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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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Sheryl Crow broke my Tesla

Back on April 3rd Sheryl Crow tweeted Elon Musk to complain she was stuck in a parking lot with a black screen. It turned out the screen brightness at night was turned down too low to see. Elon promised a … Continue reading

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Rare sighting of (Original) Plug-in Prius.

Toyota’s Prius is a popular Hybrid vehicle. In March 2012 Toyota started selling the Plug-in Prius, affectionately called the PiP. After April 2014, (much to the frustration of potential buyers) Toyota began restricting manufacturing volume of the vehicle and the … Continue reading

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Whole Foods offer $100 in compensation for Parking Lot Ding

I am pleased that Whole Foods have decided to compensate me for the parking lot ding I received a several weeks ago.  Sentry Mode on my Tesla recorded how my car was hit by a rogue shopping cart. I reached … Continue reading

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Warm weather has brought amazing efficiency

Over the winter the efficiency of the Model 3 was nothing to write home about. The resistance heater while effective uses a lot of electricity. Now the weather has warmed up the more efficient air conditioner is being used and … Continue reading

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