UK, Pod Point, Atlas EVSE, Santiago de Chile.
Clean Air Zones: Until 2020, so-called Clean Air Zones are to be established in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton to reduce air pollution. Within the boundaries of these zones, drivers of conventional buses, lorries and taxis will have to pay a toll.
Pod Point fully funded: The British charging infrastructure provider Pod Point successfully raised 1.75m pounds through crowdfunding. Both online campaigns (we reported) are still open. The company wants to roll out ‘top up’ charge points, where EV drivers can park for an hour or more.
Atlas EVSE: Ever Win International has founded a charging equipment unit called Atlas EVSE. First products are expected in January at the CES in Las Vegas. The sub-unit is said to focus on residential Level 2 charging with up to 30 Amps.
E-taxis in Santiago: Three electric taxis from BYD have gone into operation in Santiago de Chile. Chilean utility Chilectra will supply the electricity to the three BYD e6 taxis free of charge for the first year.