Tesla is the most vulnerable it has been in a long time

There were times in the history of Tesla as an auto manufacturer that the company was in trouble. Getting a Model 3 out the door was a much bigger challenge than the company expected, and even the CEO said it was near bankruptcy. But lately, times are again dark. Not because building cars is hard […]

by Chad Kirchner
How-to use camp mode in your Tesla

  When you invested in your Tesla electric vehicle did you ever imagine you’d be sleeping in it? If your idea of glamping involves putting down the seats, adding a mattress and some pillows and putting the vehicle into “camp mode,” then the Tesla is the place to be! We explore how to use camp […]

by Robbi Hess
The best replacement windshield wipers for your Tesla

Owning a Tesla, or any BEV for that matter, has its perks when it comes to general maintenance of the vehicle. You’re no longer worried about oil changes or spark plugs, but instead, you typically only need to keep tabs on your windshield wipers, wiper fluid, brakes, and tires. It’s pretty obvious when three of […]

by Jason Siu
How much would Tesla charge non-Tesla drivers to Supercharge?

As part of the massive infrastructure bill passed by the Biden administration, a ton of money was set aside to help grow out the EV fast charging network across the country. To gain access to that money, charging stations can’t be proprietary to one particular make or model. Obviously Tesla would want access to that […]

by Chad Kirchner
Tesla to pilot allowing Supercharger access in the United States to non-Teslas: The White House

One of the keys to Tesla’s success in North America is the proliferation and availability of the Supercharger network. Without it, it’s unlikely Tesla would be a success. But one criticism of the network is that it’s only available to Tesla automobiles. While that makes sense — Tesla spent the money after all — there […]

by Chad Kirchner
Which home charger or Level 2 charger should I buy for my Tesla?

You’ve decided that Tesla is the electric vehicle for you, but which home charger should you buy? While Tesla sells its own charging equipment, there are other lots of other options to consider. Here’s a breakdown of how EV charging works and how quickly the different chargers can charge your Tesla so you can decide […]

by Nicole Wakelin
The best Tesla Model 3 accessories

When the Tesla Model 3 first arrived on the market in 2017, it was widely considered a high-tech vehicle — but it wasn’t without its fair share of criticism. For starters, it mostly lacked physical buttons, knobs, and dials, instead relying on a giant, landscape touch screen display for most of its controls. If you […]

by Jason Siu
Elon Musk: Tesla reaffirms opening Supercharger network to other BEVs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been on the record that the automaker will open its Supercharger network to other battery-electric vehicles; the company has long enjoyed the perks of having one of the best charging experiences thanks to this. That’s about to change since Musk confirmed last year that it’s opening up Tesla’s Supercharger stations […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Here’s why my go to recommendation is no longer Tesla

Prior to today, Tuesday Mar. 15, 2022, my go to recommendation for a new electric vehicle had a Tesla badge on the hood. Why? Because normal people who don’t know much about electric cars have the easiest time transitioning when the car they are driving is a Tesla. The Supercharger network is reliable, and Tesla’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
More businesses should invest in level 2 charging, but leave DCFC to companies like Electrify America and Tesla who own their own equipment for the time being

Capitalism is great. Well, sometimes. When it comes to the rollout of EV charging infrastructure it can be a bit of a double-edged sword. Level 2 J-1772 charging is perfect for many businesses who want to offer a competitive advantage but they need to leave the DCFC to some of the big dogs — at […]

by Chad Kirchner