Canada, California, BlueTorino, BYD, Mallorca.
Clean growth in Canada: 7bn Canadian dollars (more than 5bn USD) will be invested in green projects that will see carbon emissions go down and bring economic growth. At least, that is what Canada’s liberal government predicts. 62.5m CAD will be invested to install EV charging infrastructure, including hydrogen. Another 132.5m CAD included in the budget are dedicated to clean technology research.
Californian charging network: Pacific Gas & Electric together with the Greenlining Institute and other groups intend to install another 7,500 Level 2 charge points and 100 DC chargers in the Golden State. Only the CPUC has to agree but has shown some reluctance in the past.
yubanet.com, centralvalleybusinesstimes.com, greenlining.org (pdf)
Bolloré in Italy: In Turin, Bluetorino has launched and is the French car sharing firm’s latest expansion. Within a year, 250 electric cars by Bolloré shall become available in the Italian city. 150 EV charging stations are planned to be installed along with the EVs.
torinotoday.it, telenord.it (both in Italian)
BYD fills its order books: The Chinese carmaker received an order over four electric buses from Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington, where the K9 models will join the fleet this year. Californian SolTrans too purchased two BYD electric buses, which are set for delivery in Q3 2016.
businesswire.com (Washington), businesswire.com (California)
Clean compensation: The Balearic Islands will impose a tourist tax from this July in a move to finance sustainable tourism. Money made will be used for the installation of EV charging infrastructure among other measures like repair of cycle paths or research in national parks.