Tesla has finished building a 1,000-mile Supercharger corridor in Australia. Tesla owners can now drive between Melbourne and Brisbane using Superchargers along the way. The automaker sent an email to customers announcing the completion of stations in Coffs Harbour, Heatherbrae, and Knockrow, the latter two with six charging bays. A larger, permanent station will replace the two charging bays at Coffs Harbour in the future. Tesla plans to have a total of 18 Supercharger stations in Australia by the end of the year. Read more at Teslarati.
Senators are questioning Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt about ethanol. Pruitt, who is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for EPA Administrator, has been critical of the corn-based fuel, saying the mandate to blend it into the country's gasoline supply can harm vehicles and raises food prices. Republican Senators of Iowa, Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, among others, have spoken with Pruitt about the Renewable Fuel Standard. "I was pleased to hear that President-elect Trump made it clear to Mr. Pruitt that he cares about the RFS," says Ernst. "Mr. Pruitt told me in our meeting that the role of the EPA is to enforce the law as written by Congress, and not undermine the RFS." Read more from the Pawhuska Journal-Capital.