All three Tesla models currently available have slightly different door handles so you or your passengers may wonder how to open a Tesla door. This ultimate guide for all models breaks it down. Introduction When the Tesla Model S hit the scene in 2012, many things struck those introduced to it. For many, it was the huge center touch screen. For some, it was the … [Read more...] about How to Open a Tesla Door – Ultimate Guide For All Models
There are times dear readers, where I try to write about topics that are a bit...above my pay grade. You see, I'm a simple man but I know what love is. Wait, that was from Forrest Gump. Anywho, I will readily admit that this may be one of those times. My brain doesn't do science very well. If I do screw up and provide bad information in the following article I offer apologies … [Read more...] about What Does Vehicle-to-Grid (v2g) Mean?
It's that time of year again. I do so love Halloween. The costumes, the candy, the parties, it's all so much fun! Halloween also means it's time for another family tradition of ours: Trunk or Treat! The day that I will clean out the trunk of my car, decorate the hell out of it and yell at rambunctious kids not to touch it. The day that I will threaten small children with … [Read more...] about The Best of Tesla Trunk or Treat!
We briefly touched on CCS chargers in our overview of EV charging connector types back in August. Please check this article out if you haven't done so already, and even if you have feel free to give it another read! CCS stands for "Combined Charging System," which utilizes a traditional J-plug or Mennekes plug in conjunction with two additional Direct Current (DC) high-speed … [Read more...] about CCS Charger – Everything You Need to Know
What thoughts come to mind when you think of Maryland? For me it's good times at the Baltimore Aquarium and eating at awesome seafood restaurants on the Chesapeake Bay. Being a resident of Virginia, I find myself venturing into The Old Line State from time to time. My beloved commonwealth doesn't currently offer any incentives, although legislation has been introduced to do so … [Read more...] about Maryland EV Tax Credit – Everything You Need to Know
Ah, the Tesla Roadster. I've yet to see one in person but I've spent more time than I care to admit ogling it on the Internet. I hope my wife isn't too jealous. At any rate, the car that I often joke about selling kidneys to buy will be here in 2020. This absolute beauty (pictured above) will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 2 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 miles … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Roadster?
I have mixed feelings about genuine leather when it comes to car seats. My gas-guzzling Ford SUV has black leather seats. Easy to clean but hotter than Hades during the summer. My little Mercedes coupe that I've mentioned a few times before had faux leather seats, more specifically "MB-Tex" seats as the company referred to them. I liked the way they felt and didn't notice a … [Read more...] about How to Clean and Protect Alcantara in Your Tesla
What is it about racing that we humans find so entertaining? Is it the competition? Maybe it's the danger? Nerds like me enjoy the technology behind the machines that are involved. Whatever the reason may be, racing is big business. We provided a brief overview of the Formula E Racing League back in August. Please click here to read that article if you haven't already, (and … [Read more...] about How Different Racing Series Are Going Green
Are you ready to make a statement about your concern for the environment? Are you interested in ditching your traditional gas-guzzler in favor of a more environmentally friendly car? Have confusion about the different types of electric vehicles got you down? Fear not dear reader, we have you covered. Today we will take a look at the different types of electric vehicles and what … [Read more...] about Types of Electric Vehicles Explained: EV, HEV, and PHEV
We briefly mentioned charging with a CHAdeMO charger in our study of different all-electric vehicle (EV) connector types. Today we take a closer look at this type of charging system, including CHAdeMO charger cost. CHAdeMO is a quick-charging system developed in Japan and used all over the globe. CHAdeMO is an abbreviation of "CHArge de MOve," a nod to its fast-charging … [Read more...] about CHAdeMO Charger Cost Overview