Charging corridor, South Korea, Regensburg, Hyundai, California.
Franco-Iberian cooperation: France, Spain and Portugal want to push electric mobility in their regions. A 10-point-plan includes funding, support for research initiatives and expansion of charging infrastructure. For the latter, they want to open an interoperable charging corridor between the three countries.
avere-france.org (in French)
South Korea expands infrastructure: The South Korean government wants to quadruple the number of rapid-chargers in the country by 2020, making them available at 1,400 locations. H2-infrastructure will also be developed further. The expansion is part of the country’s goal to one million EVs on the road by 2030.
Regensburger electric bus: The German city will purchase two electric buses next year, compared to the five it wanted to originally buy. The remaining three e-buses will follow in 2017. Moreover, the city considers fitting the buses with sound generators to warn pedestrians.
mittelbayerische.de (in German)
Hyundai partners with AeroVironment: The latter will provide the charging infrastructure at dealerships in North America carrying the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. The 240-volt TurboCord and the EVSE-RS by AeroVironment can charge the PHEV in less than three hours.
Sticker shortage: HOV stickers allowing electric and plug-in vehicles to drive in the carpool lane in California are running out. Only 4,000 of the originally 85,000 available stickers remain. If California will raise the limit a fourth time is still unclear.