Green transport: London launched the LoCITY programme designed to reduce emissions of fleet and freight operators. Over the next five years, it will enable networking and create environmental standards, while research and trials will show how to implement low emission vehicles in an efficient manner. The scheme is run by Transport for London to improve air quality in the British capital.
tfl.gov.uk, freightinthecity.com, commercialfleet.org
Hollywood news: The Hollywood Commission decided that new buildings will be required to have an EV charging station. This goes for homes, as well as commercial buildings. Meanwhile, 31 new buses are coming to town. Five of those are NABI hybrid models that seat 38 passengers.
hollywoodgazette.com (buildings) hollywoodgazette.com (buses)
Wireless buses: Complete Coach Works (CCW) has delivered two electric buses to the City of McAllen in Texas. The retrofitted buses are less expensive than new ones and include a wireless charging system from Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE).
Points for juicing: eMotorWerks announced a new JuicePoints programme that rewards EV drivers in San Francisco for charging during off-peak hours, when the grid is less strained and energy is the cleanest. When plugged in at such times, drivers can collect JuicePoints that turn into electricity credits.
Points for building: Non-profit Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities is offering a 5,000 dollar rebate to businesses, landowners and government agencies ready to install a Level 2 charging stations on their grounds.
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