Charging Sichuan: Chengdu plans to build 88,000 charging piles and 780 charging stations by 2020 across the whole city. They will cover residential and commercial premises, workplaces, hospitals, schools, parking lots, highway service areas, gas stations and tourist attractions. On top, Chengdu plans to develop a platform showing availability and wants to implement supportive policies regarding prices.
Charging India: ACME reveals itself as infrastructure partner for Ola’s electric cab pilot in Nagpur. ACME’s EcoCharge includes a battery swap option and the company hopes to expand.
Record incentive: 10,000 dollars to buy a Nissan Leaf is a fat incentive and offered to customers of Oklahoma Gas & Electric through two local Nissan dealerships (Fenton and Bob Howard). Add the federal tax credit and the discount grows to 17,500 dollars. Offer is valid through June 30.
normantranscript.com via insideevs.com
Open charging: Honda has opened a new charging station at its R&D facility in Offenbach, Germany. The station uses 940V technology so that up to four vehicles can charge simultaneously with different types of connectors. It sits safely under a solar carport and is open to the public.
electriccarsreport.com, electrive.net (in German)
Luxury charging: Tesla Motors has set up its first Supercharger station in South Korea at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul. It is the first of 14 planned stations this year.
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