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Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats From Tesmanian — CleanTechnica Review

October 27th, 2019 | by Marika

When you buy a new car, your new car, you want it to stay in a perfect, kind of new way for as long as possible. At the beginning, you wipe each little mark off, get rid of every little spec as soon as you see it, vacuum every piece of sand (as if it was even possible living in Florida after going to the beach…). But, let’s be honest, sharing this new car with two little kids is not easy at all. The car is not a museum where you are not allowed to touch anything, right? And those kids are not museum visitors


How Tesla Will Roll Out Full Self Driving, + Q3 Safety Update

October 25th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

During Tesla's 3rd quarter conference call last night, Elon Musk got a very important question regarding the widespread skepticism that Tesla will be able to roll out "feature complete full self driving" by the end of this year (only 69 days from now). This questioner asked him to define what "feature complete" means and give a list of features that establish a baseline. He answered it this way


“If You Didn’t Buy A Tesla, You Just Made A Mistake”

October 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said something similar to the headline above on the quarterly Tesla conference call a few hours ago. It perhaps made me smile and laugh more than anything else on the conference call. The reason is simple, and it's also why I'm keeping this article short


Tesla Smart Summon Chases Kids (Video From Inside Car)

October 12th, 2019 | by Marika

Okay, so I’m sitting in the car waiting for my whole family (husband and two little girls) to come back from a quick stop for shopping. The car is plugged in and charging at a Tesla Supercharger (thank you to buyers who used our referral code). My husband came up with a funny phrase to describe a "park & plug" state, which is "plark." So, you could say I'm sitting in a "plarked" car in a Tesla "plarking lot."


Smooth

October 11th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Since I got the Tesla Model 3 a month and a half ago, I've been trying to figure out a one- or two-sentence summary of the car. It's been tough. I'm plagued by a few issues. For one, I'm used to communicating with people who know a ton about Tesla (you), whereas people in the "real world" are often not such people


BMW i3 Is A Perfect Out-Of-Town EV, Smoothly Flowing Through Mountain Roads — BMW i3 vs. The Mountain (Video)

October 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Model 3 is the standout, Zen-of-zero-emissions electric vehicle that is meeting peoples hopes and wishes straight on. Even though I don't have a Model 3, I'd agree with anyone singing Model 3 praises. I have ridden in one many times, and I've previously written about the expansive back seat experience in a Tesla Shuttle. The praise the Model 3 gets is well deserved


Lumos Matrix Helmet — The Gold Standard In Bike Safety

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It's not often that we write reviews of a bike helmet on CleanTechnica. For most people, and for most helmets, there's nothing special. You find one that fits on your head and that meets the applicable safety standards, adjust it to fit, and go. Lumos decided to go above and beyond the normal with their new Matrix helmet. Not only does it protect your head, but it has features that can help prevent an accident from happening in the first place


How The Long Drive To Frankfurt For IAA 2019 Made Me Talk To My Tesla Model 3

September 29th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

A few days ago I told you what I thought was going on at the IAA 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, and that was quite an eye opener for me. One single model stole the show. The world of automobiles will see serious change next year, when the VW ID.3 and other similar models hit the tarmac with their wheels spinning so fast the fossil fuel slurping dinosaurs won't know what hit them


2019 RadRover Electric Bike Review

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

I recently had an opportunity to get my hands on a 2019 RadRover, by Rad Power Bikes. While I did get this bike as part of a collaboration with a third party, I'm glad to have the opportunity to give our readers an independent review of the bike. So far, it's been a great ride!


Electricity Resilience In Florida: Hurricane Dorian vs. Tesla Powerwall

September 28th, 2019 | by Danny Parker

As a researcher at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, Florida, I’ve lived with hurricanes my entire professional career. Each year is like a bad lottery since Florida is a hurricane magnet. Given the paths of past hurricanes, there’s plenty of reason for concern. Living in the state in September suggests a shooting gallery experience — with these hits by major storms, but a lot of near misses


Kids Love Teslas!

September 28th, 2019 | by Marika

Have you ever wondered where it all comes from and when it starts, the obsession with Tesla? How do all these kids get into Tesla? Does it come from the parents, friends, YouTube videos? Do those kids really care about the environmental aspects of having an electric car, in particular a Tesla? Do they like it because it is a new trend, because it is fast, quick, and quiet? Is it because they see more and more of them around? What do they actually know about the cars beyond the fact that they are sporty and fancy looking


Tesla Software V10 Wins The Internet

September 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I got to enjoy Tesla vehicle software V10 10 days ago, and I have been suffering ever since while I have waited for my car to get the upgrade. The banquet of wonderful, beautiful, thrilling, boring, and fun new features perhaps makes this Tesla's best vehicle software update yet. I already wrote about most of the improvements in that previous article. However, there are a few updates I didn't note (or know about) at the time, so here are a few updates (regarding the updates)



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