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The Truth About Tesla Battery Lifespan: An Owner Data Analysis

The largest single chunk of the cost of a Tesla is the battery, which also poses a single point of failure risk for Tesla owners. Buyers are typically not worried about an event-based failure, even though fires could certainly be a concern, but rather about the degradation of the battery over the life of the vehicle. With EV drivetrains expected to last much longer than their fossil fuel–fired counterparts, the life expectancy of the battery becomes a looming maintenance expense waiting to hit and has everyone asking, “How long will it last?”

May 22nd

Europe Electric Car Sales Report — March 2017

The European EV market had 29,000 registrations in March, up 30% over the same month last year, making it the third best month ever, only behind the incentive-inflated Decembers of 2015 (34,000) and 2016 (30,000). At this pace, the European EV market is set to reach the 300,000 units milestone by year end. Furthermore the EV market […]

May 6th

Did Tesla’s Minibus Just Make A Cameo In Boring Video?

To accomplish Tesla’s mission of electrifying the world’s transportation system, Elon Musk is planning to build a lot more than just luxury sedans and SUVs. As Tesla begins to expand its product line beyond its high-end niche with the Model 3, it is worth taking a step back to understand where we sit in Tesla’s broader vision. Although Tesla has only brought 3 cars to market (Roadster, Model S, and Model X), it has developed very advanced electric drivetrain, battery, and self-driving technology. Tesla is now in the process of leveraging this technological expertise to enter many new product categories.

May 1st

China Electric Car Sales Keep Soaring — March 2017

Gold & Bronze Win for BAIC The Chinese market had more than 32,000 new electric cars zooming the streets last month, an 89% increase over the same month last year, with the annual growth rate now at 31%. The EV market share is firmly above the 1% barrier, at around 1.4%. As the year proceeds and sales […]

April 23rd

China Electric Car Sales February 2017 — BAIC EC180 Rises To #1

The Chinese market had more than 16,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 55% increase over the same month last year, so it looks like the January standstill is a thing of the past and we are back at business as usual in China’s EV market. With year-to-date sales still 3,000 units behind […]

March 29th

Japan Electric Car Sales Drop As Country Awaits 2nd-Gen EVs

The Japanese electric vehicle market is comprised almost entirely of Japanese auto manufacturers (unsurprisingly), which makes the market an interesting contrast to free-for-all markets like the US. The Nissan LEAF has over the past few years more or less dominated the market. Though, the first-generation Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid (PHEV) had respectable sales as well — which makes the […]

March 9th

Couple Uses Tesla To Rescue Dogs

Originally published on EV Annex. By Matt Pressman On my way up to a National Drive Electric Week event recently, I made a charging stop at the Port St. Lucie Tesla Supercharger station here in South Florida. While our Model S was charging, other Tesla owners gathered around to chat. I met one Tesla owner with an amazing story. […]

September 29th

Tesla’s Power & Beauty

Originally published on EV Annex. By Matt Pressman For this installment of Tesla Eye Candy, we feature curated images from Instagram that showcase both the beauty and the power of both the Tesla Model S and Model X. Check out Tesla’s vehicles photographed in natural outdoor settings.. As always, we’re impressed with Tesla owners who […]

July 8th