Charging highway: Australia inaugurated its first “Electric Highway” on Monday. The 310 kilometer stretch in Western Australia features 12 rapid-chargers. The highway is funded by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), which hopes that the access to charging points will further push EV sales in the region.
Karlstad goes electric: The Swedish city will begin operating three electric Optare Solo EV buses in the city centre this summer. The buses measure a little over nine metres and have room for 25 passengers, as well as a wheelchair bay. A fast-charging station for the buses should also be completed next month.
Tesla pleads 5th: Tesla opened its fifth Supercharger in Austria, located at the Villach motorway junction. It electrifies the important connections between Salzburg (Austria) and Ljubjana (Slovenia), as well as Graz (Austria) and Venice (Italy). At total of 16 cars can charge there at the same time.
wirtschaftsblatt.at, meinbezirk.at (articles in German)
Austria backs electric mobility: A consortium of Austrian utilities is calling for “More power for electric mobility.” They want to support a nationwide orientation system for public charging infrastructure, user-friendly billing-systems, and actively participate in legislation processes.
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Cutting emissions: British company Spie UK has added three Outlander plug-ins to its fleet under a new deal with ALD Automotive. The fleet agreement covers 1,000 vehicles and also focuses on electric commercial vehicles. The company has already been testing a Kangoo Z.E. for the past 18 months.
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