Nissan + Enel, Moscow, Bulgaria, Albuquerque, Hawaii
1,300 euros annually thanks to V2G: Nissan and Enel present interesting figures of their vehicle-to-grid trials in Europe. Thus, fleet operators in Denmark proved that they are able to earn 1,300 euros per EV and year by feeding excess power back into the grid. So far, this procedure is just possible in Denmark, but by the year’s end earning through V2G charging shall work in Great Britain, too.
Moscow’s shift to electric buses: Mayor Sergej Sobjanin intends to replace Moscow’s complete bus fleet through electric vehicles by 2020, reports Bizz Energy. A call for tender is going to follow in autumn. The best chance seems to have Russian commercial vehicle manufacturer GAZ, but also Volgabus, Linkker and Kamaz are interested. The latter is known to have signed a development cooperation for electric buses and trucks with German company Siemens in June.
bizzenergytoday.com (in German)
30 electric buses for Bulgaria: The Sofia Electrical Transport Company seeks to purchase 30 electric buses and 12 charging stations, according to information of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The tender for the 18m-euros order shall be released in the fourth quarter of the year.
Electrifying Albuquerque: The biggest city in U.S. state New Mexico has chosen BYD to supply 20 electric buses that are all due to hit the city’s roads still before the year’s end. The first articulated electric bus has been already transmitted.
H2 initiative in Hawaii: Servco Pacific has started to build Hawaii’s first publicly accessible H2 fuelling station on Oahu. While its inauguration is scheduled for early next year, Toyota intends to start sales of its H2 vehicle Mirai around the same period. Hawaii will be the second state after California to receive the Japanese FCV.