Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worse?)


Green Car Reports
Eco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate. Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel.&...Read more

Life With Tesla Model S: Thoughts On '10 Things I Hate' Article (Really Only Seven)


Green Car Reports
It was a classic click-bait headline: “Ten Things I Hate About My Tesla.” The article appeared last week on The Drive, a new "automotive culture" website from publisher Time Inc. The author, Andy Blau, owns a green Tesla Model S and spends a lot of time driving on New Jersey’s Palisades Parkway, so I ...Read more

Life With Tesla Model S: Service Centers Get Crowded, Cost More


Green Car Reports
One of the coolest things about owning a Tesla Model S for almost three years now has been the service. When first revealed back in the spring of 2013—a few months after I had taken delivery of my car—the Tesla service model sounded almost too good to be true. If a problem occurred, CEO Elon Musk announced,...Read more

Life With Tesla Model S: Extended Warranty, 'Tricky' Owners & More Updates


Green Car Reports
I've had my 2013 Tesla Model S for two and a half years now, and I've reported on the entire process, from ordering through delivery. After an update on my battery capacity--which lost slightly more than average, but not worrisomely so--it's time for a roundup of other items I've faced as I reach the end of my warranty...Read more

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Degradation Update


Green Car Reports
Last summer, I wrote in this space about an apparent loss of battery capacity in my 2013 Tesla Model S after a three-month Supercharging binge. I wondered whether, despite assurances from Tesla Motors, the two events might have been related. My doubts had started when I noticed that, after a 210-mile trip, the car&rsqu...Read more