Wuhan, Bangalore, Electric Car Hire, Rolec, Charge Your Car.
Electric cabs for China: The capital of Hubei province, Wuhan, plans to introduce 1,100 electric taxis. Both Dongfeng and BYD are to deliver 500 electric cabs each by August, and another 100 Tesla Model S will be added to the fleet.
Electric cabs become reality: In Bangalore, company Lithium started its service. The fleet is to grow to 400 EVs within a year. Furthermore, the company plans to roll out its service in other Indian cities, too, intending to launch up to 2,000 electric cabs over the next two years.
BMW i3 rental service: British Electric Car Hire is offering businesses in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire to rent the all-electric BMW. The service includes the drop-off of the i3 at the companies for 21.50 pounds per day or 235 pounds per week.
National Parks EV initiative: The Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks will receive 200,000 dollars through the DoE’s Clean Cities National Parks Initiative. The money will be used to acquire plug-in hybrid vehicles and the erection of six EV charging stations.
Charging package: Rolec and Charge Your Car (CYC) have designed a package for both home and public charging. It includes a domestic EV charging station and one year access to CYC’s network that entails about 2,000 public quick charging points.