A few years ago, I reported on my experience installing the Tesla roof rack on my Model 3 (apparently the bolts are a bit longer now and easier to install), and shortly afterwards I tested the impact on consumption/efficiency (i.e. how much did the Wh/km change?)
A few months after that last post/video, in the spring of 2019, I received and installed a Stealth Hitch on my Model 3 (post coming “soon”). I decided to re-run the consumption test, but this time including a bike rack, a Northshore rack that I’ve been using for several years on a few different cars. Read on to find the values I use when planning out my longer road trips – because the car cannot recalibrate it’s range estimate enough to compensate for the added consumption (it tries, but it is always wrong), it is important to have these values. You can adapt these values for use with the Model Y as well – see the bottom for more.
Continue reading Tesla Model 3 Consumption with Roof Rack and Bike Rack
Last week we received and installed the new Tesla Model 3 Roof Rack on our car – go check out the install if you are curious. One of the comments I have been receiving and seeing online in the forums is “how does the roof rack affect your efficiency?” I decided to do a controlled test to find out!
Continue reading Model 3 Roof Rack Consumption Test
So what are we getting?
If you haven’t heard already from our recent 4.5 year cost update post, we are selling our fossil car, retiring the 2014 Nissan Leaf to be a city commuter, and purchasing a new long range EV.
Edit: and no, I’m not telling you which vehicle yet 🙂 Look for another blog post soon(ish). Feel free to guess by leaving a comment below!
Continue reading So what are we getting?
Welcome to another edition where we show all of the costs for our 2014 Nissan Leaf SL electric vehicle (EV) to-date, which is 4.5 years now. This post is one in a series, the rest of which can be found at Cost Info Posts. Note that all costs are in $CDN.
First off, the usual detailed 6 month interval update, then a look at the forecast costs for the Leaf into the future (this edition with new charts), and lastly a surprise!
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Continue reading Cost Update – 4.5 years at 172,000 km
Year 4 of ownership has now passed by in my 2014 Nissan Leaf SL electric vehicle (EV). This post is one in a series, the rest of which can be found at Cost Info Posts. Note that all costs are in $CDN.
I’ve included a summary of costs over the 4 years. Further down you will find my usual detailed 6 month interval update, and below that any tidbits of news or information I found interesting from roughly the fall of 2017 to the spring of 2018.
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Time for another electric vehicle (EV) total cost of ownership (TCO) update for my 2014 Nissan Leaf SL. This is the eighth in a series – the earlier posts can be found at the “Cost Info Posts” page. I’ve now crossed 136,000 km (~85,000 miles) at the time of writing at just over the 3.5 year mark. Note that these costs are all $CDN.
I’ve also included a few bits of news I found of interest from the EV world in the last 6 months down below the cost information. Continue reading Cost update – 3.5 years and 135,888 km
Time for another electric vehicle (EV) total cost of ownership (TCO) update for my 2014 Nissan Leaf SL. This is the seventh in a series – the earlier posts can be found at the “Cost Info Posts” page. I’ve now crossed over 122,500 km at this time of writing, of which I had hit about 117,000 km at the 3 year mark 7 weeks ago.
Continue reading Cost update – 3 years and 117,000 km