Tesla posts critical reminder for free FSD Beta transfers

Tesla has posted a critical reminder for owners who wish to transfer their Full Self-Driving (FSD) Capability to another vehicle. The announcement was shared on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. 

As per Tesla’s official account on X, electric vehicle owners are able to transfer their FSD suite to a new Tesla provided that they are able to take delivery by the end of September. This has resulted in some concern for a number of Tesla owners, as the delivery dates for their new vehicles are not within their control. 

Tesla’s FSD Capability was reduced to a price of $12,000 late last month. Prior to this, the advanced driver-assist suite cost $15,000. It is then understandable why Tesla owners who purchased FSD years ago are looking forward to carrying over their purchase to a newer vehicle. 

But as per Tesla when it posted details for the initiative, customers must take delivery of their new vehicle between July 20 and September 30 to qualify for the limited-time free FSD transfer. The new vehicle must also be configured with FSD as well. 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the company’s free FSD transfers during the Q2 2023 earnings call. Requests for free FSD transfers have been around for some time, though during the Q2 2023 call, Musk finally relented. He noted, however, that the free FSD transfers are a one-time amnesty

“So we’re excited to announce that for Q3, we will be allowing transfer of FSD. This is a one-time amnesty, so you need to take advantage of it in Q3,” Musk said. 

It should be noted that once the FSD transfer is initiated, the old vehicle will retain basic Autopilot functionalities. If customers wish to have FSD on both their old and new Teslas, they would have to purchase Full Self-Driving Capability for their new car as well. Both old and new vehicles must also be listed under the same Tesla account. 

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Tesla posts critical reminder for free FSD Beta transfers


Tesla cleared of wrongdoing in toxic workplace lawsuit from shareholders

Tesla has been cleared of wrongdoing in a toxic workplace lawsuit that was brought on by shareholders.

On Tuesday, a federal court ruled that the shareholders’ lawsuit had shortcomings in terms of the claims of their suit, which accused Tesla of causing both financial and reputational harm because of the numerous stories and other cases that have come up over the past few years.

These include claims of sexist abuse, racism, and discrimination inside the company’s factories. Investors who filed the suit claim that Tesla’s work environments “exposed the company to significant liability risk,” according to Soloman Chau and Alvin Janklow, investors who sued the automaker said in the complaint.

A U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas dismissed the suit on the grounds that “at least some of the defendants aren’t likely liable,” according to a report from Bloomberg Law.

Judge David Alan Ezra said that courts must consider several things to see whether a demand would be futile, including whether a person received a benefit for the misconduct, whether the claims are substantially likely, or if they lack independence from a person who received a benefit or faces liability.

Futility is found if more than half of the board can be found as applicable to those terms, according to the report.

Ezra said fewer directors should be counted because some had left Tesla before the lawsuit was filed.

Ezra dismissed the case without prejudice, but the plaintiffs are granted the right to file an amended complaint within 30 days.

Tesla has fended off cases involving racism from its factories for years, including the most notable case involving Owen Diaz, which initially rewarded him $137 million for facing harassment at the company’s Fremont factory while he worked there as an elevator operator.

The judgment was appealed as Diaz attempted to get more money and changed to $15 million, a significantly lower amount than initially ruled. In a second trial, Diaz was awarded just $3.2 million.

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Tesla cleared of wrongdoing in toxic workplace lawsuit from shareholders


Tesla shows off mobile app Wall Connector controls

Tesla seems to be preparing to add new functionality to the mobile app for managing its Wall Connector home charging equipment. With the addition, users will be able to use the Tesla app to control Wall Connector features such as a charging schedule, data about other home energy products and more.

A web page for the Tesla App for Wall Connector can be seen on the company’s website, instructing users on how to connect to the Wall Connector and showing off some of the features that will be able to be accessed through the mobile app (via electrek). Tesla’s third-generation Wall Connectors are equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, though up to this point, they’ve offered more in the way of Destination Charging features than for home charging.

Although you can view this page on Tesla’s website, it appears that the Wall Connector settings aren’t available yet in the Tesla app for some users at the time of writing. According to some commenters, the updated functionality may only be available in certain markets, though some readers told Teslarati that they were able to access the integration in the U.S. and Canada.

It may also be only a matter of time before it’s added to the app in all major markets.

In any case, the page explains how to register a Wall Connector, saying that users should keep the app open and adding that the process could take up to five minutes. You can see Tesla’s instructions for registration below:

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  1. Tap your profile picture icon in the top-right corner of the app to open the profile menu.
  2. Tap ‘Add Product,’ and then ‘Wall Connector.’
  3. Follow the in-app steps to scan your Wall Connector QR code from your Quickstart Guide. You’ll need to accept a prompt to join the Wall Connector’s Wi-Fi network to continue.
    Note: In case you have lost the Quickstart Guide to connect to the Wall Connector, create a support request from the Contact Support option in the Tesla app.
  4. Connect your Wall Connector to your home Wi-Fi network and follow the remaining in-app steps to complete registration. This will allow you to see real-time charging status and continue to get the latest software updates.

Once connected to your home Wi-Fi, your Wall Connector will appear in the Tesla app for you to use.

The page also goes on to detail three major benefits of using the mobile app with the Wall Connector. These include setting up a charging schedule, viewing your charging history and looking at your home’s entire Tesla energy ecosystem.

The company also says that the Tesla app can be used to control a Wall Connector whether owners have a Tesla or a non-Tesla electric vehicle (EV). Last month, Tesla launched an updated Universal Wall Connector option that has an integrated J1772 plug and can be used to charge EVs from other automakers.

You can buy Tesla’s regular Wall Connector here for $475 or upgrade to the Universal Wall Connector here for $595. You can also read Tesla’s full web page on Wall Connector mobile app integration here.

Updated: Edited to reflect that the mobile app integration is available for at least some users in the U.S. and Canada.

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Tesla shows off mobile app Wall Connector controls