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What The Heck Is MPGe? And Why Is Electric Car MPGe So High?

July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That’s simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car


Does Range Anxiety Affect Gas Car Drivers More Than Tesla Drivers?

July 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's note: Aside from the points made in the article below, something that I think non-Tesla drivers can't appreciate (until they experience it in a Tesla) is Tesla's navigation system for road trips. The brilliant navigation system plans out your trip and tells you where to charge and for how long. I drove a Model S from Poland to Paris and back, and my conclusion after (or during) the trip was that this navigation system actually made the journey simpler and less stressful than it would have been in a gasoline or diesel vehicle


Tesla Admirers Say Hello To Tesla Sentry Mode Cameras

July 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Video footage from Tesla's Sentry Mode is not always pertaining to law-breaking incidents like theft or vandalism. Some footage can actually be fun and provide a sense of pride for Tesla owners. For instance, check out the following scene captured from one of Tesla's side-repeater dashcams that showcases a couple of strangers admiring a Model


A Pathway To 350 PPM, Part 1: Carbon Sequestration Is Vital

July 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Humans are responsible for emitting around 55 billion tonnes of CO2eq/year with 2⁄3 of the emissions coming from the burning of fossil carbon. Currently, there are 414 PPM of CO2 in the atmosphere, and it’s rising at just over 2 PPM per year. Even if we were to completely stop burning fossil carbon, we would still see an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) entering the atmosphere, largely from agriculture and potentially from positive feedback loops triggered by a hotter world


Supercar Smackdown: Tesla Roadster vs. Ferrari SF90 Stradale

June 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Ferrari has taken an important baby step towards electrification with its latest production supercar, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The car has three electric motors (two at the front, one at the rear axle) coupled with a V8 engine. It goes from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.5 seconds. Meanwhile, with a pure electric drivetrain, the next-gen Tesla Roadster prototype does so in 2.1 secs


Why Tesla Model 3 Is The Safest Car On The Planet (Video)

June 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As most Tesla fans already know, Tesla’s vehicles are the safest on the road. The Model 3 is the safest car ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), whose testing procedures determined Tesla’s newest car has the lowest probability of injury in a collision of any of the over 900 cars NHTSA has tested. In second place is Model S, and in third — you guessed it — Model


How Owning A Tesla Model 3 For 1 Year Has Changed My Life

June 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I've owned the Model 3 for exactly one year now. What I like most about the car is that it's 100% electric, burns no gas, and has zero emissions. There's so much to the car that I love, and I mean it when I say that the car has changed my life. I realize that's a big statement to make so I'd like to explain what I mean by that


Where In The World Is It Cheapest To Charge A Tesla? (Infographic)

June 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The rates utilities charge for electricity vary wildly across different parts of the world, just as gas prices do. However, electric vehicles are cheaper to operate on a per-mile basis just about everywhere, thanks to the electric motor’s far greater efficiency, and to the fact that regions with high electricity prices also tend to have high gas prices. A very rough rule of thumb is that driving an EV should cost about a third of what driving a comparable legacy vehicle does


Minnesota To D.C. Carbon Free — We Made It!

June 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We did it. We drove 1,140 miles (1,835 kilometers) powered only by electricity! We started out last Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM, stopped for the night in Schaumburg, IL, and arrived at our hotel in Washington D.C. at 11:30 PM on Saturday night. We spent 19 hours and 20 minutes in the car and 4 hours at stops for lunch, dinners, and some quick errands


Chart: Electric Cars Cutting Gasoline Use By Hundreds Of Millions Of Gallons A Year

June 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As every Tesla driver knows, electric vehicles are more reliable, more convenient, cheaper to operate, safer and more fun to drive than legacy vehicles. However, the most important reason for the transition to electric driving is to reduce the use of polluting petroleum products. As EVs proliferate, consumption of gasoline is expected to fall. It’s still very early days, but that trend is already observable


The Tesla Twittersphere — What Is Weird About Wanting To Have A Better Future?

June 11th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Critics of Tesla like to call anyone who likes what Tesla is doing, who buys its products, or who invests in the company "fanboys" and "fangirls," often accompanied by a negative adjective or five. I only know a few fans on Twitter who actually send unfunny or weird texts. The rest are normal people and actually pretty hilarious


Tesla “Party Mode” Coming Soon, Spotted By Hacker

June 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It has almost been a year since Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new Keep Climate On feature specially designed for party animals and campers — now a Tesla hacker who goes by the name of "green" just released a screenshot showing the new "Party Mode" button added to the climate options


Jaguar I-PACE Size vs. Tesla Model 3 & Tesla Model X

June 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Recently, when a Tesla Model 3 owner got a chance to park his car beside a Jaguar I-PACE, something struck his mind — both vehicles were at least the same length and, when checking the numbers, noticed the width of the Model 3 is only 1.8" (46 mm) less than the I-


Tesla’s Alligator-Like Adversaries Represent $3.6 Trillion In Revenue Per Year (Infographic)

June 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Many have wondered why the mainstream press coverage of Tesla is so relentlessly negative. Someone who wasn’t familiar with the company, glancing at a typical day’s headlines, might imagine that Tesla is a company that uses child labor to manufacture chemical weapons to sell to terrorists, rather than one that builds universally-admired cars in American factories with the goal of reducing air pollution and making the roads safer


Sierra Club Needs Volunteers For Nationwide EV Shopping Survey

June 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

While consumer interest and demand for electric vehicles (EVs) have grown — last year EV sales increased by 81% — automakers and dealers are still dragging their feet on EVs and pushing people to buy gas guzzlers that harm our planet and our health


After 200,000 Miles, Tesla Road Trips Are Still A Blast

May 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Steve Sasman recently went on an epic 48 state road trip, visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and finding some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here, Steve reflects on the road trip capabilities of a Tesla after breaking the 200,000-mile mark



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