Put to the test: The Malaysian city of Putrajaya (and recent setting for the Formula E) will begin a trial run with ten electric buses in September of next year. The Japanese-built e-buses are said to have a range of 30 km after ten minutes of charging. If the trial is successful, the latter could replace buses currently in service.
Electric ride to work: Partnering with Lithium Urban Technologies, Tesco Bengaluru will have its employees picked up and dropped off in electric Mahindra E2O taxies. 40 EVs will be in service to start. Tesco Bengaluru will also install a fast-chargers on its premises, which is supplied with hydroelectric energy.
V2G system from Shanghai: Chinese company Neusoft Reach has introduced an intelligent internet-based charging system with vehicle-to-grip capabilities. The system uses power line communication technology, able to pass information between EV and charging pile via the charging cable.
Park and plug: The Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania will get two Blink DC rapid-chargers. The first will be installed early 2016 at the “cellphone lot,” where people can wait to pick up passengers. The second will be erected at a parking garage at a later date.
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