I can’t believe I took so long to get back to writing about reserving our Tesla Model 3 – now mostly styled as ☰ Yes, we stood in line with about four hundred (yes 400) other about-to-be-Tesla-owners surrounding the Tesla gallery* in Austin. It was an enlightening experience for us. The majority of the folks in… Read More »
After lots of interesting developments since the Tesla Model ☰ preview V1 event, the thought occurred to me that Tesla is about to change the auto industry again. When the Model ☰ was first shown to the public and the dust settled, it was obvious that Tesla (Elon?) had decided that they would be installing… Read More »
After two years and 26,000 miles or so, my Leaf has just lost its very first bar of battery capacity. I was wondering when it would happen. I have a round trip commute of about 50 miles which often extends to 60 miles and I am not driving an EV to drive like a 90-year-old… Read More »
Still have another year to run with my Leaf, but the boy scout in me means that I’m getting ready for when I have to hand him back. In my last article I rambled (that is the title of the blog after all) on about what worked and what didn’t regarding my Leaf ownership. While… Read More »
Coming up on my two-year anniversary with my Leaf and thought it would be interesting to look over how driving electric has gone.
They think they are just making cars. That sounds like an odd thing to say, so let me explain. The Nissan Leaf is one of the best EVs on the market today in its price category. It has pretty good range, its a great price, easy to get and the majority of its dealers at… Read More »
My last post was concerning an article I read on CleanTechnica that more range wan’t really needed. I had too much to say and too little space to say it, so here are some more thoughts on why more range is a requirement for the wider acceptance of electric vehicles to happen.
Just read a really interesting article about EV driving/battery range over on one of my goto sites Cleantechnica (opens in new tab). Zach always writes interesting stuff and this one is no exception. It has lots of charts and graphs and makes extremely valid points. But I think he misses the main reason folks talk about… Read More »
It seems that every time I read an article about driving electric, the time to charge is raised. That apart from the other “range” one. Thing is, most of these articles are not written by owners. Just by reviewers who miss the point. Actually, there are two really important points they are completely missing…..
Until you ride as a passenger, or better yet, drive it – you really have no idea what its like. Most people expect all sorts of weirdness or poor performance. Which made me realize the one thing I initially missed about owning an electrically motivated car.