Russia Tesla Model S Adventure, BMW i8 Tech Being Passed On… (EV News)

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Here’s some more electric vehicle news from around the interwebs:

How can you get a Tesla Model S in Russia? One tech pioneer shows the way in this Russia Tesla Model S adventure of sorts. (EV Obsession)

The BMW i8 may only be available to a couple hundred people, but BMW i8 tech is supposedly making its way into other BMW models. BMW has gone and created a few short videos about that. (GAS2)

A pair of BMW i8s will be getting customized with wireless charging capability for Formula E. (GAS2)

The Climate Reality Project has a new event coming on September 16, “24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope.” Me thinks it’s going to include some talk of electric vehicles and other cool cleantech. (Planetsave)

Tesla might have hit the big time. Hip hop stars are getting more and more excited about the Tesla Model S. Jay Z and Beyonce’s instagram pic of their murdered out Model S probably helped a bit with that. (GAS2)

Navigant Research thinks ~55,000 electric motorcycles and scooters will be sold globally by 2023. (Sustainnovate)

Want to save up for that Tesla Model III? Chris has some good ideas. (GAS2)

Joe Romm publishes Part 3 of “Why Tesla Trumps Toyota.” (Climate Progress)

The first electric bus available worldwide is of course the BYD electric bus. Tell your local transit agency about it! (Sustainnovate)

This cleantech monster has its hand in just about every type of electric vehicle out there. (Sustainnovate)

What’s life inside the Tesla Fremont factory like? Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry takes a look. (Teslarati)

Supercapacitors from hemp? They could come at half the cost… could. (Ecopreneurist)

Reportedly, Nissan Leaf’s new look has been leaked to Auto Express. It just looks like a Volvo to my untrained eye. (Auto Express)

Amory Lovins is trying to reinvent fire. You should really know who this guy is. (Sustainnovate)

Want a carbon fiber electric bike? The Haibike Xduro Full Carbon might do. (GAS2)

Some Tesla owners put together a list of things they’d like to see changed and published an ad with the list in Palo Alto Daily. Elon Musk essentially said, “Word.” (GAS2)

California is requiring that Google’s self-driving cars have a steering wheel, a brake pedal, and an accelerator. Doesn’t make any sense, but illogical people will be illogical. (GAS2)

A coalition is working to make Tesla’s back-room gigafactory dealings more public in order to avoid a “race to the bottom,” or something like that. (Teslamondo)

Okay, these aren’t electric, but they’re even greener: GM’s Tech Center has gotten a new bike-sharing program. (GAS2)

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