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Tesla Owners Showcase Their Wild Rides in South Florida (Photo Gallery)

August 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

If you’re in South Florida and you want to give your Tesla a truly distinctive look, sooner or later you’ll probably find your way to Mike “Mojo” Mogilewski’s Signature Custom Wraps & Coatings. Mojo recently celebrated his birthday at the company's new location. In turn, Tesla owners flocked from far and wide to show off their favorite rides

How To Buy A Tesla

August 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The Tesla buying experience is unique compared to the typical car buying process offered by Big Auto. There’s no sitting down, negotiating, and sometimes not even a test drive. More on that in a minute. First, there are a few things you should know before walking into a Tesla store. For starters, it is not a dealership

Total Cost Of Ownership: Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry & Audi A5

August 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

To regular readers of this column, it will be no surprise that Tesla’s Model 3 is cheaper on a total cost of ownership basis than competing luxury sedans from BMW and Mercedes, but a Toyota Camry? Model 3 is a state-of-the-art electric vehicle with a 5-star safety rating and a driving experience that’s gotten rave reviews from every auto mag under the sun. Is it possible that it’s even in the same price class as the entry-level, reliable-but-dull Camry

The Conspiracy Against Tesla … Is Too Obvious

August 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I generally eschew conspiracy theories under the rubric that little explained by conspiracy cannot as well be explained by incompetence and that the occurrence of stupid is vastly more common than the occurrence of evil in the hearts and minds of men

A Summer-Long Adventure In My Tesla Model 3

August 9th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It was late April 2019 when a friend and I arrived at the Glendale Galleria in California to see the new Captain Marvel movie. While my friend took a business call I wandered into the Tesla showroom next door. It was then, for the first time, I encountered a Model 3 up close. I sat in the car and was amazed at the simplicity of Tesla's interior design. It was impressive to see a single touchscreen control nearly all of the car’s features — even the direction of airflow

Why Is A Tesla So Hard To Steal?

August 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Thieves are having a hard time stealing vehicles made by Tesla. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), Tesla's 2016–2018 Model S and X were among the least stolen vehicles, only beaten by the BMW 3 Series

Tesla Software V10: Everything We Know

August 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s V10 software update was teased recently thanks to a flood of information flowing from Elon Musk's Twitter feed. According to Musk, the timeframe for V10 “depends on how release to owners with early access goes, but hopefully wide release by end of August.” Early access members have been given an early August release date

Elon Musk, The Elder Statesman Of The Auto Industry?

August 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Ah, the callow and cocksure Elon Musk, the bad boy gamer from Silicon Valley, the brash, iconoclastic upstart who dares to challenge the time-tested titans of transportation! Would that be the same Elon Musk who recently became the longest-serving CEO in the global auto industry

How Much Does Owning A Tesla Model 3 Save You In Fuel Costs?

August 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

For some buyers, the savings on fuel and maintenance costs is one of the motivations for buying an electric vehicle. Those who actually own one know that the main advantage of going electric is the superior driving experience. However, the savings certainly offset the higher purchase price of an EV, and in some cases may result in the total cost of ownership being lower than that of a comparable legacy vehicle

Tesla Autopilot In Africa

August 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Recently, people on the internet noticed a few videos of Teslas being driven or driving themselves in countries where Tesla is not selling directly yet, and it raised a question about features offered in North America, Europe, and China. For example, regarding Autopilot, are Teslas optimized and ready for countries outside of these main markets

Tesla Energy Goes Mega

July 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Less than two years ago, Tesla built and installed the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Hornsdale, South Australia, using Tesla Powerpack batteries. Since then, the facility saved nearly $40 million in its first year alone and helped to stabilize and balance the region’s unreliable grid

Jaguar Dealer Claims I-PACE Can Charge At Tesla Superchargers — Whoops

July 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Legacy automakers have had some documented issues selling electric cars. In 2017, Sierra Club issued a report on EV shopping and found that Tesla stores provided a far more positive experience compared to Big Auto's franchise dealerships. In 2018, another report in Nature found that "dismissive and deceptive car dealerships create barriers to electric vehicle adoption."

Auto Experts: Tesla Has 7-Year Head Start Over Legacy Automakers

July 27th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The automotive and oil industries dominate the global economy, and both are on the cusp of revolutionary change. The ramifications of this are endless, and when auto industry experts start discussing the current state of affairs with an open mind, the conversation can take some very interesting turns

“Tesla Direct” — How More & More Tesla Customers Are Getting Their Cars

July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The auto industry is famously complicated. Those who dare to build cars have to deal with global supply chains, government regulations, and the ever-shifting vagaries of fashion. At the end of the assembly line, however, lies one simple fact: to make money, you must deliver vehicles to customers. A few weeks ago, Tesla [TSLA] stock dropped through the floor because of doubts about deliveries. More recently, it soared back to healthy levels when the company announced a record 95,200 global deliveries for the second quarter. 

London: More Than 50,000 EV Charging Points By 2025

July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As early as next year, the City of London aims to install 300–400 fast charge points, and by 2025 the number of rapid chargers is aimed to increase to between 2,300 to 4,100. Another mix of slow to fast EV charging points are aimed to grow from 3,400–4,700 in 2020 to 33,700–47,500 by the year

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