Pod Point, Hydrogen contest, Princeton Power, Egomap, Tesla, Québec.
Crowdfunded EV charging: British Pod Point is looking for 1.2 million pounds (1.8m USD) on Seedrs to expand its EV charging network across the UK. The company currently operates 1,300 charging points on the Isle and a total of 17,000 internationally.
fleetnews.co.uk, seedrs.com (campaign)
H2 charging contest: The Hydrogen Education Foundation is asking student teams to hand in business and financing models for hydrogen fueling stations for its 11th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest. Finalists will get the chance to pitch their plans to investors.
New V2X charger: Princeton Power Systems has introduced its new CHAdeMO-compliant fast charging stations CA-15 and CA-30 which come with 15 kW and 30 kW respectively. They enable bi-directional discharging capabilities for Vehicle-to-Grid or Vehicle-to-Building operations.
EV sat-nav: Northern Ireland’s South West College and Action Renewables have launched the egomap system. The online journey planner for EV drivers in Northern Ireland and Ireland outlines the most efficient route while taking charging points and charge time into account.
businessgreen.com, egomap.eu (EV journey planner)
Time to recharge: Tesla has teamed up with Canadian Le Germain and Alt Hotels to install 20 so-called Destination Chargers. Also in the program is Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort & Spa in Chinese Hainan Province, where it has installed three Tesla charge spots.
newswire.ca (Canada), asiatraveltips.com (China)
Electric car sharing in Québec? Apparently, car2go plans to expand its service to Canadian city of Québec, a local website reports. About 40 electric Smart ED could soon become available to rent.