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Sep 17, 2014

SolarCity Struggles: Design Dilemmas (Part II)

In Part 1 of my SolarCity Struggles series, I discovered that the initial design for my solar installation would need its first revision to account for the additional power needs from my 85kWh Tesla Model S. What happens next is something that can only be described as SolarCity Struggles. SolarCity Design Dilemmas I don’t claim to understand all of…

SolarCity Struggles: Design Dilemmas (Part II) was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 16, 2014
Sep 16, 2014

[Podcast] Is Telsa an Automaker or Energy Company?

In this podcast episode, Nicolas Zart and Aaron Turpen discuss whether Tesla Motors is an automaker or an energy company. The discussion leads into a deeper dive look on the changing landscape of the auto industry and whether consumers of Tesla are drawn into the brand’s lifestyle marketing. Channel partner: CarNewsCafe Audio length: 37:21 min

[Podcast] Is Telsa an Automaker or Energy Company? was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 16, 2014

Randomizer App for Model S Adds USB Music Shuffle

The Tesla Model comes with a great sound system but lacks some basic features that makes listening enjoyment not as great as it can be. One such lack of capability is the inability to shuffle music. An enterprising Model S owner saw the need and created an app to solve this exact problem, and I…

Randomizer App for Model S Adds USB Music Shuffle was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 13, 2014

Teslacast: Podcasts on Tesla and the EV Market

Bringing the best Tesla and EV related podcasts – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Teslacast will be an evolving channel with an aim to provide a full spectrum of content produced in conjunction with our channel partners.

Teslacast: Podcasts on Tesla and the EV Market was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 11, 2014

Custom Tesla Model S Glows with Electric Paint

  We’re not sure why anyone in their right mind would want to decorate a Model S with electrified zebra-print but nevertheless the folks from Darkside Scientific has – and it’s wickedly electrifying. The custom Tesla Model S featured in the video is decorated with an electroluminescent paint coating, by the name of LumiLor, that lights up when energized…

Custom Tesla Model S Glows with Electric Paint was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 11, 2014 / 4 notes

Leaked Tesla Firmware 6.0 Pictures Reveals Keyless Driving

Leaked photos of the much anticipated Firmware 6.0 suggests that keyless driving, calendaring and traffic-based navigation will be making its way to Tesla Model S owners. It’s been well known that Tesla Motors and Apple have had a long standing relationship with one another. Through rumored discussions of a buyout between Tesla and Apple, to…

Leaked Tesla Firmware 6.0 Pictures Reveals Keyless Driving was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 11, 2014

Reasons to Have a Tesla Tire Repair Kit and 2nd UMC

I’ve been thinking about buying a few Tesla accessories for a while now and finally broke down and picked up the Tesla tire repair kit and second Universal Mobile Connector (UMC). Although these accessories are a far departure from other common upgrades (ie. FobPocket and Center Console CCI) that Tesla owners have been known to indulge…

Reasons to Have a Tesla Tire Repair Kit and 2nd UMC was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 9, 2014

PowerHydrant Charges Tesla Using Robotic Arm

We’ve been obsessed with wireless inductive charging lately because from a technology standpoint, it just seems so magical. Hands-free charging with zero hassle. Who wouldn’t love that? There’s even been talks that these systems may be the next evolution of charging that could bring battery electric vehicles (EV) to mass market, but all only if it can overcome its inefficiencies…

PowerHydrant Charges Tesla Using Robotic Arm was originally published on TESLARATI.com

Sep 8, 2014

SolarCity Struggles: What Tesla? (Part 1)

Shortly after ordering my Tesla Model S I contacted SolarCity, as referred through TeslaMotors.com, with the premise that I would be getting solar panels installed on my property. I wrote about the positive sales process that I experienced and wanted to round out the rest of the story through a multi-part series. Background I live on a horse farm in…

SolarCity Struggles: What Tesla? (Part 1) was originally published on TESLARATI.com