Tesla’s constantly innovating and releasing new electric car tech to the market, and today boasts four commercially available car models: 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.Continue reading
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How much does it cost to charge a Tesla? EV vs. gas fuel comparison
If you’re considering purchasing a Tesla, you’re probably wondering 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!)Continue reading
How long does a Tesla battery last?
A battery is the most expensive component of a Tesla (or any electric vehicle). So before you consider getting one, you probably want to know how long a Tesla battery lasts. A Tesla battery goes approximately 303 to 405 miles on a full charge and is reported to last about 300,000 to 500,000 miles over its lifespan. This article will explain how ranges vary between Tesla models, why different cars have different ranges, and how many miles various Tesla batteries last.Continue reading
How many panels do you need for your EV?
One of the primary benefits of purchasing an electric vehicle is that it allows you to transition from paying for gasoline to lower-cost electricity. But why not take that one step further and power your car with clean, solar power you produce on your own property? Here’s a quick breakdown to help determine how many solar panels you need to power your electric vehicle (EV) with solar.Continue reading
What you need to know about electric vehicle chargers
Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity. In fact, the odds are good that the next car you purchase will be partially or fully electric. (I know mine will be!) With that transition from an internal combustion engine vehicle to an electric vehicle (EV) comes one major difference: how you fill the “tank”.
While driving to a gas station to refuel is second nature to anyone with a car, plugging into an electric vehicle charger is likely a new experience that comes with a series of questions. Here’s what you need to know about EV chargers.Continue reading
Energy news: August 31, 2022
We’re wrapping up August with another energy news roundup! This week, we’ll focus on electric vehicles (EVs), discussing new vehicle standards in California, and a new partnership between Honda and LG.Continue reading
Energy news: July 1st, 2022
It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened in the news since our last news roundup – but we’re here to provide our take on some of the most important energy news over the past two weeks. This week, we’ll discuss a recent decision by the Supreme Court impacting carbon emissions and a report from the Department of Energy (DOE) about energy jobs.Continue reading
Going solar, power outages, electric vehicles, and more with Our Ludicrous Future
In Our Ludicrous Future, a video podcast, Tim Dodd, Joe Scott, and Ben Sullins discuss exciting new technology hitting the clean energy industry. In this episode, you’ll learn about technology spanning across solar, battery storage, electric vehicles (EVs), and energy independence. In this article, we’ll explain some of the highlights of what you’ll see (and hear) in this episode.Continue reading
Best solar battery chargers: marine, RV and car battery chargers
Among today’s many uses for solar energy, one increasingly popular way to harness sunlight is with battery chargers that can power common home products. Outside of rooftop and utility-scale photovoltaics (PV), battery chargers might be the next best use for solar energy in terms of efficiency and practicality. A small panel can easily be placed next to a window to charge a phone, and a portable charger can be an easy way to power your car’s battery through the sunroof. In this article, we’ll discuss the many ways a solar battery charger can be useful, including how solar works with cars, boats, RVs and small devices.Continue reading
Solar news: May 20th, 2022
In this week’s news round up, we discuss an exciting update in Massachusetts and an upcoming electric vehicle (EV) battery innovation.Continue reading