Hot Rod: Tesla Model 3 & Owning an Electric Car Blog

Today my insurance company reimbursed the $1,000 deductible from a recent accident – as a result of determining the other driver was at fault. How did this happen? I provided video evidence from the Tesla dashcam – a free feature available on all new Tesla’s – without which, it would have been impossible to prove the other driver was at fault.

January 2nd, 2020

One of the common questions I’m asked is about resale value.

With the Model 3, I always have responded “I love the car so much, I don’t plan on selling it so I really don’t care about resale value”.

Following Tesla’s Q1 earning report, we heard the steady drumbeat of “Monday Morning” quarterbacking from Wall Street Analysts.

June 11th, 2019

I frequently hear that Tesla’s are very expensive – I’ll often mention that you can buy the base Model 3 for $35-$40k, to which I hear “ya, but I wouldn’t want THAT car, when I add all of the options, it will be a lot more expensive”.

Do you question whether you can take a 1000+ mile roadtrip with an Electric Car? Having done one last week, I can’t imagine any other way to take to the road.

Yes – let me say that again, taking a roadtrip with the Tesla Model 3 is the best roadtrip experience I have ever had!

When discussing electric cars, people are infatuated with range … and range anxiety – so how much range do you need?

Wake up Americans, the best thing to happen to U.S. manufacturing and innovation in the past 50 years is being fought left and right within this country!

March 16th, 2019

Typical questions I hear about Autopilot are: 1) Can you read a book while your driving? 2) Does it drive itself from your home to your work?

The short answer to both questions is no!

I was among the people who were surprised by Tesla’s announcement to move all sales online and close many of your retail locations (keeping a small number of stores as galleries).

While surprised with this announcement, I think there is a better solution for Tesla then Retail – You can achieve the benefits of a retail sales presence with far less cost with a Mobile Sales organization!

In the span of a couple of weeks, Consumer Reports produced two seemingly contradictory articles ...

Buying a new or used car is highly personal decision – this blog is focused on understanding the used electric car market, and considerations in buying a used electric car – I won’t be providing detailed reviews of the cars, or opinions on their functionality – I’ll leave that up to you to do as you would with any other car purchase!

When I tell people I own an electric car, the most common questions are:

  • The range of the car

  • Time to fully charge the battery

January 30th, 2019

A typical reaction when a person learns I own an electric car is you must save a ton of money on gas”, well, yes, but the total gas savings may not as much as you think, and there are some really awesome benefits to owning an electric car you may not be thinking about.