Tesla to power Taiwan? The East Asian island is looking to California to solve its energy problems after a blackout lasted many hours. Taiwan’s government is now exploring Tesla Power Packs to store renewable energy and is hoping for a joint venture or a deal à la Australia, although Tesla has not responded so far. Taiwan wants to be free of nuclear energy by 2025 and if talks are to take place, Tesla’s new HQ on the formally Chinese island may come in just handy.
teslarati.com via insideevs.com, electrek.co
Speaking of carmaker turned utility Nikola Motors is emulating Tesla and just founded the Nikola Energy Division with the acquisition of solar installer Alternative Power. Their first project is a 1MW solar energy system for Dunford Bakers at their West Jordan, Utah production facility.
VW charges Sweden: Volkswagen has teamed up with KEBA in Sweden. With every electric VW sold, buyers are offered a Wallbox by KEBA that is distributed and installed through Clever in the Scandinavian country. The latter also includes flat rate charging both at home and at its public outlets.
keba.com (in German)
Tesla police cars: In Luxembourg, the police has taken delivery of two Tesla Model S that will go on patrols for the Grand Ducal that is under the control of the Interior Ministry. As such, the new electric cars are part of a program of the Ministry of Sustainable Development to move government cars to electric.
electrek.co, rtl.lu (in Flemish)
Electric scooter sharing has arrived in the German city of Düsseldorf, where Berlin-based Emmy has deployed 100 electric two-wheelers dubbed Eddy to share. The start-up now operates in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Mannheim. In Düsseldorf, Emmy cooperates with the city’s utility that says it charges the scooters with green energy only.
rp-online.de (in German)
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