Plug-in car grant extended: The UK Government announced that the current plug-in car grant scheme will continue to offer motorists up to 5,000 pounds off the price of an PEV until at least February 2016, for all vehicle categories. The government previously indicated that grant levels would be reviewed once 50,000 vehicles had been sold, a milestone expected to be reached in November this year.
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DB Schenker Rail to introduce EVs? Railway cargo carrier DB Schenker Rail is currently trialling a Nissan electric van at different depots to explore the possibility of replacing elements of its UK fleet with fully electric vehicles.
Overload avoidance: 15 families living in the Canadian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake will receive a Nissan Leaf to help develop new technology for charging stations. The use of the EVs is part of a yearlong pilot project that will provide information about car-charging overloading transformers, and how to prevent it.
Discounted EVs in Colorado: Boulder County has launched its Solar Benefits Colorado program. It offers homeowners a 15 percent discount on solar rooftop systems and 8,300 dollars off the cost of a Nissan Leaf.
Burbank charges up: The Californian city of Burbank has added 16 new EV charging stations as an extension of the 11 chargers that were placed in the city in 2011.
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