New Charging Association: The newly founded ROEV Association in the U.S. is an industry collaboration aimed at pushing public charging infrastructure. The three largest operators CarCharging, ChargePoint and NRG EVgo are already part, as are carmakers Audi, BMW, Honda and Nissan.
i-Road in Japan: Toyota has begun testing its electric two-seater i-Road in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward. The tests are part of the Open Road Project, which launched in July. The short-range, ultra-compact electric car is already used for a carsharing scheme in Grenoble, France.
Tesla charges the U.S.: Between September 2014 and September 2015, the EV pioneer reportedly installed 751 new Destination Chargers and 107 new Superchargers in the United States alone. That means the latter grew by 91 percent (from 117 chargers) and the former even by 220% (from 371).
Utah wants EVs: The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) wants to apply for a federal grant to purchase six electric buses from Canada-based New Flyer. The two already showcased a 40-foot e-bus in the U.S. state last week. One bus 800,000 to 900,000 dollars.
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