Daimler, Florence, Oregon, Brasilia.
eDriversLicense: Daimler will work with five driving schools in and around Stuttgart, proving them with an electric Smart and a B-series ED as well as a wallbox. Learners will be given their first lessons in an electric car, receiving an eDriverLicence which enables them to use Daimler’s car2go car sharing service with a 100-minute free access. The programme will also offer EV training for existing drivers.
electriccarsreport.com, greencarcongress.com l, evfleetworld.co.uk
Florence goes electric: Renault has delivered a total of 70 EVs (53 Twizy and 17 Kangoo Z.E.) to the Italian city, whose fleet is now 60 percent all-electric. Moreover, 91 new EV charging points will be installed at municipal offices across Florence.
Fighting the ICE: The U.S. state of Oregon announced that it wants to fine petrol-powered vehicles blocking a charging station up to 250 dollars. Washington state has already started a similar measure.
Intelligent Mobility: Since the end of March, the UN has taken two Renault Zoe into service in Brasilia. The programme called Mobi-i will analyse the feasibility and pros of using electric vehicles in the Brazilian capital.
brasilnews.de, emobilitaetonline.de (articles in German), brasil.gov.br (in Portuguese)