India, Heathrow, Van Hool, Ohio, Chai Point, Derbyshire.
Charging offensive in India: The country may be considering a private-public partnership to set up a charging points at petrol stations across India. That would mean some 500,000 new chargers that could initially be subsidised. If India really goes through with its plan, it could become an electric mobility hotspot.
Heathrow charges ahead: The London airport announced that it will invest some 2m pounds to set up 135 new EV charging stations. Heathrow already counts 21 charge points, as well as 150 electric vehicles in its fleet.
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H2 Buses for London: Transport for London (TfL) has ordered two fuel cell buses from Belgian manufacturer Van Hool. The buses will be used on line RV1 in the city centre.
Ohio goes H2: The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) in Stark County, Ohio, wants to commission seven fuel cell buses by the end of next year. The company has already begun building a H2 filling station outside of its headquarters.
Electric tea delivery: Indian retail chain Chai Point kicked off its delivery service Chai-on-Call, using more than 60 electric scooters to deliver tea in the cities of Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad. Chai Points already plans to expand the service to Mumbai an Chennai.
Derbyshire plugs in: Eight hospitals in the UK county now have charging points, which are all open to the public. The purchase and installation were funded by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.