Fast-charging initiative CharIN has 10 new members, putting its total count at more than 60. According to the initiative, which wants to establish CCS as a worldwide fast-charging standard, EnBW, Honda, Hyundai, Infineon, Ingeteam, Keri, Lear, Siemens, STMicroelectronics and Yazaki joined at the beginning of the year.
Tesla with new partner Down Under? Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that Tesla is allegedly sitting down with facilities manager Spotless to set up “thousands” of EV chargers in Australia. The idea is for the Spotless Group to re-brand itself as a technology solutions firm for clients. The where and when was not revealed.
Electric student shuttle: The University of California, Irvine (UCI) announced that it will purchase 20 electric buses from BYD. According to its own accounts, it will make it the first university in the U.S. to only use electric buses on campus.
Electric commuter shuttle: Since Monday, Paris is testing two all-electric and autonomous EZ10 shuttles from Easymile on a stretch of road between Gare de Lyon and Gare d*Austerlitz. During the three-months trial, the shuttles are free to use. More test routes will follow.