Tesla FSD Beta 10.13 to be released next week

By Gabe Rodriguez Morrison
Tesla's FSD Beta navigating a parking lot
Tesla's FSD Beta navigating a parking lot
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More than a month after the release of Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta 10.12.2, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the next iteration is going out to internal testers today.

Musk says that FSD Beta 10.13 will be released next week to external testers. This is assuming that internal testing goes well and no serious issuses are discovered.

Musk noted that this upcoming version should be able to handle “Chuck’s complex left turn,” a reference to FSD Beta tester @chazman’s unprotected left turn that the FSD beta software has had difficulty with in the past.

In addition to unprotected left turns, 10.13 is going 'deep on roundabouts,' and should be noticeably better in this next update according to Musk.

Another significant feature we could see in the 10.13 release is the ability for the vehicle to navigate on roads without map data. Musk has stated the vehicle should be able to navigate to a pinned location without using GPS. This includes a hotel entrance or a complex surface parking lot.

10.13 is also expected to have smoother intersection control, hopefully reducing the vehicle's hesitation and steering jerkiness that can happen on busy intersections.

In Musk's recent tweet, he also gave an optimistic timeline for the arrival ofFSD Beta v11, saying that it should arrive by the end of August.

Musk added that the main purpose of the v11 update is to move to a “single tech stack” in which city street and highway Autopilot would work with the same technologies.

The update from Musk came on the same day Tesla's Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence, Andrej Karpathy announced he was leaving the company.

With Karpathy’s departure, many Tesla supporters expressed their concerns that the FSD Beta program may be hindered. Musk, however, reassured users that Tesla’s FSD Beta progress will not be impacted.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive Charging Improvements in Upcoming Update

By Karan Singh
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Former Tesla VP of Powertrain and Energy Drew Baglino previously mentioned that Cybertruck would be receiving charging improvements soon.

Wes Morrill, Tesla’s Cybertruck lead engineer, recently reposted Baglino’s comments on the charge speed update on June 16th and mentioned that it would be coming soon via OTA.

Charging Improvements

The 4680 cell has seen some difficulties in its charge curve, similar to Tesla’s other vehicles that have been deployed with the 4680. Tesla has alluded to difficulties in the manufacturing curve previously, and also with engineering improvements to the new cell standard, and eventually stopped manufacturing the Model Y with the 4680 cells.

However, this is the first time that Tesla has begun to deploy major improvements to the 4680 cell. It appears the improvements will allow up to 154 miles to be recovered in 15 minutes, which is approximately a 30% improvement to current charge rates.

We’re hoping that these improvements to the 4680 will also translate to older Model Y vehicles that have 4680 cells, which will be key to the owners of these vehicles. 4680 production is currently mainly focused on Powerwall, Megapack, and Cybertruck – with Semi not using 4680 yet.

Tesla Model 3 Long Range Now Eligible for $7.5K Tax Credit

By Karan Singh
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In the US, the Model 3 Long Range has now become fully eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs.

Federal Tax Credit

The federal tax credit is up to $7,500 USD off at the point of sale, which applies to EVs with batteries originating from the United States. The Model 3 Performance was launched with the EV tax credit, which meant that until now, it was cheaper to purchase than the Model 3 Long Range.

Interestingly, after this change, the Model 3 Long Range is only $1,000 USD more expensive than the Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive, as the RWD model is not eligible for the credit. The LFP batteries in the RWD model are from CATL in China, and thus mark it as ineligible.

At $40,000 USD, the Model 3 Long Range is now an even better deal than before – and is nearly $7,500 less (the amount of the credit), than the average new car in the United States.

Canadian EV Credits

In Canada, Tesla dropped the Model 3 RWD price by $1,000 CAD, in response to the province of  British Colombia reducing the upper limit of their EV credit MSRP range. This means that the Model 3 RWD is the only Tesla vehicle that is covered under the new BC rebate – which is one of the few provincial rebates still left standing.

Sadly, as a result of this change, and due to a weird classification gimmick, the Model Y is considered a sedan by the Government of BC and is completely ineligible for the additional rebates – but the $5,000 federal EV rebate still applies.

Tesla vehicles accounted for 80% of federal EV rebate applications in Canada in 2023, marking a net increase since last year at 60%.

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