats are also known to be…

Product Review: Luxury Tesla Floor Mats by Lloyd® was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Aug 23, 2014 / 2 notes

Should I Buy the Tesla Model S P85 or Standard 85kWh?

It is, perhaps, the biggest question many prospective hand-wringing owners of the Model S wrestle with – should I get the Tesla Model S P85 or stick to the Standard version? After all, once you’ve talked yourself up the first $10k from a 60kwh to an 85kwh battery, what’s another $12K or so for the…

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Aug 23, 2014 / 1 note

Musk Answers Fan Open Letter, Hints at New Model S Features

The recent leak of Tesla’s Firmware 6.0 confirmed the existence of traffic-based navigation, calendaring and a fobless drive system, all of which will be making its way to Model S owners within the next couple of months, but could there be even more feature surprises? Elon Musk took to Twitter to address an open letter, taken out on the Play…

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Aug 22, 2014

The Brilliant Tesla Advertising Strategy, or Lack Thereof

One of these days, we’ll see Tesla advertising campaigns. It’s a not a matter of why, but when. Quickly, name one advertisement you’ve seen recently from Tesla Motors themselves? OK, name any advertisement you’ve seen from the company, ever? Tesla’s marketing strategy is as disruptive as its business model. It lets you and I advertise…

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Aug 21, 2014

Leaked Tesla Firmware 6.0 Pictures Reveals Keyless Driving

Leaked photos of the much anticipated Firmware 6.0 suggests that keyless driving, calendaring and traffic-based navigation will be making its way to Tesla Model S owners. It’s been well known that Tesla Motors and Apple have had a long standing relationship with one another. Through rumored discussions of a buyout between Tesla and Apple, to…

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