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About Kyle Field

Kyle Field I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. TSLA investor.



Author Archives: Kyle Field

Speed Dating: Getting To Know Tesla’s Autopilot

April 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla's Autopilot has been hailed as the ultimate platform for developing a fully autonomous driving solution. After 8 months of owning our Tesla Model 3, Tesla shrunk down the base Autopilot package by removing a few features, and at the same time dropping the after-purchase price from $7,000 for Enhanced Autopilot to $4,000 for the new Autopilot package. It felt like the right time to pull the trigger on the update, so we made the purchase on March 1st


Motiv Power Systems Focuses On Scaling Up With New Chassis Supplier Deal

April 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Northern California electric vehicle solution provider Motiv Power Systems is restructuring its team to enable a more rapid production ramp. The restructuring moves Motiv's Founder and former CEO Jim Castelaz into the role of Chief Technology Officer role, where he can continue to drive and lead the development of the company's software, firmware, and battery solutions


EV Charging 101: Getting Your Home EV Charging Set Up

April 14th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Tesla Model 3 has broken through traditional electric vehicle market segmentation and into the mainstream. That is great news for the planet, as tens of thousands of new electric vehicles are displacing fossil fuel vehicles each month. However, that also comes with a new set of challenges


Zero Mass Water Brings Clean Water To Puerto Rico Using Nothing But Sunshine

April 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Zero Mass Water's Source Hydropanels harness the power of the sun and use it to produce from thin air. It's known as atmospheric water generation, and the fact that Zero Mass Water's panels are able to produce pure drinking water without the need for any external electricity makes them perfect for off-grid and disaster response scenarios around the world


Tesla’s Sentry Mode Catches Construction Workers Damaging A Model 3

April 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A Tesla Model 3 owner was lucky to have Sentry Mode looking out for his car when a construction crew attempting a 73 point turn bumped into the rear quarter panel of the car, leaving a dent. Thankfully, the bumping of the car triggered Sentry Mode to activate, sending a text to his phone and capturing the last minute of video from the car's cameras on his USB stick


Tesla Demonstrates Its Agility With New Homelink Option For Model 3 Owners

April 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla pulled back the curtains on its plan to offer lower-trimmed vehicle owners the ability to purchase incremental hardware and software updates for their vehicles today. The company just added the option to purchase a software unlock to enable its Homelink automatic garage door opener on Standard Range and Standard Range Plus trims of the Model


Tesla’s Vertical Integration Unlocks Hidden Flexibility & Innovation — #CleanTechnica Field Trip

March 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The 1990s and early 2000s saw companies around the world extending their supply chains into global markets in a way that the world had never seen before, or perhaps even imagined. The business models that emerged from the outsourcing movement were spread far and wide, with central organizations extending some semblance of control of their supply chains through quality spec sheets, service level agreements, and detailed supplier contracts


Lion Electric Launches A Class 8 Truck With Up To 400km Range

March 26th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Lion Electric is adding a new full electric class 8 truck to its lineup, which is available with up to 400 kilometers of range per charge. The new Lion8 brings Lion Electric's experience from developing electric transit and electric school buses to bear on a larger vehicle class designed for urban deliveries


Tesla’s Navigation Eliminates The Need To Plan Charging Stops On Road Trips

March 26th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla posted a new video to its YouTube account that shows yet another perfect family in their perfectly clean Tesla Model S taking a road trip to a ski resort in Austria for vacation. My Tesla Model 3 never seems to be clean, with random crayons, papers, books, and toy parts in every crevice, but that's another story. The quick video (below) made me reflect on one of the huge benefits of Tesla's navigation system compared to the ones from other automakers: automatic charging stop integration


Everything You Need To Know About The Tesla Model Y

March 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The newest member of the Tesla family stepped into the limelight last week at an event at Tesla's Hawthorne Design Studio in Southern California. The event was attended by several hundred enthusiasts, referral program award winners, and media who came out from around the world to see the big reveal


The RadMini Step-Thru Is Anything But Mini Under The Hood

March 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Rad Power Bikes is a US-based bike company that is charging into the world of e-bikes with a rapidly expanding fleet of outside-the-box bike solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. They sent us their $1,499 RadMini Step-Thru so we could run it through the paces in a variety of situations, with a handful of differently sized humans to see how it fared


Nikola Motors Buys 400 Acres In Arizona For New Manufacturing Facility

March 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Nikola Motors has big plans to disrupt the heavy trucking industry with a lineup of 3 hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric class 8 trucks. Its second vehicle, the Nikola Two hydrogen fuel cell truck, will debut at Nikola World next month. Just ahead of the big reveal, the company announced that it has purchased 400 acres of land in Arizona for its manufacturing facility in a deal with Arizona real estate developer Saint Holdings



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