Tesla officially supports driver monitoring through cabin camera with update 2021.4.15.11

For awhile a cabin camera came installed inside Tesla Model 3 and Model Y models, and it was never quite understood if it was on and what was happening to the data. Now it appears that Tesla has officially turned on the camera to monitor the driver while Autopilot is active. Someone on Twitter just […]

by Chad Kirchner
Why you need a screen protector for the Tesla Model Y touchscreen

One of the most touched, and interacted with, components in your Tesla Model Y electric vehicle is the touchscreen. The 15-inch Model Y touchscreen is the way in which you interact with the vehicle’s computer for a myriad functions. The sleek look of the touchscreen is shiny and beautiful. That being said, the glare from […]

by Robbi Hess
How many miles a day are enough miles a day for an EV owner?

The conversation about big range versus charging infrastructure versus charging speeds is getting tiring. It’s been raging for the last few years, with many potential car buyers arguing EVs will never be able to go far enough, charge fast enough, or reach whatever backwater hollar they need to visit twice a year. Cars shouldn’t be […]

by Bradley Brownell
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. the competition: How does the new Korean player stack up?

It’s no secret that the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is aimed squarely at the Tesla Model Y. With the E-GMP platform’s ability to DC charge at 400- and 800-volts, and an estimated range of 300 miles in the single-motor version with the 77.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, there’s no denying this crossover’s main bogey. With that said […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin for new vehicle transactions

Recently, Elon Musk and Tesla started accepting Bitcoin as a method for reserving a vehicle and paying for it. The cryptocurrency has seen enormous gains and it has helped with Tesla’s overall bottom line. So it is strange that the company would stop accepting it. Since Tesla no longer operates a public relations office in […]

by Chad Kirchner
Best floor mats for the Tesla Model Y

Your Tesla Model Y electric vehicle is the car of your dreams, right? If you want to protect your investment as well as the interior of the vehicle, you may want to invest in floor mats for it. The Tesla manufacturer equips the vehicle with carpeted floor mats and while those are all right for […]

by Robbi Hess
Should you get a screen protector for your Tesla Model 3?

Do you grimace when you look at your phone screen and notice fingerprints? If the first thing you do when you pick up your phone is wipe them off  –  you will be well-served using a screen protector for your Tesla Model 3 touchscreen. Imagine getting into your vehicle and being greeted by a screen […]

by Robbi Hess
We need to stop advertising peak charging speed for electric vehicles

Electric vehicles, while looking similar to their gas powered counterparts, work differently. There is a big battery on board that powers an electric motor. Recharging that battery, on the surface, works a lot like recharging an ICE vehicle. When you pull into a charging station, after enabling the charging station (which you don’t have to […]

by Chad Kirchner
U.S. News releases its Best Hybrid, Best Plug-In Hybrid, and Best EV awards for 2021

Over the past couple of years, the new car marketplace in the United States has grown significantly with regards to fully electric vehicles, plug in hybrids, and regular hybrid electric vehicles. Deciding which one to purchase can be a daunting process, which is why U.S. News & World Report creates a list each year of […]

by Chad Kirchner
3 reasons why you need floor mats for your Tesla Model 3

No one is allowed to eat in this writer’s car, but that doesn’t mean my car is spotless and hospital-sterile. Food may not be allowed, but I do have furry passengers — three cats and three dogs, to be exact. Sure I can lift all but one of the pets, but that doesn’t mean they […]

by Robbi Hess