More electric tuk-tuks for Stockholm: Start-up Bzzt kicked off its transport service in the Swedish capital in May and prepares now to expand its fleet from 18 to 38 electric tuk-tuks. Additionally, the company secured another 7m Swedish krona in funding. This money shall help to develop advertising solutions and explore foreign expansion.
How to cope with increased electricity demand: A new UK initiative seeks to open up data from local electricity substations to let network operators and third partners know about levels of capacity for charging EVs on local electricity networks. The OpenLV project shall thus help to cope with the increased demand posed by charging EVs in Great Britain.
Electrifying rural Wales: 30 new charging points will double the size of Monmouthshire’s and rural Newport’s existing charging net in the upcoming month. A scheme funded by the EU, Welsh Government and Monmouthshire council enables free installation of charging points to 20 businesses. Furthermore, ten charging points will be erected in Monmouthshire town centre car parks.
50 new Tesla cars for Dubai: Car hailing service Uber has announced to bring 50 EVs made by Tesla to the streets of the emirate this week. Just recently, the Dubai Taxi Corporation added as well 50 Tesla models to its limo taxi fleet.
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150 electric buses on Bengaluru’s roads: The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) intends to buy 150 electric buses and is currently preparing the tender. While investment costs are expected to be two to three times higher than for diesel-powered buses, the transport corporation can benefit from funding provided by India’s FAME scheme. So far, BMTC operates 6,400 buses – all of them are diesel-powered.
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