Is The Nissan Leaf Dealer ‘Annual Battery Check’ Really Needed?

HONOLULU - MARCH 14, 2015: 100% Electric Nissan Leaf car on display at the Motor Show exhibition - 2015 First Hawaiian International Auto Show at the Convention Center in Oahu, Hawaii. March 14, 2015.

The Nissan Leaf is among the best-known and most popular EVs on the market today. As an arguably more affordable model than, say, a Tesla, it is a top choice particularly among city-dwellers who don’t necessarily worry about the car’s shorter range when compared to aforementioned Teslas. It’s reliable, comes packed with great technology, and … Read more

How Well Do Electric Car Heaters Work?

An electric car plugged into a EVSE charging station during snow fall

In today’s piece, we’re exploring the world of electric car heaters and their efficacy. In particular, we’ll be looking into the seemingly conflicting issue of reduced battery performance in cold weather versus the increased need for in-car heating in these conditions. Before starting with some key background info, the short answer here is… Using heaters … Read more

Why Does Elon Musk Have an Accent?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., speaks during a delivery ceremony for Tesla Model S sedan in Beijing, China, 22 April 2014.

Elon Musk is one of the world’s most enigmatic and well-known public business figures. He’s worth an astonishing $144 billion as of December, 2020, and since the mid-1990s has been dabbling in some of the most cutting-edge enterprises that often seem like fringe ideas at first, but eventually take over the mainstream. His businesses have … Read more