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About Matt Pressman

Matt Pressman is all about Tesla. He’s a TSLA investor, pre-ordered the Model 3, and loves driving the family's Model S and Model X company cars. As co-founder of EVANNEX, a family business specializing in aftermarket Tesla accessories, he’s served as a contributor/editor of Electric Vehicle University (EVU) and the Owning Model S and Getting Ready for Model 3 books. He writes daily about Tesla and you can follow his work on the EVANNEX blog.



Author Archives: Matt Pressman

Tesla Forges Ahead As Covid-19 Hits & The EV Landscape Shifts

June 1st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla's Fremont factory is open. The Model Y SUV is being delivered en masse to customers. And the Silicon Valley automaker is investing heavily in its German Gigafactory and pending US Terafactory (location TBD). Tesla's Cybertruck is being prioritized and pulled forward while the company's Semi truck and Roadster launch is slated (soon after) to follow


The Economist: Tesla’s Tech “Leaves Rivals in the Dust”

March 14th, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

In 2017, The Economist declared the internal combustion engine "roadkill" on a controversial cover, claiming, "it had a good run. But the end is in sight." For the conservative publication, this was a bold statement. Fast forward to 2020 and now Britain's financial pub points to Tesla as the carmaker to look out for as the industry transitions to electric


Elon Musk: You should be failing. “If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”

February 1st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

Epic fail. That's what first crossed my mind as I watched the window break (twice!) during Tesla's Cybertruck launch. Instead, the unfortunate incident brought immediate worldwide attention to Tesla's new truck — mainstream press, social media, and (of course) meme makers all gobbled it up. Fast forward, and Elon Musk's crazy concept for the Cybertruck is now considered genius


Elon Musk: “Alien Technology” Is Coming

February 1st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla's Q4 2019 earnings call sent the stock into orbit during after-hours trading and in subsequent days. For a quick overview of the company's financials, check the source — Tesla's official Q4 and FY2019 update. Meanwhile, I was furiously taking notes during the company's conference call, which had engaging questions from retail investors (via the innovative SAY.com platform), and assorted Wall Street analysts. 


WSJ Takes A Victory Lap For Elon Musk, Tesla

January 21st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk has accomplished some remarkable things at Tesla. However, one consistent knock leveled against the CEO has been a habit of missing deadlines. Let's face it, Elon Musk has a track record of being late


5 Tips For Owning A Tesla Without A Home Charger

January 2nd, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

Most Tesla owners have a home charger (or NEMA 14-50 outlet) installed in their garage before taking delivery of their Model S, 3, or X. But not everyone lives in a house with a garage. Some new Tesla owners live in an apartment building or condo that might not (yet) have any EV charging. Should this prevent you from buying a Tesla


8 Tesla Dream Vehicles — Rendered

December 27th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Back in 2013, when Elon Musk first teased the idea of a pickup truck on Twitter, many thought he was kidding. First, the Tesla CEO had to make the company's fledgling sedan, Model S, a viable contender before moving on to another project that bold. Sure enough, Model S won countless awards and gobbled up marketshare. Years later, Musk's vision for a pickup truck — which certainly turned out to be bold — shocked the world


Tesla Model 3 Winter Tips, Tricks, & Top Products from Aniseh Sharifi

December 26th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Aniseh Sharifi has been working in the auto industry for the past 10 years. She says, "I grew up around cars — my brother and dad were car fanatics and that’s all they ever talked about." When profiled in Toronto Life magazine she confessed, "I'm an electric vehicle nerd." Aniseh says, "My EV has changed my life — and yes I realize how cheesy that sounds." She drives a Tesla Model


15 Top Products For Tesla Owners

December 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

It's a thrilling feeling when you take delivery of your first Tesla. There's that new car smell. The serene silence of having no internal combustion engine. The ultra-smooth acceleration. The addictive torque when you stomp on the accelerator. However, looking at your perfect all-new, all-electric machine might leave you feeling like something is still missing


Tesla Eye Candy: South Florida “Tesla Cars & Coffee” Event

November 2nd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Signature Custom Wraps recently held a "Cars and Coffee" event for Tesla owners — EVANNEX was a proud sponsor and excited attendee! Local owners from all over the state of Florida came out to enjoy coffee, cookies, and some the most tricked-out Teslas in the area. There was a raffle with EVANNEX products, a Tesla Wall Charger, and many other fun goodies


Tesla Stock Soars: 5 Key Takeaways From Tesla [TSLA] 3rd Quarter 2019 Report

October 24th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla beat the street. According to Bloomberg, "The electric-car maker earned $1.86 a share in the third quarter, exceeding the most optimistic projection by a wide margin and beating the consensus estimate for a 24-cent loss." Yes, Tesla showed a profit. And the stock price soared as "shares climbed as much as 21% to $308.50" in after hours trading after 3Q earnings were reported by the electric automaker


Next Gold Rush: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

October 21st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla was ahead of its time when it bet on a proprietary Supercharger network. Now, public EV charging infrastructure is popping up all over the globe. Even McDonald's is getting in on the action. Gas stations are starting to see the writing on the wall. A few are even converting gas pumps to EV chargers


Top Apple Analyst Sees Tesla As True Tech Transition “Pioneer”

October 10th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

One of the most famed Apple analysts, Gene Munster, recently commented on both Apple and Tesla related to their respective roles in the future of cars. Bloomberg reminds us that, "Munster was known for his accuracy in predicting Apple Inc.’s financial potential. The company’s share price is almost 50 times greater now than when he first recommended the stock in June 2004. He’s ranked 11th out of 58 Apple analysts based on performance for the past year."


This Is How Tesla & Electric Cars Conquered Norway

October 10th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

With about 100,000 electrics on the road, Norway (population 5 million) trails only the U.S., China, and Japan in absolute numbers. By 2025, the government has suggested, there may be no gasoline- or diesel-powered cars sold in the country


Is Tesla Model 3 The Next Toyota Camry?

October 9th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Editor's Note: I've been planning to write an article about these two cars for a while, so it's nice to get a bump from Loup Ventures, which has beat me to it! Check out Matt's summary of the analysis below


Is The Model 3 Tesla’s iPhone Moment?

October 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

There was plenty of hoopla last week over Apple's latest iPhone launch. Meanwhile, in automotive circles, many are calling Tesla's Model 3 something akin to the iPhone of cars



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