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Tesla Model Y Standard Range vs. Volkswagen ID.4: Which one should you get?

Even in the battery electric vehicle space, utility vehicles are the dominant body style. As the auto industry transitions toward electrification, crossovers will remain popular as consumer demand for them remains at an all-time high. To meet different needs and requirements, automakers have filled nearly every segment with SUVs, meaning there’s one to fit every […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021
Residual Roundup: Tesla Model 3 value after one year of ownership

A factor most buyers never consider when buying a new car is the residual value of their impending purchase. If you’re planning to keep the vehicle for years to come, it’s not really an issue. But for anyone thinking about short-term ownership, residual value can play a big role in which model they drive off […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
1/18/2021
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. Hyundai Kona Electric: Which one to get?

Your choices for mainstream electric vehicles with over 200 miles of range per charge have grown significantly over the last few years. The Tesla Model 3 isn’t the only game in town anymore. You’ve got entries from Nissan, Chevrolet, Hyundai, and Kia all vying for a space in your garage. Some entries have a longer […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021
Tesla apparently values “Full Self-Driving” at exactly $0

If you want to add Tesla‘s “Full Self-Driving” feature to your car, it’ll set you back $10,000. That $10,000 buys you a set of semi-autonomous driving aids and the promise that the car will be able to drive itself in the future. You’d think that adding a $10,000 option to your car would result in […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
This Tesla driver needs to have his driver’s license revoked and he should be in prison

Every week, without fail, I come across a video on YouTube or on TikTok of someone setting Autopilot on their Tesla and climbing into the back seat. Sometimes it’s “just to relax” while other times it is to “sleep.” If you do this, you are a moron and you are unnecessarily putting your life at […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus: Which is best?

Electrification is upon us and two automakers are at the forefront of that: Nissan and Tesla. Both are pioneers in electric vehicle development but each one took a different route in bringing out their entries. Now, Tesla and Nissan each have 200-mile EVs that are within the reach of the average consumer. Which one is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Alternating Currents: The anarchy of Tesla is in the third row

Last week Tesla unveiled a $3,000 third row seat option for the Model Y. From the moment the first photograph of that rear seat showed up online, the internet was abuzz with laughter at the idea of anyone fitting in a third row. The Model X is available as a three-row layout, but that behemoth […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/13/2021
Tesla “Full Self-Driving” is a $10,000 scam

If you were to order a new Tesla vehicle today, one of the option boxes you can check is to add “Full Self-Driving.” You might read through the options and think you should add it. You shouldn’t. “Full Self-Driving” is a set of features that aren’t a car driving itself. According to Tesla’s website right […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021
Tesla Model Y Standard Range and three-row configuration now available

Tesla has formally made the Model Y Standard Range available for purchase. This new, less expensive version uses a single-motor configuration and can travel an EPA-estimated 244 miles per charge. Despite being the cheapest version, the Model Y is still able to sprint to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and top out at 135 mph […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/8/2021
Alternating Currents: Tesla doesn’t build machines to love but it still has the electric car game on lock

I’ve never loved my iPhone. I don’t even feel particularly loyal to Apple, despite having bought three of them. The user interface is okay, but nothing spectacular. It’s an ergonomic nightmare. The iPhone keeps control of the smartphone market because it’s competent. It does everything pretty well, and there isn’t a lot of learning curve […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/6/2021