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Calling all Tesla Drivers to Chattanooga for Alpine Drive

Tesla owners in Tennessee and all points beyond are invited to come and enjoy an Alpine Drive November 15-16, 2019 in Chattanooga Tennessee. Tesla Bros and local Tennessee Tesla enthusiasts have organized  a fun Hike, Drive and Eat event. Home … Continue reading

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Model 3 version 10 software better than a cinema

As a pragmatist I never thought I’d say the entertainment options in the Tesla Model 3 are truly amazing. Mind boggling amazing. The sound system in the Model 3 is excellent and the 15″ center screen crisp and clear. Starts … Continue reading

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Edison Apartments in Gallatin TN add EV charging station

One of the best parts of EV ownership is waking up each morning with a “full tank” and never having to visit a gas station ever again. If you don’t own a home with a garage, charging where you live … Continue reading

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Can the Electrify America network be relied upon?

The short answer is no. For the long answer read on… I decided to take a trip to the nearest Electrify America charging site to train myself in the use of these stations before I really need one and also … Continue reading

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Twisted CHAdeMO charging session

I tested my CHAdeMO adapter at Newton Nissan of Gallatin TN. Due to the charging station configuration the CHAdeMO cable put a half twist into the Tesla CHAdeMO adapter pigtail. The adapter returned to normal after the session was complete, … Continue reading

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Rare sighting of BMW i8

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is very rare on the roads. It’s expensive and therefore sells in small quantities. Prices start at $147,000, with a typical selling price of $175,000 once options are added. As of  August 2019 only 6,448 … Continue reading

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Tesla CHAdeMO adapter charges Model 3 at 31kW at Nissan HQ

The Model 3 has just gained the ability to use a Tesla to CHAdeMO adapter through a recent firmware update. I have yet to receive firmware version 2019.24.4 that enables the adapter, however a work colleague got the update on … Continue reading

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