Bolloré kicks off in London: The French carmaker has introduced the first ten bright red electric cars in the British capital. Bolloré plans on extending its electric hire fleet there to 3,000 vehicles in the coming five years.
DriveNow electrifies: BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer announced that the carmaker will expand and update its carsharing scheme DriveNow, including the all-electric i3. The service currently offers 3,100 cars in eight cities worldwide.
automobilwoche.de (in German)
CHAdeMO bets on V2G: The CHAdeMO Association hopes to make the standard more appealing by making it compatible with vehicle-to-grid technology. It is the first standard to make this a topic. In April, we spoke to Tomoko Blech, European Representative of the CHAdeMO Association, about the future of electric vehicle charging. If you did not watch the exclusive interview yet, you can do so below.
transportevolved.com, electrive.com (exclusive interview)
Connecting stations: The California Energy Commission has earmarked 1.5 million dollars for the Center for Sustainable Energy to lead development of an advanced management platform for integrating EV charging with utility-scale energy systems. It will be the first data platform to employ the ISO/IEC 15118 standard.
Freedom Stations for Vermont: NRG EVgo says it will install 12 of its “Freedom Stations” in the U.S. state of Vermont. The first fast-charger has already gone online in the city of Rutland.
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