Author: Electric Jen

7 Apps for Finding EV Charging Stations

Whether you’re thinking of getting an Electric Vehicle or have had one for years, it’s important to know exactly where you may be able to charge. Perhaps you charge at home but want to take a road trip, or perhaps you want an EV but have no option for at-home charging. There are several apps and websites for that. Some are dedicated to finding chargers while others help plan trip route...

Tesla Pushes Software Update to Dog Mode

We recently told you about how Tesla released a software update to include a feature called Dog Mode just months after a tweet asking for feature that keeps the inside of the car at a comfortable temperature for pets and displays a message saying such. As if that turn around wasn’t impressive enough, what happened this week is beyond the comprehension of most large companies. Mere seconds af...

EVs and Electricity Bills

One of the most common questions I have gotten in 5 years as an EV owner is “how much did your electricity bill go up?” My short answer: it didn’t. When my husband and I moved into our single home with central air and an in-ground pool, we were shocked by the electricity bill. We came from a typical Philly row home (a block of brick houses all connected) where utility costs were ...

Tesla’s “Dog Mode” Keeps it Cool

Throughout the month of July much of the United States was affected by extreme heat, with temperatures soaring well beyond averages and in some case, breaking records. But it doesn’t take record high temperatures outside to make the inside of a car dangerously hot. By some estimates, the inside of a car can reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit in just 30 minutes of being parked outside on a 70 degre...

What’s In The Frunk?

We recently shared with you a collection of pictures of dogs with Teslas. Several dogs shared were in the “frunk”, the nickname given for the trunk-like storage space at the front of a Tesla, where an internal combustion engine typically resides. That space has been used a variety of things, both practical and fun. Here are some of the best pictures we’ve found: 1.) Elon Musk and...

Takeaways from Tesla’s Q2 Earnings Call

Tesla’s quarterly earnings call, held Wednesday, gave some insight into the financial health of the company. Like previous quarters, the earnings letter came out in advance of the call. The call itself provided the familiar format of select Tesla executives reporting, followed by a question and answer session with analysts. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO started off the call with some cheerleading. ...

Show Me Your Dog, Show Me Your Tesla

Let’s face it, there are some things in life that we truly love. In my experience, dogs and Teslas are two of those things. Naturally, people who have both enjoy putting the two together. Here’s a peek. 1.) Andy, the top supercharger in the competition we told you about earlier this week, often travels with his pal Macy. Here Macy poses in front of her well-traveled Model S in Canada. ...

Supercharging for Sport

Tesla announced its one-of-a-kind, long distance, fast charging network in late 2012. Since then, the network has become so vast and far-reaching that it is nearly impossible for any one person to catch them all. Yet that hasn’t stopped some Tesla owners from trying; at least for all the chargers on their respective continent. While Tesla certainly envisioned the network becoming a complex w...

10 Moments Caught on Tesla Sentry Mode

Tesla is well known for making great use of technology and when possible, enabling new features for cars already on the road. One very coveted feature was the ability to use the existing cameras around the vehicle to become a security feature. Called Sentry Mode, a properly equipped Tesla will automatically record from three cameras – front, left, and right – when Sentry Mode is enable...

10 Clever EV License Plates

Once upon a time, (and some even now) other drivers on the road had no idea that the car beside them was fully electric. A clever license plate can tell you as much, make you laugh, or maybe even leave you scratching your head. It seems EV owners, and Tesla owners in particular, have a knack for thinking up clever license plates. Here are some of my favorites: 1.) The future is electric. Whether t...

Top 10 #TeslaMoment Posts

Instagram account @TeslaMoment invites users of the highly visual social media platform to tag and share their best Tesla photos and videos using the hashtag #TeslaMoment. The posts do not disappoint. They contain a wide range of share-worthy moments including those that pair Tesla vehicles with nature, dogs, and even Instagram favorite, an inflatable flamingo float. Sharing photos and videos of t...

New York State to Legalize Electric Bicycles

New York State Senate Bill S5294A, which is expected to pass when voted on this week, will authorize the use of electric bicycles and electric scooters in the State. It also classifies the vehicles into three distinct classes: (A) Class One Bicycle With Electric Assist – Motor assisted only when pedaling and capable of speeds up to 20 mph (B) Class Two Bicycle With Electric Assist – Mo...

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