Category Archives: Electric Car

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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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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