EV fleet for climate conference: The United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris this December will use a 200-strong electric fleet to shuttle 20,000 delegates from 195 nations through the French capital. The electric cars and vans will be deployed by Renault-Nissan while the alliance also plans to install 50 new charging stations in Paris to power the EVs.
GM pilots electric car sharing: General Motors and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University started a pilot project in Shanghai. 16 small-size EV called Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 (Electric Networked Vehicle) are now integrated into the campus’ multi-modal transportation system while usage data is being collected.
GoDrive electrically: Ford’s car sharing pilot GoDrive will now become available to the public in London. A total of 50 vehicles are put into service, half of them are Ford Focus Electric. They are available at 20 locations throughout the British capital and can be ordered and paid for via an app. Ford hopes to convince 2,000 users by September.
Electric bus in Bangkok: King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) now run an electric bus route. The pilot serves to see if some of the +3,000 diesel buses roaming the Thai capital might be replaced (we reported).
Europe´s biggest Supercharger station to date has been finished as planned in Italy where a total of 14 chargers now await Tesla Model S drivers in the border region with France and Switzerland.
Shop and charge: Simon, a retail real estate company, and NRG EVgo have installed fast-charging “Freedom” stations at two Western Washington Simon shopping centres. Two more are to follow at two more outlets. The stations support CHAdeMO as well as Level 2 charging.
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