NetZero: Day 1

After literally years of planning, I’m finally underway with my journey to a “Net Zero” energy house. Efficiency Vermont thinks any house can get to net zero, but only certain homes can do it at a reasonable cost. I’m trying to do it at the most reasonable cost possible. Net zero is the balance between … Read more

Tesla Sideview Cameras, sufficient?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Tesla’s sideview cameras and how good they are for FSD (Full Self Driving, City Streets). You can see my previous post about a possible location improvement, but that was just kinda for fun. This analysis is for real, and seems to point to a serious limitation. Can the … Read more

Tesla FSD: New camera location!

As a long-term fan of Tesla (and investor in TSLA), I have enjoyed watching the evolution of the Telsa FSD (Full Self Driving) feature. If you have read my previous posts, you know that I think that it will be a long time before Tesla or anyone else completely solves FSD. Path of FSD Progress … Read more

Edmunds and Mauer spar on Telsa Range, BOTH leave me disappointed

In February 2021, Edmunds reported the range of several EVs. Telsa was more consistantly below the EPA range estimates than other manufacturers. Tesla’s engineers called Edmunds and challenged the numbers stating primarily that they had not run the batteries to empty, but rather relied on the car’s reported range available. Edmunds then ran a new … Read more

EV Charging in the US: Tesla + CCS

I recently watched the excellent YouTube video “The Electric Charging Problem” by Wendover Productions (~3M subscribers, Sam Denby). In this video, he argues that the limiting factor for the adoption of EVs in the US is NOT car price, but the available range. And, he expands this to analyzing that more charging stations would pretty … Read more

Tesla Model 3 Winter Efficiency

Jason Fenske, of Engineering Explained YouTube channel (and if you aren’t following him and watch any YouTube at all, what is wrong with you), posted Summer vs. Winter driving comparison data for his Tesla 2018 Model 3 Performance for a 2000 mile cross country drive. I love this type of real-world data and want to … Read more