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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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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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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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EV charging expansion

Is electric vehicle charging infrastructure expanding in the U.S.?

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, 39 percent of Americans say they’re at least somewhat likely to seriously consider buying electric the next time they purchase a vehicle. However, nearly half (46 percent) say they’re not too likely or not likely at all to do so.

While EV ownership in the United States is growing, most Americans still currently drive internal combustion engine (ICE) – aka gas powered – automobiles. In order to make driving EVs more common, EV charging infrastructure must continue to expand throughout the country. In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about the expansion of EV charging in the U.S.

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EV charging infrastructure status

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure: what to know in 2022

While electric vehicle (EV) ownership in the United States is growing, most Americans currently drive internal combustion engine (ICE) – aka gas powered –  automobiles. Undoubtedly, if you want to purchase an electric car, it’s first important to know if you’ll have ample charging available.

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EVs & present bias

Why smart car shoppers miss out on major savings

Humans have the capacity to think through problems carefully, but we’re also hardwired to make ‘intuitive’, automatic decisions. This is what psychology experts have labelled as system 1 and system 2 thinking. You may not be aware of it, but your intuition might prevent you from saving tens of thousands of dollars when you buy your next car.

As you perform complicated tasks such as driving or even simple tasks such as tying your shoes, you often rely on your intuition to automatically guide you through the process. Our intuition helps us simplify information and operate in modern society, but it can also lead us to make mistakes. Researchers have identified a long list of cognitive and emotional biases (think of them as mental shortcuts) that prevent people from making the best decisions. In this article, I’ll focus on how Present Bias and Loss Aversion Bias prevent car buyers from making the best financial decision when they choose between buying an electric or gas car.

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EV chargers overview

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. 

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