Fuel cell car sharing: BeeZero, Linde’s FCV rental service has started as planned in Munich. The German city now counts 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell among its own. Official start date for the fuel cell car sharing is July 16 with both Linde and Hyundai hoping to roll out the service in other cities as well.
Electric freight trucks: California is awarding 9m dollars to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), which is to replace 27 heavy-duty diesel tractors with electric ones by BYD. The two types of electric trucks will be used at freight and rail yards and could become best practice.
More money is to be poured into CHEAPR, also known as Connecticut’s Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program, which has been prolonged for another year with another million dollars. Buyers of fuel cell vehicles get a 5,000 dollar rebate. EV and PHEV receive 3,000 dollars.
Tesla airport transfer: Montréal’s electric cab service Téo Taxi added ten Tesla to its fleet, which will be stationed at the airport of the Canadian city. As things stand, the pilot project is to end by November 2017. Until then, the EV can be hailed via app with pick up at Gate 6 of Trudeau International.
Electric scooters only: Agencies and schools in Taipei are to acquire electric scooters only. The order from the Taipei Environmental Protection Department takes effect immediately as Taiwan is to strengthen electric transport. So far, only 0.6% of motorised two-wheelers are electric in the nation.
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