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About Chris Boylan

Chris Boylan is an EV and alternative fuel enthusiast who has been writing about technology since 2003.



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Free Unlimited Lifetime Supercharging Now Available For Tesla Model 3 (With A Catch)

August 12th, 2018 | by Chris Boylan

One of the biggest advantages that Tesla currently holds over all other electric carmakers is its proprietary Supercharger network. By plugging a Tesla Model 3, Model S, or Model X into a Tesla Supercharger, you can recover about 60% of the car's range in less than half an hour, or 100% of its range in 60–70 minutes. And while this is significantly longer than it takes to fill the tank in a traditional gas-powered car, it's quick enough that taking a Tesla on a long-distance road trip is actually practical


Tesla Model 3 Road Trip: Super Fun, But Some Planning Required (#CleanTechnica Review)

June 17th, 2018 | by Chris Boylan

With our factory fresh Tesla Model 3 back from the body shop, and Memorial Day weekend upon us, it was time for my family's first real road trip in our new electric car. As first-time EV owners, how would we handle the trip? Would range anxiety kick in? Would we get stranded by the side of the road, out of juice? Or would things be more or less comparable to driving an ICE car ... only better? Read on to find out


Here’s What $7,000 Of Damage Looks Like On A Tesla Model 3

May 20th, 2018 | by Chris Boylan

So, in March, I got "the call" from Tesla: My Model 3 was coming to New York and they were ready to schedule delivery. And this was only 6 days after I was invited to configure the car and lock in my order. Needless to say, I was excited. I'd been waiting to own a Tesla since my first test drive of a Model S in 2013, and had stood in line on Model 3 launch day to get a chance to get one as quickly as I could. The delivery was delayed a week when detailers at the Tesla store in Brooklyn noticed a paint chip: "Elon says they have to be perfect," said my delivery specialist. And so I waited a few more days


6 Reasons The Tesla Model 3 Will Be A Huge Success

March 13th, 2016 | by Chris Boylan

Up until now, Tesla Motors has only released expensive luxury cars (which happen to be 100% electric). Taking a ride in a Tesla usually leads to the desire to take home a Tesla. But with the Model S sedan starting at $70,000 and the Model X CUV/SUV starting at $80,000, the market for these cars is fairly limited



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