Midlands connected: Chargemaster will take over Cenex’s network Plugged-in Midlands (PiM) that includes 870 charge points. They will become part of the Polar network and Chargemaster plans to install another 100 chargers in the region. Additionally, Chargemaster has taken over the Renault partnership from British Gas to install free home chargers for Zoe owners in the UK.
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Budapest electrified: The Hungarian capital’s airport Liszt Ferenc has begun operating its first electric Smart ED. That is just the start, as the airfield fleet is to grow to 100 EVs by 2020, including heavier machines.
Welcome Break: The British gas station firm Welcome Break is now welcomes Tesla drivers onto its sites, installing seven Superchargers at its service stations. Three have already been opened.
Quick charging Portland: Portland General Electric has opened a new facility featuring six charging stations. It includes four universal quick-chargers that can recharge an electric vehicle in 30 minutes.
Charging on sunshine: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has ordered eleven solar-powered EV chargers from Envision Solar. The order is worth around 750,000 dollars. The EV ARC is a standalone solar-powered charging station that fits inside a parking space.