Hundreds of millions for emobility: The UK government announced that it will invest as much as 390m pounds in electric and autonomous mobility. 150m pounds have been earmarked to purchase 550 new electric and fuel cell buses, as well as push electric taxis. Another 1,500 will be made more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, 80m pounds will be reserved for charging infrastructure.
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VW installs 290 fast-chargers in the U.S.: As part of its redemption following the diesel scandal, Volkswagen is upgrading EV infrastructure along major highways and in cities. A total of 290 will be installed. VW still hopes to get a partner on board.
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Parks go green: Rolec EV and the National Trust, a conservation agency for historic sites and green spaces in the UK, have signed a deal to set up chargers for visitors as well as wallboxes for staff at a number of National Trust locations.
Federal support: Plug In America and the University of Rhode Island received 500,000 dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, to support the project “Advancing PEV Adoption in New England.” The goal is to push EVs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, as well as in Vermont.
Charge on the fly: POD Point announced a deal with car park operator Airparks for the installation of two EV chargers at both the airport in Birmingham and Luton. The stations will be free to use, though parking fees apply. Travelers can also use a valet service and request the battery to be full upon their return.
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