California, Chattanooga, Lancashire, BYD, alternative fuel programme.

Grants on hold: The California Clean Vehicle Rebate programme has, again, been exhausted and all applicants are waitlisted. Though funds had been earmarked specifically for the programme, some suspect the money is being withheld in order to incentivize law makers to reach a deal this summer on whether or not to extend the cap-and-trade programme.

Chattanooga carsharing: Chattanooga, Tennessee, will soon be home to an electric vehicle carsharing programme. The cooperation between CARTA, EPB, TVA and Los Angeles’ Green Commuter has already overseen the installation of twenty charging stations and will launch up to 20 Nissan Leaf next month.

Lancashire chargers: The UK’s Lancashire county will be spending over 14m pounds to build 150 charging points in the area. The chargers are expected to be erected by March 2018, with one third being built in East Lancashire. First charging points will be set up early 2017.

16 BYD buses: BYD has announced orders for 16 of its new pure electric buses and coaches to French operators B.E.Green and the Nedroma Group.

California funds alternative fuels: The Energy Commission approved 13.5m dollars for alternative fuel and transportation projects. This includes showcasing low- and zero-emissions vehicles, installing electric chargers in national parks, and evaluating hydrogen refuelling stations.


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