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
We here at enrg.io love everything Tesla as we've stated before. While we can't all be lucky enough to own one, I think it's fair to say that anyone with any interest in all-electric vehicles (EVs) can appreciate the excellent work Elon Musk and his company have done. Tesla has advanced EV technology significantly and I dare say made owning one "cool." Let's face it, as great … [Read more...] about Tesla Powerwall Specs: What You Need to Know
Tesla owners are an interesting bunch, as seemingly disproportionate amount of them become unofficial brand ambassadors. That is, they volunteer their time to further the Tesla Mission. Tesla's mission, for those unfamiliar, is not to build the most popular electric vehicle. It's not to be the most profitable. It's not to put Ford, Chevy, or BMV out of business. Simply put, … [Read more...] about How Tesla Owners Become Brand Ambassadors
We here at enrg.io love the BMW i3. While there have been a few complaints, most notably about the car's air conditioning system and tires, most reviews for the i3 have been overwhelmingly positive. I especially like the body design of the i3. It's well...different and that's a good thing in my opinion. Call me crazy but I think the suicide doors are actually really cool. They … [Read more...] about BMW i3 Charging Time on 110v
No matter what kind of car I drive (or drives me) in the future, I'll always remember my 2012 Nissan Leaf. Since its introduction in 2010, the Nissan Leaf has become the world's best selling all-electric vehicle (EV) of all time. I've become accustomed to the whole concept of charging a vehicle as opposed to filling up at the gas station. So much so that I get frustrated when … [Read more...] about Can You Charge a Nissan Leaf on 110v?
Deciding which options you can't live without is one of the toughest parts about shopping for a new car. Do I need the spoiler? The 24 inch rims? The undercoating to prevent rust damage? Probably not. Still, selecting options can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be an exercise that results in spending way too much money. In an effort to help you strike a balance between … [Read more...] about Tesla PUP (Premium Upgrade Package) – What’s Included and Is It Worth the Cost?