China-ready: ABB has modified its ‘Terra 53’ fast charger to comply with the Chinese GB standard. The ‘Terra 53 Z’ is the first “foreign” charger to be fit for China, according to the company, and will be produced right there in Shenzhen.
Stylish solar charging station: BMW has opened its Point One S charging station at the BMW World in Munich. The representative charge spot was designed by EIGHT along with ABB, BMW, RWE and Deutsche Bahn and is part of the showcase-region initiative “Elektromobilität verbindet.”
A new Tesla store will open in Belgium next week. The new outlet in Antwerp will be the third stronghold of the Californian carmaker in the country and “coincides” with the opening of the first Belgian Supercharger in Nivelles-Sud.
“Faster than the internet”: This is the slogan of the electric cargo bike courier service in the Austrian city of Graz. The ‘bring mE’ service is funded by the European Union within the ‘smartset’ framework. Twelve shops in Graz offer shoppers to deliver their purchases right to their doorstep.
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EV charging in Nebraska: Duncan Aviation is erecting five charging stations for the company’s customers and employees at their facility in Lincoln. Apart from two others at local car dealers, those five stations are the only charging opportunities in the city but the company already reserved space for five more.
Zero bike on trial: The police in Ada, Oklahoma is currently testing a Zero electric motorcycle for two weeks. Already, the officers are pleased with the “stealth factor” of the black bike, especially as suspects cannot hear them coming. Therefore a purchase is very likely.
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