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“List of Problems” With New Tesla Model 3 … Tesla Fandom Gone Too Far … 4 Reasons We Bought Tesla Model 3 — CleanTechnica Top 20

September 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The top 20 articles on CleanTechnica last week, in terms of views, were led by quite an interesting and surprising article. If you didn't see it before and are now curious, just be advised that it is delivered better on a computer than a phone — and scrolling down to the comments may be worthwhile sooner than later if you're confused


7 “Little Things” We Love About The Tesla Model 3

August 31st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

"It's the little things." "Stop to smell the roses." "Don't forget to enjoy life." There are various phrases that try to remind us that big-picture topics don't always dominate our lives. In fact, little things of daily life can influence us on a grand scale. With many little things, it wouldn't hurt us to pause and appreciate them a little more


Regional Road Trips More Convenient In A Tesla Than A Gasmobile

August 29th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the most persistent incorrect assumptions about electric vehicles is that they're less convenient than gasmobiles. Actually, as long as you buy a decent modern electric car, "fueling up" will be more convenient in many — if not most — cases. As usual, your own personal details matter. There is no single answer for everyone, but there are a handful of truisms that are the building blocks of each personal story


3 Things I Learned While Ordering A Tesla — Tesla Store Was Useful Even For Me!

August 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I recently shared, we just procured a Tesla Model 3. Being one of the most obsessive Tesla reporters and editors in the world, I didn't expect to need the local Tesla store to make this happen. However, I had an impetus to walk in for help almost immediately, and then another. None of this is going to show up in my order — which I quickly placed online after the store visits and after finalizing a couple of other things — but it was important to me as a consumer


The Tesla Buying Experience Is 10× Nicer Than The Auto Dealer Buying Experience

August 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

When I was buying a Tesla Model 3, a few article topics came to mind immediately. It wasn't till the end of the process that I realized I really should write this one as well. There are different phases of the car buying process. Putting them all together, it is easily 10× more enjoyable to buy a Tesla than to buy a car (especially an electric car) from a conventional auto dealer


4 More Reasons We Bought A Tesla Model 3

August 27th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Yesterday, I wrote about the 4 top reasons we just bought a Tesla Model 3 and decided to say goodbye to a 2015 BMW i3 REx we loved. Below are 3 more reasons — not as big as the core 4 but notable nonetheless. Were any of these critical in deciding to bring home a Model 3? No, but they were big improvements over the i3 that continually came to mind and helped build the case for the switch. In our first day with the car, each of them was already noticed and appreciated


A Quick Guide To Tesla’s New V3 Supercharging

August 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Earlier this year, Tesla launched the third version of its Supercharging stations. While the basic functions of the V3 Superchargers are the same as previous generations, there are some subtle differences, so CleanTechnica hit the road to put the new stations to the test


Breaking! Tesla Soon Adding YouTube & Netflix To All Cars

July 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Elon Musk recently tweeted some exciting news to those who own Tesla cars and those considering buying them. Although all Tesla cars have had a web browser for a while, that browser didn't support Netflix or YouTube. Elon tweeted that Tesla will soon be rolling out both YouTube and Netflix capability to cars!


6 Ways Tesla Ruins Everything For Incumbent Automakers

July 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This article was inspired by a tweet by a popular YouTuber who commented that his driveway is going to look like a Tesla dealership. I replied that although I have only one Tesla now, everyone in my family wants a Tesla, even though none of them had any interest in the car during the 2 years I was talking about it but they hadn't yet seen it. Once they got to spend some time in the car, they all came to love it


I Found A Safety Concern In My Tesla Model 3, & How To Correct It

June 1st, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I have been taking a lot of long drives in my Tesla Model 3 lately while getting my son set up in his first job across the state of Florida. I was returning from Melbourne to Tampa one evening after moving him into his apartment and I discovered something about the Model 3 that I didn't like


Tesla Referral Program — How Does A Referral Code Work & What Do I Get?

May 27th, 2019 | by Chris Boylan

Though it's been making and selling purely electric cars since 2008, Tesla still spends next to nothing on marketing and advertising. Instead, the company relies mostly on word of mouth from existing owners and excitement from bloggers, YouTube influencers, and journalists to sell cars. To this end, the Tesla referral program has been an effective tool in bringing new customers to the brand



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