Release 2019.8.3

I haven’t talked about any of my updates before. Being new to Tesla ownership, I didn’t really get a firm grasp of what I was stepping into. I’m a tech guy, work in a software company, I see updates all the time. But Tesla is different. And you really don’t understand it unless you have … More Release 2019.8.3

Model Y and faster Superchargers will change the urban landscape

Couple of weeks ago Tesla unveiled the V3 Supercharger with peak charge rate of 1000 mph. They also updating their V2 Superchargers to charge at 145 kW, up from 120 kW. Individuals can see up to ~18% improvement on charging times. Then this past Thursday, Tesla unveiled the Model Y to complete its S3XY lineup. … More Model Y and faster Superchargers will change the urban landscape

OPINION: Why new owners should buy Autopilot and Full-Self Driving post delivery

Disclaimer: This post isn’t about my feelings about the situation. My blog is always in support of the idea that Tesla can go mass market and do well in urban locales like Chicago, New York & Los Angeles, where majority of the people park on the street or in open lots, where they’ll have no … More OPINION: Why new owners should buy Autopilot and Full-Self Driving post delivery

On the road again…

I’ve owned my Model 3 for a little under 3 months. During those months, most of my commute has been to work or around the San Diego area. The furthest I’ve been has been Carlsbad & Temecula, which I made once. I can make those trips without needing to go to a Supercharger. But then … More On the road again…

Charged Up! Part 2

On my previous post, I did an experiment to see if I can only charge at work. This is a continuation of that where I continued off the weekend where I didn’t plug in my car at all. So in these weeks, I’m starting off of a deficit, unlike the previous week of this experiment … More Charged Up! Part 2

Charged up!

On my previous post, I went without charging at home or work, simulating what it would be like living in the city without home chargers. The majority of the folks that live in a major city don’t have the luxury of a garage, and not many have jobs that provide access to chargers. If Tesla … More Charged up!

A lot of people are ditching their Civics for a Model 3!

During the earnings meeting, someone asked what the most traded in vehicles for the Model 3 was. Tesla listed BMW 3 series, the Toyota Prius, Honda Accord, Honda Civic and the Nissan Leaf. Of the five that they provided, the Honda Civic caught my attention. The Model 3 is a direct competitor for the BMW … More A lot of people are ditching their Civics for a Model 3!

Is free Supercharging worth the price of Performance Package on the Model 3?

Tesla Referral Program was coming to an end on July 31st. The referral program gave free supercharging to the Model S and X, but the Model 3 was left out of the program. As July 31st came, Tesla extended the program to September 16th. They also included the Performance Model 3 if you purchase by … More Is free Supercharging worth the price of Performance Package on the Model 3?

Sold my Civic!

After 11 years, I sold my Civic. That’s a long time to be with a car. From a technology standpoint, it’s a lifetime. Let’s put things in perspective. My car didn’t have Bluetooth. That wasn’t really an option back then, usually reserved for more luxury vehicles. My Civic had a built-in navigation unit as well. … More Sold my Civic!