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Tesla News from EVANNEX
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 15, 2021. What’s it like to drive an electric vehicle? To paraphrase an old ad campaign, ask a person who owns one. NewMotion, a European charging network owned by oil giant Shell, has released its latest annual survey of EV drivers, and the findings should make interesting reading for anyone thinking of buying an EV (or for companies looking to sell EV-related products). Above: A look at a Tesla Supercharger station (Twitter...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 13, 2021. By collecting data from the millions of vehicles in the fleet and replicating real-world crash scenarios, Tesla is able to engineer some of the safest vehicles on the road. Join the engineers inside the Tesla Crash Lab to see the science behind how their vehicles achieve top safety scores worldwide. Video Courtesy of Tesla on YouTube. For more exciting video’s, please go to: https://evannex.com/blogs/ev-tv
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 14, 2021. Despite what you may read in the mainstream media, when it comes to the choice between battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell powertrains, the science is pretty clear: hydrogen fuel cells may be the technology of choice for some industrial processes, and/or for hard-to-electrify transport segments such as ocean shipping and aviation, but they aren’t suitable for passenger vehicles. As an energy storage medium, H2 is far less...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 13, 2021. How will Tesla begin to roll out their full self driving (FSD) capabilities to their vehicle fleet? A systematic approach is surfacing as Tesla carefully begins the process. To that end, for months now, we've been waiting for Tesla to release “the button” that would allow owners to access beta versions of FSD software. The time has finally come and the button is out, but you have to prove you’re a safe driver first...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 11, 2021. Tesla hosted a county fair at the Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg and we are very jealous we didn't get to go! Not only was there a fair outside the massive factory, but this may have been the first time people were allowed inside the factory to see the production line up close (which is impressive on it own). Hopefully this means that Giga Berlin is going to be starting production soon! You can get more info here: Tesla...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 12, 2021. Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory is expected to begin production soon, and the company recently threw a party and welcomed locals for a factory tour. Kids of all ages dug the carnival rides and the giant Tesla coils shootin’ out sparks. Elon Musk spoke a few words of German during his speech and, as a further assurance that Tesla speaks the local language, introduced Gigabier, a Tesla beer that will come in a Cybertruck-inspired...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 11, 2021. Elon Musk is a man who dreams big. Getting humans to Mars and weaning the world off fossil fuels aren't exactly easy-to-achieve goals. Can Musk make it happen? That remains to be seen. By all accounts, he's making some serious progress. Carmine Gallo at Inc. recently attempted to outline Musk's three key steps necessary to achieve the impossible. Above: Elon Musk (Flickr: Daniel Oberhaus) It turns out that Eric Berger...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 7, 2021. Check out this awesome video of the latest update for the FSD Beta program. AI Drivr on YouTube shows what the car can do better now and what still needs improvement. Don't forget to like and subscribe to his Channel for more FSD content. For more exciting video's please go to: https://evannex.com/blogs/ev-tv
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 8, 2021. Usually the big headlines from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting come from the company's CEO, Elon Musk. And there were some key takeaways which we'll touch on in a moment. That said, what struck me was a statement early on when Tesla's Board Chair Robyn Denolm said, "By 2030, we are aiming to sell 20 million electric vehicles per year." Above: Tesla's Model 3 is now the top-selling premium vehicle in the world (Source...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 7, 2021. Even Tesla can’t win ‘em all. The symbolic victory of producing the first mass-market electric pickup truck has been snatched by a scrappy startup. The first production Rivian R1T electric pickup truck recently rolled off the assembly line at the company’s factory in Normal, Illinois. Above: Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T (Source: Charged) “After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 6, 2021. Check out this great review video by Shiva Sapkota as he gets his hands on some of our most popular Tesla accessories. If you are interested in any of the products seen in this video, you can find them here: Screen Protectors for Tesla Owners Door Storage Protection Inserts for Tesla Model 3 Cyber Trash Mini Trash Bin For Tesla Owners Swivel Screen Mounting Kit For Tesla Model 3 and Model Y Don't forget to like and...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 6, 2021. There are four types of electric car plugs in North America. Each plug is compatible with different electric vehicles as well as capable of providing a certain amount of power. Just like how the iPhone has one plug and Android phones have another, the same goes for electric vehicles. Above: Model S charging at a Tesla Supercharger (Flickr: Jakob Harter) Knowing which plug your EV can accept is critically important — not...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 5, 2021. Earlier this month, Elon Musk warned employees that this would be “the craziest month of deliveries Tesla will ever have.” I don’t know how wild it got at the delivery centers, and I don’t want to know, but the end result is hard to argue with—Tesla set a new quarterly record for vehicle deliveries. Above: Tesla's making a massive impact globally with its all-electric Model Y SUV (Twitter: Tesla Greater China) Tesla’s...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 4, 2021. Is Elon Musk part of a new breed The New York Times calls "thrillionaires" — high-tech entrepreneurs using boundless wealth to turn science-fiction dreams into reality? Is he the real-life incarnation Iron Man? Or, is he just another hard-driving, workaholic billionaire that will stop at nothing to see his companies thrive? Above: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (Source: PBS) The answer can be complicated. So often, the...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 1st, 2021. Check out this great video from EV Revolution Show on YouTube reviews some of our Model 3 Storage accessories! If you are interested in either of these accessories you can find them here: Door Storage Protection Inserts for Tesla Model 3 Trunk Cargo Net For Tesla Owners Don't forget to like and subscribe the their channel for more amazing EV content! For more exciting video's, please go to: EVTV
Originally published at https://evannex.com on October 1st, 2021. This week PBS premiered a fascinating new documentary on Elon Musk. In it's second season, PBS' most recent episode of In Their Own Words provides unique insights into Musk. The special highlights Musk's breathtaking journey from bullied boy to brilliant billionaire. How did he amass such a fortune? And how did he, against all odds, battle against auto and aerospace giants to rise to the top of those impenetrable industries...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 30, 2021. We all know that Tesla didn’t build the first electric vehicle. EVs have been around since the horseless carriage days. For better or for worse, the gas engine soon gained supremacy, but over the years, both major automakers and startups have experimented with EVs, and a few models have briefly gone into production. Many may be surprised to learn that the best-selling EV in US history prior to the advent of Tesla was not...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 28, 2021. Check out this great review by TechnologyExpo on YouTube. There isn't a better way to organize and customize your Tesla than with our curated selection. If you are interested in the products seen in the video, you can find them here: 1- Center Console Table 2- Cyber Trash Mini Trash Bin 3- Cup Holder Insert For Model 3 and Model Y 4- Hidden Storage Compartment For Updated Console Model 3/Y 5- Sliding Storage...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 29, 2021. The electric utility industry is on the verge of a revolution. The traditional utility model, in which energy is generated by a small number of enormous central power plants, is already as outdated as cars that burn fossil fuels. The electrical grid is gradually becoming a more complex, decentralized web of small generating plants—many of them using renewable energy—and stationary storage facilities, collectively known as...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 24, 2021. Investing in the stock market has gotten ridiculously easy. Maybe a bit too easy—video game-style stock-trading apps have proliferated, and some say they encourage inexperienced investors to get in over their heads with risky trading strategies. Above: A play on the logo design of Tesla (Artwork by Trashed Graphics) On the whole, however, the democratization of stock investing is a good thing, and you stand a good...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 23, 2021. National Drive Electric Week runs from September 25th - October 3rd this year and serves as a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness around electric cars. There are hundreds of events scheduled all across the US and Canada. If you own an electric car, go! It's a great way to meet other EV owners and have some fun. Above: Teslas line up for an event (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by Casey Murphy) One thing that's become...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 22, 2021. Electric cars have surged in popularity over the past decade. Thanks to early efforts by Tesla, GM, and Nissan, battery costs have fallen while electric range has increased. In fact, the earliest versions of Tesla's Model S boasted a range of around 200 miles. Today, the Model S can travel over 400 miles. Above: Going green with a Tesla (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by Casey Murphy) The transition to electric vehicles is...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 21, 2021. The state of New York has become the latest region to announce a planned ban of ICE vehicles. Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill that will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state by 2035. Above: Tesla Cybertruck is joined by Model 3 and Model Y on the streets of New York City (Source: Albert C. Lee / Twitter) The bill (S.2758/A.4302) was introduced last October, and passed the...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 20, 2021. What form factor is best for electric vehicle batteries? Most would agree: safety first. That said, are there battery form factors that are safer than others? While you can ask a variety of "experts" their opinion on the matter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is probably a good candidate to start with — after all, Tesla sold almost 80% of all electric cars sold in the US last year. Above: Elon Musk discussing the new 4680...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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. Above: Tesla Model S Plaid and Dodge Demon at the dragstrip (Source: DragTimes / YouTube) Not a good idea. Ever since Brooks...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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 Looking back, Baron predicted Tesla would evolve into a massive player in the auto industry. His firm, Baron Capital...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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: Dow Jones Events) So should we...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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. Flickr: DennisM2 / Ashwin Kumar More recently, India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways tested four Tesla models and certified them to be roadworthy. “The tests ensure the...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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 / Varooma) A...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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 For more exciting Video's, please go to: EV TV
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 27, 2021. Oil companies are starting to invest in various segments of the EV industry, especially public charging networks. It remains to be seen whether their intentions are good or bad (or most likely, a mixture of both). They really want to be called “energy companies,” but we’ll consider using that term when products other than petroleum make up at least half their revenues. Above: A look at a Tesla Model 3 charging at a...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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...
Originally published at https://evannex.com 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. Source: Revenge of the Electric Car Elon reflected on some dark times in a Twitter...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 20, 2021. Last decade tech giants introduced phantom digital "assistants" that answer requests and perform simple tasks in the house. Whether you wanted to turn off the lights or find out when daylight savings time begins, Alexa and Siri have you covered. But Amazon and Apple are tangled up in yesterday's tech. Tesla is taking all this further... much further. Above: A look at the Tesla's forthcoming humanoid robot (Source: Tesla)...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 19, 2021. Check out this great video by AI Drivr on YouTube as he tests out the latest update for the FSD Beta Program. We can definitely see some major changes with how the car reacts to different scenarios. Make sure to like and subscribe to his channel for more Tesla and FSD videos. For more exciting video's, please go to: EV TV
Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 19, 2021. Allegra Stratton, Boris Johnson’s spokesperson for the Cop26 climate summit, seems to have a talent for making daft, headline-generating statements. In an article for The Telegraph, she wrote that people could reduce their climate impact by not rinsing their plates before putting them in the dishwasher (arguably true, but trivial in the extreme). She told The Independent that if people are concerned about carbon emissions, they...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 19, 2021. Allegra Stratton, Boris Johnson’s spokesperson for the Cop26 climate summit, seems to have a talent for making daft, headline-generating statements. In an article for The Telegraph, she wrote that people could reduce their climate impact by not rinsing their plates before putting them in the dishwasher (arguably true, but trivial in the extreme). She told The Independent that if people are concerned about carbon emissions, they...