Electronic wallet: ZF, UBS and the Innogy Innovation Hub have developed a new payment method based on the blockchain principle. The Car eWallet system is said to especially simplify paying at the charger, but can also be used to pay for parking or road tolls. It can also accept payments for i.e. private carsharing, feeding energy into the grid or delivery services.
Charging Romania: As part of a pilot project, OMW Petrom and utility Electrica have commissioned Romania’s first fast-charger. Even petrol company MOL announced that it wants to set up an EV charging network in the country, but has so far not provided any concrete figures or timeframe.
Charging offensive: New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the installation of 500 EV chargers at office buildings across the U.S. state. Another 69 places to plug in will be erected along New York’s 570-mile-long Thruway. The move will increase the number of NY chargers available to the public by 50 percent.
BYD has won a tender for pilot projects with electric buses, launched by Argentina’s environment ministry. The Chinese manufacturer will now deliver a total of 50 e-buses for Buenos Aires, Neuguen, La Plata and Parana.
dangdai.com (in Spanish) via twitter.com