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Paly freshmen twins publish Tesla book, four years in the making

March 21, 2024

The California wildfires of 2018 left the Miao twins with more than just soot in their lungs. It filled them with a desire to do something for the environment. Then, when their parents bought a Tesla Model 3 for the family around the same time, their desire started to morph into an idea. While lounging in their room one day after school, they hatched a plan to express their love for the planet through a picture book about the science behind Tesla’s electric vehicles.

Titled “Everything Tesla: From How They Work to How Fast They Go and All the Fun In-between!” the book simplifies the technology that powers Tesla’s cars. It is around 200 pages long.

“The project started as a really small idea,” Eliana said.

They thought it would take about four months to complete; it ended up taking four years. When they began, they were in the 5th grade. They’re freshmen at Palo Alto High School today.

Read more at Palo Alto Online…

March 20, 2024

A new children’s science book about Tesla and EVs, Everything Tesla: From How They Work To How Fast They Go And All The Fun In Between!, launches today, written by twin 9th graders Aiden and Eliana Miao, and targeted at kids between the ages of 8 and 13.

Aiden and Eliana are from Palo Alto, California and spent the last 4 years assembling the impressive tome, which was originally going to be 20 pages long but swelled to over 200 pages as they researched and wanted to add more to the book.

The authors say that they wanted to inspire kids to learn about science and electric cars and to care about the environment. They say that their parents’ Model 3 inspired them to think about climate change, along with wildfires and smoke days that have increasingly become a feature of California summers and autumns as climate change continues to worsen.

Read more at Electrek…

March 19, 2024

Young Tesla enthusiasts have penned a 200-page kids’ book on the automaker, offering information about the science behind the company’s vehicles, as well as its foray into energy, artificial intelligence (AI), and more.

Twins Aiden and Eliana Miao launched their book “Everything Tesla” this week, featuring a comprehensive breakdown of the company’s products written “by kids for kids of all ages.” The siblings, who are now in their freshman year of high school, started working on the book after their parents bought their first Model 3 in 2018, named “Blueberry,” and it’s a pretty impressive product for parents who want to teach their kids about science, Tesla, and more.

The siblings wrote the book to help educate other kids about Tesla’s technology, as part of a larger effort to be a part of the fight against climate change. They shared a digital copy of the book with us, and it’s honestly pretty detailed.

Read more at Teslarati…

March 18, 2024

This one is from the “In case you were concerned about our future and the next generation” department….

We get a lot of interesting pitches here at CleanTechnica. One of the most interesting we got recently was a request to review a book called Everything Tesla, written by kids for kids of all ages, as the tagline says. After reading through several sections, I get the sense that the idea is to educate people about the world, climate change, technology, and EVs in general, by showcasing one of the coolest companies in the world. Furthermore, the delivery method is that all of this is broken down into language that is fun, silly, and visually appealing. So … basically CleanTechnica for kids. 🙂

The authors, twins Aiden and Eliana Miao, are using this book to “make a difference,”… 

Read more at CleanTechnica…

January 24, 2024

Aiden and Eliana Miao present a comprehensive guide to the electric car company Tesla, written by kids, for kids.

Two young siblings who became big Tesla fans after their family bought one of the manufacturer’s automobiles (“our first cool car”) guide readers through every detail of the company’s vehicles, from internal features to where and how they’re built… 

While conveyed in terms simple enough for kids to understand, much of the information involves detailed explanations and obscure facts that will also likely appeal to older auto enthusiasts… With its eye-pleasing design and engaging factoids about electric cars, the guide manages to be both informative and whimsical; when discussing Tesla’s use of adaptive suspension, the authors point out that “A smoother ride can result in better performance and less nauseous parents.” A short section near the end discusses the impact that cars have on global warming and how the use of electric cars can help ease the effects. The clear and concise text, informative graphics, and fun tidbits scattered throughout combine for a truly fun read.

An impressively thorough look at all things Tesla that will appeal to any kids (and adults) interested in cars.