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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 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


What Some Top Auto Execs Are Saying About Tesla

January 3rd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Auto's top executives have a long history of downplaying Tesla. But the tide may be turning. With the impressive success of Tesla's Model 3, top execs are beginning to show the Silicon Valley automaker some long-deserved respect


Futurist Drives Tesla Model X … & His View Of The Future Changes

January 1st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Daniel Burrus is the author of seven books including the best-sellers Flash Foresight and TechnoTrends. The New York Times referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in spectacularly high demand as a speaker. It turns out that Burrus recently decided it was time for a new SUV. Something unusual happened when he decided to take the Tesla Model X on a test drive


What Larry Ellison Brings To Tesla

January 1st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla recently announced new two new board members. The company's first board pick, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, was prescient. Her human resources background (ranging from Walgreens to Kelloggs) brings Tesla some critical HR expertise right as the company readies itself for rapid growth. But investors also liked Tesla's second new addition — a Silicon Valley icon who might hold some sway with Musk — Larry Ellison


Tesla’s Direct Sales Model An “Inspiration” For Big Auto, Consumer Reports Reports

January 1st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Buying a car can be a grueling process. Keith Barry writes in Consumer Reports, "In an era of online shopping and instant gratification, the traditional way of buying a car can seem like a painful throwback. Some dealers are still doing business the old-school way: insisting buyers haggle over the price, hiding fees and charges until the last minute, and making customers wait hours to sign form after form."


This Hypnotic Tesla Model X ASMR Video Has 2½ Million Views

January 1st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Let's face it, Tesla videos are flooding YouTube. As avid watchers, we're all over Model 3 Owners Club, Now You Know, Teslatunity, Tesla Geeks, Teslanomics, KmanAuto, Sean Mitchell, Bjørn Nyland, and NZCUTR. We even follow LikeTesla on Twitter. And we just checked in with E for Electric for Model 3 Christmas tips. However, there's one particular Model X video that's putting a hypnotic spell on Tesla fans everywhere


Former Tesla Employees Launch 1st Used Electric Car Retailer

January 1st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Salespeople in car dealerships tend to push buyers towards gas-powered cars. Electric vehicles, in contrast, typically get low priority. But two former Tesla employees are setting out to change that with a new concept for an auto retailer that, instead, is setting out to embrace electric cars


Tesla = Hottest Place To Work For Young Job Seekers

December 30th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla is currently the most sought-after company for young job seekers. According to the Wall Street Journal, "On Handshake, a student career-services app ... nine million student and alumni users showed Tesla received more job and internship applications than any other company [of the 275,000-plus employers] on the app in the 2016–2017 academic year."


40 Steps & 90 Minutes To Produce Tesla Model 3

December 30th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

As Tesla's production ramp for the Model 3 continues to improve, so does its process. Part of this can be attributed to engineering efficiencies. Business Insider reports, "After a recent visit to the company's Fremont, California factory, analyst Pierre Ferragu of New Street Research, far and away Tesla's most bullish analyst on Wall Street, said the sedan is 'biblical' in its simplicity."


Saudi Energy Minister Throws Shade At Electric Vehicles

December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Could electric vehicles disrupt the reign of Big Oil? Apparently not. According to Arab News, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih publicly downplayed, "what he described as the 'hype' of the electric vehicle market." And he emphasized that "miscalculations around the pace of [vehicle] electrification could create 'serious' risks around global energy security."


Wall Street Analyst: Tesla “One of the Most Dynamic Technology Innovators over the Last 30 Years”

December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla is a polarizing stock on Wall Street. There are plenty of bulls and bears that work hard to make their case. However, there's a new Wall Street analyst covering Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] who's enthusiastic about the company's potential but warns of great volatility ahead. According to CNBC, "Wedbush Securities began coverage of Tesla shares on [December 14] with an outperform rating."


More Insight Into Tesla’s New Board Chair, Robyn Denholm

December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Questions arose when Tesla announced its new board chair, Robyn Denholm. How might the seasoned executive interface with Tesla's hard-charging CEO Elon Musk? Richard Walters (via Financial Times) reports that "Ms Denholm has always described herself as direct — the product of a pragmatic Australian upbringing that has left her with a no-nonsense view of the world."


Tesla = Auto Industry’s Champ In 2018

December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Much of this year was marked by a massive smear campaign against Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla. FUD [fear, uncertainty, and doubt] was at an all-time high. Ignore it. If you cut through the clutter, and instead, according to Wired, "If you focus on Tesla the company, then 2018 has been very good indeed."


Bloomberg: To Catch Up To Tesla, Big Auto Needs “Tricky Financial Stunt”

December 28th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

As Tesla's Model 3 continues to gain market share, legacy automakers face some daunting decisions. Bloomberg warns, "The future of the auto industry is going to look like the history of the cell phone ... some of today’s dominant car companies will share the fate of a few former titans of the smartphone. Remember BlackBerry, Nokia, and Palm?"


Tesla Is Most Googled Car Brand In USA & The Bahamas

November 17th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Online searches can say a lot about which car brands are attracting the most interest online. According to Car Buzz, "Car sales and research website Select Car Leasing has just published the results of ... a year’s worth of Google search data to find out which car brands were the most queried." And, apparently, "Elon Musk's tweets are winning the SEO war" (as well as the Twitter race)



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