UK Rapid Charge Network: Nissan is, together with BMW, VW and Renault, building a network of multi-system DC chargers throughout the UK. The programme is financed with more than 7 million euros through the European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) scheme. The first ten of 74 chargers have now been erected.
Collège charging station: Collège Montmorency and The Electric Circuit, the largest public charging network in Quebec, opened a first charging station at the parking lot of the Collège. The main goal of the institution is to raise awareness for the electric car.
South Korea doubles EV subsidies: By the end of this year, 800 electric cars will have been subsidised by the Korean government. The number will be doubled to 1,600 in 2015. Furthermore, tax exemptions as high as 2.7 million won (2,600 dollars) for hybrid vehicles will be extended and also granted after 2015.
Sustainable EcoMobility World Festival: In September 2013, Suwon City in South Korea went car-free for an entire month. Now, one year later, residents are still feeling the positive impact of the event, which clearly changed their mindset of cars being the only way to maintain an urban lifestyle.
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