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Life With Tesla Model S: NY-FL Supercharger Road Trip, Returning

Life With Tesla Model S: NY-FL Supercharger Road Trip, Returning

Last week, in the middle of a prolonged and depressing stretch of winter weather in New York's Hudson Valley, I decided I had to get the hell out. Time for a road trip to a warm place. It was a perfect opportunity to test out Tesla's new East Coast Supercharger Highway, the just-completed string of... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 4, Florida Destination--Made It!

The final segment of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, made possible through Tesla's new network of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, provided what I'd... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 3, South Carolina To Florida

The third day of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, using the newly completed string of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, brought me almost to my... read more January 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan. That's not to say I haven't learned a few things... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S NY-To-FL Winter Getaway, Via Supercharger

It's late January in upstate New York: 8 degrees F, with cloudy, light snow drifting down. The long-range forecast predicts non-stop sub-freezing temperatures for the next... read more January 26, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger network in Winter 2014 - map as of January 22, 2014

Tesla Superchargers Now Opening Fast, Cross-Country Route Close

After a disappointing 2013, a year in which Tesla fell short of ambitious goals for expanding its Supercharger network, the company has picked up the pace remarkably. Just... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Supercharger Quick Charging Stations Expand Beyond Coasts

Tesla Motors is taking its Supercharger fast-charging network to a place it's never been: Wyoming. The electric-car company plopped a Supercharger station down in Lusk, a... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

As Battery Cost Falls, Fast-Charging Becomes Key Electric-Car Issue

It's a given that the costs of batteries for electric cars will fall in the coming years. The industry hotly debates how much and how fast--after interviewing numerous auto... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S East-Coast Road Trip: Freeze In Slow Lane, Or Languish At Nissan Dealers?

After reading George Parrott's article yesterday about his effortless 1,200-mile West Coast road trip along Tesla's Supercharger Highway, I have only one thing to say... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Mount Shasta, California, Nov 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S Road Trip: 1,200 West Coast Electric-Car Miles

Once Tesla Motors built out its Supercharger network of quick-charging stations along Interstate 5, my wife and I decided to drive from our home in Sacramento to Portland in... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
Electric-car charging information from BC Hydro, West Coast Green Highway, British Columbia, Canada

BC To Get Canada's First Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

The West Coast "green highway" will expand from Oregon and Washington states into British Columbia, under a plan announced today that will site DC quick-charging stations for... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Superchargers Now Allow San Diego-To-Vancouver Electric Car Trips

Can you drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border for free? On Saturday, Tesla Model S drivers woke to find that radical idea was now a reality. Their cars' GPS... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Should Public Quick-Charging Be A Marketing Cost For Businesses?

Every so often, stories appear about new networks of charging stations for electric cars that have just opened. But if there's no business model to support public charging... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Nissan Offers $15,000 For New Electric-Car Quick Chargers By Dec 31

With the long-term business model for public charging stations increasingly unclear, at least one carmaker beyond Tesla is boosting its efforts to promote the rollout of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report

Suppose there's no way for businesses to make money on public electric-car charging stations--even with DC quick-charging? Then what? That was one sobering question that came... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Quick-Charging Two In One: Tesla To Offer $1,000 CHAdeMO Adaptor For Electric Cars

Sometimes, going it alone is tough. While Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] hopes to blanket the country with its own network of Supercharger electric car quick-charging stations... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
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