Category Archives: Electric vehicles

Tesla Model Y v. Audi Q8

I had only a short time to get used to my Tesla Model Y before I was in a situation where I had to rent a car and drive it about 100 miles. The rental was an Audi Q8 from … Continue reading

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Tesla Model Y vs Volvo XC40 Recharge

I’m an electric vehicle enthusiast. Today some website advertised Volvo all-electric vehicles, and I thought I would compare their XC40 Recharge offering with a Tesla Model Y. Both are hatchbacks. I want to see how they stack up. Tesla no … Continue reading

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Tesla Model 3 to Y Transition

Seven years ago this month, I wrote Prius to Tesla transition about the experience moving from a hybrid electric vehicle to a fully-electric one. It talked about the decision making process, my expectations and the emotional ride. It made sense … Continue reading

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The impact of electric vehicles on the power grid

I saw something online saying that electric vehicles consume so much energy that more than a few in a neighborhood would crash its power grid. They had a few numbers that sounded mostly right, but they lacked context. Here’s something … Continue reading

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Tesla Firmware V11

Some people like Tesla’s latest revision to the user interface, and some don’t. I’m in the first group. How quickly they forget I’ve gone through every version of Tesla firmware since Version 7. Once you get used to one, the … Continue reading

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Tesla reporting vs. journalism — shame on CNBC

So this is a rant about a recent story on CNBC’s website, the headline of which read: Tesla Model 3 was traveling up to 90 mph before fatal crash in Florida, NTSB finds As far as I can tell, the … Continue reading

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Charging towards New York

I drove from my home in central Virginia to Stamford, Connecticut, (through New York) and back this past weekend. I want to share my EV charging experience. My 3-year-old Tesla Model 3 Long Range (Tesla lets you name your car; … Continue reading

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