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Published on October 4th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Free EV Parking In Germany, Free Home Tesla Charging… (EV News)

October 4th, 2014 by  


Some top EV news from around to keep you busy this weekend:

EV Policy

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Germany may soon offer free EV parking and EV access to “bus-only” lanes. (EV Obsession)

Leading Senator Harry Reid is pushing for more EV incentives in the US. (EV Obsession)

Here’s a monologue on how big societal change comes about and the relevance for electric vehicles. (Sustainnovate)

Fighting global warming on a massive scale, btw, could be cheap… even free. (New York Times)

Tesla Motors

Future Tesla vehicles could come with free home charging… maybe. (EV Obsession)

The Tesla D may be a dual motor Model S. (GAS2)

The Tesla Model S may be 90% autopilot capable next year. (GAS2)

Bob Lutz thinks Tesla is a “fringe” product. Oy, Bobby… (GAS2)

Speaking of fringe products, there’s been a stream of BMW i8 vs Tesla Model S review in recent weeks. (GAS2)

If Tesla is just a small little player in the auto world, why are auto dealers chasing it around the yard with a baseball bat? (TeslaMondo)

A fire hysteria lawsuit regarding Tesla has apparently fizzled out. (TeslaMondo)

Check out this non-trivial trivia about Tesla. (TeslaMondo)

Communications Officer at Tesla Motors Alexis Georgeson discusses the “Tesla grin” on a New Zealand radio show that has made its way to the internet. (Teslarati)

Is Tesla scouting out a location for another European factory? (TeslaMondo)

Chris DeMorro discusses what Tesla means for the automobile aftermarket. (GAS2)

That follows up on a story about Tesla not activating a man’s salvaged Model S. (GAS2)

There are already 4,000+ Tesla Model S reservations in China. (GAS2)

Nissan, BMW, & GM

Nissan LEAF sales hit a sales record 19 months in a row last month. (Planetsave)

You’ve got to check out this Nissan LEAF “reverse graffiti” artist. (EV Obsession)

A BMW i3 in Brazil is costing buyers $100,000. (EV Obsession)

In case you’re curious, this is how you camouflage a new Chevy Volt. (GAS2)

Back to fringe products: a new and improved Cadillac ELR may show up at the coming LA Auto Show. (GAS2)


 

Other

A new Trůkbaar system recharges electric buses in a few minutes. (EV Obsession)

For a blast to the past, check out this 1939 Dodge Truck that has been converted into an electric truck. (GAS2)

Jay Leno drives an electric race car in a fun video. (Car News Cafe)

A 2015 solar boat race in Monaco has been announced. If you want to join in, you have until November 1, 2014 to sign up. (Sustainnovate)

Falling solar prices are slowly giving birth to the solar aviation industry. (ABB Conversations)

There are reportedly no plans to replace the Toyota RAV4 EV. (GAS2)

Leilani Munter will be driving an “Energy Freedom” race car in Kansas on October 3. (GAS2)

The new Fisker is basically the old one. (GAS2)

Rolls Royce has dropped its plans to build an electric model. (GAS2)

Zero Motorcycles has presented its full 2015 lineup. (GAS2)

If you’ve never driven an electric vehicle, it’s time to get clued in on something: the big attractions for many electric vehicle owners are not environmental. They are about the owner experience. (Sustainnovate)

Humans are rather bad at seeing the future. Yet, a few do, and even then create it. (Sustainnovate)

Image Credit: Zachary Shahan | EV Obsession | CleanTechnica (CC BY-SA 4.0 license) 
 





 

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About the Author

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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