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    Top Gear: Tesla Model 3 goes head-to-head with BMW M3 [Video]

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 15, 2019. Top Gear recently took the Tesla Model 3 and BMW M3 out on the track in an attempt to see if Elon Musk's claims about Model 3's performance can actually be proved correct. Above: Top Gear Magazine's May 2019 cover photo featuring...
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    Australian politician calls electric vehicles a threat to the weekend

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 14, 2019. Electric vehicles have become a major issue in the Australian federal election, which will take place May 18. We Boreals may find the political countercurrents difficult to follow, but it seems that the Coalition, an alliance of...
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    Tesla owners now have an option for a third-party extended warranty

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 13, 2019. As the Tesla fleet grows (and ages), it's helpful to know there are additional options (just in case) to care for an out-of-warranty Model S, 3, X, or Roadster. It turns out that X-Care EV Protection is now offering the nation’s first...
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    AS TESLA'S MODEL 3 ARRIVES IN THE UK, AUTO EXPRESS WEIGHS IN WITH A REVIEW

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 9, 2019. With the right hand drive Model 3 currently in production, Tesla recently opened up orders for customers in the UK. Much fanfare surrounds the Model 3 British launch. In turn, local automotive media outlets are now coming out with...
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    Electric Vehicle Charging 101

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 6, 2019. Guest post: Blane Erwin, Current Automotive; Editor's Note: We've published a Guide to Tesla's Supercharger Network so the following article should serve as a helpful addendum for those times when a Tesla Supercharger may be out of...
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    Understanding the recent changes made to Tesla's Model S and X

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 8, 2019. Tesla Model S and Model X have gone through a refresh but this time around it's more of an engineering refresh rather than a design refresh — Tesla engineers were able to optimize the drivetrain design in such a way that these vehicles...
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    Do Wall Street's Tesla analysts understand the company?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 4, 2019. After the company's bumpy first quarter, Tesla's share price has experienced a dizzying rollercoaster ride. All across financial news media outlets, the narrative surrounding the company continues to feed off of FUD (fear, uncertainty...
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    Can you drive a Tesla Model 3 for $78 per month?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on May 3, 2019. By all accounts, Teslas are technological marvels, safe, dependable and fun to drive. But cheap? Well, there’s no question that an EV will save you money on fuel and maintenance compared to a legacy vehicle. And a Tesla isn’t a...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Tesla's leasing program will help it to disrupt the ride-sharing market

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 21, 2019. Tesla has been leading its customers through a merry little dance lately, shuffling its vehicle lineup around and raising and lowering prices. Buried among all the recent repricings is an announcement that has attracted little...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    TESLA IS WINNING OVER GEARHEADS WITH ITS MODEL 3

    Originally published at evannex.com. The Hagerty Group was “built by people who love cars.” Since its 1984 founding, it has grown into one of the world’s foremost providers of insurance for collectible vehicles. The company’s web site offers a wealth of information and resources for...
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    First right-hand-drive Tesla Model 3 spotted, next up: UK and Australia deliveries

    Originally published at evannex.com. The first-ever right-hand-drive Tesla Model 3 was recently spotted on the interstate-280 California highway (see below) — I-280 has been notorious for Model 3 spottings in the past as this freeway happens to be near Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto...
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    Model 3 gets more power and range via Tesla's OTA software update

    Originally published at evannex.com. One of the joys of Tesla ownership is waking up to find that your car has been improved while you slept. However, the latest set of over-the-air updates for Model 3 is really something special: substantial increases in both power and range. Above: Tesla's...
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    As Tesla sells ever more electric cars, Toyota stubbornly sticks with hybrids

    Originally published at evannex.com. As global automakers are dragged kicking and screaming into the electric future, there seem to be no limits to the sophistry, lame excuses and misinformation they employ to justify their reluctance to get serious about selling electric vehicles. Above...
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    Is free Supercharging worth it? A guide to Tesla's Supercharging Network

    Originally published at evannex.com. Superchargers are Tesla’s solution to electric vehicle fast charging. 15-30 minutes at a Supercharger station is all that’s necessary to get the battery recharged to get back on the road. Plus, Tesla has invested heavily in building out a network of...
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    Norway goes crazy over Tesla Model 3, record-breaking shipments and registrations

    Originally published at evannex.com. Norway is the most forward-looking country in Europe when it comes to electric vehicle adoption — Tesla Model 3 registrations are breaking all records after shipments to the country started last month. Above: Tesla shipment unloads at the Port of Oslo...
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    In depth: How Tesla’s V3 Superchargers get you back on the road in 15 minutes [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla-related news items have been coming out so quickly that a major innovation seems to have slipped by with little media comment. Tesla’s new generation of fast charging technology, V3 Supercharging, promises to make topping up a Tesla almost as fast as...
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    The Three Things That Will Kill Electric Cars For Real

    Originally published at evannex.com. Above: Tesla's Model 3 (Flickr: harry_nl) If you’ve read anything about electric cars, you’ve no doubt come across the arguments that suggest the world is still not ready to give up its century-and-a-half dependence on the internal combustion engine. The...
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    Big Auto Plays Catch-Up with Tesla's Over-the-Air Software Updates

    Originally published at evannex.com. Journalists have been calling cars “computers on wheels” for at least a decade, but there’s a problem with that metaphor: these days, even the simplest of computers can update their software remotely, with little or no user input required. Other than the...
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    Electric Vehicle Sales Soaring Around The World

    Originally published at evannex.com. 2018 was a banner year for plug-in vehicles: global sales totaled 2.1 million units, a 64% increase compared to 2017. As a share of the overall light vehicle market, cars with plugs reached 2.2% for the year, and an impressive 3.8% for the month of December...
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    No Teslas Need Apply for Canada's New $5,000 EV Incentive

    Originally published at evannex.com. Our neighbor to the north is encouraging its drivers to go electric. The Canadian provinces of Quebec and British Columbia offer incentives for EV purchases (Ontario's were recently cancelled), and various government-funded infrastructure projects are...
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    Driveways, not gas stations, are the EV fueling stations of the future

    Originally published at evannex.com. The adoption of any new technology is a gradual process, and it always takes time for people to break free of their old ways of doing things. Early TV shows were basically filmed radio plays, and early web sites looked like magazine pages with hyperlinks...
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    Can a Tesla end up costing you only five grand?

    Originally published at evannex.com. As any electric vehicle owner will explain, the higher purchase price of an EV is partially offset by the savings on fuel and maintenance, and for many buyers, by federal and state incentives. Tesla has always emphasized this fact - when you order a vehicle...