Tesla Santa Mode

For Christmas 2017 Tesla Release "Santa Mode"!

In a fun surprise for owners, Tesla embedded a "Santa Mode" in the latest firmware update.

With the voice command "Ho Ho Ho" The dash screen transforms the cat into Santa's Sleigh, Snow flakes fall, the road turns to a snow path, and other cars become reindeer - all to the tune of Chuck Berry's Run Rudolph Run. 

The Easter Egg Inside the Easter Egg

Elon hinted that there was a secret Easter egg inside the Easter egg that is "not funny"

Funny enough, the hidden egg is activated with the voice command

Ho Ho Ho, Not Funny

A Bed For Elon

We put together this awesome story "A Bed for Elon" in partnership with DreamCase to bring the Tesla and Elon Musk fan community together to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As a plus there is a car bed - the Model S DreamCase that was donated by DreamCase that will be given to Elon

Bed for Elon
Our awesome friends at Now You Know picked up A Bed for Elon in their 69th episode.

Tesla Next Gen Roadster

Tesla Adaptive Cruise… It does more than you think.

On a recent trip up Highway 1 in Northern California we decided to test the limits of adaptive cruise and auto-pilot. Autopilot V2.1 performed as advertised and as we expected. It worked well on areas of the road with well defined lines, but struggled on line-less or eroded areas of the two lane highway.

What surprised us was the versatility of the adaptive cruise control. Anyone with a Tesla or other newer gen car is familiar with adaptive cruise control – the vehicle will adjust it’s speed to keep a safe distance to the vehicle in front of it, even coming to a stop if necessary. What we found with Tesla is adaptive cruise goes one step further.

We entered a turn rated at 25 MPH with adaptive cruse set at 45. As we proceeded deep into the turn the adaptive cruise responded to the conditions and lowered our speed to 25 MPH. We tested this out on several more turns rated at 35MPH and 25MPH respectively and without out fail the adaptive cruise responded with a reduction in speed as we reached the depth of the curve.

The dotted yellow line in the above image reflects the portion of the curve where adaptive cruise decreased speed in response to the curve.

Max Power in 2017 Tesla Model S 75D + Speed Upgrade

Since receiving our Tesla Model S 75D with the new speed upgrade (Released in July 2017), we have been conducting tests to attempt to determine the maximum Horsepower put out by the dual motors.

For our tests we used the PowerTools For Tesla App which takes data directly from the cars monitoring systems.

We conducted numerous tests at near full battery and our highest HP test came back at a Max Power of 482HP and 0-60 in 4.2 seconds.

Power output increased uniformly until hitting a max of 482 HP at 46 MPH. As vehicle speed continued to increase beyond 46 MPH power output declined slowly.

In a future test we will conduct a 0-100 MPH run and report on the HP output throughout the run.

The Adventure Begins

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After a full night of anticipation, a 15 minute uber ride puts us in front of the Tesla store, where we enter and greet the staff.

What brings you in they say, to take a test drive?

No! Not today, we are here to take delivery.

While we waited in the lobby we unpacked our DJI Mavic Pro Drone which would soon be following us on as we shutted off in our new ground based rocket. Another drone lover was in the store and he brought out his Mavic Pro and DJI VR Goggles to share with the group.

Before long it was time and our delivery specialist led us out the side door to meet our black and blue Tesla Model S.

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We immediately added a personal tough with the Empire Emblem to the rear windshield.

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We jumped in the car with our wonderful delivery specialist Sierra who gave us a rundown on how to operate a Tesla…

And then were presented with a choice, the most important choice of the day, what to name our new car?

“Geek Ship One”

The Geek Ship One began her adventure with us at the 5 mile mark.

We put the drone in the air and had her see us off.

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Countdown to My Tesla Adventure

On the eve of delivery of our brand new 2017, Model S 75D, we are restless as we anticipate the day ahead. At 11:00 am we will arrive at the Tesla Store to take delivery and begin our adventure.

Through this blog and our social media sites, we will share My Tesla Adventure. We set out to explore the world with our Tesla, and share the Tesla experience with the new friends we make along the way. We are huge supporters of Elon Musk’s vision and share his passion for bringing clean energy and all electric transportation to the world.

Our S 75D includes the new speed upgrade with acceleration from  zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds, 21″ Grey Turbine Wheels, Enhanced Auto Pilot, Full Self-Driving Capability, Premium Upgrades Package, Premium Sounds, & Subzero Weather Package.