Ultra-fast charging at 350 kW: An ultra-fast EV charging network is to go up in Europe through the ‘Ultra-E’ EU pilot project. 25 stations with CCS connection delivering up to 350 kW will stretch along the TEN-T corridors that run through Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands from 2018. Current electric cars will charge at 50 kW. Audi, BMW, Renault, Hubject, Allego and Smatrics are on board.
EV charge network for NYC: The New York Power Authority has made 300 locations available for the installation of EV charging stations by local governments. Technology will be provided at low cost by the state authority via ChargeNY. The scheme targets 3,000 stations by 2018 and has realised 50% so far.
California to adapt EV incentives: The golden state increases incentives for PHEV by 500 dollars for those on lower income. At the same time, from Nov,1, California raises the high income cap so those in excess of it will be not eligible for funding anymore with the exception of FCV.
Cross-company payment: 700 charge points of EnBW in German now allow for direct payments via Hubject’s intercharge direct system. No contract or prepaid card is required.
LAPD eyes Tesla: The Los Angeles Police Department drives BMW i3 reportedly, yet the Model S is still on trial in full police gear. The law enforcement’s biggest worry so far is price, hence why it opted for BMW initially, but the LADP intends to acquire 100 more electric cars within this year.
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