NRG eVgo, Norwalk, France, Norway, BYD, Metron 7.
Film industry plugged-in: NRG eVgo completed its biggest corporate infrastructure project to date, installing 60 charge points at the Sony Pictures Entertainment HQ in Culver City, California. The company started offering eco-incentives in 2008. Now, about 90 PHEVs park in front of the studios.
Campus charging: Norwalk Community College has set up two new charging stations, partly funded by Connecticut’s Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection. The grant requires that charging is free during the first three years after installation.
France is the new Norway: In September, a record-breaking 2,290 plug-ins were sold in France, almost half of them Renault Zoes (914). That brings the market share up to 0.86 percent. For Norway, it was a rather quiet month with 1,445 new electric cars and plug-in hybrids registered.
ev-sales.blogspot.de (France), ev-sales.blogspot.de (Norway)
Large scale road trip: In preparation of a show, BYD drove one of its electric buses over 1,500 miles from Lancaster to Houston. The bus stopped to charge ten times, simply using the AC power grid to charge up in two to three hours along the way.
726 kilometres on one charge: In his electrified Mazda5 called Metron 7, Slovenian developer Andrej Pečjak travelled from Bled (Slovenia) to Dubrovnik (Croatia) at an average speed of 65 kph. Technically, he even drove 736 km, as he had to go an extra ten km to get to a charging point.
balkans.com, eauto.si (with pictures)