Beijing charges ahead: 5,000 charge points will be installed in the Chinese capital this year. Furthermore, state-owned utility State Grid announced plans for chargers along the main highways in China, aiming to build 10,000 DC and 120,000 regular chargers in China by 2020. The latter might use technology by the Berlin-based start-up Ubitricity that turns street lamps into EV charge posts.
Electric cab fleet: Vietnam’s second-biggest cab company Mai Linh Taxi wants to replace its entire fleet with electric vehicles. Up to 20,000 Renault EVs could be purchased by 2020. The first 30 electric cars will go into service in Hanoi in the next three months already.
Multi fast-charging: Delta Electronics presents a new multi-standard rapid-charging station. It can be used by up to four vehicles at a time. Load capacity is 120 kW for DC and 65 kW in AC operation. The station is now in serial production and already in use in European countries including Norway.
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Cash for chargers: French charging station manufacturer DBT (Douaisienne de Basse Tension) went public one day before Christmas in the hope to raise 8.7 million euros (over 9.5m dollars). DBT was established in 1990 and partners with Nissan and CHAdeMO.
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Electric cab service: Those flying to London can now book a Nissan Leaf Teknas or Tesla Model S with chauffeur via eConnect. The car service cooperates with GET-E, which provides the international reservation platform for the airport shuttle.
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