We discussed the different types of batteries found in all-electric vehicles (EVs) here and here. We discovered that all EVs have two batteries: a powerful lithium-ion battery that makes the car go, and a smaller 12 volt battery that powers the electrical components in the car. Being a true EV, Tesla's line of cars are no exception to this rule. In an effort to assist our … [Read more...] about Where is the 12 Volt Battery in a Tesla and How Do I Replace It?
We've made a few posts about electric bicycles (ebikes). If you haven't done so already please check them out here and here. As I mentioned before, growing up in California it was almost mandatory to own a beach cruiser. I purchased mine for 50 bucks from the used bike store and rode that thing until both the wheels and the handlebars literally came off. Today's beach … [Read more...] about Best Ebike Beach Cruisers
I wrote about 5 gadgets that Tesla Model 3 owners might want to consider last month here. After doing so, I realized how left out other non-Tesla Model 3 all-electric vehicle (EV) owners must have felt. In order to atone for this, I've come up with a list of not-so-expensive items found on Amazon that any EV owner can enjoy! Full disclosure: I don't currently own any of … [Read more...] about 5 Affordable Amazon Gifts For the EV Owner in Your Life!
"Cars are driven by people," reads Volvo's corporate mission statement. "The guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain: safety." That means the safety of Volvo's passengers, the safety of the cyclists and animals that they share the road with, an-- increasingly-- the safety of the people who manufacture Volvo Cars. That's why Volvo is … [Read more...] about Volvo Turns to Blockchain for Conflict Free EVs
Bentley celebrates its 100th anniversary this month, and it's been quite a century. From racing glory and "the world's fastest lorries" at LeMans to what amounted to a rebadged Rolls-Royce in the 1970s and on to a turbocharged renaissance in 1980s, Bentley has had its share of ups and downs. Through it all, however, the Flying B remained a symbol of conspicuous wealth-- but … [Read more...] about Bentley Celebrates 100 Years With an Electric Super Coupe
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 … [Read more...] about Top 10 #TeslaMoment Posts
If you live in a major city, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of at least a few people riding electric bicycles to get from one place to another—even if you didn’t realize what you were seeing. Though rates of adoption vary wildly based on city, the popularity of electric bikes (or e-bikes) is increasing at an astounding rate, forcing lawmakers to reconsider how the vehicles shoul … [Read more...] about Why Electric Bikes Are Exploding in Popularity
Global climate change is increasingly recognized as one of the most serious threats to our safety and wellbeing. The UN has warned of potentially irreversible damage to our biosphere and way of life if we do not take drastic action to move our economies away from fossil fuels. Accelerating this transition is Tesla’s mission, and a small non-profit based in Boston has a plan to m … [Read more...] about Could You Win a Tesla for the Holidays?
The chances of having a car accident increases significantly throughout the winter months. This is due to a variety of reasons from driving in icy conditions to traveling during times of poor visibility such as darkness and/or during a snowfall. Failure to minimize risk during this time can result in time off the road, injury or even death. However, drivers can mitigate … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Short Term Car Leasing in Winter & How to Stay Safe in Your Vehicle
Get ready to zoom into the green energy future! The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has raffled off an electric vehicle for the last six years – and they are doing it again this year with the Grand Prize of a 2018 Tesla Model X! This year only 2,500 tickets will be sold: each ticket is $100 or you can grab a discounted set of four tickets for $300. (This raffle is o … [Read more...] about Win a Tesla Model X from ISEA in their 2018 Raffle