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Tesla Model S Raffle, Volt vs Prius … (EV News)

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The Illinois Solar Energy Association is raffling off a Tesla Model S. The price to enter the raffle is just $100, and only 2000 tickets will be sold. (EV Obsession)

A BYD electric bus was recently driven for 24 hours straight on a test run in Antelope Valley, California. It logged 746 miles. With each driver logging 240 to 256 miles, they were about 100 miles above what BYD advertises. That’s impressive. Once there’s a decent opening, I think I’m going to jump into the BYD stock team. (EV Obsession)

Pilot project TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation) involves electric buses that recharge in 15 seconds. Yes, 15 seconds. Of course, it’s using a bit of a different approach than the BYD electric bus noted above. (EV Obsession)

Two Via Motors employees decided to pit the Chevy Volt vs the Toyota Prius in an 86.6 roundtrip commute. Any predictions on the results (cost of fuel, miles per gallon, etc)? (Planetsave)

Copper thieves are reportedly targeting EV charging stations. Chris suggests some potential solutions. (GAS2)

Tesla Superchargers are built in 7 days, and now there are 105 Superchargers int he United States. Wow. (GAS2)

Nissan LEAF drivers have passed 850,000,000 kilometers (528,165,513 miles) driven. (Green Car Congress)

The US Department of Energy has invested another $55 million into efficient vehicle technology. (EERE)

Audi says 40% of luxury cars will be EVs by 2030. I say, only 40%? (GAS2)

A $30,000 2016 Chevy Volt could undercut the price of every plug-in hybrid electric car on the market while also offering better range. Ford, Toyota, and Honda may need to reconsider their EV/PHEV strategy…. Well, let’s be honest — Honda doesn’t have an EV/PHEV strategy, but Ford and Toyota might want to take note. (Green Car Reports)

That said, the Volt sibling Cadillac ELR might want to take note, as its sales have been horrible. (GAS2)

Speaking of: a Cadillac dealership in Massachusetts is offering a $25,000 Cadillac ELR discount. Yikes. (GM Volt Forum)

And GM doesn’t seem to be trying hard outside of the Volt. There may be just 1,800 Chevy Sonic EVs manufactured, if a 2-year supplier order is any indication of what GM expects. (GAS2)

Saab has introduced a new EV prototype… even though it can’t pay its bills, again. (GAS2)

A Tesla Model S owner recently decided to take his Model S from Mexico to Alaska. (EV Obsession)

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