Tesla Semi vs Eisenhower Pass

Profile and Satellite image of the Grade west of Eisenhower tunnel.

How will a Tesla Semi behave on the I-70 stretch west of the Eisenhower Tunnels in Colorado. That stretch is one of the steepest in the interstate system, with a 6% grade sustained for 7 miles. The speed limit for trailers downhill is 45mph. There are other stretches like this, and many have tighter turns,…

600 Mile Range EVs

TL;DR;Don’t hold your breath for significantly longer range EVs, it’s a niche market. A 2021 Tesla S Long Range can drive 629 miles from Redding CA to Ocean Side CA in 10h11min, 9.5h of which are driving, the rest are 2 stops of 23 and 19 minutes each. You can play around with such scenarios…

Tesla Model Y vs Subaru Outback: Cargo

Will they fit? Tesla Model Y (2020) vs Subaru Outback (2011) The seats are down on this picture in the Subaru, but I loaded both cars with rear seats up (steepest angle possible)

TL;DR:, It’s a tie (with cheating on the MY side). All the suitcases in the picture fit in either car. Upgrading from a Subaru Outback to a Tesla Model Y one of the concerns was that the Y has a smaller cargo space. Do the frunk and the trunk wells make up for the tapered…