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Tesla 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Tesla 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

This was a short-lived user interface change to the Suspension Settings on the air suspension equipped Model S/X where the screen showed a submarine type vehicle. This update was rolled out in the initial V9.0 of the software, but when the v9 software received a minor update about a week or two later it was reverted back.

EV Drive Conversion Kit – Convert a Dirt Bike to Electric

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EV Drive offers a conversion kit to take your Honda CRF250 and make it electric. It will be interesting to see if these model specific kits can take off. Currently, the prices seem a bit inflated, but when you get into replacements for model specific kits, you’re certainly dealing with a micro-niche market.

http://www.evdrive.com/prototypes/evdrive-trains-for-e-motos-the-e-motocrf250r-conversion-kit/

Tesla Announces Track Mode!

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Track Mode was just announced to start rolling out as an over-the-air update by Tesla today. So far it looks like it will only be available for the Model 3’s with the Performance package.

Engineering Explained – Carbon Footprint of Electric Vehicles vs. Combustion Engines

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In this video from Engineering Explained, the myth of whether or electrical vehicles are worse for the environment than fossil fuel powered combustion engines is debunked. This takes into the account the production of the vehicle, mining for lithium (which is the most common battery type used in electric vehicles today), and if you live in a state that is powered primarily by coal vs. hydroelectricity or another renewable source of energy.

Genovation – $750,000 Electric Corvette

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This car is producing 800hp and a top speed over 220mph, but an even bigger number is the price tag. $750,000. Genovation is a conversion company that takes factory Corvette’s, removes the engine, and converts them to electric motors while retaining the factory transmission.

https://genovationcars.com/

Pearl Bomb Paint Job

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Here’s a fairly unique automotive painting technique referred to as a “pearl bomb”.

Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6

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Hennessey has long been known for producing high performance, go fast vehicles.  Here’s a look at their, go almost anywhere, Velociraptor 6×6.

EV Trip Planner

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If you’re trying to plan a road trip in your electric vehicle, here’s another tool that might help you plan your trip, it’s a website called EV Trip Planner.

 

Tesla Advanced Summon

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Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that in about 6 weeks Tesla owners an over-the-air software update which will have an advanced summon feature.  This update will apply to vehicle with the AutoPilot 2.0 and up hardware.

 

Bolt, LEAF, and Model 3 Comparison

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The Chevy Bolt and Nissan LEAF have seen a decline in US sales during 2018 while the Tesla Model 3 continues to ramp up.  If you’re considering one of these electric cars, take a look at this side by side comparison Edmonds did earlier in the year.