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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus Now Supercharges At Up To 170 kW — Charts!

November 5th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The latest Tesla software update (2019.36.1) has unlocked the full DC charging potential of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+). The Model 3 SR+, with this update, has a 170 kW charging peak, up from the previous 100–105 kW peak. This means that the SR+ battery charge rate (C-rate) is now approximately in line with that of the Model 3 Long Range variants, albeit scaled for the different battery size


Yes, Electric Cars Can Take The Backroads

September 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

In recent weeks, I've seen multiple people assert that, "Sure, you can take EVs on road trips on major highways now, but I like to take the backroads, and there are few to no chargers on backroads!" Now, this obviously confused me — not simply because of the fact that it's not true that chargers exist only on major highways


The Tesla Model 3 From A Female European Perspective

August 31st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Traditionally, the domain of cars has been mostly one of males, guys, men, dudes, hombres, etc. Guys working on cars was, and perhaps remains, a familiar enough scenario that it's assumed this kind of mechanical interest and ability is masculine


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


To The Grand Canyon In A Tesla Model S

August 29th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

A friend of mine reached out to me with an incredible story from his friend, Tonto. Tonto went on a summer road trip to the Grand Canyon as a way to celebrate America. His trip was his own way of celebrating our freedom, and what is a better way of doing this than going on the road trip in his American-made Tesla Model


Tesla Experience Tunisia

August 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tunisia, being the first democratic Arab country, is always on the lookout for fresh and innovative things that would benefit the people and the world. Many of the younger people in Tunisia are well connected on social media and some in that number include Tesla owners and fans


A Summer-Long Adventure In My Tesla Model 3

August 9th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It was late April 2019 when a friend and I arrived at the Glendale Galleria in California to see the new Captain Marvel movie. While my friend took a business call I wandered into the Tesla showroom next door. It was then, for the first time, I encountered a Model 3 up close. I sat in the car and was amazed at the simplicity of Tesla's interior design. It was impressive to see a single touchscreen control nearly all of the car’s features — even the direction of airflow


This Tesla Model 3 Took Selfies In The Arctic Circle

August 2nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Earlier in July, my Twitter friend Wade Anderson came through Baton Rouge on an epic road trip in his Model 3. Not only did I have my first experience riding in a Model 3 as a result, but Wade told me of his plans to partake of the wildest and most adventurous Tesla road trip one can imagine


Does Range Anxiety Affect Gas Car Drivers More Than Tesla Drivers?

July 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's note: Aside from the points made in the article below, something that I think non-Tesla drivers can't appreciate (until they experience it in a Tesla) is Tesla's navigation system for road trips. The brilliant navigation system plans out your trip and tells you where to charge and for how long. I drove a Model S from Poland to Paris and back, and my conclusion after (or during) the trip was that this navigation system actually made the journey simpler and less stressful than it would have been in a gasoline or diesel vehicle


Tesla Model 3 & Chevy Bolt Go From LA To Vegas & Back Only Charging 59 Minutes & 167 Minutes, Respectively

July 9th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Eric Way and his friend Alex Venz drove their electric cars from the LA area to Las Vegas and back after a problematic New York Times article was published about driving a Chevy Bolt on this same trip. Eric owns and drives a Chevy Bolt and Alex has a Tesla Model 3. (CleanTechnica’s Kyle Field also just completed this trip in his Model 3 to demonstrate the ease of making the round trip journey.)


Vegas, Baby! Los Angeles To Vegas & Back In A Tesla Model 3 — 8 Hours Of Driving & 70 Minutes Of Charging

July 7th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Road trips rarely consist of scripted fueling stops, nicely packed sack lunches, and firm itineraries, so when EV enthusiast Dennis Pascual and I decided to make the 540-mile run from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada and back, we intentionally shot from the hip. The quintessential road trip from LA to Vegas is a staple coming-of-age trip that thousands of youngsters embark on every week


My First Experience Riding In A Tesla Model 3

June 28th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

I have never been a car person. In fact, I never was interested in owning a car and always thought I never would. Having grown up without a car (we used public transit), driving was something I never thought I really needed to learn. So I didn’t. I had zero interest in cars. Until Tesla


Minnesota To D.C. Carbon Free — We Made It!

June 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We did it. We drove 1,140 miles (1,835 kilometers) powered only by electricity! We started out last Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM, stopped for the night in Schaumburg, IL, and arrived at our hotel in Washington D.C. at 11:30 PM on Saturday night. We spent 19 hours and 20 minutes in the car and 4 hours at stops for lunch, dinners, and some quick errands


84-Year Old Tesla Owner Perhaps 1st To Drive Electric Car To Arctic

June 14th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Many still believe electric cars are incapable of road trips due to a lack of EV charging infrastructure. It turns out that an 84-year old Tesla owner, originally from Germany, would like to prove those naysayers wrong. Aaron Hemens reports (via NNSL Media) that George Teepe, a resident of Laguna Niguel, California, set out to become the first person to drive an electric car to the coastline of the Arctic Ocean



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