How to Steal a Tesla and What You Should Do to Protect Yourself

It’s possible to unlock and start a Tesla using only using a driver’s App username and password (without the need of a key nor the pincode to unlock the onboard dashboard!) Let this be a reminder to never trust free Wifi; especially not Wifi that requires you to “log in” (*). Also: Services like these […]

SolarCity and Tesla: Tau Microgrid

The future is happening: The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs from renewable energy. This provides a cost-saving alternative to diesel, removing […]

Elon Musk’s sleight of hand

Pretty darn good insight in Tesla’s recent Model X announcement: [W]hen I pull these five things together I don’t see features that are being built or added because they are “fun” […] No. None of these features have anything to do with building conveniences for humans too lazy to open doors with their hands […] All […]

pytesla — Python bindings to the Tesla Model S REST API

pytesla is a python binding to the Tesla Model S REST API so that you can monitor your car or programmatically interact with it. It makes it easy to schedule charging times, trigger heating/cooling according to weather or just gather stats. A car with an API, how cool is that? Can’t wait for the day […]