French charging offensive I: The French government kicked off a new funding programme named Advenir, said to enable the installation of 12,000 chargers by the end of 2018. Chargers at workplaces or in car parks of residential housing can qualify, if they are made accessible to the public.
avere-france.org, developpement-durable.gouv.fr (articles in French)
French charging offensive II: Paris has a new charging network named Belib. It comprises 60 multi-standard charging stations each with two CHAdeMO, CCS, and Type 2 connectors. To keep EVs from blocking the spot, pricing increases significantly after the first hour. Moreover, a radar system can identify vehicles that are not charging and alerts the police.
insideevs.com, chademo.com (PDF)
Electric taxis: Taxi company 203020 in Dundee, Scotland, wants to more than triple its electric fleet over the next six months. The company currently operates 30 EVs and wants to include a total of 100 by summer. By the same time next year, 203020’s entire fleet will be electric.
Moving fast: Australian infrastructure provider Tritium says it will have to move to bigger premises in Brisbane. The expansion is enabled by high demand for the company’s EV fast-charging stations.