India, Indianapolis, SemaConnect, Kyocera, Tesla.
India ups subsidies: Starting in April, the country wants to increase subsidies for electric cars from around 10.5m euros to at least 70m euros as part of its FAME programme. More than half of the money will be earmarked for buying incentives for electric and hybrid cars, while the rest will be used for research grants and building up charging infrastructure.
IndyGo electrified: Indianapolis has received all of its 21 electric buses, each with a driving range of about 130 miles. The first bus was already delivered in July. The purchase was funded by a TIGER grant.
Colorado plugs in: Company Arrow Electronics installed a total of seven EV chargers from SemaConnect at its corporate headquarters in Englewood and Centennial, Colorado. Though the company does not say, whether these stations will be open to the public.
New solar chargers in Japan: Kyocera installed two new public solar chargers in the city of Kyotango. Due to the stations’ independence from the power grid, they can also double as central hubs for back-up power during emergencies.
Tesla expansion in Australia: The California EV pioneer sold 600 Model S in its first year Down Under and installed seven Superchargers. Another five are said to follow this year. There are already dozens of Destination Chargers installed across the country.