Posted on August 19, 2018Categories Cars, TeslaTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Tesla’s Roadster on Jay Leno’s Garage

Tesla’s Roadster on Jay Leno’s Garage

“I would watch, listen to these radio talk shows just tear Tesla apart; and I go, ‘Here’s a guy, building an American car in America, using American labor. Why are you not rooting for it to be successful? Why do you wish it would fail?’ I don’t quite understand.” – Jay Leno Tesla’s next-gen roadster to take spotlight on upcoming episode of Jay Leno’s Garage — Read on www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-preview-jay-lenos-garage/   My Tesla Referral code for those looking for free supercharging … Continue reading “Tesla’s Roadster on Jay Leno’s Garage”

Posted on August 18, 2018Categories Cars, TeslaTags , ,   Leave a comment on Tesla Model 3 Quality of Components Beats BMW

Tesla Model 3 Quality of Components Beats BMW

The Tesla Model 3 teardown shows the Model 3 is far ahead of the competition. “Military grade components” is not typical of a consumer car at any price. It is one of the reasons I am comfortable with owning a six-figure vehicle from a small volume manufacturer. Initial indications are that my 5 year old P85 Performance will continue to have far fewer problems than any BMW I’ve owned. I won’t be surprised if it surpasses the ’93 Toyota MR2, … Continue reading “Tesla Model 3 Quality of Components Beats BMW”

Posted on August 17, 2018Categories Cars, TeslaTags ,   Leave a comment on Hacking A Tesla

Hacking A Tesla

An interesting and informative article on getting access to your “Personal Drivable Tesla Server” and in-car LAN.   One of many articles I’ve read this week that show just how far ahead of the industry veterans Tesla is in many ways.   Over-the-air updates and other vehicle tech are just one part of the equation.   I’ve been reading a lot about how far ahead of the competition Tesla is on hard components, manufacturing processes, and other elements required to build a techno-centric … Continue reading “Hacking A Tesla”

Posted on December 23, 2017Categories Hacking, TeslaTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Tesla Slacker Radio Is Half-Baked

Tesla Slacker Radio Is Half-Baked

As a tech geek I’m interested in the tech in my Model S.   I also am frustrated with the horribly outdated browser and the half-ass integration of my Premium Slacker Radio account with the in-dash Slacker interface.  I love both products but Slacker has been doing half-baked secondary features for years now.  Tesla got the media interface “good enough for most people”.  In the end Tesla Slacker Radio suffers. I’m not “most people” especially when it comes to my … Continue reading “Tesla Slacker Radio Is Half-Baked”

Posted on August 27, 2017Categories Cars, UncategorizedTags , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Why You Can’t Buy A Tesla In South Carolina

Why You Can’t Buy A Tesla In South Carolina

The bottom line: The Car Dealer Lobbyists That’s what it all boils down to.   The states with the biggest car dealership and oil company presence have paid… I mean “talked to the”… legislators in their state to make sure that pesky little electric car company does not cut into their business.   Originally states passed laws to protect dealers. Back in the early 50’s the “Big Three” wanted to focus on building cars so they franchised sales to dealers. … Continue reading “Why You Can’t Buy A Tesla In South Carolina”