On Monday, we brought you a quick tutorial on how to turn on a Tesla Model 3. Please click here to read this article if you haven't already. Since we can now safely assume you know how to start a Model 3, it's time to teach the masses how to turn one off. My regular readers know that I enjoy ̶t̶r̶o̶l̶l̶i̶n̶g̶ reading and providing insightful input on the various Tesla forums. I … [Read more...] about How to Turn Off a Tesla Model 3 (Quick Steps)
When I first started driving there was only one way to start a car. You put the key in the ignition and turned. Easy enough but you would be up a creek without a paddle if you forgot your keys. The car that I drive today only starts if there a key in close proximity. The driver need only depress the brake and push a button to start the car. Amazing! As cool as my car is, it is … [Read more...] about How to Start a Tesla Model 3 (Quick Steps)
How do I reset my Tesla Bluetooth you ask? Today, we're going to tell you. When Bluetooth technology first hit the market, I was a bit skeptical. How does this magic work? Magnets? Elves? No one knows. At any rate, Bluetooth is now ubiquitous and yours truly has gotten with the times. My headphones use Bluetooth. I listen to podcasts and music in my car with a Bluetooth … [Read more...] about How Do I Reset My Tesla Bluetooth?
2019 has given us a number of wild stories, but it's often the people behind those stories that are the most interesting part. In this article, I'll be taking a look at five individuals whose stories will help shape the green car community in 2020. Check out the list, then let us know whose stories you'll be most looking forward to following next year in the comments section … [Read more...] about 5 Interesting PEOPLE We Can’t Wait to Read About in 2020
One of the most anticipated questions before last night's Tesla Cybertruck unveiling was: How Much Can the Tesla Cybertruck Tow? We now know there are three answers. The single motor RWD variant of the truck can tow 7,500 pounds. The dual motor AWD version can tow 10,000 pounds and the beast of the bunch - the tri motor AWD build - can tow 14,000 pounds. But what does all … [Read more...] about How Much Can the Tesla Cybertruck Tow
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
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!
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
There is something to the question "have you rebooted your machine?" despite it being the butt of every joke about an IT help desk. Computers are complex machines. A simple reboot may be just the ticket to correct unusual behavior. If you have been wondering how to reboot your Tesla Model S, look no further. First, let's consider some reasons why you may want to reboot your … [Read more...] about How To Reboot Your Tesla Model S
"How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?" is among the most common questions I get as a Tesla owner. My standard response of "about one third the cost of gas" is perhaps a bit oversimplified. The true answer depends largely on which model you drive and which state you live in. Residential rates for electricity can vary greatly by state and the below chart summarizes the … [Read more...] about How Much It Costs to Charge Your Tesla in All 50 States