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The 5 Best Hybrid and Electric Cars for Dogs 2019

It may not always hold true, but I think it’s fair to say that most of the people I’ve met who love the planet also love animals, and many of those people also love their pets. Caring for those pets responsibly and sustainably is important, but so too is having the ability to easily and comfortably bring your pets along with you– whether that’s on a short trip across town to the vet or a longer trip across the country. That’s understandable. What’s less understandable (to me, anyway) is when someone looks me straight in the face and tries to justify their massive, gas-guzzling SUV purchase with the words, “I have dogs.” It’s maddening, but it’s something I’ve heard over and over– and as recently as yesterday! As such, ...

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 degree day. Tesla, never one to shy away from introducing requested features that are technically feasible, engineered a solution. What started as a Twitter exchange resulted in, what I can only assume, was a team of software engineers getting handed a fun, new assignment. Less than four months later, Tesla introduced Dog Mode via an over-the-air software update. Ever since, folks have been sharing the...

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. 2.) This gorgeous picture features a Model 3 and a white samoyed pup, a great contrast of black, white, and gray. 3.) Bonnie, long time Tesla owner and champion, dedicates a lot of her time combating misinformation about EVs, and Tesla in particular, on Twitter. She also takes a break from the serious to share her beloved pup from time to time. 4.) Even Tesla as a company loves dogs. They introduc...