Green charging across Europe: Hubject and the South Pole Group have developed a certification allowing EV drivers (in terms of figures) to always charge renewable energy. With “intercharge green,” charge point operators will be able to offer 100 percent green energy at any public charging station in Europe.
Mega solar carport: The California State University, Long Beach, is setting up a solar carport with a total capacity of 4.8 MW. It will be completed by the end of 2017 and will then cover 15 percent of the University’s energy needs. Moreover, it will be fitted with 50 EV charging stations that will also use the solar energy.
Tesla announced partnership for flagship store: The carmaker is working with Shinsegae, South Korea’s largest retailer, to open the first Tesla showroom as well as install chargers at 25 or the retailer’s locations. Tesla only expanded to the South Korean market a little over a week ago.
EV rebates: Through the programme SunShare, any home owner in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento can get solar panels at a discounted rate. For the first time, the scheme now also drops the price for the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Mirai, as well as other Zero Emission Vehicles.
Trade hotel bed for Tesla: The Tirol-based start-up Greenstorm Mobility has come up with an emobility scheme to fill empty hotel beds. The idea is that hotels can offer vouchers and can in return use electric bikes or cars for a certain period of time. Some 40 EVs such as Teslas and BMWs, as well as more than 1,000 e-bikes are already part of the fleet.
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