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A Tesla Service Experience — The Cool & The Uncool

July 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It's sweet when you buy a car and it immediately needs service — awesome experience. Seemingly out of pure luck, that's what happened with the first Tesla Model S we bought for our new Tesla Shuttle service. Days after picking the Model S up from Germany (used, and not through Tesla), "Acceleration Reduced" appeared on the small screen behind the steering wheel, and underneath that in a bit smaller text, "Contact Tesla Service When Convenient."


Tesla Service Is On Another Level — Now Getting Even Better

July 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The Model 3 is going to level up Tesla's game in many ways, with the first and foremost being the lower price point. Bringing a Tesla to market that is on par with the average sales price of a new car in the US changes everything and truly opens up the brand to the mass market for the first time in its existence


Best Way To Plan For Tesla Model 3 — Rent An Electric Car

July 6th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla Model 3 production starts tomorrow, unless there was some kind of dramatic surprise since Monday. It seems that tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people who have never before had an electric car have a reservation for a Model 3. They have a bit of planning to do


Driving A Tesla Model S To The Polish Boonies

July 6th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

As you've probably read, a handful of guys and I recently got a Tesla Model S 85D for an intercity European Tesla Shuttle service we're launching based out of Wroclaw, Poland. This last weekend, I rented the Tesla myself (but with no personal driver, unfortunately) to pick my family up from my in-laws' "summer house" (lake house in the middle of nowhere). This place is really off the beaten track, in what I think we'd call "the boonies" in the United States


Where Tesla Autopilot Truly Shines

July 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

My second "real," long drive on Autopilot (from Wroclaw to Berlin) demonstrated to me two places in which Autopilot is brilliantly lovable. These, imho, are the situations in which Autopilot is like collecting mushrooms in Mario Bros


1st Real Drive With Tesla Autopilot (Including A Few “Warning Shots”)

June 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I first experienced Tesla Autopilot last year, as I wrote in my Tesla Model X review. It was certainly cool and interesting, and a bit nerve-racking. But that was a short test drive on a California highway — not real use. Well, a few guys and I recently got our first Tesla Model S for an intercity Tesla shuttle service we're launching here in Europe (... called Tesla Shuttle), and the Tesla includes Autopilot


Tesla Rep Sheds Light on Supercharger “Idle Fee” Logic

February 8th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla's free Superchargers have been a hotly debated topic since they first went live for the Model S. People complained about how it wasn't scalable, how the stalls would all fill up because of local freeloaders when it was designed for people taking long trips...suffice it to say that it has been a point of contention for the company...but at the same time, one of Tesla's key differentiators


The EV Annex Tesla Model S Center Console Insert (CleanTechnica Review)

December 10th, 2016 | by Kyle Field

Back in April, Zach and I went on a CleanTechnica tour de Southern California centered around the Tesla Model 3 unveiling event. While in line to lock in our Tesla Model 3 reservations at the Santa Monica Tesla store, we met Roger and Matt Pressman from EV Annex in person. Since then, they have sent over a few of their custom-designed and custom-built accessories for the Tesla Model S for us to review (like the Cubby Compartment)


Charging In Public: Tesla vs Other EVs

March 28th, 2016 | by Kyle Field

Electric vehicles (EVs) are still a relatively new technology on roads around the world, but the gears are shifting extremely quickly. For [&hellip



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