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Bring Your Own EV To Tesla Media Event, Get Supercharged

Originally published on RenewEconomy.

hanergy-tesla-570x378-300x199RenewEconomy was delighted to RSVP to the invitation to Tesla’s big battery storage announcement – this Thursday, American time – even though we can’t actually get there, barring a last minute plane trip.

What really got our attention was the offer from the Tesla people to supercharge our electric vehicle, should we have one, and should we use it to get to the 8pm event.

“Please enter the industrial park via Jack Northrop Ave. (accessible from Prairie Ave. to the east or Crenshaw Blvd. to the west) and proceed to valet parking at the Design Studio,” the Tesla team told us.

“Should you require charging, please alert the valet team. There will be no direct access to the Superchargers.”

The assumption, then, is that if a journalist is writing about electric vehicles, then he or she should probably already have one, preferably a Tesla.

Well, it was certainly the first time we’ve been invited to a media event with BYO EV. The host will provide the charge, if needed.

Which begs the question:

Do US journalists get paid more money than Australian journalists? And when will fast-charging be offered at Australian news conferences?

Reprinted with permission.

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is the founding editor of, an Australian-based website that provides news and analysis on cleantech, carbon, and climate issues. Giles is based in Sydney and is watching the (slow, but quickening) transformation of Australia's energy grid with great interest.


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