Funding details for e-cabs: Munich’s 2m euro electric cab scheme has been finalised and accelerated. Already from September, 1, every kilometre run electrically with a passenger will be acknowledge with 0,20 euros. Incentives are capped at 40 percent of the purchase price and the city said the initial budget is enough to fund 170 electric taxis. If demand takes off however, more funds will be allocated. Furthermore, three fast-charging stations are to be installed at central taxi ranks.
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30m electric bus scheme: Laval, a town in Québec, Canada, will be getting 30m dollars in funding from the federal and provincial government aimed at improving public transportation services through its Société de transport de Laval (STL). STL will be buying 22 new hybrid buses and install new charging stations but also plans a series of studies on electric buses and driverless transport. In total, the scheme funds 29 projects, with most to start latest next year.
Harbour electrification: The Port of Southampton has taken delivery of 13 electric vehicles to replace its diesel cars and vans. Three Nissan Leafs were joined by ten Nissan e-NV 200 and the British harbour hopes to further increase its PEV share in the future.
EV charging in Ohio: Columbus, Ohio is about to launch an incentive program to encourage the installation of 1,685 EV charging ports over the next three years at commercial and multi-family facilities. The grants are designed to provide up to 25,000 dollars per facility, though cannot exceed 3,500 dollars per plug.