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.)
November 12th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Due to instant torque, the ease of moving in front of another driver for a needed lane change is one of the strengths of an electric car. I've left many gas cars far behind simply to ensure I move over to the next lane safely ahead of a stream of traffic
November 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range + is now the most efficient electric car sold in America according to the EPA. A exact scale model replica of the Roadster 2.0 is now available to order online from Tesla.
November 3rd, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
Tesla's Gigafactory 3 was built in a hurry because both China and Tesla had a lot to prove to the world, and if anyone was betting against Elon, they lost and joined a very long list of people who doubted Musk and were proven wrong
October 24th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal
I have been listening to the Tesla earnings call multiple times to write a follow-up article to my previous article about what I would be focused on in the earnings call, and I realized that Tesla announced an amazing update for its current vehicles that seems to have gone completely overlooked based on my searching
October 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I wrote an article a few days ago about 7 things Tesla "couldn't do," according to top experts in the auto field. As it turns out, these are things Tesla actually went ahead and did, while blowing nonchalant kisses at the crowd.
Some other ideas for things "experts" were convinced Tesla couldn't do have come to mind, so here's a sequel to the article from the other day
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
September 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I wrote earlier this week that I would conduct some new 5 year cost of ownership comparisons between the Tesla Model 3 and its top luxury car competitors. I've actually never before conducted an analysis comparing the Model 3's cost of ownership to the cost of ownership of the Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4. I think the main reason is that it was just clear from the Model 3 comparison with the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series that the Model 3 would embarrass these other cars on a cost of ownership basis. Nonetheless, now seemed like a good time for a new round of comparisons
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
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
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
August 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Jesse over at Mountain Pass Performance picked up a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range+ to fiddle with, and a few dyno tests confirmed that the lighter weight of the SR+ does indeed result in a faster car than the Model 3 Long Range at speeds over 65 miles per hour
July 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesla just rolled out a series of updates to the Model 3 configurator that lowered prices across the board in many countries. The new change was accompanied by a flip flop on the base color of all of Tesla's vehicles — from black to "pearl white." It is now an extra $750 to add black but no extra charge to choose white. Grey ("midnight silver metallic") and blue ("deep blue metallic") cost $1000 and red costs $
May 29th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan
Recently, we found out the German Tesla website introduced business leasing for the Model 3. Here is an example from the Tesla site. Congrats for those of you wanting a business lease in Germany!
May 28th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
John Rougeux recently ordered and took delivery of a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range with 570 miles on the odometer. He was charged $35,400 (there was a $400 price increase recently), but he got $1,250 off since the car had 570 miles
May 5th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan
For this piece, I will use the information on Tesla’s website to determine if paying cash, taking a loan, or leasing is the best option if you want a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+). The twist here is I did these calculations for Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, China, and the UK. These were some of the most popular markets for Tesla in Q1 2019. I added in the UK, since it has been suffering for 3 years and deserves some attention
May 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I recently published some cost comparisons between the Tesla Model 3 and various Honda Accord trims. As I implied at the time, these models shouldn't even be in the same discussion since the Model 3 is a much better vehicle (safer, quicker, more advanced tech, better handling), but the fact is that they do compare when it comes to 5 year cost of ownership. However, when I published the previous comparisons, I didn't include the cost of interest if you took out an auto loan to finance the purchase
May 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I've got another report here comparing the Tesla Model 3 to a top selling car in the USA.The Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the USA in the second half of 2018, the 11th best in all of 2018, and the 13th best in the first quarter of 2019. The Toyota Camry was the top selling car in the USA in 2018 and has long been at or near the top of the list
May 3rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
By all accounts, Teslas are technological marvels, safe, dependable, and fun to drive. But cheap? Well, there’s no question that an EV will save you money on fuel and maintenance compared to a legacy vehicle. And a Tesla isn’t a particularly expensive vehicle if your alternative is a BMW, a Mercedes, or an Audi, the brands to which the Californian EV is usually compared
May 2nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has created a new base Model 3 for the Canadian market. The standard range car is priced at $44,999, just low enough to take advantage of the new iZEV rebate that went into effect on May 1.