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Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 23, 2021. In this detailed video by AI Drivr on YouTube, we can see an overlay of the "mind of the car view" on top of the actual vehicle driving. It's impressive to see just how much detail is now shown on the display and how clear all of the renderings appear. What is most impressive is how the vehicle seemed to handle itself in very busy and difficult crowded scenarios (some of which make even myself nervous to be in). Now, we...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 23, 2021. Have you gone on a family road trip and found no electric vehicle charging stations at your hotel? If you own a Tesla, you'll likely find a Supercharger nearby. But not always. Let's face it, most EV owners would love to charge up overnight (at their hotel) when they're on the road. Above: Charging up at a hotel (Source: Tesla) So if you happen to know a hotel owner, you might want to put in a good word for all of us in...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 22, 2021. Check out this great video by Ryan Shaw on YouTube as he covers some of the latest updates in the world of Tesla like the newly announced Cybertruck features, FSD Subscription, FSD Beta, Tesla LTE, and more! Don't forget to like and subscribe to Ryan Shaw for more amazing content and Tesla Updates For more video's, please go to EV TV === Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 22, 2021.
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 22, 2021. A steady stream of news items indicates that the transition to electric vehicles will take place faster than many people think. Plug-in vehicle sales have surpassed a 10% market share in California, and Tesla is now estimated to have an impressive 1.7% share of the total US market. In Norway, the world’s EV capital, 3 out of 4 car buyers are now choosing EVs, and Tesla’s Model 3 is the top-selling vehicle (of any kind). In...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 21, 2021. Check out this video by Because Tesla on YouTube as he reviews his top picks for home charging your Tesla or other EV. We recently started carrying one of his top picks! Check it out here: WallBox Pulsar Plus Be sure to Like and Subscribe to Because Tesla on YouTube for more great EV content! ==== Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 21, 2021.
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 21, 2021. When did the first EV race take place? Shortly after the second EV was built, says conventional wisdom. Since the dawn of modern EVs, a few groups have staged Cannonball Run-style events, and many more individuals have documented long-distance road trips, often with a goal of demonstrating the prevailing state of charging infrastructure. Above: Tesla Model S was the champ in Car and Driver's EV 1000 (Photo by Jannes Glas)...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 20, 2021. China's electric car sales have been booming. According to Trefor Moss at the Wall Street Journal, "Electric cars reached a milestone in the second quarter, capturing more than one-tenth of new Chinese auto sales for the first time. But other than Tesla Inc., foreign makers have failed to convince Chinese consumers that their EVs match the local competition." Above: Tesla's Model 3 (Flickr: Bill Abbott) A prime example of...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 19, 2021. Check out this cool video on a brand new product we just launched! Charging at home is the most desirable option for almost all EV owners. The WallBox Pulsar Plus Class 2 smart wall charger allows you to charge any electric vehicle (EV) using a 240V circuit in your garage or near your parking space. The myWallbox app allows you to control your charger from your smart devices via WiFi or Bluetooth. Unlike ‘dumb’ chargers...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 19, 2021. In the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, author Ashlee Vance writes, "He’s the possessed genius on the grandest quest anyone has ever concocted. He’s less a C.E.O. chasing riches than a general marshaling troops to secure victory. Where Mark Zuckerberg wants to help you share baby photos, Musk wants to ... well ... save the human race from self-imposed or accidental annihilation.” Above...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 16, 2021. Will the production version of the Cybertruck be identical to what we witnessed during Tesla's glass-shattering launch event in 2019? Absolutely not. There are plenty of updates we can expect transitioning from prototype to a production-ready pickup. And it appears there's even more in the works. Above: Tesla's Cybertruck has some surprising capabilities and features in the works (Source: Tesla) Tesla CEO Elon Musk...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 15, 2021. Check out this impressive FSD Beta V9 video by HyperChange on YouTube. In this video we see the car navigate through Seattle's tight city streets, some black diamond turns, and then driving beneath the monorail (which looks complicated even for a person). It gets a bit dicey as it looks like FSD is trying to figure out how to get over when there are no turns allowed and at the end of the street it just panics and needed driver...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 15, 2021. Like most of the legacy automakers, BMW has blown hot and cold on electrification. The company got into the game early—its i3 was a highly innovative vehicle when it was launched in 2013. Since then, however, BMW’s interest in EVs has waned—the once-cutting-edge i3 is now woefully dated, and plans for new electric models seem to be proceeding slowly. Above: A look at the BMW i3 (Flickr: Jakob Harter) CEO Oliver Zipse...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 14, 2021. Check out this roughly 16 mile drive by Dirty Tesla on YouTube with FSD Beta 9. He currently has software version 2021.4.18.12 V9 on his new Model Y with Tesla Vision. This may seem like a rather uneventful drive from start to end, but that's the beauty of it! The FSD Beta has come so far in the last few updates to give us normal (boring) drives. In this video, we get a great look at how the car handles single blinking...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 14, 2021. Pulitzer Prize-winning auto columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Dan Neil, recently took the new Tesla Model S Plaid out for a spin on Route 299 in California. To sum it up, according to Neil, "the Plaid’s signature trick: the instant, seamless, soft-singing surge of scarcely endurable thrust, from whenever, until you see Jesus." Above: A look at the new Tesla Model S Plaid (Source: Tesla) "And this car. Marone. While...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 13, 2021. Check out this video by James (LocoBoof) on YouTube as he reviews some of the most popular and frequently ordered products for the Model Y. Make sure to like and subscribe to James for more amazing content. The products shown in this video are listed below: Glove Box Organizer Glove Box Bumper Door Control Decals Cup Holder Inserts Screen Protector Performance Pedal Covers Under Seat Air Vent Covers Jack Pads...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 13, 2021. Tesla’s energy storage and solar products fit into a highly ambitious vision of what the company calls a “decentralized global electric utility.” The potential is gigantic—Elon Musk has said that Tesla Energy, the company’s energy generation and storage division, could someday outgrow its automotive business. Above: A look at two Tesla Powerwalls along with a Model S in the garage (Source: Tesla) The idea is that Solar...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 11, 2021. Electric vehicle charging stations are an emerging technology. As such, charging station site hosts and EV drivers are quickly learning all the various terminology and concepts. For example, J1772 at first glance may seem like a random sequence of letters and numbers. Not so. Over time, J1772 will likely be seen as the standard universal plug for Level 1 and Level 2 charging. Above: BMW i3 at at public charger (Flickr...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 7, 2021. Check out this detailed video by Bearded Tesla Guy on YouTube as he upgrades his New Model Y with the Performance Caliper Covers For Model Y and Mud Flaps For Model Y. He shows you what tools you need to do the simple install on your Tesla including the Jack Pads which are a must to safely jack your vehicle. If you have a Model 3, you can find the same products here as they are different sizes: Performance Caliper Covers...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 7, 2021. At Tesla’s founding back in 2003, no one imagined the massive growth that lay ahead for the company. Or did they? As co-founder Ian Wright told me in a 2014 interview, “Martin Eberhard’s initial stimulus for starting Tesla was to build the EV he wanted to buy. Elon Musk had a much grander vision: He wanted to be the next General Motors.” Above: A fleet of Tesla vehicles (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by Casey Murphy) After 18...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 6, 2021. Reasonable minds may differ on the question of whether hydrogen fuel cells have a place in the clean-energy future. However, it’s a fact that the fossil fuel giants have been heavily hyping hydrogen, and it’s not hard to see why, as the vast majority of hydrogen is currently produced from natural gas. Above: A hydrogen fuel cell-powered Toyota Mirai looks to fill up at a hydrogen fueling station (Source: Bexim / Wikipedia...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 2, 2021. The next iteration, hopefully the production version, of Tesla's Cybertruck should prove to be quite different from the prototype. Questions still remain about its size (ummm, garage-compatible?) and some of the forthcoming design tweaks. But one production-ready feature, teased via a recent Tesla patent application, really seems to stand out. Above: A look at the Cybertruck solar-powered tonneau cover (Source: Tesla) It...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 1, 2021. Tesla stock’s rocket-fueled rise has stalled of late—at this writing, it’s in the high $600 range, far below the all-time high of $880 that it saw in January. The main reason seems to be a feeling that the California carmaker isn’t going to be alone in the EV game for much longer—legacy automakers such as VW, GM and Ford have exciting new vehicles in the pipeline, and they’re investing serious money in battery plants and new...
Posted on June 30, 2021 by Jessie Bakalenik Check out this quick video by Porsche The Taycan is the first purely electric Porsche. But do you know how to pronounce its name correctly? Watch the video to find out! By the way, Taycan can be roughly translated as “lively young horse” because it embodies power and strength. === For more video's, please go to: EV TV
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 30, 2021. Is there a car out there that can actually help you attract a mate? That was the question posed by Money UK's research team in their Driving Attraction study. How did they conduct the research? According to Salman Haqqi, the team "created identical dating profiles across a variety of cities in the world, where the only difference was the make and model car featured on the profile."...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 29, 2021. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has released a report predicting that the state will need around 1.2 million public and shared chargers by 2030 to meet the demands of the 7.5 million electric vehicles expected to be on California roads at that time. Above: Tesla Model X and BMW i8 charge at an EVgo location on the rooftop of a parking garage (Source: EVgo) Assembly Bill 2127, “Electric Vehicle Charging...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 28, 2021. Elon Musk recently revealed some specs for Tesla’s new Plaid carbon-wrapped electric motor, and implied that there’s an even hotter, higher-rpm version in development for the next-gen Roadster. Above: A look at Tesla's forthcoming next-gen Tesla Roadster (Source: Tesla) The Plaid motor is based on new technology that allows Tesla to build smaller, more powerful and efficient motors than ever. It’s small enough to be picked...
Posted on June 25, 2021 by Jessie Bakalenik Tesla is notorious for making changes right in the middle of production. Unlike traditional automakers, who wait until the next production year to introduce changes, Tesla throws them in when they are ready to go. Some examples of this include the refresh center console, the removal and addition of auto dimming exterior mirrors, the updated Headlights (which have only made it to the performance Model Y and all Model 3s), and the Taillight...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 25, 2021. Just about everyone who follows the electric vehicle scene agrees that a lot more public charging stations need to be deployed over the next few years. Governments, electric utilities and private firms are rising to the challenge. The bipartisan infrastructure proposal now on the table in Washington includes $7.5 billion in new funding to install some 500,000 charging stations by 2030. Many other infrastructure initiatives are...
Posted on June 22, 2021 by Jessie Bakalenik Tesla Joy shows off the new Model S Plaid seen here a week after it was picked up by its new owner. We get to see tons of new details about the new version of the car, what its been like living with it for a week and a great look at how Smart-Shift works. Don't forget to like and subscribe to Tesla Joy on youtube and all social media for some of the best Tesla content out there! ==== For more Videos, go to EV TV
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 24, 2021. When you own an electric vehicle, charging protocol is important. Sometimes, due to improper charging habits, a Tesla’s battery can have calibration issues. In turn, these calibration issues can result in battery degradation that might show up — even for a relatively new Tesla. Above: Tesla Model 3 at 5% SoC (Source: Ian Pavelko / Twitter) In a prior extensive test, a Tesla Model 3 battery degraded only 2% after 50,000...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 23, 2021. With new technologies come new social norms concerning what is and is not considered polite behavior. No one knew what “netiquette” meant 25 years ago, but now it’s a required social skill for any well-bred person. Above: Tesla Model S charging at a residence (Source: Tesla) The rise of EVs will lead to a new set of rules for considerate behavior. A couple of these are already clear: ICEing (parking a filthy gas-burner in...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 22, 2021. Tesla has been working with lithium-ion battery pioneer Jeff Dahn and his team of researchers at Canada’s Dalhousie University since 2016. The partnership has already resulted in a number of advances, which Tesla hopes will pave the way to the development of its vaunted million-mile battery pack. Above: Battery guru Jeff Dahn (Images: Tesla / Dalhousie University) Now Professor Dahn, along with his Dalhousie colleagues...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 21, 2021. It’s now time to start a major makeover of Tesla's Gigafactory in Berlin as multiple buildings come to completion. To make its German car factory an attractive place to work, Tesla officially invited artists to submit their portfolios if they'd like to help cover Giga Berlin in graffiti art. Left: Artistic interpretation of Elon Musk; Right: Graffiti-style wrap on a Tesla Model X (Flickr: Eden, Janine, and Jim / Source...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 17, 2021. Over the years, Tesla has won over many a skeptic by putting them in the driver’s seat and inviting them to take a drive. A recent article in The Guardian tells the story of Australian engineer-turned climate change activist Daniel Bleakley, who has made it his mission to convert some unlikely prospects—folks who work in the coal industry. Above: A look at the reactions of coal miners in Australia who got a chance to test...
Posted on June 16, 2021 by Jessie Bakalenik Watch this quick clip of the Unplugged Model S Plaid passing a McLaren P1, McLaren Senna and a Porsche 991 GT3 RS as if they were parked as described by one of the owners of the McLaren. Don't forget to Like and Subscribe to Unplugged Performance for more amazing builds and videos. === For more stories like this, please go to EV TV
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 16, 2021. The dream of an electric car future began to crystallize in 2010. That's the year Tesla went public. Soon after, Tesla introduced its Model S sedan. By 2013, the company finished the year selling just 22,000 cars. Most industry observers predicted Elon Musk’s Silicon Valley startup would be the next DeLorean. Wall Street analysts widely predicted the company would go bankrupt. Above: Tesla Model S (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by...
Posted on June 10, 2021 by Jessie Bakalenik, E Tesla Joy Check out this impressive review by Tesla Joy of our custom designed all-weather Car Cover for the Model 3. In this video, Joy shows us what it's like to leave your car for a month with no cover, a cheap amazon cover, and then our car cover. Watch until the end for a little surprise benefit she figured out! Don't forget to like and subscribe for more amazing Tesla content from Tesla Joy! === For more stories like this, please...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 15, 2021. One of the coolest things about the new Tesla Model S Plaid is its immensely powerful processing that can run AAA games like Cyberpunk 2077 in 60 fps. This gives a car, for the first time ever, PS5-level gaming capability. How is this possible? It turns out that there were some early clues (and salient details) provided a few weeks ago at Computex 2021. Above: AMD CEO revealing that the AMD RDNA-based GPU runs the gaming in...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 14, 2021. Over the years, Elon Musk has disrupted entrenched players in the aerospace, energy, and automotive industries. He's also had a hand in trying to reduce "soul-crushing traffic" and building a healthy symbiosis with AI. In short, he thinks big. Musk also has had a profound impact on the finance sector. And we're not just talking about his early role in PayPal — Musk has evolved into a major figure on Wall Street. Above...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 11, 2021. “The public tends to respond to precedents and superlatives,” Musk once said back in 2012, the year the original Tesla Model S was introduced. A decade later, Musk unveiled the first major overhaul of Tesla's premium sedan and he was full of superlatives. This beast will be the world's fastest, (likely) safest, and be equipped with the most powerful computing prowess of any vehicle... ever. Above: The all-new Tesla Model S...
Posted on June 09, 2021 by Jessie Bakalenik A lot of people haven't heard of the all-electric, solar-powered Aptera before, but its actually been around for quite a long time. The company started in the early 2000's with their own vision of an electric future and around 2010 they went under due to financial troubles. They are back almost ten years later with the world rapidly moving toward an EV future. One thing I found surprising with the Aptera Sol was just how many parts were...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 10, 2021. Tesla has partnered with Netherlands-based charging network Fastned to build an enormous dual-branded charging station in Oxford. Above: Fastned station with Tesla Superchargers located on the bottom right of the design rendering (Source: Fastned) Fastned has deployed some 137 fast charging stations in several European countries. Early on, the network tried to appeal to Tesla drivers by adding Tesla CHAdeMO adapters to its...
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Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 9, 2021. With nearly 3 million subscribers on YouTube, the review team from AutoTopNL had a lot to say about the 2021 design refresh Tesla Model 3 'Performance' variant. In short, they tested it rigorously. This particular vehicle was probably from one of the first batches of Model 3 Performance vehicles shipped to Europe earlier this year. Above: Tesla Model 3 getting ready for the high-speed German Autobahn experience (Source...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 8, 2021. It has been over a year since the Cybertruck was formally unveiled and it still remains one of the most controversial production vehicles ever to hit the market. Its sci-fi, futuristic (albeit apocalyptic) looks have drawn questions whether the design might be far too radical to be successful. Above: Tesla's Cybertruck (Source: Tesla) Those fears were soon quelled when Musk tweeted out that Tesla had received about a...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 7, 2021. Tesla spends $0 on traditional advertising. Tesla also decided to, recently, disband its corporate Public Relations department. So how does the company promote its cars? Fans. It's individuals like Billy Crammer who help spread the word about the electric automaker. So much so, in fact, that Elon Musk recently liked (via Twitter) Crammer's latest "commercial" promoting Tesla. Above: Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Flickr: Steve...
Originally published at https://evannex.com on June 4, 2021. For those who’ve been considering buying an electric vehicle, but fear they will be forced to eat kale and granola, there’s good news. Now you can opt for a Slurpee and a microwaved burrito while topping up your battery pack. The ubiquitous American convenience store chain 7‑Eleven plans to deploy at least 500 DC fast charging stations at 250 selected stores in the US and Canada by the end of 2022. Left: A look at one of...