Posts in Electric Vehicles
Recycling Batteries: E Waste

This week I take a look at recycling batteries and avoiding e waste. With everything from mobile phones to EVs requiring something like a lithium ion battery to power it, and only 5% of lithium ion batteries getting recycled, I thought it was a good time to take a look at one of the looming environmental issues with lithium ion batteries. As well as what happens to old electric car batteries.

Read More
Tesla Model Y First Impressions

Here are my Tesla Model Y First Impressions after attending the Model Y event, which was a little bit press event, a little bit rock show, and a little dash of crazy. While there weren’t any big surprises, the Model Y looks really promising and has me very excited for the car and Tesla’s future. The one question that rolled around my head the entire night: why the Model Y and why now?

Read More
Batteries and Supercapacitors

With Tesla’s recent purchase of Maxwell Technologies, I thought it was a perfect time to take a closer look at the current state of batteries and supercapacitors. As well as what supercapacitors are, why so many people are excited by them, and a wonder material, graphene, that could change ... everything.

Read More
Tesla App Review - Stats

There are a lot of third party Tesla apps to choose from, but many of them just duplicate the official Tesla app’s basic functionality and aren’t worth installing. The only apps that really warrant checking out are those that give you functionality or analysis that you can’t get from Tesla directly.

Read More
Solar Panels For Home

Will the savings you gain from solar panels really pay for the cost of installing the system in the first place? And even more secondary questions come up like, are solar panels difficult or expensive to maintain? How long do solar panels last? Will solar panels work where I live? Those are all questions I hear a lot, so let’s dive into this.

Read More
Tesla Service Problems - Growing Pains

The Tesla service problems are real, but they're a startup going the growing pains that every company goes through. Right before I went on my holiday road trip I had my first experience with Tesla Service. What happened? How’d it go? The end result was exactly what I wanted, but it wasn’t without a few hiccups, which got me to thinking about this topic.

Read More