2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared


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Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid car--quiet, smooth, peppy, and amazingly economical. New REx on the block But now the Volt has a formidable new competitor: the new 2014 BMW i3, availabl...Read more

Tesla Model S Drive-Unit Replacements: How Big A Problem?


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It was a car company's worst public-relations nightmare. Edmunds.com, the widely-read automotive website, bought a Tesla Model S for long-term testing in February 2013. After nine months and 11,000 miles, the car developed an ominous grinding noise under acceleration and deceleration. Under warranty, Tesla replaced th...Read more

2014 BMW i3: What A Tesla Driver Thinks Of New Electric BMW


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Several reports in general news media recently have touted the new 2014 BMW i3 electric car as a serious challenger to the Tesla Model S. One writer even went so far as to label the i3 a "Tesla killer." Dream on. There's no way a frumpy-looking little 2+2 city car is going to challenge the mighty Tesla. I can't imagi...Read more

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Updates Since 2012


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While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line two years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the surface. But from a Tesla owner's point of view, the car has been improved far more by numerous updates to its computer software than by a handful of ...Read more

Owning A Tesla Model S: New Book Offers Tips, Tricks, Inside Info (Book Review)


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Regular readers of Tesla forums will recognize the name of Nick J. Howe, whose hundreds of astute comments recently earned him accolades for "best forum postings over time," according to a reader poll. A Florida chemical engineer and owner of a Tesla Model S P85, Howe has technical savvy, dogged curiosity, and some in...Read more