A new blog chronicles the experience of owning a Tesla Model S in a country where Tesla has no official presence. On the Road with Tesla is run by a new Tesla owner in Portugal. It begins with placing the order, then follows the delivery truck from Tilburg, Netherlands to the car's final home in Portugal. The excited buyer describes the process of communicating with Tesla and the transport agency, taking delivery and getting the license plates issued. It seems like there's a lot of waiting involved, so far. Check out On the Road with Tesla, or read more at EV Sales.
Ethanol exports from the US to China increased significantly in 2015. According to the USDA, exports rose from $8 million to more than $86 million following a trade mission in May of 2014. "In October, we exported more ethanol to China than in the previous 10 years combined," says USDA undersecretary Michael Scuse. The trade mission, which saw members from nine state departments of agriculture and 28 US companies travel to northeast China, helped promote ethanol as part of China's clean energy strategy. Read more from Farm & Ranch Guide.