U.S. Navy plans electrification: The U.S. Navy is looking to lease between 400 and 600 all-electric vehicles for its fleet in California, issuing a solicitation. The lease contract will initially run for one year and could be renewed for another two years thereafter.
Shanghai get mor EVs for hire: Chinese car hiring company EVCARD (we reported) set up 60 new stations on the three islands of Chongming County. There, people can rent the Roewe E50 and Chery eQ, as well as charge the vehicles for free.
Cheap batteries stop electrification: Only four out of the 27 Electric Utility Vehicles added at the Grand Coulee Dam in November are still in service. The reason is an extremely quick loss of battery capacity.
Electric bobby: For six months, the Londoner Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will test a BMW i3 with range extender in the parts of Greenwich, Bexley and Westminster. The EV will be used for regular patrolling and officers are asked to report on their experience on the road.
Hybrid taxis in Jordan: Taxi company Al Moumayas is ready to implement its recently announced plan to replace 400 of its vehicles with EV and hybrids. 30 hybrid taxis will go into service in the capital Amman before the end of this month.
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