Real time information on charging stations: Berlin-based consortium Hubject announced its cooperation with mapping system Here. EV drivers who use maps, navigation systems or apps based on Here data can therefore get real time information on all chargers that are part of the intercharge network. That includes the location, type of plug, charging capacity and availability.
EVs for Jordan: Nissan will deliver a total of 100 Leaf and e-NV200 to taxi company Al Moumayaz in Jordan’s capital Amman. The goal is to successively replace all 400 of the cars with electric and hybrid vehicles (we reported). The city has meanwhile begun setting up a charging infrastructure.
Swedish buses stand the test: One year after starting an electric bus line in Gothenburg, Volvo strikes a balance, saying that it has exceeded expectations. The technology is reliable and customer and driver feedback is positive. Around 1.2m passengers took the electric bus in Gothenburg this past year.
Room for electrification in Seoul: The South Korean capital wants to designate 3 percent of public parking for electric vehicles. That includes street and off-street parking, as well as car parks. Moreover, EVs would be allowed to park for free for an hour and only pay half price after that.
Pushing electrification: Malta is extending its subsidy programme for electric cars, earmarking another 100,000 euros. Moreover, companies and businesses now qualify for financial aid when buying and installing a charging station.
250 chargers for France: Car park operator Effia has asked infrastructure provider E-Totem to install a total of 250 charging points at 80 locations in 51 French cities. The first 220 will be erected before the end of the year, the remaining 30 at the beginning of 2017.
.avere-france.org (in French)