Towing a camper trailer with an electric vehicle is a relatively new phenomenon. The Tesla Model X is the first EV that I am aware of to be offered with a factory installed towing package option that includes a 2” hitch capable of towing a camper trailer with a weight up to 5,000 lbs and a tongue … Continue reading Towing with a Tesla
When it comes to personal living spaces; whether it be a house, boat, or trailer, there is always room for improvement.
That was the goal for our Alto F1743 trailer solar/battery installation project. After almost four years of driving cars powered entirely on electricity, charging them from solar power generated on our house roof, the trailer just had to be powered entirely by electricity generated from solar.
From the moment we put the deposit down on our Safari Condo Alto F1743 trailer I planned to cover the roof with solar panels and install lithium ion batteries so that I would not have to burn any propane.
This post is targeted at those who are considering ordering a Safari Condo Alto. If that doesn’t describe you, this post may not be as interesting as reading about a SpaceX rocket launch or Elon Musk’s “Secret Master Plan”. Perhaps you read the previous post about my Alto F1743. I thought it would be helpful to describe the factory … Continue reading For Alto enthusiasts: factory options I recommend
Safari Condo is the name of a company in Quebec that makes recreational vehicles, including the camper trailer (a “caravan” in European parlance) that we purchased in early 2018.
At 4AM our Apple Watch alarms went off. But I had been awake since 3AM. It was eclipse day and we didn't want to get stuck in traffic on the drive north!
The new Tesla Model 3 is the final step in Elon Musk's 2006 Secret Master Plan, an "even more affordable car", offering a set of features that together make it the first EV that can serve as the primary or only car for the average middle class person in the developed world. No other EV currently on the … Continue reading Why the Tesla Model 3 Will Revolutionize the Auto Industry
Way back in 2006, Elon Musk publicly posted his Secret Master Plan which he summed up this way: Build sports car Use that money to build an affordable car Use that money to build an even more affordable car While doing above, also provide zero emission electric power generation options Don't tell anyone. In those days almost … Continue reading The EV Revolution and Elon Musk’s “Secret Master Plan”
I've probably seen over a hundred rockets launch into orbit and beyond: on video. None of that prepared me for what it is like to experience a launch in real life...