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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
Tesla (TSLA) 2021 stock predictions

Of all of the manufacturers that build electric vehicles, there’s only one make that has a cult following around the stock and share price. Obviously, that company is Tesla (TSLA). 2020 was an interesting year for the stock, where it reached astronomical highs and then went through a 5 for 1 stock split. While the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/4/2021
Tesla reports Q4 deliveries and overall 2020 performance numbers

Happy New Year! If you were waiting with baited breath to see how well Tesla did last year in producing and selling electric vehicles, we have the answer for you. It’s about exactly what was expected. Musk said at some point he expected to deliver 500,000 vehicles in 2020. His company delivered 499,550 total. Missing […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/2/2021
Tesla, please fix this person’s Model 3 headlight (Updated)

When the CEO of the company is active on social media, it’s common for customers to reach out to them. When the company’s support leaves a bit to be desired, customers reach out with quality concerns. For Twitter user John Kraus, he wants to get the headlight fixed on his car. Hi @elonmusk, my Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/31/2020
Videos like these don’t help the cause for Tesla “Full Self Driving”

Right now you can purchase a software update for any new Tesla that unlocks a feature called “Full Self Driving.” While the name would suggest that the car can drive itself, that is definitely not the case. The Tesla owners manual even states so. “Navigate on Autopilot does not make driving autonomous. You must pay […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/31/2020
Best time to buy a new Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model X, or Model S

Buying a new car can be quite the process. Thanks to Tesla’s direct sales method, it is a little easier. The price on the website is the price you pay. There’s no haggling salespeople. Well, at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. But if you’re in the market for a new Tesla model (Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/30/2020
Tesla “Full Self Driving” free for 3 months for deliveries taken before the end of the quarter

If you’re thinking about buying a Tesla, now might be the time to pull the trigger. If you take delivery before midnight on December 31, 2020, you’ll get three months of Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” software for free. Elon Musk tweeted out the incentive as he’s working to move as much metal as possible before […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/29/2020