EU approves fast-charging conglomerate: BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche have got the EU Commission’s permission for the installation and operation of an ultra-quick charging network through a joint venture. As announced earlier, construction is to start still this year with initially 400 CCS fast-charging stations with up to 30 charge points each along Europe’s core highways.
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30 EVs for all of Berlin’s airports: Airport operator FBB is to electrify its fleet through leasing 30 BMW i3 and invests also 240,000 euros in charging infrastructure. Within the next month, employees shall be able to choose between four car pool sites in Tegel, Schönefeld and at the future BER.
Electric bus trial in NYC: Ten electric buses will hit the roads of New York City from December on. The pilot programme shall provide information in order to specify requirements for a future business operation in New York’s metropolitan environment.
FTA raises 55m dollars to reduce emission: The State’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides 55m dollars for FY 2017 in order to motivate states, local authorities and indigenous tribes to purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles along with related equipment or facilities.
Test with 200 electric taxis: At 24th of May, the Indian city of Nagpur will kick-off a trial including 200 electric taxis provided by Mahindra. It’s the first project of such magnitude in India.
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