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Tesla trip planning. How to plan long distance routes

Tesla Trip planning range

I do some long-distance trips with my Model S several times a year. But I regularly hear the following or similar arguments when I talk to someone about electric driving when it comes to the topic of long-distance trip planning with a Tesla: “Electric cars have too little range. They’re only good for commuting and […]

Tesla energy saving during long periods of inactivity

tesla energy saving

A Tesla consumes power from the battery even when it is not in use. The reason for this battery discharge is the Tesla onboard computer, which is always connected to the Internet to respond to requests from the mobile phone app. Also, the check for software updates is done regularly and automatically. Therefore, a Tesla […]

What is the Tesla Tech package?

Tesla Tech Package

Tesla sold the Tech Package as an option for the first Model S. It contains various functions and features that were not included in the basic version of the Model S at that time. The most important feature of the Tech Package is the integrated navigation with Maps. It was therefore virtually indispensable for the […]

Why electric driving is the best choice

Hydrogen or electric driving

It is fair to say that Tesla has brought electric driving out of its slumber. But why does Tesla, unlike some of its competitors, focus solely on electric driving and not on vehicles with hybrid or hydrogen drive systems? The answer is: “Because hybrid doesn’t solve the real problem and hydrogen is too inefficient.” Hybrid […]

Tesla Autopilot AP3 / HW3 Computer Upgrade

Tesla Autopilot upgrade

This post describes what upgrade options are available to replace the Tesla autopilot computer and upgrade to a newer version. The Tesla Autopilot has been continuously improved since its release in 2014. Not only the software is continuously optimized and equipped with new functions, but also the hardware in the vehicles has been revised several […]

Tesla Model S Facelift vs. Pre-facelift

Tesla Facelift differences

This article describes the differences of the post 2016 Facelift Tesla Model S and the Pre-facelift Version of the car. Upper car = Facelift since (since April 2016) Lower car = pre-Facelift (before April 2016) External differences The front of the Facelift Model S is completely closed. While the previous model was still equipped with […]