Category Archives: Electric Vehicles

Articles about electric & hybrid vehicles

Tesla Wall Connector

The Tesla Wall Connector home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! And while there are many more options, Tesla still dominates EV sales with 75 percent of the market share. Having a charger at home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your Tesla while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!) 

The Tesla Wall Connector is the only Tesla-specific home EV charger for charging your Model 3, Model S, Model X, or Model Y (though you can use other home EV chargers with an adapter). In this article, we’ll cover the Tesla Wall Connector’s features – including price, charging speed, pros and cons, and more – so you can decide if you want a Tesla Wall Connector to charge your Tesla at home.

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ChargePoint Home Flex review

The ChargePoint Home Flex EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! Global EV sales doubled in 2021 from the previous year to a new record of 6.6 million, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2022 Report. Having an EV charger at your home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your EV at home, while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!). 

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history of evs

The history of electric vehicles: from then to now 

Electric vehicles (EVs) are no new discovery: in fact, the technology for these cars has been around for over 100 years! Early discoveries such as the battery and the electric motor eventually culminated in the creation of the EV, making it the vehicle of choice in the early 1900s. In fact, the technology for these cars existed before the gasoline powered vehicles we see flooding roads today. So, when and why did their popularity decline? And why are EVs suddenly so popular again?

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EVs and solar

Video from Transport Evolved: why solar and electric vehicles go well together

Looking to power your home and vehicle with clean energy, while saving money? Whether you’ve already made the switch to driving electric or are considering an electric vehicle (EV) for your next vehicle purchase, Nikki from Transport Evolved shares some reasons that solar panels are a good companion to EVs. 

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How much does a Tesla cost

How much does a Tesla cost? 2022 Tesla car prices explained

Tesla’s constantly innovating and releasing new electric car tech to the market, and today can boast of four commercially available car models, each with its own unique set of perks: the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, the Tesla Model 3, and the Tesla Model Y. In this article, we’ll break down the car prices for each of the different Tesla EV models, and explain how you should compare them.

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Tesla charging stations

Tesla charging station guide: what to know about charging away from home

Tesla continues leading EV market sales: their two best-selling electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S., the Model 3 and the Model Y, make up nearly 70 percent of all EV sales according to Kelly Blue Book. When you’re on the go in your Tesla, finding Tesla charging stations is important to reduce range anxiety. You’ll also need to plan for stops at chargers on a road trip.

Tesla currently has one of the largest charging networks. In this article, we’ll break down the different types of chargers, where they’re located, how to find them, how long it takes to charge with them, and how much they cost.

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Tesla data page

2022 Tesla facts and statistics

Since releasing its first electric car in 2008, Tesla has become a leader in the rapidly growing space of electric vehicles (EVs) – many even consider Tesla responsible for the rise in consumer purchases of EVs! Alternatives to gas powered vehicles continue to gain in popularity: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EV sales made up over 11% of light duty vehicle sales across the US in the last quarter of 2021.

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how much does it cost to charge a tesla

How much does it cost to charge a Tesla? EV vs. gas fuel comparison

If you’re considering purchasing a Tesla, one of the top things on your mind is probably how much you’ll pay to charge it. You’re likely familiar with how much it costs to fill up a tank of gas, but charging an electric vehicle (EV) battery is a whole new ballgame! In this article, we’ll explain how much you should expect to pay to charge your Tesla and how this compares to comparable internal combustion engine (ICE) – AKA gas-powered – vehicles. We’ll also walk you through some of the major factors that will impact the cost of charging your Tesla. (Spoiler alert: the best way to lower the cost is to go solar!)

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How long Tesla EV battery last

How long does a Tesla battery last? Tesla car range and battery life explained

If you’re worried about how long your Tesla battery lasts, fear not: the company has cars that last for 300-400 miles. Tesla is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution, in part because their products have some of the industry’s best battery ranges. Read on to find out how ranges differ between Tesla models, why different cars have different ranges, and how many miles different Tesla cars can last for.

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EV charging cost

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle? EV vs. gas fuel comparison

If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), one thing you’ll want to know is how much you’ll pay to charge it. While you likely have experience with filling up a gas tank, charging an EV battery is a bit different. In this article, we’ll explain how much you should expect to pay to charge your EV and how this compares to similar internal combustion engine (ICE) — AKA gas-powered — vehicles. We’ll also walk you through some of the significant factors that will impact the cost of charging your EV. (Spoiler alert: the best way to lower the cost is to go solar!)

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