Yes, Teslas & Other EVs CAN Charge While Driving (Sort Of…) – New Video

YouTube thumbnail with me in background and the text self charging EVs are unlikely

Many people ask whether electric cars can charge up while driving along, which this video explores. The short answer is that self-charging road surfaces and physics-defying dynamos won’t really work, but integrated solar panels and improved regen braking will help… a bit. This video explains the benefits and shortfalls of regen braking, and looks at … Read more

Why Your Tesla Can’t Charge At a Supercharger & How to Fix This

A charging equipment not ready error from Tesla

Tesla owners are doubly lucky in that they typically drive cars with a longer single-charge range than most other EVs out there, but also because they have access to the Tesla Supercharger network, something not yet available to all EVs — although that development is supposedly on the way. Currently, in the US, there are … Read more

Fixing “Unable to Charge” or “Charge Port” Tesla Errors

Two Tesla charging errors including the infamous Unable to Charge error

It seems that quite a few Tesla owners have had negative experiences with being unable to charge their vehicles because of the emergence of strange and somewhat unhelpful error messages. Common ones include variations on “Unable to Charge – Service Required” or “Charge Port Requires Service.” There are actually many variations on these kinds of … Read more

Who Makes EV Chargers For Tesla? (Does Anyone Know?!)

A Tesla supercharger near Cardiff Wales

Tesla and its founder are big fans of showing off their technology and innovations to others. They’re quite like Apple back in the days of Steve Jobs who just couldn’t wait to show you that mouse or those cool click-on icons he’d apparently invented and added to his new personal computer. In fact, Steve Jobs … Read more