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About Paul Fosse

Paul Fosse I've been a software engineer for over 30 years, first working on EDI software and more recently developing data warehouse systems in the telecommunications and healthcare industry. Along the way, I've also had the chance to help start a software consulting firm and do portfolio management for several investment trusts. In 2010, I took an interest in electric cars because gas was getting expensive. In 2015, I started reading CleanTechnica and took an interest in solar, mainly because it was a threat to my oil and gas investments in my investment trusts. Tesla investor. Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/paul92237



Author Archives: Paul Fosse

Driving The Tesla Model 3 On Slippery Roads — Why It Rocks!

January 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I will discuss handling of the Tesla 3 (and other cars) in slippery conditions. I'm not going to cover frozen door handles or reduced range in the winter. Those could be issues that you might want to research and I encourage you to do that. They're just not part of this article


5 Ways Buying A Tesla Model 3 Saves Lives, & How Much Is Your Family’s Safety Worth?

January 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This article will focus on Tesla safety, and specifically the safety of the Tesla Model 3. This piece, however, takes a broader look of safety than previous articles. Here at CleanTechnica, we have written a lot about how EVs are safer and why. In fact, I encourage you to read the free report on electric vehicle safety advantages and disadvantages we've published. But there's often more to cover on this topic, and more ways to integrate the various findings


Comparing Tesla Model 3 To Honda Accord — From An Engineer’s Perspective

January 12th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

For today's article, I'm going to go over all the major areas of each car (Driving Dynamics, Interior, Exterior, Safety, Technology, and Costs), but before I do, I'm going to tell you why I bought a Honda Accord in 1998 and why it was my favorite car (until I bought the Tesla Model 3 last year)


Tesla Sells 33% More Cars In USA In Q4 2018 Than In All Of 2017! 367% YoY Growth!

January 2nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

2108 has been a real breakout year for Tesla. It has gone from being a niche producer of electric vehicles (EVs) to becoming the dominant seller of not just EVs, but of all luxury cars too. The surprise to many is that Tesla also dominated the overall sedan market by having the top selling car in the US in terms of revenue!


Should I Buy A Tesla In The Year-End Rush?

December 31st, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Every week, it seems like we thought Tesla would run out of Model 3 cars that week. But the company kept its production up and apparently worked through its backlog of orders a few weeks ago. The people who still have reservations fall into 3 categories


How I Give A Tesla Model 3 Test Ride (As Often As Possible)

December 30th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

For this week's article, I'm going to update an article I published about 3 months ago on giving rides in your Tesla. I've been an EV owner for over 7 years (6½ years as a Leaf owner and 6 months as a Tesla Model 3 owner) and have been offering rides in my EV the whole 7 years


Could The Tesla Model 3 Cut Your Car Costs By A Third?

December 15th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

I have written a series of articles on this site that attempted to accurately estimate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of various Model 3 trims, and then also compare those TCO estimates to a variety of competing cars. You can read the latest one, comparing the Model 3 to all the mainstream midsize sedans (Camry, Accord, Optima, and Malibu)


6 Months Free Supercharging On All Teslas Via A Referral Code Ends Tomorrow, Monday, December 10!

December 9th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

It seems like every week there is a new deadline given by Tesla. I've only had a couple of marketing courses, but I seem to remember a huge problem in sales is people are 99% ready to buy, but are just not quite ready to pull the trigger. If you give them a reason to decide, some will decide to buy, some will decide to wait, but you will at least get some of the people off the fence to pay the bills


The Cat In The Tesla — A Dr. Seuss–Inspired EV Guide

December 1st, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Today is my anniversary. No, not my marriage anniversary, but my 7 year EV anniversary. I was going to post a picture of our marriage certificate (purchase contract), but since I've traded in my Starter EV for a Trophy EV (same wife, different EV), the new car insisted we get rid of the reminders of the first relationship and I don't have that. In honor of that 7 year journey, though, this article is a summary of EV life back then, EV life today, and a few competitive EVs


Last Call To Order A Tesla For 2018 … Or Should You Wait For The $35,000 Model 3?

November 28th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Sometimes I feel like the boy who cried wolf. On October 12, I wrote an article that you should order a Tesla Model 3 by October 15 or you wouldn't be guaranteed delivery by year end. Then, on November 11, I wrote about 5 options to still get a Tesla in 2018. Tesla didn't want that to be the end of the story. As we wrote on November 15, the company secured extra trucking capacity and announced to the world it won't use rail to ship to the East Coast (since it takes too long and Tesla wouldn't want you to miss out on getting your Tesla by year end). But that's not all


7 Reasons To Not Buy A Tesla … Yet

November 24th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

I've written a lot of articles about how great and affordable the Tesla Model 3 is, and I truly believe it has the potential to become one of the best selling cars of all time. Does that mean it is the right car for everyone? No — although it must be enjoyable for everyone to drive (or not drive, once the full-self-driving software is available), it just isn't the right car for everyone


Toyota Camry & Honda Accord Buyers, Don’t Assume Tesla Model 3 Is Beyond Your Budget

October 28th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Today, I want to update my use of the Edmunds True Cost to Own model to analyze the market for mainstream midsize sedans. I'll compare the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range to all the leaders in the midsize market today. The short story, as you'll see if you go through it all, is that the much quicker, safer, and more luxurious Tesla Model 3 can be cost-competitive with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, and Chevy Malibu



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