I was glad to see that of the 5 sizes they now produce in the
Turanza EV one was my size since I had a flat on my Model 3 Tesla this
To finish the Bridgestone Turanza
EV story, I was able to cancel my order at my local Firestone store to
replace a flat tire with a Continental original tire
and get a
Bridgestone Turanza EV tire instead, after learning that their research
shows no need for the foam any more.
Left, original Continental Model 3 standard equipment tire with
Right, New TURANZA EV LS100 with $100 savings. $419
PHEVs and BEVs at the Expo
The Tesla display had the top 2 selling electric vehicles in the US
(Models Y and 3)
and with the Model S - four of 5 of the top 69% of premium EV
sales in the US.
I liked the new red Tesla next to the Yokohama Tire's semi trailer.
Ford Mach E, the other EV that Bridgestone studied as the 5th car which
made up the top 69% of premium EV cars sold.
If Bridgestone researched their new
tire to be used by the top eleven EVs, you'd think those eleven would
be here, right? The top 5 are above = 4 Teslas and 1 Mach
E. What I found of the remaining 6 are below. Since I
cannot tell the make of a new car from the side, I will also put any
identifying-marks-photo with the car.
I did not find, nor did I know to look for, the rest of the cars
that Bridgestone based their research on:
BMW i7 (maybe)
Kia EV6 / Hyundai Ioniq (same car 2 names?)
Polstar 3, Mercedes EQE, Audi e-Tron GT and Lucid Air.
Other new EVs represented:
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Toyota Fuel Cell
Private owners of customized cars, wraps or ICE engines swapped
out for electric engines.
Stock EVs with customization such as wheels, calipers, wraps, etc.
Owned by the wife half, Marty Morrise, of Tesla Club SoCal,
Click the upper left image for a loop of the lights within the wheel.
The husband half of Tesla Club SoCal owns this Tesla Model S.
I was glad to meet the owner
(above) of this car because I had shot this photo of it (above),
and sent it to him, at the Petersen Auto Museum's Autopia EV Show in LA
earlier. In our discussion he said this was the last time we'd
see this wrap because the new owner does not want the wrap on it.
My report from Pedersen's Auto Museum of Autopia EV Show: http://teslatouring.com/carl/Autopia2099Winter2022/
TeslaClubSoCal's space and to the right was Electric Mods author.
TeslaClubSoCal sold tee shirts:
Next to TeslaClub SoCal was the author of the app - Electric Mods: EV Tuning
the ultimate aftermarket configurator for the EV community! Customize
your ride like never before with our growing list of options from
wraps, tint, powder coating, aftermarket parts*, and more. Our
user-friendly interface makes it simple to find the perfect upgrade for
your vehicle. With detailed 3D renderings, you can preview your
modifications, before you buy. Not only can you customize your ride but
you can also customize the aftermarket parts to really showcase your
unique style & taste.
Plus, with the ability to save and
share your configurations, you can get feedback from friends and other
enthusiasts. Our platform empowers you to make your electric car truly
your own. Download now and take your EV to the next level!
The platform is free to use including the premium aftermarket parts.
Custom Teslas - teltale sign that they are Teslas is the camera
above and behind the front wheel.
Bridgestone had a Tesla Model 3 in their booth since one of their new
tires fits it.
Car Conversions to Electric Motors and Batteries
1957 Bel EV Convertible (Why put extra frufru on to make it look like a V8?)
1932 EV Duce
1960ish Ford "Galax-E"
ADRO and Casper 2018 Tesla Model 3 DIY Built Show Car.
The video above is viewable at: https://www.casperm3.com/