Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 solar roof option likely, Zipcar offers free cars on election night

Nissan's 'No Charge To Charge' expands to Madison.

According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla will likely offer an optional solar roof for the Model 3. When a Twitter user mentioned people might be misinterpreting Tesla's message about the Model 3's made-in-house glass to mean it'll have solar panels in the roof, Musk replied, "We will probably offer that as an option." He also said it wouldn't be expensive. Another Twitter user commented that the size of the roof wouldn't offer much in the way of energy, to which Musk responded, "unless we do a deployable solar shield like a retractable hard top." Very interesting. See the whole conversation on Twitter.

Nissan has extended its "No Charge To Charge" program to Madison, Wisconsin. With the program already launching in Milwaukee earlier this year, eligible Leaf drivers now have the ability to travel between the two cities without having to pay for charging. Now, 90 percent of Leaf owners live in markets covered by the program, according to the automaker. "No Charge To Charge" gives new Leaf customers two years of free charging through multiple networks in select cities with an EZ-Charge card. Read more from Nissan.

Zipcar will let users drive for free on election night. In order to help citizens participate in their government, the carsharing service will offer up select vehicles for free in each of its markets from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 8. That's a total of 7,000 vehicles around the country that will be available for members to use to get to their polling place free of charge. "Regardless of political affiliation or sentiment, we believe that voting is a civic duty," says Zipcar VP of Marketing Andrew Daley, "and we want to ensure that access to transportation isn't a barrier to casting a ballot." Read more in the press release from Zipcar.

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