Tesla destroys the Demon - no wonder Dodge is going electric

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Originally published at on September 17, 2021.

A devilish new challenger dared to challenge the Tesla Model S Plaid in an epic drag race battle. The Dodge Demon with a 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine that produces 840 hp of power (and a whole lot of "cough-cough" polluting smoke) attempted to unleash holy hell on Elon Musk's baddest beast.

Tesla Model S Plaid and Dodge Demon at the dragstrip.
Above: Tesla Model S Plaid and Dodge Demon at the dragstrip (Source: DragTimes / YouTube)

Not a good idea. Ever since Brooks Weisblat, the host of the DragTimes YouTube...

Who are the biggest players in the electric vehicle battery market?

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Originally published at on September 16, 2021.

The good news is that electric vehicle sales are soaring, and the battery business is booming. The bad news is that batteries and the raw materials used to make them could soon become a bottleneck that throttles that growth. More bad news: almost all of today’s EV batteries are made by Asian firms, and it will take years for the US and Europe to catch up.

Above: A battery pack in the floorpan of a Tesla (Source: Tesla)

According to Adamas Intelligence, three million new EVs were registered around the world in 2020, representing 134.5...

Billionaire Investor Ron Baron forecasts 300% return on Tesla over the next decade

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Originally published at on September 15, 2021.

Iconic investor Ron Baron says that Elon Musk’s companies are "innovating at the speed of light" in a recent interview with David Rubenstein for Bloomberg Wealth. Baron has high hopes for SpaceX and believes Tesla could return 300% to investors over the next ten years.

Source: Baron Funds / Tesla

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Why wait for Cybertruck? Make yourself a Tesla-inspired Plybertruck

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Originally published at on September 14, 2021.

Squares and spoilsports may scoff at the Tesla Cybertruck, but there are more than a few car guys and gals who find its unique design fascinating, and have been itching to drive one since the 2019 unveiling. If you’re one of those folks, we feel for you—the launch has been delayed again and again, and now it appears deliveries won’t begin until sometime in 2022.

Facebook: Plybertruck

No, there’s no way to get one early, but one do-it-yourselfer has...

Can you work for Elon Musk? You need these four traits.

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Originally published at on September 13, 2021.

Elon Musk's companies, including Tesla, are rapidly growing. The 'Technoking' of Tesla currently employs about 110,000 people across all his different companies around the globe. That said, he can be pretty tough to work for — he works hard and expects the same from his staff.

Above: Elon Musk, CEO at multiple companies including Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company (Flickr...


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Originally published at on September 10, 2021.

As it becomes clearer that electric transportation is the future, the haters, Luddites and boo-birds are out in full force. Every single day I see a slew of anti-EV material online. Some of these are articles in reputable media (e.g. Politico), which marshal reasonable-sounding arguments to explain why their readers should wait another few years to buy an EV, or why it will take decades for e-mobility to “catch on” (these are often filled with falsehoods and/or oil industry talking points). Over on the social media side, we see a steady stream of barely-coherent rants, complete with misspellings and grammatical errors, that repeat the same scare stories week...

Is Tesla preparing to enter the Indian auto market?

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Originally published at on September 9, 2021.

Tesla seems to be on a mission to get into the Indian auto market—the world’s fifth-largest. In January, the company registered Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited as a subsidiary, and set up an office and R&D facility in Bangalore.


This controversial money manager and Tesla bull is changing the face of Wall Street

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Originally published at on September 8, 2021.

Money manager” may not sound like the most glamorous of job descriptions, but talking about Tesla often seems to make even the most analytical of financial experts wax poetic. More than a few money managers have earned a measure of stardom delivering colorful opinions—both positive and negative—about the prospects of TSLA stock.

Above: Ark Invest Founder Cathie Wood is a TSLA Bull and proud Tesla Model 3 owner (Twitter: Cathie Wood)

Cathie Wood, the founder and CEO of investment management firm Ark Invest, is not one...

Electrifying 40% of the US federal vehicle fleet by 2025 could save taxpayers $3 billion

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Originally published at on September 7, 2021.

The US government is the single-largest vehicle fleet operator in the country. It operates some 315,000 light-duty vehicles and buses, not including the Postal Service. Electrifying these vehicles would be one of the most cost-effective things the federal government could do to cut air pollution—while saving taxpayers billions of bucks.

Above: Rendering of an electric USPS Tesla Model X (Source: Motor 1 /...

Garages go luxury with well-appointed home charging options for electric car owners

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Originally published at on September 3, 2021.

Regular readers of this column are surely familiar with how electric car charging works, and the various flavors of home and public charging that are available. For much of the general public however, charging is terra incognita, and this lack of knowledge is holding back wider EV adoption. For the EV-curious, the number-one question (and maybe numbers two and three as well) is always about charging, and until people understand what their options are, they’re simply not going to buy.

Above: A standard setup in the home of a Tesla owner might include a high power wall charger (Source...

Robotics and automation providers are seeing a surge from the transition to electric cars

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Originally published at on September 2, 2021.

A gold rush attracts prospectors from near and far, and the invariable result is that some get rich quick, and some go home penniless. There’s one group that always does well, however: merchants who sell picks and shovels to the miners.
Above: FANUC Robot Assembly Demo for Elon Musk at Tesla (Flickr: Steve Jurvetson)

Electric vehicles are today’s motherlode, and both legacy automakers and ambitious startups are investing massive sums in hopes of hitting pay dirt. Some of these will thrive (a...


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Originally published at on September 1, 2021.

We are super excited about the EVANNEX Swivel Screen Mounting Kit. The installation video shoot was fun too and we love the functionality! It’s quickly become a staff favorite here at EVANNEX. Check it out and for more details visit: Swivel Screen For Tesla Owners

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Question: Is Tesla the new American muscle car?

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Originally published at on September 1, 2021.

What’s the definition of a “muscle car?” Certainly, it needs to be fast off the line, and it needs to be American. Sports cars such as McLarens, Porsches and Ferraris have all the performance you could want, but, as Roland Moore-Colyer writes in Tom’s Guide, “they arguably lack the bombast of muscle cars.”

Above: Tesla's Model 3 (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by Casey Murphy)

Does a muscle car have to have a noisy, smoky gas engine, or is incredible...

Tesla releases details of its environmental footprint

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Originally published at on August 31, 2021.

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact report has taken its place alongside the traditional corporate annual report. Investors and others look to an ESG report to assess a company’s performance on issues that can’t be measured in strictly financial terms.

Above: Tesla Model 3 (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by Casey Murphy)

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, and as you’d expect, the company has produced a thorough and detailed ESG report. Tesla’s 2020 Impact Report describes the company’s efforts to minimize...

Elon Musk's audacious 'power play' is what sets Tesla apart

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Originally published at on August 30, 2021.

When the history of Elon Musk is officially written, how will he be remembered? It turns out that Walter Isaacson, who penned the story of Steve Jobs, is working on a biography about Elon Musk. Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance wrote a fantastic biography on Musk a few years back. Now, Wall Street Journal reporter, Tim Higgins, provides his take in Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, And The Bet of The Century.

Above: Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Flickr...


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Originally published at on August 26, 2021.

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Tesla vs. Traditional Automakers: Who will win the electric vehicle race?

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Originally published at on August 26, 2021.

The rocket-fueled rise of Tesla stock is a well-known story, and for several years it was about the only one worth listening to in the electric vehicle realm. That is, TSLA was the only EV-related stock that most people were familiar with, or could easily buy. As the EV market has expanded over the past couple of years, many more companies have rolled onto the stock market stage, and some of them have delivered very entertaining performances indeed.

Above: Tesla Model 3 and Audi e-tron (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by Casey Murphy)

2020 was a wild and...

Tesla Model S Plaid takes on the almighty McLaren 600LT in a street race

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Originally published at on August 25, 2021.

Ever wondered if a Tesla Model S Plaid can be rented on Turo? Yes, it is possible to get the fastest production car ever made using this ridesharing service. It turns out that Brooks Weisblat of Drag Times was in Los Angeles and rented a Plaid-spec Model S on Turo for some fun on his trip out there.

Above: Tesla Model S Plaid and McLaren 600 LT at the start line of the race (Source: Vehicle Virgins / YouTube)

What did he have in mind? Well, he lobbed a call over to Parker Nirenstein, who owns the...

Are Ford Mach-E production and deliveries tracking at Tesla levels?

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Originally published at on August 24, 2021.

The Mustang Mach-E is arguably the most important car for Ford since the Model T. With the rise of electric cars, the auto industry is facing its first global transition since the time of the horse and carriage. Much like the Model T was a catalyst for Ford's first mass-produced ICE cars, the Mustang Mach-E will serve as Ford's rally cry for its foray into electric vehicles. Does the Mach-E's early trajectory compare to something akin to what Tesla has experienced?

Source: Ford / Tesla

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Elon Musk: I gave Tesla the ‘last of my remaining cash’ in its darkest hour

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Originally published at on August 23, 2021.

Tesla's valuation remains bigger than all other automakers. It's hard to believe that, at one point, the company was on the brink of bankruptcy. As Sissi Cao points out in the Observer, "Tesla struggled for most of its life, especially during the early years." Looking back, it's important to remember just how far Elon Musk has come.