Category Archives: Electric Car

VW ID.4 and Mustang Mach-e buying experiences

Our 2011 Nissan LEAF is still going strong, however its time to shop around for a replacement EV before it needs replacement. Most EV’s can’t be bought on the spot at a dealer you have to order and wait, sometimes … Continue reading

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North Dakota Finally Gets a Supercharger

On May 29th 2020 a supercharger opened in Fargo ND. North Dakota is the very last state in the lower 48 to get supercharging capability. The supercharger location is a V3 installation allowing up to 250 kW charge rate. The … Continue reading

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Getting paid to *not* charge your EV

FleetCarma and SmartCharge Nashville have partnered to offer program participants the opportunity to earn up to $20 per month to avoid charging their EV’s during peak periods. That may not sound like a lot of money, but for most EV … Continue reading

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Is the Tesla Model 3 a puncture magnet?

My Tesla Model 3 has now had its third puncture since new in just over 28,000 miles in just over a year. Two of those punctures were with relatively new tires. By comparison my Nissan LEAF has had one puncture … Continue reading

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Phantom Braking – An alternative explanation

Most users of Tesla’s autopilot software have experienced “phantom braking” while driving along the interstate. This often occurs approaching bridges and overpasses. Conventional¬†Explanations Conventional wisdom explain phantom braking as ‘precautionary logic’ in Autopilot to avoid hitting a vehicle crossing the … Continue reading

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Cybertruck angular design similar to Straker’s car in UFO?

It’s an understatement to refer to the Tesla Cybertruck design as futuristic. Sci-Fi shows over the years have tried to portray what the future might look like. Blade Runnner is cited as inspiration for the Cybertruck. However I reminded of … Continue reading

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Teslaversary

I took delivery of my Model 3 AWD on 25th October 2018. Here we are one year and 22,067 miles later. The car has been a lot of fun to drive and I will be keeping it for the foreseeable … Continue reading

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Fiat 500e spotted in Nashville

The Fiat 500e is very much a compliance car and as such is rarely seen outside of the CARB states it is sold in. Sergio Marchione, former CEO of Fiat/Chrysler is famous for telling prospective customers to not buy his … Continue reading

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Electrify America Fail – Strike Two

Recently I reported an Electrify America station that was not operational for CHAdeMO users. Today I went by the latest Electrify America site at WalMart in Franklin TN which was just brought into service on October 11th. The configuration of … Continue reading

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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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