Close-up of Tesla Motors logo against a bright blue sky in Pleasanton, California, July 23, 2018.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Most Reliable Tesla Is Also the Cheapest

Critics and buyers worship the Tesla brand because of its emphasis on electric performance and efficiency. Though, Tesla’s long-term quality is still up for debate. A couple of the brand’s EV’s have some low ratings. But there’s one Tesla that sticks out for being more attainable and reliable. The most reliable Tesla according to Consumer Reports  Consumer Reports caused quite …

People look at a Tesla Model Y car at a Tesla showroom in Beijing on January 5, 2021
Hybrids & Electrics

Can You Lease a Tesla?

Whether you love or hate Tesla, there’s no denying the fact that it develops some of the coolest electric vehicles in the industry. These vehicles are also some of the most expensive. This means the prestige of owning a Tesla might be out of the question for some consumers.  There are other options for getting …

The Tesla Model Y is the brand's first small electric crossover.
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Is Offering You a Deal on a Feature You Can’t Fully Use

There is no denying that Tesla’s driver assistance features are some of the best in the business. However, the American carmaker continues pushing to develop a fully autonomous vehicle. Despite this, full self-driving is not currently available despite Tesla selling the feature as an option for new vehicles. To entice buyers toward the end of …

A white 2021 Lexus RX 450h on a city street
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Luxury Cars With the Lowest Maintenance Costs

Everyone loves looking at luxury vehicles, but not everyone can afford the high sticker price. If you’re car shopping and are considering buying a luxury vehicle, remember to account for its yearly costs. Even relatively affordable luxury models are made with more expensive materials, meaning dealers charge a premium when the car needs service. Still, …

People view a Tesla Model 3 electric car at the auto exhibition area of the third International Import Expo
Hybrids & Electrics

Early Tesla Model 3 Problems Didn’t End up Being a Big Deal

Tesla might be the only car company put under the type of scrutiny that’s typically reserved for artists and athletes. When the Tesla Model 3 was still being developed, a bevy of problems with its design took over the internet and caused people to question its integrity on the market. Now a reality, however, it would appear as …

Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020. U.S. electric car company Tesla in 2019
Hybrids & Electrics

Should You Get PPF for Your Tesla Model 3?

The Tesla Model 3 comes in a standard solid black exterior. But, the EV company understands that consumers like having options. That is why for an extra $1,000, you can choose between blue, white, silver, or the ever-popular red for the Model 3’s exterior paint color. Anyone who’s purchased a Tesla understands the need to keep …

The Tesla Model Y is the brand's first small electric crossover.
Trucks & SUVs

Watch the Tesla Model Y Send A Nissan Frontier Flying

Smell ya later, Nissan! Alright, all joking aside, this video shows dangerous footage, and we hope everyone is alright. The Tesla Model Y will be fine, but this is an example of needing to be alert to avoid dangerous traffic accidents. Check out what the Tesla Model Y got right in this scruff.  The Tesla …

A picture taken on September 5, 2020 shows the front of a "Tesla Model Y" car, an all-electric compact SUV by US electric car giant Tesla, during its presentation at the Automobile Club
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Tesla Model Y Solved the First Model 3’s Big Problems

Tesla’s mission to quickly transition the world to sustainable energy electric vehicles (EVs) has taken its share of hits over the past couple of decades. When Tesla decided to mass-produce its electric vehicles back in 2010, there were more quality and logistical issues than expected. After all, mass-producing several thousand luxury EVs isn’t the same …

Photo taken on Oct. 26, 2020 shows the Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles at its gigafactory in Shanghai, east China
Hybrids & Electrics

Do You Need Ceramic Coating for Your Tesla Model 3?

At an additional price, you could opt to add ceramic coating or paint protection film (PPF) to your Tesla Model 3. While these add-ons can help maintain the appearance of a Model 3, the extra expense may not be worth it, according to YouTube reviewer Nukem384. Here’s what you need to know to decide whether …

White Tesla Model S driving through the mountains
Hybrids & Electrics

Recall Alert: Tesla Recalls Certain Model S and X Cars In China

Tesla has made headlines for all sorts of reasons as of late. Tesla recently achieved record profits and announced more details about its self-driving car technology. But on another note, the electric car company has been in the news for safety recall actions. This time, Tesla is recalling certain Model S and Model X electric vehicles. Which Model S and Model X EVs …

Tesla Model 3 on the pavement
Hybrids & Electrics

The Fastest-Selling Used Car in the U.S. Is Electric

Buyers have slowly warmed up to electric vehicles over the last few years. The addition of vast charging networks and long-range battery packs means that driving an EV can be practical. While EVs remain expensive to buy new, depreciation brings segment favorites like the Tesla Model 3 closer to a reasonable price. Enthusiasm for the …

Tesla Model 3 on the pavement
Hybrids & Electrics

How Does the Tesla Model 3 Hold Up After 100,000 Miles?

Considering its relatively low cost of entry, excellent range, and phenomenal performance stats, the Tesla Model 3 is practically the poster child for electric cars. However, it’s still relatively new to the market and some prospective buyers might be wary when it comes to the longevity of these Teslas. After all, there’s no true test …

Tesla's Autopilot Technology
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ Is Misleading According To Consumer Reports

We have said time and time again that Tesla’s Autopilot features do not make its cars fully autonomous and Consumer Reports recently proved it. Actually, they went a step further by reporting their findings on Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving Capability” features and the results were less-than-stellar. “Full Self-Driving Capability” does not equate to being fully autonomous …

Hybrids & Electrics

Redesigned Tesla Model 3 On the Way

Tesla has sold half-a-million Model 3s which makes it the king of EVs. When introduced in 2017 it seemed like just the right electric car. Price, size, range, and looks gave it the edge. But in 2020 it’s missing something. It is not an SUV or crossover-it’s a sedan. Sedans don’t sell. So, to give …

Trucks & SUVs

Everyone Loves the Tesla Model 3

A lot of factors determine preference in cars. Whether it’s the cars we love or the cars we owned, things like our age, lifestyle, and even the stuff we grew up with like movies can dictate what types of vehicles we tend toward. This is true for a lot of different cars, and there are …

A white Tesla Model 3 is seen during the Vienna Car Show press preview
Hybrids & Electrics

Why Is the Tesla Model 3 So Popular?

Electrified vehicles have become insanely trendy over the last few years, and that’s because of Tesla. Few cars rival Tesla’s focus on tech and energy efficiency. The Tesla you’re most likely to see out and about is the Model 3. But why is the Tesla Model 3 so popular? It’s the least expensive Tesla Teslas aren’t cheap …

A windshield wiper
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla’s Wiper Controls Are Now Illegal in Germany

The Tesla Model 3 is filled with all kinds of tech-savvy features including a dual-motor setup that can rocket the car to 60 in 3.2 seconds, an AutoPilot semi self-driving system, and automatic windshield wipers. However, that last feature was recently ruled as being illegal in Germany after a Model 3 owner was involved in …

A white Tesla Model 3 is seen during the Vienna Car Show press preview
Hybrids & Electrics

Is a Tesla Model 3 Really Worth It?

If you’re in the market for an electric vehicle with ample range, you’ve no doubt considered a Tesla. Even the cheapest models have over 200 miles of all-electric range, and you can even charge the battery with a solar panel. Tesla cars also tend to be on the pricey side, with the cheapest 2020 Model …

A charcoal Tesla Model 3 electric car in a showroom
Hybrids & Electrics

Almost 30 Tesla Model 3s Ordered By Accident

A Reddit user by the name of Balloon Man recently recounted how an internet hiccup caused some trouble for his German father. An order for a single Tesla Model 3 ended up with the father’s order and deposit being multiplied. The original Tesla Model 3 with the Autopilot option was selected. But, when all was …

A white 2020 Model 3 is seen during the Vienna Car Show press preview at Messe Wien, as part of Vienna Holiday Fair
Hybrids & Electrics

MotorTrend: The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Is the Best EV Under $50,000

Tesla has revolutionized the EV market, designing vehicles that set the standard worldwide. Quick, luxurious, and electrified, Tesla vehicles are synonymous with being the best. And as the 2020 Tesla Model 3 proves yet again, you don’t have to sacrifice performance and affordability for electric range. Performance and affordability? The 2020 Tesla Model 3 is …

A charcoal Tesla Model 3 electric car in a showroom
Tips, Tricks & Trends

German Court at Odds With Tesla Over Autopilot

It looks like Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, has not learned the nuances yet of the wording chosen to promote its driver assistance systems. “Autonomous” and “Autopilot” are terms us automotive writers do not like to use. That is because nothing on the road is capable of fully autonomous driving yet. However, we acknowledge that …

Customers admire a Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle at a Tesla store
Hybrids & Electrics

Is the Tesla Model 3 Any Good for Road Trips?

Teslas have been turning heads ever since Elon Musk started producing them. From the partially automated driving system to the impressive battery run times, these electric cars have put to the test. One such test, which was actually unintentional, was a road trip that was over 2,000 miles long. An author at MotorTrend purchased a Tesla …

People sit in a Tesla Model 3 car at the first Tesla Center in Shanghai on May 9, 2020
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Owners Are Suing Over . . . Paint?

When automakers encounter a manufacturing defect on the line, they typically issue a recall to assist consumers with making necessary repairs. These concerns typically come at the expense of the automaker as well. Unfortunately, some vehicles present with problems that the manufacturer doesn’t take responsibility for, and the burden then falls on the consumer for …

Red Tesla Model 3 with homemade solar panel trailer
Hybrids & Electrics

Can You Charge a Tesla Model 3 With a Solar Panel Trailer?

Despite some quality control problems, the Tesla Model 3 remains a popular EV. Though there are faster electric cars—and motorcycles—the Model 3 has all the features and range most people need. And yet, despite having access to fast chargers, some customers still suffer from range anxiety. But instead of getting a gasoline-powered backup charger, one …