32 new BMW i3 with range extender are joining the fleet of Bavaria’s public authorities. They will be distributed among the state’s construction authorities and the motorway directorate. In order to erect almost 190 new charging stations at the new fleet bases, the Bavarian state invests additional 3,8m euros. The stations shall enable visitors to charge their EVs for free while they deal with their affairs.
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Always up-to-date charging data: UK-based Rolec EV has developed a smart technology platform that integrates real-time charge point data such as availability, costs and power consumption. The so-called UltraSMART technology platform is a further development of the company’s former independent smart charging solutions that have now been merged into an all-in-one package.
H2 waste collection trucks in Melbourne: Moreland City in northern Melbourne shall see 12 hydrogen fuel cell waste collection vehicles by 2020. In order to realise this project the City Council teams up with hydrogen utility company H2U and Iveco owner CNH Industria. The 9.37m dollars project also includes the installation of Australia’s first commercial-scale H2 refuelling station.
Like Airbnb, but for EVs: Charger company EMotorWerks seeks to link EV drivers with owners of home charging stations and thus tests a distributed, peer-to-peer charging marketplace in California. The start-up has launched now a beta test of its project. As reported, the San Carlos-based company works with the Share&Charge blockchain platform developed by MotionWerk.