Tesla updates Model S and Model X with motorised screen


Tesla is now the most prominent name in the electric vehicle industry, despite the fact that it is a relatively young firm compared to more established automobile companies. It’s been a roller coaster year for Tesla.

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As a result, there is a lot of buzz around Tesla, from the introduction of new models to Elon Musk’s EV ideas. So now we have a constantly updated collection of Tesla news and updates, making it easy for you to stay up to speed on the company’s activities.

So keep reading to learn about the newest Tesla developments and why you may want to become a little enthusiastic about the company’s future plans.


The most recent information on Tesla (updated May 4)

  • Tesla Model S and X infotainment panels will rotate for a better perspective starting on May 4th.
  • The centre console of a Tesla is equipped with a full-featured infotainment screen. It used to be difficult to view that screen since it was fixed in place. A motorised swivel function has been added to Tesla’s newest models, the Model S and Model X.

The screen can tilt from side to side, as you can see in Larry Li’s tweet above. The screen appears to be able to be tilted to face the driver, the passenger, or remain centred via the settings menu.

Because there’s so much information on the infotainment screen, having a wider field of vision might be a huge benefit. While driving, or when the sun is shining at the worst possible angle to view what’s on the screen, it’s very difficult to see.


When the adjustment was made, Li maintains it was done in the last week of April. Unless all new models come equipped with the new technology, these displays will be increasingly common in the future.

On April 19, you’ll have to pay for a mobile charger if you buy a Tesla.

Using Tesla’s Gen 2 Mobile Connector Bundle, you’ll be able to recharge your vehicle at any location using a conventional home outlet. Prior to this change, the bundle was included with your Tesla at the time of purchase.


To back up his assertion that Mobile Connector use was “very low,” Elon Musk verified the story on Twitter. Because the Mobile Connector’s 1.3 kW charging speed can only replenish 2-3 miles of range per hour, this isn’t a huge surprise to us. Since days rather than hours are used to calculate recharging time

However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has admitted that certain adjustments have been made. The cost of a Mobile Connector is going down from $275 to $200, making it a great time to invest. To accommodate 240v outlets or Type 1 EV chargers if they’re available, Tesla will also provide some more adapters with the vehicle.

Thanks to Supercharging and Tesla home charging, you don’t need an adaptor to use these devices, which can recharge much quicker.


The normal range is on April 13th. It’s time to bring back the Model Y

Elektrek is stating that the Tesla Model Y’s standard range is making a reappearance after several speculations. The original Standard Range Model Y was discontinued in February 2021 because it had a range of 244 miles. With the Long Range Model Y priced at $62,990, it’s the most affordable option remaining.

As a result of these new 4860 battery packs, Tesla is once again bringing back the most affordable Model Y, which is much more powerful than prior batteries. Instead of the predecessor’s rear-wheel drive, this new model has a dual-motor all-wheel drive system. It has a range of 279 miles, and it starts at $59,990.


For the time being the automobile is exclusively accessible to Tesla workers, with the first deliveries taking place last week at the Giga Rodeo event. But according to reliable sources, “in the weeks ahead” the automobile will be offered to regular purchasers.

Tesla’s pricing went up once again on March 15th.

We’ve heard the term “Tesla price rise” a lot lately, but here it is again. The cheapest Tesla vehicle, the Model 3, now begins at $46,990 after Tesla changed the pricing on its online configurator earlier this week. A $2,000 price hike is included.


Although the price of the standard Model 3 was raised by $1,000 only last week, the long-range Model 3 now costs $54,490 and is $2,500 more expensive. The price of the Performance model has risen by $3,000, to $61,990, making it the most expensive option.

They haven’t spared other models. The long-range Model Y now costs $62,990, up $2,000 from last week’s pricing and a further $1,000 from this week. There was a $1,000 increase in the price of the Performance Model Y.

It wasn’t only Tesla’s high-end Model S and Model X vehicles that were hit with the price hike. Tesla’s regular Model S is now priced at $98,990 (up $5,000) while the Plaid is now priced at $135,990 (up $5,000). There are now two price points for Tesla’s most costly vehicle: $114,990 for the basic model and $138,990 for the Plaid variant, which is the most luxurious. Increases of $10,000 and $12,500, respectively, have been enacted.


The supply chain and rising material costs are most likely to blame for the rise. Nickel, a vital component in electric vehicle batteries, has recently witnessed a significant increase in its price.

Fortunately, the additional pricing only applies to new orders. As a result, if you booked a Tesla at a lesser price point, the amount you pay should remain the same.

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Tesla prioritises orders with the $12,000 Full Self-Driving add-on on March 11.


Tesla has a history of not being able to keep up with demand, as seen by the lengthy wait periods for several of its vehicles, particularly the Model X. You may be able to acquire your vehicle sooner if you have the money to pay for Full Self-Driving.

According to InsideEVs, the average wait time for a Model Y is six months, but with the $12,000 FSD option, that wait time drops to only two months. A month sooner than expected, the FSD-equipped Model 3 will arrive in May.

In order to get your hands on a Tesla in the shortest amount of time possible, you may have to pay an extra $12,000 for the pleasure.


Tesla non-performance models will get ‘Track Mode’ on February 28.

Even if you don’t possess one of Tesla’s Performance or Plaid model vehicles, you’ll be able to modify your car’s settings far more.

Even whether you bought a basic or Long Range Model 3 or Model Y, Elon Musk has said that the feature would be available. If you’ve purchased the Acceleration Boost update, it will.


Regenerative braking and traction control are all adjustable in Track Mode. The balance of the automobile may also be altered in this mode. This isn’t all; Tesla will also display g-force, the temperature of different components, and more on your car’s display.

In addition, if you put up star and finish markers on your dashcam, each lap will be saved as a distinct video.

Neither a timetable nor a decision on whether or not vehicles without Acceleration Boost will be upgraded have been made. So be patient and wait it out.


Self-Driving Beta is coming to Canada on February 28th.

Fully autonomous driving is already accessible in many regions of the globe, but the Tesla beta programme is now only open to residents of the United States and Canada. Is this the case in Canada as well, where it’s already been introduced?

To participate in the beta programme, you must meet Tesla’s “safety test score” and be able to drive your Tesla in a way that is safe enough for the company. If you reside in Canada, you’ll soon be able to get your hands on it. If you reside outside of North America, you’re out of luck.


FSD drivers in Canada may request access to the beta via their car’s infotainment screen. Request Full-Self Driving Beta by going to Controls > Autopilot > Request.

You may play games on Steam in your Tesla vehicle starting on Feb. 23.

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It’s possible that you’ll be able to browse your Steam library while driving in the near future. Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to think so, as he recently tweeted that the firm plans to allow Tesla to play Steam games rather than just transferring them one at a time.


It’s nothing new for a Tesla to be able to game. AAA games like The Witcher 3 and, maybe, Cyberpunk 2077, can be played on more modern Model S and Model X automobiles. They can play less resource-intensive mini games as well.

There is no doubt that adding Steam games would be a major improvement. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has previously said that “entertainment will be crucial when vehicles drive themselves,” despite the current lack of need for such a feature. However, even if he is correct, we are still a long way away from automobiles doing all the hard labour for us without any driver involvement.

Because of this, Tesla has plenty of time to work on expanding the limited gaming libraries of its vehicles. That is, if it doesn’t allow people to use them while driving.


Model 3 owners in China may now update their trunks, but only if they’re older than two years old (for now)

Those who already own a Model 3 may get a power tailgate — a motorised trunk hatch that opens and closes on its own — for $650 via a Tesla upgrade programme. However, the update is only accessible in China at the moment, so there is a catch.

A motorised tailgate is a feature that many people would expect to see in a vehicle at this pricing range. Tesla is now providing Chinese consumers the opportunity to have the work done by approved Tesla experts rather than third parties. Parts and labour were included in the $650 asking price.


According to Tesla’s latest announcement, the company is now providing a first-party wrapping service in China as well, a practise that seems to be becoming a trend. That, and the tailgate modification, will ultimately be rolled out globally.

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