electric vehicles

  1. EVANNEX

    New research indicates range anxiety is more likely to strike gas car drivers than Tesla owners

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 16, 2019. When it comes to the mysterious malady known as range anxiety, there’s still a lot that medical researchers don’t know. The ailment is rampant among prospective electric vehicle owners, but it tends to inexplicably disappear within...
  2. EVANNEX

    Tesla Model 3 owner roams worry-free during Portugal's oil crisis

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 30, 2019. Portugal is experiencing a serious oil crisis as fuel truck drivers are on strike, hundreds of gas stations have been closed and the situation is worsening. Even flight operations are being affected during this time of crisis...
  3. EVANNEX

    Tesla clears a path for a future ride-hailing service

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 29, 2019. Tesla recently announced that it will start leasing Model 3, a move that could easily stoke Model 3 demand in the United States. Above: Tesla's Model 3 (Image: Tesla) Leasing is the preferred financial option for most luxury...
  4. EVANNEX

    Tesla clears a path for a future ride-hailing service

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 29, 2019. Tesla recently announced that it will start leasing Model 3, a move that could easily stoke Model 3 demand in the United States. Above: Tesla's Model 3 (Image: Tesla) Leasing is the preferred financial option for most luxury...
  5. EVANNEX

    Are China's electric car companies ready to take on Tesla?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 28, 2019. When it comes to electric vehicles, China has taken a lead role on the world stage. Chinese EV companies have flourished. And the country's car buyers are increasingly intrigued by going electric. Now, Tesla is readying itself for...
  6. EVANNEX

    A guide to the current options available for Tesla's Model 3

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 26, 2019. Guest post: Blane Erwin, Current Automotive; Editor's Note: The prices shown here are subject to change so if you're in the market for a Model 3, this handy guide can help — but it's always important to check directly with Tesla for...
  7. EVANNEX

    Your Tesla is learning to drive by itself - here's how

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 22, 2019. If AIs can win at Jeopardy! and beat human champions at popular video games, how hard can it be for them to learn to drive? Trent Eady, writing in Medium, tells us that AlphaStar, a new AI from Google’s DeepMind, beat professional...
  8. EVANNEX

    A Fascinating Look Inside Tesla's Factory

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 19, 2019. CleanTechnica recently received a rare invitation to visit Tesla’s automotive factory in Fremont, California, and made the most of it. Not only did Zachary Shahan, Chanan Bos and Kyle Field get a great scoop (and some splendid video...
  9. EVANNEX

    A man with Tesla superpowers, a SpaceX launch, and a meeting of the minds

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 16, 2019. When Steve Sasman invited me to the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch, I jumped at the chance. Steve and I met back in 2015 during his first 48-state Tesla road trip. At the time, Elon Musk tweeted Steve's blog post about his travels...
  10. EVANNEX

    Tips and tricks for road trips in a Tesla

    Originally published at https://evannex.com. We do love Tesla Electric Road Trip stories, especially when they’re spiced with practical charging tips. A recent addition to the genre, from Brad Templeton, posted on Forbes, goes beyond the usual travel log of sights seen and charging difficulties...
  11. EVANNEX

    Volkswagen CEO says Tesla has 'an advantage' over legacy automakers

    Originally published at evannex.com. The dieselgate scandal has plagued Volkswagen for the past decade. But Patrick McGee writes in the Financial Times, "The emissions scandal was an accelerant for an already-needed turnround strategy." He explains that VW's new "strategy [has] involved making...
  12. EVANNEX

    Tesla hosts students at eight facilities to introduce girls to engineering [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. Amid all the skewed media coverage of Tesla these days, it’s worth highlighting some of the positive things the company is doing for the communities in which it operates. Above: Having fun in front of Tesla's factory in Fremont California (Twitter: Tesla)...
  13. EVANNEX

    Tesla's battery tech may soon improve - here's why

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla’s battery research group, led by renowned battery boffin Jeff Dahn, has applied for a patent on a new battery cell chemistry that the company says could deliver faster charging, longer life and lower cost. Above: Tesla's Model S (Instagram...
  14. EVANNEX

    Elon Musk: The higher purpose of Tesla

    Originally published at evannex.com. With Tesla, Elon Musk set out to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy. With solar, battery storage, and electric cars, Musk is looking (deeply) at practical clean energy solutions for the planet. He's even opened the company's patents to expedite EV...
  15. EVANNEX

    With back-to-back profitable quarters, Tesla now owns 80% of US EV sales

    Originally published at evannex.com. With back-to-back profitable quarters under its belt, Tesla is kicking off 2019 with an emphasis on financial discipline. Engadget reports, "Tesla's 2018 fourth-quarter results showed the company still made a profit ($139.5 million), but it was smaller than...
  16. EVANNEX

    Want to get your question answered by Elon Musk on Tesla's next earnings call?

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla scheduled its next earnings call on January 30th and investors are ready for some big news. The Silicon Valley automaker will discuss its fourth quarter earnings and reflect on an impressive (albeit turbulent) 2018. More importantly, Elon Musk will...
  17. EVANNEX

    The history of Tesla in five minutes [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. The history of Tesla is one of the most fascinating stories in business history - a quintessential American tale of technical innovation, marketing savvy and massive risk-taking. Those who aren’t ready to take the time for my 338-page history of the company...
  18. EVANNEX

    The ‘Tesla Stretch’ Is Proving Car Buyers Will Pay More For A Model 3

    Originally published at evannex.com. The Tesla Model 3 is turning out to be an electric car that's seducing car buyers across multiple market segments. According to CleanTechnica, "45% of current electric car drivers plan to buy a Tesla next." Okay, that's understandable. Non-Tesla EV drivers...
  19. EVANNEX

    The latest real estate perk: a free Tesla with every new home

    Is the global real estate boom losing steam? Are developers so desperate to move units that they have to give away a luxury sedan to close a sale? Not likely. Then why are sellers of new homes in places like Dubai and Hong Kong offering a brand-new Tesla Model S with each purchase? Above...
  20. EVANNEX

    Winter Wonderland: Tesla owners are having plenty of fun in the snow [Video]

    Don't try this in your Tesla. It's definitely not advised — but it sure looks like fun. According to AutoEvolution, in Moscow, "one could grab an American electric tank (read: a Tesla Model S) and try to embrace the Russian winter... Alan Enileev has recently brought us an adventure that sees a...
  21. EVANNEX

    With charging, Tesla gets the best of both worlds [Video]

    One popular point of confusion among electric vehicle newbies (and the mainstream press) is that non-Tesla charging networks are incompatible with Tesla vehicles. Oftentimes, all it takes is a simple charging adapter, and a Tesla can use virtually any charging point — even if it's been funded by...
  22. EVANNEX

    Will BMW be the first automotive icon to fall to Tesla?

    It’s a little early to predict that Tesla will drive the giant global automakers, one by one, into bankruptcy. However, there’s no question that some brands are already feeling the shockwaves from the electric automaker’s rise, especially in certain market segments. Above: BMW 7 series and...
  23. EVANNEX

    Moving into a new home here can get you a free Tesla

    If you're thinking of moving into a new home, this must-have amenity could prove very appealing. According to MENAFM, "Damac Properties is offering a new Tesla with the purchase of select units from its portfolio of luxury villas and apartments during this Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). For...
  24. EVANNEX

    Here’s how electric vehicle adoption has grown worldwide [Infographic]

    If you’re reading this, chances are you don’t need to be convinced that electric cars (especially Teslas) are the future. However, most of us often find ourselves having to explain what’s going on to less-enlightened friends, co-workers and relations. For those who read about electric vehicles...
  25. EVANNEX

    Kman’s tips and tricks for Tesla owners [Video]

    Kman has been producing videos about Tesla since 2013, when he took delivery of a 60 kWh Model S. His latest opus is a four-part collection of handy tips and tricks for Tesla drivers. Above: A look at Kman's original Tesla "aero" wheels, now discontinued, on his 2013 Model S (Facebook...
  26. EVANNEX

    While Tesla advances electric vehicles, legacy automakers and Big Oil team up to save combustion eng

    As Tesla pushes ahead with advances in electric vehicle tech, Wall Street Journal reports, "Big oil and auto makers throw a lifeline to the combustion engine." Sure, the new Tesla Roadster appears to have decimated traditional gas-powered supercars across the spectrum. Nevertheless, "Big oil...
  27. EVANNEX

    Jeremy Clarkson once dissed Tesla on Top Gear, has he finally come around? [Video]

    In 2012, BBC's TV show, Top Gear, became the most widely watched TV program in the world. Part of the reason for the show's wild success was it's outspoken, controversial co-host, Jeremy Clarkson. However, the controversy came to a head in 2015 when he was fired from Top Gear. Over the course of...
  28. EVANNEX

    The dramatic origin story of Tesla Motors [Infographic]

    Today, it's no secret that Elon Musk is a rock star CEO and Tesla is a dazzling success story. Institutional Investor reminds us that, "It is the first automaker to go public since Ford in 1956... [and] the stock has soared more than 1,300 percent since Tesla went public in 2010." But, looking...
  29. Mark Benson

    Worldwide Electric Car Vs Tesla Sales

    Tesla revealed a new Tesla Roadster model, which will be on the road by 2020 starting at $200,000. Tesla expects to deliver 100,000 Model S & X vehicles in FY17. Worldwide electric car sales are expected to reach 9-20 million by 2020 and 40-70 million by 2025, according to IEA. A brief timeline...
  30. EVANNEX

    New book excerpt: How Tesla brought a systems approach to the automobile

    Everyone understands by now that Tesla does things differently than other automakers. However, most of the media attention centers on the vehicles’ performance (especially their 0-60 times), the marketing coup that the company performed in transforming electric cars from nerdy to cool, or the...