California, Supercharger, Wisconsin, Envision Solar, fast-chargers.
New round for California EV incentives: The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program has been allocated another 133m dollars, after previous funds were used up. Meanwhile, the qualifying income level cap will be lowered to 150,000 dollars a year for single filers and 300,000 dollars for families from November 1st, to keep people from using the rebate to purchase luxury cars.
Supercharger update: According to electrek, all Tesla drivers could soon be asked to pay for supercharging. It was revealed that Model 3 driver could purchase Superchargers credits or pay with credit card (we reported) to plug in, something the carmaker could adopt for all models to decouple the price for charging from the price for the car. Meanwhile, the world’s largest Supercharger has officially opened near Oslo in Norway.
electrek.co (charging), greencarreports.com (Norway)
Wisconsin goes Leaf: The U.S. state started an electric vehicle group buy programme from early August, allowing buyers to get as much as 8,000 dollars off when buying a new Nissan Leaf, as well as get better leasing conditions. The programme concludes on September 30th.
Envision Solar conquers Europe: The EV infrastructure provider has set up its first solar-powered charger EV ARC in the port of Malaga in Spain. Manufactures BMW, Nissan, Porsche and Mitsubishi will also use the station to promote their plug-ins, as well as the benefits of driving with solar power.
Charging northern Germany: On top of the 19 rapid-chargers between Hamburg and the Danish boarder, the top of Germany will see another 28 fast-chargers installed. The first five will even go online before the end of the year. The chargers will cost around 40,000 euros each and will be paid for by a group of eleven investors.
abendblatt.de (in German)