Apr 22, 2016 - 08:54 am

China, BYD, Wrightspeed, Romania, Streetplug, Gogoro.

Chinese charging offensive: State-owned utility State Grid has issued a tender for the installation of 6,600 EV charging stations by the end of the year. The company is ready to invest 650m yuan in 2016 alone (9.3m dollars).
gasgoo.com

Slow delivery: The first 20 of 417 BYD K7 electric buses have been delivered to the Chinese city of Chengde. The order had been placed almost one year ago.
gasgoo.com

Bid deal: Wrightspeed, the start-up belonging to Tesla co-founder Ian Wight, has landed its biggest order to date. It will deliver its heavy-duty range-extended electric powertrain retrofitting technology to New Zealand’s urban bus operator NZ. The deal is worth 30m dollars.
greencarcongress.com, bizjournals.com

Romania ups incentives: Citizens and companies purchasing an all-electric car can now qualify for up to 6,000 euros in subsidies, including a scrappage fee. For hybrids, they can get as much as 5,000 euros. Moreover, Romania plans to financially support companies setting up EV infrastructure.
romania-insider.com

Charging from down below: Dutch company Streetplug has developed a clever charging system for electric vehicles that can be embedded in the ground. It is currently being tested in Venlo should become available from October for 2.600 euros.
streetplug.nl

Selling point: Gogoro has added supermarket chain Carrefour to the list of vendors of its electric two-wheeler in Taiwan. Customers can test drive and buy the Smartscooter at three Carrefour in Taipei, increasing the Gogoro’s selling network in the country to 15 locations.
thenewslens.com

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