Enel X launches charging network in Bucharest
Enel X has installed and commissioned a network of 34 charging points for electric cars in Bucharest and the surrounding area. Although these are mainly AC chargers with 22 kW there are also a number of DC chargers with up to 50 kW charging capacity in the network.
Bucharest misses the bus
The city of Bucharest has halted a tender for the purchase of 100 electric buses on 22 July after all three bids received were deemed unacceptable – apparently after technical evaluation. This is the second time an electric bus tender for the Romanian capital has failed due to the lack of suitable offers. It is still unlcear when and whether the City will make another attempt.
Bucharest ordered 130 hybrid buses
The Romanian capital Bucharest has ordered 130 hybrid buses from Mercedes-Benz. Deliveries of the Citaro Hybrid are scheduled to take place between May 2020 and January 2021. Bucharest also plans to procure 100 battery-electric buses, 100 trolleybuses and 100 trams.
What goes up, must come down (video)
Renault recently launched an unusual advertising campaign in the Romanian capital of Bucharest for its Zoe, in which the selling price of the EV is linked to the air pollution in the city. If air pollution rises, the price for the Zoe decreases.
Enel X Romania plans nationwide charging network
Italian energy supplier Enel will use its subsidiary Enel X Romania to set up a nationwide charging network for electric cars in Romania. According to their plans, some 2,500 charging points with capacities of between 22 and 150 kW should be available by 2023.
Uber Green launches with Renault Zoe in Bucharest
Ride hailing app provider Uber has launched its EV-only suite in Romania’s capital. 20 Renault Zoe have become available to book in cooperation with charging infrastructure firm ElDrive. The service is available in selected European capitals.
MAN, Audi on demand, Bucharest, South Korea.
MAN and Munich define requirement specifications: The manufacturer wants to start building electric trucks from 2018 and forged an alliance with the local Munich utility SWM and Munich transportation agency MVG. Together, they want to further develop and optimise future concepts.
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Audi on demand: The German carmaker is now making its shared fleet available at Munich Airport, its first location in Germany. Customers can order the Audi model of their choice per app and pick it up at the terminal. Whether the fleet also includes e-tron models was not specified.
Bucharest plugs in: Financial group UniCredit will set up two chargers at two of its locations in the Romanian capital this week. Both stations will be available 24 hours a day and will be free of charge.
South Korea pushes electrification: The country wants to subsidise 14,000 EVs next year. Just like in 2016, electric cars can qualify for a rebate of 14m won (12,000 dollars) for the measure. Furthermore, local government will shave off another 5m won on average, while EV drivers also save 4m won on taxes. Meanwhile, the number of fast-chargers in the country will be increased from 330 to 530.