Bluesummer, Sunspeed, Hevo Power, Fresno, New Rochelle, Germany.
Bluesummer by Bolloré: The French EV schemer intends to go to the South of France this summer with topless electric cars. The Bluesummer cabriolet is based on the BlueCar and about a dozen of them will be rolled out in French cities. There may also be an option to buy it at a later date.
Charging along the Pacific coast: Sunspeed Enterprises plans to install what it calls the Pacific Coast Sun Trail, a network of 40 electric vehicle charging stations reaching all the way from Malibu to Eureka. The first station with both Level 2 and 3 options is up and running in Point Reyes.
From manholes to loading bays: Best known for the idea to transform New York’s manholes into inductive charging points, Hevo Power CEO Jeremy McCool has a new idea: a loading zone, where vans can charge wirelessly while packing and unpacking. New York University will start testing this autumn.
Six new EV charging stations have been opened at the California State University Fresno. All stations are open to the public with two featuring a fast-charging option. On the other side of the country, New Rochelle acquired four Nissan Leaf for city officials and Nissan promised to set up two charging stations for public use.
csufresno.edu (West Coast), newrochelle.dailyvoice.com (East Coast)
First hydrogen station at German Autobahn: Daimler, Linde and Total have inaugurated the first H2-refuelling station along a motorway in Germany. It is part of the Clean Energy Partnership and is located at the A3 between Würzburg and Nuremberg. Currently, there are 17 hydrogen stations in Germany.
auto-medienportal.net (in German)