Sep 15, 2015 - 06:59 am

SLAM, UK, TNM, California, Sri Lanka.

SLAM dunk: The first three rapid chargers of the German SLAM network have gone online as scheduled. Petrol station operator Tank & Rast installed them at its service stations along the motorway A9. A total of 400 fast-charging points will be installed by the end of 2017. Charging is free for now and the project includes all standards. SLAM is a joint project by BWM, Daimler, Ford, VW and the German ministry of economics. (in German)

Clean air zones: The British Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs started consulting on its plan to improve air quality by banning or charging most pollutant vehicles like diesel cars in so-called clean air zones. Among the cities named likely to miss EU air quality standards are London, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby, and Southampton., (consultation)

Support for TNM: The New Motion has gained AutoBinck as a new shareholder. Existing investors and founders will also help fund the expansion of the company’s charging network across Europe, namely in Great Britain, France and Germany.

California charges: Six new charging stations were inaugurated by cutting a symbolic petrol pump hose in the Californian city of Torrance. The stations are part of a larger regional network.

Petrol stations to chargers: Sri Lanka decided to equip all petrol stations with EV chargers, as it believes demand for electric cars to be huge but hampered by the lack of charging infrastructure.

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