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Yes, Electric Cars Can Take The Backroads

September 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

In recent weeks, I've seen multiple people assert that, "Sure, you can take EVs on road trips on major highways now, but I like to take the backroads, and there are few to no chargers on backroads!" Now, this obviously confused me — not simply because of the fact that it's not true that chargers exist only on major highways


Watch Free Films About Smart Cities, From Films For The Earth

September 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Smart cities are key to a better future. By 2030 it is predicted that globally some 125 billion devices will be connected in our cities - monitoring everything from people and traffic movements, to human health, space and energy use, and air quality - all to better manage the efficiency of our urbanizing world. Watch these free films to learn more about smart city design and smart city living from around the world


The Business Of Electric Vehicles

September 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

EVs are expected to be the best choice for nearly all consumer automotive use cases by 2023. They will cost less than gas upfront and per mile, have plenty of range and have more refueling options than gas. Any company not already selling EVs will be playing catch-up in the 2020s, and may not survive as auto sales continue to decline


Where Tesla Solar Is Most Competitive

September 20th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

While Tesla may be the most recognizable brand name in the realm of electric cars, one of the much less talked about aspects of Tesla's Master Plan is the company's efforts on the solar front. Are Tesla's solar panels as good a deal as their cars? Let's find out


New Tesla Model 3 Aero Wheel From Fast Wheels — Wicked!

September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Way back in 2016 when I camped outside the Montreal Tesla store for two nights to reserve my Tesla Model 3 Performance, I can't say I had wheels on my mind. There were many other things — excitement wondering what the car would actually look like, the experience of meeting so many amazing people from the Tesla community, staving off frostbite ... but in that exact moment, any impact about what this car would have on my work was pretty far down the list


DWeb: Leveraging Technology For Environmental Protection & Disaster Relief

September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I've just returned from the Decentralized WebCamp held this year at a regenerative mushroom farm in Santa Cruz, California. A global community hailing from Brazil, Germany, China, India, Canada, Russia, and everywhere in between participated to bring their own unique contributions to the many domains of the Decentralized Web, or “DWeb.”


Ugh — Germany’s Automakers Slow To Respond To Tesla Challenge

September 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

After growing fat on expanding sales and record profits, the world’s automakers are now facing lean times. The decade-long global economic expansion is running out of gas, and the industry-changing trend of electrification, which automakers happily ignored when the profits were rolling in, now looms as an existential threat


See What’s Under The “Frunk” Of A Tesla Model 3

September 11th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

What's hiding under the "frunk" (front trunk) of a Tesla Model 3? Solve the mystery with the following photos taken by Model 3 owners during a recent visit from a Tesla Mobile Service tech who visited for a small fix


Apartment EV Charging & Ownership May Be Easier Than You Think

September 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

One of the largest obstacles standing in the way of widespread electric vehicle adoption is the often daunting setup required to outfit customers who live in apartments with adequate charging infrastructure. While most EV enthusiasts and media sites advocate for owners of electric vehicles to charge at home, this can be a rather troublesome hurdle to overcome for potential buyers who live in apartments


Why 2nd Half Of 2019 Will Be Better For Tesla Than 1st Half (Part 2)

September 9th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s road to delivering 360,000+ cars in 2019 starts in the United States, runs through Europe, and ends in China. In Part 1 of this analysis, we detailed Tesla’s production capacity and how many cars the company will be able to deliver in the United States this year. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what Tesla must do in Europe, China, and other major markets, along with the challenges that await the electric car maker


Why 2nd Half Of 2019 Will Be Better For Tesla Than 1st Half (Part 1)

September 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Despite the many changes that Tesla made in the last six months — reducing prices multiple times, updating the lineup by adding more trims and pulling out a few, changing its profitability projections, and so on — there is one thing that Tesla has managed to hold onto: its delivery outlook for


Porsche Taycan — Power Hungry, Slower To Charge Than Tesla Model S (Most Of The Time)

September 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

After the unveiling of the new Porsche Taycan yesterday, analysts were quick to call the only electric competitor (the Tesla Model S) “ancient in comparison,” pointing out the “pathbreaking” 800 volt system that “slashes recharging times.” It is true that a higher system voltage can reduce charging times: you can feed more power to the battery without increasing the charge current. But just how good is Porsche’s implementation


New Ad Campaign Part Of $2 Billion Effort To Promote Electric Cars

August 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

While Volkswagen's dieselgate fiasco has been really disappointing, a recent development could be a pivot in the right direction. As part of the settlement, the company has launched its Electrify America “Normal Now” ad campaign as part of a $2 billion investment to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The campaign looks to normalize the ownership of electric cars in an attempt to increase EV adoption


How Tesla Is Supercharging Itself

August 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Building an electric vehicle charging station is not a simple task. And the task becomes even harder if you're planning to build a network of charging stations around the world. According to a UBS report published in early 2017, the cost to build a supercharging station is a cool $250,


Why Hasn’t Hollywood Embraced The Electric Car?

August 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

From James Dean’s Mercury coupe in Rebel Without a Cause to Burt Reynolds’s Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit to Jason Statham’s McLaren in the new Fast and Furious film, cars have been stars in many a Hollywood classic. However, as a recent Bloomberg article points out, electric cars are still waiting for their big-screen breakthrough


Could Tesla Really Get Into The Mining Business?

August 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

During Tesla’s most recent shareholder meeting, Elon said the company might get into another line of business — mining. He implied that taking control of the supply chain for the raw minerals used in its batteries might be a necessity as Tesla scales up production and adds more vehicles to its lineup


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



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