Electric real estate: London real estate company Chase Evans will replace 95 percent of its 50 vehicle strong fleet with plug-in hybrids, namely the BMW 330e. The company originally only wanted to buy one PHEV, but the financial benefits convinced them to go all out.
Scottish council plugs in: Scottish West Lothian Council received seven Nissan Leaf and three e-NV200. The latter will be used in Waste Services, Building Services and Community Transport, while the all-electric Leaf will be part of the council’s car pool and be stationed across the region.
Cash injection for Cohere: The Amsterdam-based start-up Cohere Energy Solutions was able to raise 300,000 euros. The money will be used to further develop the company’s own energy management system Maxem for smart charging of electric vehicles.
Emobility offensive on Formentera: The Balearic island kicked off an initiative to get more EVs on the road. In a first step, it gave six Citroën E-Méhari to hotels and encourages them with incentives to install more charge points. The goal is to replace 15,000 cars and motorcycles with electric ones.
New Zealand makes it clear: The country now has a uniform symbol to mark parking stalls at charging stations. It was developed by the Christchurch City Council and approved by the NZ Transport Agency. The hope is that by clearly reserving stalls at chargers, more people will go electric.
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