EV Numbers and Growth as of June2015

June 2015 Exact Numbers Updated, 146 EV added since May, considered as a high selling month.

Resources:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/38932-Tracking-progress-of...

Record Number of Cities Take Part in Fifth Anniversary of National Drive Electric Week

Record Number of Cities Take Part in Fifth Anniversary of National Drive Electric Week From Hawaii to Vermont, in Canada and Hong Kong, more than 170 events in 165 cities are planned

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 2, 2015—An oil field worker, a “hippy chick” race car driver, high school students, celebrities, secretaries of energy, congressmen, mayors and moms will all unite for the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week, boasting more events this year than ever. More than 170 events in 165 cities coast-to-coast, in Canada and Hong Kong will feature plug-in vehicle ride-n-drives and related activities from Sept. 12 to 20, 2015.

In 2014, events totaled 152 in 150 cities for an attendance topping 90,000.

“What strikes me the most about National Drive Electric Week is the incredible diversity of our participants and our event organizers’ passion,” said Plug In America’s executive director Joel Levin. “At present, we have 171 events in 39 states across the American landscape—in big cities, in farm towns and on top of mountains. Plug-ins are not a partisan issue any more. People just love these vehicles and the volunteers putting on these events are keen to educate people about EVs and share their excitement.”

Mark Webb-Johnson of Open Vehicle Hong Kong

Bob Tregilus speaks with Mark Webb-Johnson about the EV Space in Hong Kong, his Open Vehicle Telematics Project, National Drive Electric Week, Charge Hong Kong, and Technical Deep Sea Diving.

Click here for the podcast (audio only).

National Drive Electric Week is coming, the dates are September 12-20.

Sign up today!
www.charged.hk/driveelectricweek2015hk

Drive Electric Week 2015 Hong Kong

About Drive Electric Week

www.driveelectricweek.org

Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is an international celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Started in 2011 as National Plug In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the USA on the same day, this has now expanded to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive electric. Drive Electric Week 2015 will again grow to include more events in more cities and countries, with more drivers reaching out to share the many advantages of driving electric with the public.

The Hong Kong 2015 Event

2015 will mark the first year that Hong Kong will participate, and Charged Hong Kong is organising the event here. Due to the unique logistics of Hong Kong, rather than having one single event at one single location, we have decided to distribute the event across the whole week, and to use social media to coordinate and evangelise the message.

First annual Negative Carbon U.S. Road Trip

Just in Time for National Drive Electric Week: A Cross-Country Trip to Raise Awareness of Plug-In Vehicles Brian Kent will log 26,000 miles in his electric car, planting one tree in 48 states along the way

San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015—Brian Kent, set to embark upon a cross-country trek in his electric car on Aug. 24, will participate in National Drive Electric Week by routing his 48-state, gasoline-free tour through the EV celebration’s event in Jeffersontown, KY. Kent plans to launch his 26,000-mile journey from his home in Albion, NY, charging his Nissan LEAF in city centers and campgrounds alike and planting a tree in each state for his first annual Negative Carbon U.S. Road Trip. He will blog along the way.

Volunteers and other plug-in vehicle supporters in more than 130 cities from Hilo, HI to South Portland, ME will stage ride-and-drives and related activities during National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 12-20, for the same reason that Kent is hitting the road: to raise awareness of plug-ins.

Charitable Status EGM - Explanatory Letter

Regarding the 5th September 2015 Extraordinary General Meeting to approve changed to our constitution in order to obtain charitable status.

Dear member,

As you may be aware, for some months now we have been working with the Inland Revenue Department regarding our Application for Tax Exemption under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. That is to say, our application for Charitable Status.

These negotiations have resulted in a number of proposed changes to our constitution. Such changes have primarily been requested by the Inland Revenue Department to ensure that our association would be within the scope of Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. In short, these changes mostly concern the objects our association (to ensure that they are charitable), and the governance clauses (to ensure that the public benefits, not our membership).

Simply put, these changes are necessary for us to obtain charitable status, and must be accepted as is (without amendment) in order to streamline the process. The Inland Revenue Department has recently confirmed that with these changes, our association would be within the scope of Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

Your executive committee has reviewed these changes and is recommending to our membership that they be approved and that we now finalise our application for charitable status.

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraordinary general meeting of Charged Hong Kong will be held at Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill, LG228 Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, on Saturday 5th September 2015 at 6:00 pm. for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing (with or without amendments) the following resolution:

AS RESOLUTION

1. THAT:

(a) the changes to the constitution of Charged Hong Kong, as proposed by the executive committee, be approved, effective immediately.

By Order of the Executive Committee
Charged Hong Kong
Mark Webb-Johnson, Chairman

Hong Kong, 19th August 2015

Drive Electric Week 2015 - Hong Kong

Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is an international celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

2015 will mark the first year that Hong Kong will participate, with Charged Hong Kong organising the event here. During that week we'll be running a competition across Hong Kong for EV advocates giving the most test rides, arranging the most test drives, using public and destination charging stations, driving sales of EVs, and many more such EV advocacy tasks. Prizes will be awarded to those participants with the highest number of points gained during the week. More details of this will be provided in the coming days.

The Sunday 20th September 2015 evening event is the culmination of the Drive Electric Week in Hong Kong. This gathering is to celebrate that week with good food, drink, lucky draw prizes for the Drive Electric Week competition, and perhaps a surprise activity or two. It is a once-in-a-year chance to meet other EV owners and drivers in Hong Kong. Remote Control Roadster and Model S cars will be there for drivers of all ages.

Best Tesla Model S-friendly Car Park Map

This is one of the projects I have been working on since August 2014, called Best Model S-friendly Car Park Map. At that time, I was not yet a frequent driver, so I did not frequently visit car parks in Hong Kong. Due to the size of the Tesla Model S, its width in particular, and the smallness of parking spaces and entrances for most car parks in Hong Kong, I reckon newbies like me will need a little help in choosing the best car park around Hong Kong. Turns out, other Model S owners have had the same concern and my map has helped quite a number of people in finding the safest parking spot at unfamiliar districts.

Check out the map and bookmark it now:
http://goo.gl/zT52ul

Car parks are separated into 3 categories, charging Model S-friendly car parks (consists of red, blue and light green stars), non-charging Model S-friendly car parks (consists of purple circles), and blacklisted Model S-unfriendly car parks (consists of black diamonds).

Legends:

Red Star: Superchargers and Model S-friendly
Blue Star: 40A or 32A chargers and Model S-friendly
Light Green Star: 13A chargers and Model S-friendly
Purple Circle: Model S-friendly
Black Diamonds: Blacklisted for various reasons

IM Tesla - Hong Kong Supercharger tracking web app

An enterprising Hong Kong Tesla owner, has written a neat web app to crowd-source supercharger availability in Hong Kong.

The app can be saved as a home-screen app and is cross platform (as well as being available on desktop browsers). It shows an overview of the 8 supercharging locations in Hong Kong, distance to each, as well as last reported status (how many charge stalls last seen in use).

With a couple of simple taps, contributors can report how many stalls they see empty when they visit superchargers (presumably once when they arrive, and again when they leave). The writer has even managed to arrange automatic update of status for one of the superchargers (as the mall carpark that it is installed in has that status available online).

Tesla Supercharging in Hong Kong is different than most other countries in that (a) it is for those who can't charge at home/work (not for long distance trips), and (b) the superchargers are primarily inside car parks. Imagine your frustration when you pay to get into a car park, drive up to the superchargers, then find all the stalls occupied and a long line of Teslas queued up waiting. This crowd-sourced app attempts to give some visibility to the supercharger status, before you arrive.

If you want to give it a try, it is here: IM Tesla
and you can use invitation code "Nikola" to get access.

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