Czech infrastructure scheme to go ahead: The EU Commission approves 44.5m euros to set up a network of charging stations for low emission vehicles across the Czech Republic. The money will flow over six years and the Commissioners saw the support appropriate to speed up the process and incentivise operators. The measure is also in line with the European Strategy for low-emission mobility.
Partners in promotion: Nissan and BMW have joined forces with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to offer customers 10,000 dollars off the purchase of a 2017 Nissan LEAF or 2017 BMW i3. Combined with the federal tax credit worth 7,500 and a state rebate worth 2,500 dollars, costs of a BMW i3 are cut nearly in half. The price of a Nissan Leaf thus decreases by almost two thirds.
BYD to deliver to Israel: The country’s largest bus operator Egged has turned to BYD to build 17 electric buses to be deployed in Haifa. The relationship goes back to 2013, when a first electric bus underwent a trial in Tel Aviv and successfully so.
Tritium has hit home as it receives an order from Queensland to supply 15 of its Veefil quick charging stations. The Australian company thus will become a large part of the Queensland Super Highway, which will cover a distance of 1,800 kilometres once completed.
ZapMap update: The charging station location app now includes live data for around 75 percent of London charging points, 45% of stations in England and Wales, 80% of the points in Northern Ireland, 94% of the stations in Ireland and 3% of Scotland’s charging points.
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