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Electric only: Munich’s ruling conservative party CSU wants to electrify transport in the Bavarian capital. By 2030, all buses shall be electric. To do so, Munich’s public transport provider is to seek the community of other buyers. Similar attempts have just started in Berlin and Hamburg. The party aims for its own fleet to be electric as well. Furthermore, the package demands more EV charging stations – 200 shall stand by 2017, esp. next to taxi ranks. The city hopes for funding from federal sources.
abendzeitung-muenchen.de (in German)
ChargeNow USA: BMW rolls out its charge card network in 25 U.S. cities. Through the partnership with EVgo, drivers of the i3 and i8 can access the network but for a charge. BMW includes a pay-as-you-go option and membership fees for unlimited charging that start at 99 dollars.
No charge to charge: Nissan makes its free EV charging scheme available in 10 more U.S. markets. Leaf owners in places like Miami, Portland, or Milwaukee now charge for free for the first two years.
Electric roadside assistance: Phihong launches a portable 10 kW DC charger for electric vehicles. It can easily be rolled along on its four wheels and delivers 12V and 24V in remote areas or in emergencies. It doubles as energy storage system with 3.5 kW backup AC power.
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