Berlin, Supercharger, Hoetwon Trolley, GKN Hybrid Power, Govecs, Gridscape Solutions.

Electric buses in Berlin: Four electric buses have been presented by the BVG, the German capitals public transport authority. They will serve on line 204 after the summer as part of the showcase region Berlin. The Solaris Urbino 12 electric feature electric motors by Vossloh Kiepe and charged inductively via the PRIMOVE system by Bombardier. The project is funded by the German Ministry of Transport with 4.1 million euros. (in German), (pictures)

Dense charging: With now eight Supercharger stations in Hong Kong, offering 36 spots for Tesla drivers, the metropolis has the highest density of charging opportunities in the world, the Californian EV maker said. And most owners there live within 20 minute drive from a Supercharger.

Texas electric: San Antonio is thinking about buying 80 e-trolleys from Hometown Trolley within the next 18 months. The electric vehicles can carry between 24 and 34 people. The city is ready to spend 80 million dollars – including on at least five inductive charging stations.

KERS bus update: GKN Hybrid Power has hit the mass market with its flywheel system for buses. It has been asked to retrofit 750 buses in the UK with its technology that is says, will result in up to 20 percent fuel savings (we reported).

150 electric scooters are being shipped to the U.S. West Coast. Scooter sharing provider Scoot Networks from San Francisco ordered the Bavarian-build Govecs, also because of its ability to integrate Scoot Network’s software for its free floating application directly. (in German)

Remote monitoring: Gridscape Solutions has chosen machine data analyst Glassbeam to remotely monitor and service its over 400 EV charging stations. Gridscape thus hopse to streamline its service, while decreasing maintenance costs and gathering data.


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