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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

The Future For Electric Vehicles — A Few Analysts Weigh In

March 18th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

What's in store for the future of the auto industry? Camila Domonoske at NPR recently spoke with a number of industry experts to get their feedback. It turns out that the auto industry could (soon) undergo a significant paradigm shift — transitioning from gas-powered cars to EVs


Tesla Model 3 Owner Goes Green On St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Remixing the look of a Tesla can be subtle or bold. Many of the most eye-catching Tesla mods are prowling the streets of South Florida after leaving Signature Custom Wraps. And often the most stunning Tesla transformations are found on social media. I recently stumbled across an especially striking Tesla from a Model 3 owner in California's Bay Area with the handle, Unmatched_Tesla_Model3, on Instagram


Amazon Pushed Product Retail Online, Can Tesla Do The Same For Cars?

March 16th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

It's not uncommon to see Tesla compared to Amazon. There's also a bit of a rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Bezos has systematically extracted mass market product retail out of traditional brick-and-morter stores and into its industry-dominating Amazon marketplace online. Could Musk be taking a page out of the Bezos playbook — going all-in with Tesla's online sales strategy


Tesla Brings “S3XY” To Life With Model Y Launch

March 16th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

After so much anticipation, Elon Musk walked on stage at the LA Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and introduced Tesla's newest addition to its lineup, the Model Y. Fortunately, Model Y looks to share much commonality with Model 3, which could translate to a production ramp that moves more rapidly than prior new cars introduced by Tesla


Many In Germany Still In A Diesel-Fueled Daze, In Denial About EV Transition

March 16th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The German auto industry has been through quite a scandal surrounding dieselgate. But that's not stopping some from clinging to diesel. The Verge reports, "Germany is divided about the future of its most important industry: while some automakers pursue electric vehicles, a noisy group of diesel-energy enthusiasts are expressing their frustration through protests. These have gone on every weekend so far this year."


It’s Worth Remembering — The Core Purpose Of Tesla

February 23rd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

With Tesla, Elon Musk set out to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy. With solar, battery storage, and electric cars, Musk is looking (deeply) at practical clean energy solutions for the planet. He's even opened the company's patents to expedite EV adoption by others in the auto industry


Elon Musk Recommends You Watch This Movie

February 7th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla's Elon Musk recently tweeted, "Great electric car documentary about early days of Tesla, GM Volt, Nissan Leaf & Gadget. So much has happened since then." Indeed. With the spotlight shining so brightly on Elon and Tesla, it's hard to remember how far the man (and the company) have come since the early days. Many of the early struggles surrounding Tesla were captured in this fascinating flick, Revenge of the Electric Car


What’s A Gigafactory? Here’s A Quick Summary Video

February 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

With so much buzz surrounding Tesla's new Gigafactory in Shanghai, some of those newer Model 3 owners might be secretly wondering — a Giga-what? So let's take a second to explain what this moniker really means. Mike Brown at Inverse dives (head first) into this topic, reminding readers: "One of the most impressive machines from Tesla isn’t a car, but a factory."


Volkswagen USA CEO Talks Dieselgate, Tesla, & China

February 2nd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Volkswagen has a history of sending mixed messages when it comes to EV strategy, competition from Tesla, and the company's murky ties to diesel. Motor Trend recently sat down with Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh to get his feedback on a number of issues facing the automaker


Tesla Owns 80% Of US EV Sales, #1 Spot In Luxury Vehicle Market

January 31st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

With back-to-back profitable quarters under its belt, Tesla is kicking off 2019 with an emphasis on financial discipline. As Engadget reports, "Tesla's 2018 fourth-quarter results showed the company still made a profit ($139.5 million), but it was smaller than that of the third quarter ($311.5 million). For the quarter, the company posted $7.23 billion in revenue. Last year's revenue was $3.29 billion. Overall for 2018 it reported $21.4 billion in revenue."


Tesla’s Big Red Opportunity: China’s EV Market 3× Bigger Than US EV Market (Video)

January 31st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla CEO Elon Musk highlighted on the Tesla shareholder call tonight that Tesla is the first non-Chinese automaker that has been permitted to build a wholly owned factory of its own in China. No doubt about it, Tesla knows the opportunity in China is enormous and is grateful for that. The following repost from EVANNEX puts that into more context


Is This The World’s Coolest Tesla Charger?

January 27th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

In addition to designing sleek cars, Tesla also designs eye-catching electric vehicle chargers. However, someone else appears to be stealing the limelight. According to Inverse, "When Tony Caciolo put the finishing touches on his Tesla electric car charger, he didn’t expect to become an internet sensation. The destination charger is styled like a 1950s gas pump, designed to match his ice cream parlor, a fun mix of old and new that rapidly captured the imagination of the community."


Check Out This Wicked Awesome Tesla Model 3 Inspired By Star Wars

January 26th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

There's no doubt that Peter Litherland is a serious Star Wars fan. Growing up in Vancouver, Peter dragged his Mom to the theater to see the original Star Wars film back in 1977. Nowadays, he dresses up as a Star Wars character every year for Halloween. So, when Peter decided to get a Tesla Model 3, he had an idea


Does Hype Around Big Auto’s EVs Help Or Hurt Tesla?

January 24th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

While it's been slow to cut the umbilical cord from gas (and diesel) powered cars, Big Auto is starting to open up to vehicle electrification. This has sparked speculation, especially from financial pundits, that Tesla's days are numbered. Would Big Auto's newfound interest in clean cars squash the Silicon Valley upstart? Or, would their impact draw more attention to the electric car innovator


Tesla Has The Highest Customer Loyalty Of All Car Brands

January 9th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Studies demonstrate that Tesla has forged a unique bond with its customers. Last year, Consumer Reports found that Tesla has the highest rate of customer satisfaction of all car brands. Now, according to more recent research conducted by Experian, it turns out these high levels of satisfaction are translating into exceptionally high rates of customer loyalty as well


The “Tesla Stretch” — Proving Car Buyers Will Pay More For A Tesla Model 3

January 9th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The Tesla Model 3 is turning out to be an electric car that's seducing car buyers across multiple market segments. According to a CleanTechnica report, "45% of current electric car drivers plan to buy a Tesla next." Okay, that's understandable. Non-Tesla EV drivers might be interested in a Tesla. That said, it's extraordinary how many gas-powered car owners, from vastly different auto segments, are transitioning to Teslas


Neil deGrasse Tyson: Elon Musk Will “Transform Civilization As We Know It”

January 8th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk remains a frequent target in the media. Clickbait journalists clack away at their keyboards and smear the Tesla and SpaceX CEO on a regular basis. Sometimes an outside perspective is needed — especially from someone who really knows science and space. To that end, CNBC recently sat down with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to get his take on Elon Musk


15 Fascinating (Or At Least Interesting) Facts About Elon Musk

January 6th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk has been the target of a relentless smear campaign this year. While greedy (and shadowy) figures spew salacious gossip, diehard Tesla fanboys claim to know the real deal — right down to the most obscure detail about The Ironman. Hint: see item #5 below. To test your own knowledge, see if you're aware of these surprising 15 factoids (via CNBC and Redbook) about Elon Musk


Cummins Talks Tesla, Electric Trucks, The Need For A Carbon Tax

January 5th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The Tesla Semi has captivated scores of corporate customers. Pre-orders for Elon Musk's electric trucks are growing. Competitors, however, aren't so impressed. The Wall Street Journal spoke with a potential adversary in the trucking space, Cummins, for their take on Tesla, electric trucks, and their thoughts on how governments around the world should deal with carbon emissions


Look Out, Germany — The Tesla Model 3 Is Coming (Video)

January 5th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

It's hard to argue that Germany isn't the heartbeat of automotive excellence. That said, an invader is coming (soon) to its home turf. According to Automotive News Europe, "Tesla will start the European rollout of its Model 3 in February, putting pressure on German premium brands that have seen the Model S outsell flagship sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz S class."


How An Electric Car Works

January 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

There are many reasons why Tesla has taken the automotive world by storm. Of course, one big reason is that Elon Musk decided to make his car company an electric car company. And electric cars have inherent advantages over their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts



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