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    The Cool Factor: How Tesla changed the public's perception of electric cars [Video]

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on September 10, 2019. Tesla made electric cars cool. The importance of that masterpiece of marketing is hard to overstate. It was the centerpiece of the company’s strategy from the very beginning, and it continues to be the heart of the brand’s...
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    Watch Tesla Model 3's breathtaking performance as it achieves 260 km/h (162 mph) on the race track

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 29, 2019. Every now and then, Tesla enthusiast Ian Pavelko sets out on an adventure with his Model 3 Performance (aka MAGNETO). Last winter, he embarked on a Model 3 snow rally in the Canadian wilderness. Now, along with Trevor Page of Tesla...
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    Consumer Reports: The auto industry's 'electric boom' is coming

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 28, 2019. The auto industry is still ruled by the internal combustion engine. Cars (and trucks) powered by gasoline and diesel continue to dominate. However, an automotive transition is underway according to a new special report, The...
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    Is Tesla moving in on gas stations?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 26, 2019. Tesla has disrupted a number of industries — automobiles, energy, and franchise dealerships (to name a few). And the pump might be next. Could the future of gas stations be electric? Above: Tesla Supercharger station at a...
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    How Tesla is Supercharging Itself

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 23, 2019. Building an electric vehicle charging station is not a simple task. And the task becomes even harder if you're planning to build a network of charging stations around the world. According to a UBS report published in early 2017...
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    Tesla taxis are just part of Amsterdam's electric vehicle menagerie

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 21, 2019. Amsterdam has a greater variety of vehicles on its streets than any other city I’ve visited. The famous hordes of bicycles (which have dedicated lanes on all major streets) share the cobblestones with skateboards, scooters (gas...
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    Why hasn't Hollywood embraced the electric car?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 20, 2019. From James Dean’s Mercury coupe in Rebel Without a Cause to Burt Reynolds’s Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit to Jason Statham’s McLaren in the new Fast and Furious film, cars have been stars in many a Hollywood classic. However...
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    Tesla doesn't need advertising - the brand rules social media

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 18, 2019. Is it really true that there are no advertisements for Tesla’s products? It might be more accurate to say that Tesla’s advertising is provided by customers and fans, saving the company the billions of bucks that other automakers...
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    Tesla's path to achieve self-driving cars differs from others - here's how

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 17, 2019. The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous vehicles manufactured by 2020. To clarify, that means over a million cars equipped with the...
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    Could Tesla really get into the mining business?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 15, 2019. Elon Musk isn’t afraid to buck conventional wisdom about sticking to your core business - Tesla builds its own batteries, and even seats, and it has branched out into stationary storage, solar panels, and flame throwers. During...
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    Total cost of ownership: Tesla Model 3 compared with Audi A5 and Toyota Camry

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 13, 2019. To regular readers of this column, it will be no surprise that Tesla’s Model 3 is cheaper on a total cost of ownership basis than competing luxury sedans from BMW and Mercedes, but a Toyota Camry? Model 3 is a state-of-the-art...
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    A summer-long adventure in my Tesla Model 3

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 8, 2019. It was late April 2019 when a friend and I arrived at the Glendale Galleria in California to see the new Captain Marvel movie. While my friend took a business call I wandered into the Tesla showroom next door. It was then, for the...
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    Why is a Tesla so hard to steal?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 7, 2019. Thieves are having a hard time stealing vehicles made by Tesla. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), Tesla's 2016-2018 Model S and X was among the least stolen vehicles, only beaten by the BMW 3 series. The institute...
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    Tesla's v10 Software Update: Everything We Know

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 6, 2019. Tesla’s v10 software update was teased recently thanks to a flood of information flowing from Elon Musk's Twitter feed. According to Musk, the timeframe for v10, “depends on how release to owners with early access goes, but...
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    How much does owning a Tesla Model 3 save you in fuel costs?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 4, 2019. For some buyers, the savings on fuel and maintenance costs is one of the motivations for buying an electric vehicle. Those who actually own one know that the main advantage of going electric is the superior driving experience -...
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    Tesla and SpaceX fans are loving 'The Adventures of Starman' comic book

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 2, 2019. Eli Burton is the President and Founder of My Tesla Adventure, a California-based Tesla Owners Club. The club's mission is to bring together Tesla owners to embark on fun adventures, make great memories, and form lasting...
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    Tech reviewer 'MaiOnHigh' has a thing for Tesla

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 31, 2019. Lexie Janson left behind a stable gig as an architect to follow her (many) passions. Becoming a drone racer, python developer, and tech reviewer, Janson morphed into MaiOnHigh — a quirky, captivating alter ego she created on social...
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    Is Tesla Model X the Ultimate Family Car?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 30, 2019. Last year, Luxembourg-based Bianca Hurduc decided to start a car blog, Arctic Swan, to provide auto news and reviews. But the site needed a twist. She wanted to feature "inspiring lady drivers with wanderlust... written by a woman...
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    Consumer Reports: Car buyers want electric vehicles. Automakers: No, they don't.

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 29, 2019. If there’s one thing the legacy automakers can agree on, it’s that nobody wants to buy electric vehicles. In June, when BMW Director of Development Klaus Frölich said, “There are no customer requests for BEVs – none,” it made a...
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    Auto experts: Tesla has a seven-year head start over legacy automakers

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 26, 2019. The automotive and oil industries dominate the global economy, and both are on the cusp of revolutionary change. The ramifications of this are endless, and when auto industry experts start discussing the current state of affairs...
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    Elon Musk, the elder statesman of the auto industry?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 23, 2019. Ah, the callow and cocksure Elon Musk, the bad boy gamer from Silicon Valley, the brash, iconoclastic upstart who dares to challenge the time-tested titans of transportation! Would that be the same Elon Musk who recently became the...
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    Amsterdam to eliminate gas-burning vehicles by 2030

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 14, 2019. Amsterdam is a famously tolerant city, but there’s one sin it won’t be tolerating for much longer - air pollution. Saying that pollution is shortening the average life expectancy of residents by a year, municipal authorities in the...
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    Case Study: How one condo complex took advantage of incentives to install electric vehicle chargers

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 17, 2019. Driving an electric vehicle is a joy, and charging is a piece of cake – if you live in a detached house with a carport, garage, or a private driveway. However, for apartment or condominium dwellers wishing to go electric, charging...
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    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...
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    'Tesla Direct' is the program that's helping Elon Musk achieve record deliveries

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 15, 2019. The auto industry is famously complicated. Those who dare to build cars have to deal with global supply chains, government regulations and the ever-shifting vagaries of fashion. At the end of the assembly line however, lies one...
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    Make Norway, an electric vehicle paradise, your next vacation destination

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 12, 2019. When it comes to the EV revolution, Norway continues to be a model for the world. The cold country has, ironically, become a hotspot for those in the Tesla community. According to Brett Berke in Wired, "Norway has the world’s...
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    A DIY Trick To Protect Against A Case Of Tesla 'Crub Rash'

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 10, 2019. It's a sinking feeling most Tesla owners are familiar with — you rush to get that last spot in a parking lot. Suddenly, you hear a scraping sound from brushing up on a curb. You know there's trouble, open the door, look down, and...
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    New regulations proposed could slow growth of electric vehicle charging

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 10, 2019. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is becoming more widely available every day, and EV drivers around the world can thank federal, state and local governments for encouraging this growth. However, government regulation can be...
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    Over 500 electric cars are first to cross Montreal's new Champlain Bridge [Video]

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 8, 2019. Over 500 electric cars enjoyed the honor of being the first to cross the Samuel de Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada which opened at 5:00 am on Monday, June 24th. This special bridge-crossing EV parade was organized by Club Tesla...
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    Tesla Negotiates a Tight Corner - Will It Stick?

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on July 6, 2019. After a disappointing first quarter, which saw deliveries drop 31% compared to the previous quarter, Tesla recovered nicely and got back on track during the second quarter of 2019. Instagram: rtw_travelers Tesla broke the...