Ultra-fast charging come true: Pilot project TOSA that saw electric buses in Geneva being charged with 400 kW in 15 seconds at stops (we reported) has been a success. The Swiss city plans to acquire 12 electric buses destined to enter service in 2017 and run between Geneva city and the airport. The Swiss government is ready to contribute 15m francs (15.5m dollars).
avere-france.org (in French) via insideevs.com
Open access: British POD Point introduces its Open Charge solution that allows drivers to pay at EV charging points via app instead of an RFID card. However, the first 15 min of charging require nothing but plugging in. POD Points plans to install 100,000 charge points across the UK over the next decade.
Bavarian police electrifies: Police in Munich, Nurnberg and Augsburg will each test the practicality of a refitted BMW i3. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann promised that if the i3 proves itself, police will purchase additional EVs in the future.
bayern.de, abendzeitung-muenchen.de (articles in German)
Tokyo Toyota carsharing to expand: Park24 and Toyota will widen their central Tokyo offer. From next month, more EV rental stations will open, while the Toyota iRoads are to be joined by the micro EV called COMS. The new trial will run until March 2016.
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