California, Freightliner, Fuji Electric, Charging Around the UK, Tesla.
Charge Ahead California Initiative: With this programme, the U.S. state is gearing up for one million zero-emission vehicles on Californian streets by the end of the decade. It secures funding for governmental rebates and incentives for EVs, making the technology available to middle- and lower income residents.
Daimler truck approved: The Freightliner M2 106 hybrid has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program, which is meant to reduce half of the incremental costs of technology for trucks and buses. The truck combines a diesel engine with a Eaton electric drive, lowering its fuel consumption and brake wear.
Quick Charger in Manhattan: The publicly accessible 25 kW DC quick charger was installed by Fuji Electric Corp. of America and can recharge an EV in about one hour. It is the first ChargePoint quick charger in the city. At the same time, EV connect announced that it received funding to deploy and manage more than 100 charging stations throughout the Big Apple.
Range is not a problem: Pod Points ‘Charging Around the UK’ is a 2,000 mile trip across the country in a Renault Zoe, leading through 15 towns and cities in 17 days. The goal is to showcase Britain’s charging infrastructure, as well as the capabilities of a modern electric vehicle.
Green energy incentive: German Model S drivers can pocket 250 euros (340 dollars) per year, if they power their Tesla as well as home with renewable energy. This is not a governmental incentive, but one the Californian carmaker will foot itself. Moreover, Tesla announced its cooperation with German SolarWorld, giving Tesla-owners discounts on solar carports.
focus.de (incentive, in German), pv-magazine.de (SolarWorld, in German)