Volts instead of Leafs: At Orlando International Airport, hiring company Enterprise god rid of its 15 Nissan Leaf in favour of 14 Chevy Volt and plans to add another 10 Volts. These can be hired for about 30 dollars/day. The move is part of a larger initiative led by the City of Orlando in order to promote electric vehicles. There are already over 300 charging stations in the Orlando area.
Jacksonville gets charging: Construction of 28 public EV charging stations with featuring Level 2 chargers will begin in Jacksonville, Florida, in October. The chargers paid for with a 300,000 dollar federal grant. There are currently 670 electric cars on the road in the Jacksonville area.
Delaware adds chargers to the map: Delaware added five new charging locations with eleven chargers to the “Charging up Delaware” network that now counts 21 public charging locations. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is partnering with the University of Delaware to analyse usage of the stations.
Wind-powered H2 station: ITM Power has opened a hydrogen filling station in South Yorkshire, England, powered by a 225 kW wind turbine. As part of the HyFIVE project, ITM is also deploying a solar-powered H2 refuelling station in Rainham, scheduled to open in mid-2016.
Commercial loan program: Utility Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon, USA, has started a lucrative loan programme with an interest rate of 4 percent for businesses, fleet operators and landlords looking to install charging infrastructure.
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