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Tesla Model 3: The Platinum Bar + Note for Musk

This week, the EPA published preliminary test results for the Tesla Model 3. And it had some pretty startling results. The most notable of which was the range of the car. Issued with the long-range model, the preliminary results had me staring at my screen in disbelief. Continue reading “Tesla Model 3: The Platinum Bar + Note for Musk”

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Tesla Model 3: Handover Heels

This is the day. The day that Tesla has been working towards from the very start. The Tesla Model 3 has finally materialised into reality, and the first production Model 3’s get handed over. 8:45 PM UTC-08:00 (Gigafactory 1 Time), 3:45PM UTC+12:00 (New Zealand Time), 5AM UTC+00:00 (UK Time), and the handover party gets live streamed all over the world. Yes, I am a Tesla fanboy. I never perceived myself as the nutty kind of Tesla fan though – at least, not until today… Continue reading “Tesla Model 3: Handover Heels”

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Tesla Model 3: It’s Here!

So, the day has finally come! The first production Tesla Model 3’s are now being paired with their proud, new, pioneering owners! Happy Model 3 day, everybody! Thanks to the time zone, it looks like we are covering this a day late, but oh well! The launch party is expected to start around 3:45pm UTC-18 (Auckland, Wellington Time), so be ready. It will be streaming live from Fremont, California via Tesla’s website. Check back later for our coverage of the full event…

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Innocence Lost: Shared Issues of Hydrogen & Biofuels

Fuel cells. Clean, green, and the way of the future. At least, that is what some major automakers would have you believe. There are, of course, a few *minor* complications with their plans. Let’s have a look, shall we? Continue reading “Innocence Lost: Shared Issues of Hydrogen & Biofuels”

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Electric Cars 101: More EV Myths & Alternative Facts

It happened the other day – I was discussing EVs with a friend of mine, who happens to dislike them quite strongly. Inevitably, she pointed out that one problem she has with them is that when sitting in traffic, they are just wasting electricity… Continue reading “Electric Cars 101: More EV Myths & Alternative Facts”

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Tesla Model 3: Liftoff

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements two weeks ahead of schedule. He also stated that ‘SN1’, which many of us believe to be the first production Model 3, will be completed this Friday. With deliveries now imminent, it seems appropriate to delve into the spec sheet. Continue reading “Tesla Model 3: Liftoff”

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Innocence Lost: Hydrogen’s Dirty Secret

The majority of car manufacturers are now at least tolerating the fact that the future looks bleak for internal combustion engine. There is, however, a small stronghold for internal combustion engines. Today we look at the last fighting chance of internal combustion engines. Continue reading “Innocence Lost: Hydrogen’s Dirty Secret”

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Conflicted: Pondering the Hidden Impact of Oil

It is not an obscure fact that large amounts of the world’s oil comes from the Middle East. What isn’t necessarily well-known is what happens with the money we spend on it when it reaches their source country. Today we look at the oil supply chain, and learn where our money is really going. Continue reading “Conflicted: Pondering the Hidden Impact of Oil”

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Dieselgate: or is it a Time Portal?

German automaker Audi has unveiled their new EV factory in Brussels – part of the company’s plan to unveil a new EV every year from 2018. The Brussels facility entered the car manufacturing sector as a Studebaker assembly plant back in 1949, and will now be manufacturing the future of Audi’s brand. Continue reading “Dieselgate: or is it a Time Portal?”

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Belated: Honda’s EV program

The electric vehicle movement seems to have become somewhat of a juggernaut – with Volvo, BMW, and Subaru focusing on development of electric vehicles, some of them based on their existing models. And now, introducing the new kid in town. Continue reading “Belated: Honda’s EV program”