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Published on August 16th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Electric Vehicle News: Tesla in Pennsylvania, New BYD Batteries…

August 16th, 2014 by  

Time for another electric vehicle news roundup. Enjoy!

Tesla Motors


Pennsylvania has approved 5 Tesla galleries, and existing one and 4 more. (EV Obsession)

Tesla trumps Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle efforts, big time. This is Part II in a series on that. (Climate Progress)

How do you build a Supercharger station anyway? Have a look. (Teslarati)

Tesla might be considering carbon fiber. (TeslaMondo)

Curious how the Tesla Model S traction control system works? (Teslarati)

It’s not time for a mid-cycle Model S refresh yet. (TeslaMondo)

If you’re a new Model S owner, check out these 5 mistakes to avoid. (Teslarati)

Derangement is… derangement. And one Tesla hater is either deranged or really enjoys acting deranged. (EV Obsession)

Other EVs


Low-income Californian’s are likely to get a new EV rebate in California, thanks to the “Charge Ahead” initiative championed by state senator Kevin De Leon. (EV Obsession)

BYD is beginning production of lithium-manganese-iron-phosphate batteries. (EV Obsession)

Over 100 cities are already signed up to participate in National Drive Electric Week. (EV Obsession)

How the Chevy Volt changed one person’s entire view of driving. (GM-Volt Forum)

Chevy Volt fleet owners are getting some pretty awful MPG. (GAS2)

15 Oregon business owners have signed on to supporting electric vehicles. (EV Obsession


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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