Surely nearly every owner of a Tesla vehicle is aware of the proper etiquette for EV charging in a Tesla supercharging station. The general rule, in a Tesla supercharging station that has so-called V2 chargers, is never park next to another Tesla vehicle unless there is no other choice about where to park. If for… Continue reading Proper etiquette for Tesla EV charging
Amateur Call Letter plate and EV plate
If you own a Tesla car in Colorado, you will recently have received a rather scary letter in the mail telling you that you will be in big trouble if you fail to switch over your car license plates from whatever type they were before, to fancy new EV plates. But perhaps like me you… Continue reading Amateur Call Letter plate and EV plate
Flat tires and Tesla cars
Tesla cars do not have spare tires. So it is important to plan ahead about where to get a flat tire if you are driving a Tesla vehicle.
Finding replacement wiper blades
It is no easy trick finding replacement wiper blades for my 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range. Most wiper blades are made for what is called a J-hook mounting. The Tesla uses something called a 22-millimeter push button mounting (see photo above right). You push with a screwdriver or other blunt object into that square… Continue reading Finding replacement wiper blades
Wyoming proposes to phase out new electric vehicle sales by 2035
You could try to make up an astonishing story and you would not be able to make up this one. A bill pending before the Wyoming state legislature proposes to phase out new EV sales by 2035. You can read Senate Joint Resolution number SJ0004 here. Among other things, this bill directs the Wyoming Secretary of… Continue reading Wyoming proposes to phase out new electric vehicle sales by 2035
Annual fees for EVs in Colorado
I recently renewed the car registration for my Tesla vehicle. One of the charges tacked on to the annual registration fee is a “registration electric vehicle fee” of $51.88. This is, I gather, intended to make up for a portion of the money that I do not pay to the State of Colorado through gasoline… Continue reading Annual fees for EVs in Colorado
Colorado EV (electric vehicle) license plates
In Colorado, something changed about motor vehicle license plates on July 1, 2022. It became possible (or maybe required, I am not quite clear on this) for the owner of an electric vehicle (EV) to have an “EV license plate”.
What kind of receptacle to install for your EV charger?
When a homeowner is getting ready to install an EV charger, one of the questions that often arises is “what kind of receptacle should I install for the EV charger?” I have written an article about this, which you can see here.
Hello loyal readers. Today’s topic is Tesla CCS charging. Today I did successfully charge up my Tesla car using CCS. Why would anybody need to be able to do this? What do you need to do to be able to do this? How does it work exactly? What is the purpose of that odd little… Continue reading CCS charging
Getting somewhere and needing to charge up the car
The executive summary is that I have set up an EV charger function at a very difficult installation location, namely a construction site for a a friend’s house that is under construction. It is very different from the usual EV charger function. I am delighted at the successful results. Here are details.