While You Were Sleeping: July 10th, 2014
July 10th, 2014 9:59 AM Share
From Harvard to Germany to North Korea…here’s what you missed.
- Nissan will add another 500 charging stations to the 2,600 strong network of free charge points that are available to Leaf customers.
- The Harvard Business Review lays out the case that regulation ends up hurting traditional yellow cab drivers and helping out upstarts like Uber.
- Shell is looking at a new type of diesel, made from natural gas, that can be used for commercial trucking. Could we see this in passenger cars at some point?
- Germany will require foreign drivers to pay for use of the Autobahn. The charge will come in the form of a badge that is used as proof of payment for use of the road network.
- A look at North Korean’s automotive scene, where nobody buys a car – instead, the Communist Party gives you one. TTAC previously covered this in the past.
Published July 10th, 2014 9:59 AM
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Re: Leaf charging stations... The Leaf’s range is too short to make much use of this gimmick. I charge mine at home for $20/month for 800 miles of driving. That’ll be the day I pay $10 for a quick fillup at some distant charger, unless I’m really desperate and planned poorly. If Nissan ever builds a long-range EV, they'd better work it out with Tesla first.
At 8:30AM Eastern, AN broke the news that the UAW is forming a local union for the VW Chattanooga plant after all, with an official announcement coming at 4PM. http://bit.ly/1nb7YOz