TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Model S invasion at Berlin Electromobility Conference

Discussion in 'News' started by hobbes, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. hobbes

    hobbes Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,166
    Location:
    Germany
    #1 hobbes, Jun 15, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2015
    This is a screenshot of tonight´s news magazine tagesthemen on German TV:

    Screen shot 2015-06-15 at 10.53.12 PM.png

    Looks like all EVs in Germany are Teslas :). People from the German forum organized a big meeting there to show that electromobility is a reality already,
    really successfull obviously! The conference was organized by the German government. Report ended with "Germany wants to become market leader, however, most
    of the fancy cars today Berlin came from California."
     
  2. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    1,299
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    The license plate (Kennzeichen) of the red car identifies it as registered in Minden, state of NorthRhine-Westphalia. He paid extra for the custom letters "EV".
     
  3. StephenM

    StephenM Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,113
    Wow! That looks really cool! I guess there's a fair number of Germans who wish their legacy carmakers would bring the fight to Tesla so they could still buy domestic :biggrin:
     
  4. SteveG3

    SteveG3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,671
    Location:
    US
    wow, well done by the German forum! When I saw the pic I immediately had thought Tesla Motors was behind this.
     
  5. hobbes

    hobbes Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,166
    Location:
    Germany
    The forum really did a great job, got 103 Teslas together, even from Norway and Austria! Tesla only helped with a BBQ and charging at the SC. The 3min report on one of the two most important national TV channels was in the half time break of a women´s soccer world championship game, doesn´t get much better... Here is a link to the video (starting at 2:50 or click on "Eine Million Elektroautos bis 2020" - not sure if it works outside Germany though). Lots of more pictures in the forum thread.

    My favorite as far as license plates go (Germany is pretty unflexible there...):

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1434402225.139298.jpg
    (by tff member JeanSho, posted here)
     
  6. CSFTN

    CSFTN Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    463
    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    The blue A tells you it isn't German - that would have a D for Deutchland. I think A is for Austria, although they actually spell it with an O.
     
  7. WarpedOne

    WarpedOne Supreme Premier

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,651
    Location:
    Slovenia, Europe
    A is for Austria.
    See that Steiermark? That is a land in Austria and Slovenia.
     
  8. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    1,299
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Südost Steiermark in fact.
     
  9. Not to play hobbles' advocate, but I believe he was referring to German license plates not being flexible as opposed to Austrian (as shown in the photo) - meaning you couldn't get so nice (pun intended) license plate in Germany. If anyone would know that D stands for Germany, and A for Austria, that would be him (based on his location though) :)
     
  10. hobbes

    hobbes Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,166
    Location:
    Germany
    Yeah, you got it right, THX.

    If there is something to misunderstand in a post, *someone will* misunderstand it (yet another example of Murphy´s law) :).
     

Share This Page