Since the official Tesla owners manual does not mention extension cords, you may be wondering what is the best Tesla charger extension cord on the market. First, a background on Tesla charging and why you may want to use an extension cord. Charging a Tesla All Tesla vehicles come standard with an on-board charger. That is, the official charger of the car is … [Read more...] about Best Tesla Charger Extension Cord 2020 (Owner’s Review)
There are a number of reasons you might want to buy an electric vehicle. You might choose an EV because you care deeply about your carbon footprint, for example. You might choose an EV because you keep your vehicles for a long time, and you're concerned about the future value of a vehicle powered by internal combustion. You might not care about any of that and may just want the … [Read more...] about How to Calculate EV Charging Costs
The Bosch Power Max Level 2 charging station was revolutionary when it debuted in 2013. In addition to its sub-$500 price tag, the original Power Max was lauded for its compact size and stylish appearance. It also came standard with a 25 foot charging cord, a favorite feature of early buyers. In 2016, Bosch introduced the Power Max 2 and Power Max 2 Plus to its lineup of … [Read more...] about Bosch Power Max 2 – Our Review
As I've written before, we here at enrg.io are big fans of all things Tesla. Tesla's newest and most affordable car is of course the Model 3. Since its debut in 2017, the Model 3 has become Tesla's most popular offering, leaving the Model S and the Model X in the dust with respect to sales. The model 3 was the number one best selling plug in car in 2018, both world wide and in … [Read more...] about How Much Electricity Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Model 3?
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?
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
I've been fortunate the few times I've been careless with the charging cable for my beloved Nissan Leaf. I hate to admit it, but there have been times when I've left the charging cable on my driveway instead of storing it properly because I was late for work. And to think: any weirdo could have charged their all-electric vehicle (EV) for free at my expense! The least expensive … [Read more...] about Best EV Charging Cable Locks
After reading about charging your Tesla with a NEMA 14-50 outlet at home you may wonder if it's better than a HPWC. Tesla's High Powered Wall Connector (HPWC), now referred to by Tesla simply as wall connector, does what the NEMA 14 50 set up can do: charge your car. However, the two differ slightly in their execution so allow me to compare to help you determine which is … [Read more...] about High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) or NEMA 14-50 Direct Plug – Which is Better?
A favorite among early Tesla owners, installing a NEMA 14-50R outlet ("NEMA 14 50" for short) for home charging is an economical and flexible solution. The outlet itself can be had for about $9.00. Springing for a wall plate to finish the look will set you back another $3.00. Starting earlier this year, an adapter to charge your Tesla on this outlet will have to be purchased as … [Read more...] about How To Charge Your EV With A NEMA 14-50 Outlet
One of the most asked questions in the all-electric vehicle (EV) world is: how long does it take to charge? Perhaps because we are so used to spending around five or so minutes at the pump when we fill up our gas-guzzlers, the idea of waiting any longer than this to charge is a turn-off for many. In an effort to assuage the doubters who don't think that their schedules don't … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?