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7 New Tesla Software Updates Show Why Owners Love ❤️ Tesla

June 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There are many things about Tesla ownership that are different from conventional car ownership, and even different from ownership of other electric cars. However, I think one is both particularly special and also hard to convey effectively to non-owners


10 Things It Would Be Awesome To Have In The Tesla Model 3

April 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

It is well known that I love my Tesla Model 3, like practically every other Model 3 owner on the planet. Last month, following the news that Consumer Reports found Tesla owners were happier with their cars than any other vehicle owners in the US, I listed 70 reasons why the Model 3 is loved so much. That doesn't mean it's perfect, of course. Here are 10 things I'd like to see improved in the Model


Tesla Model 3 Sunshades — CleanTechnica Review

April 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently received a set of Tesla Model 3 sunshades/heatshields from EV Annex to review. I thought I was just getting a front and back sunshade/heatshield, but it turns out they provide the full Iron Man body armor for every little window in the car. So, if you really want to block out the sun (and the view), EV Annex has you covered (bad pun, I know)


70 Reasons Why Tesla Model 3 Is Most Loved Car

March 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Whether you are considering buying a Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, or another electric vehicle, it is probably worth noting that the Model 3 is the most loved car or passenger vehicle in the United States, based on Consumer Reports surveys of vehicle owners of all types. In other words, owners of no other vehicles profess to love their vehicles as much as Model 3 owners do


10 Worst Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3

January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Last night I wrote an article "10 Best Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3." I'm in the media, so I have to be sure to engage in false balance from time to time. So, in response to the article above, here's a piece on the 10 worst things about owning a Tesla Model


10 Best Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3

January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've had our Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus for about 5 months now. The car is a wonderful vehicle and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. (Though, I frequently debate with myself if I'd prefer the Model 3 or the Model Y.)


Waiting For Tesla Full Self Driving, These Are My Top Questions & Thoughts (As A User)

January 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I'll admit it — I'm super eager for the first edition of Tesla "Full Self Driving" to roll out. Before critics start freaking out, I should make clear that I don't expect to nap, work, or watch movies while using initial iterations of Full Self Driving. I currently use Autopilot a ton, and I'm well aware that it is handling most of the driving just fine while I'm essentially a simple passenger, but I do keep my hands on the wheel and constantly scan the road like a pretend driver fully focused on acting out the role in search of an Oscar (or at least a Teen Choice Award)


Tesla Model 3 Trunk Organizer & Frunk Cooler From EVANNEX — CleanTechnica Review

November 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently received a Tesla Model 3 trunk organizer and a frunk/trunk cooler from EVANNEX. Aside from floor mats to protect the original Tesla-installed flooring, I consider these the top two Model 3 aftermarket items that just about everyone could benefit from. (Though, pneumatic trunk and frunk hood openers have me drooling, and I do have some other fun aftermarket products to review.)


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


“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 Bonanza — 7 Races

October 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla Smart Summon was all the rage for a few days on Tesla Twitter and Tesla YouTube. For obvious reason, too — it's fun! More thoughtfully (putting on my serious face), it's an amazing step forward toward door-to-door fully self-driving Teslas. That's at least half the excitement — what it indicates is coming, much more than what is here today. Nonetheless, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Tesla owners were eager to see what Smart Summon could do and what its limitations were. That included me, a new Tesla buddy, and a friend of his who happened to be in town at the Supercharger where we had decided to meet


Tesla’s Navigate On Autopilot Is Smooth As Silk — CleanTechnica Review

October 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I don't have much opportunity to use Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot since I seldom drive on the Interstate. (I'm eagerly awaiting "Navigate the City" or whatever the next iteration is!) However, I recently drove through Tampa, Clearwater, and cities in that vicinity for about 2 hours and had the chance to really spend some time using the beta Navigate on Autopilot feature. It's a fascinating feature and the details of it go beyond what I realized before using it. I genuinely hate driving through Tampa, and the most concise takeaway of this whole experience is that Navigate on Autopilot definitely made that task safer, easier, and less stressful


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



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