Charging corridors, Fully Charged.
Click tip: As reported, former U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off the construction of 48 national charging corridors in the country last year. The Federal Highway Administration now provides interactive maps to give a quick overview of the project.
energy.gov via insideevs.com/
Video tip: In his newest episode of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn takes a look at EV start-up Lucid Motors. He criticises that like many of these new electric carmakers, Lucid Motors is focusing on the high-end segment. But what the world really needs are affordable and practical electric cars for everyday driving.
Charging corridors, Vespa.
Reading tip: President-elect Donald Trump can’t hurt the electric mobility business? Well, according to Carolyn Fortuna, the 48 recently announced charging corridors across 35 U.S. states could never actually make it on the map…
Video tip: An electric version of the iconic Vespa Piaggio will finally hit the road in 2017. It will be called Vespa elettrica and can already be seen at the EICMA. Here is a fist presentation video.
Charging corridors, New Jersey, New Zealand, Barcelona, Kazakhstan.
Charging corridors across USA: The White House will establish 48 EV charging corridors along nearly 25,000 miles of highways in 35 U.S. states. 28 states, utilities and carmakers, like GM, BMW or Nissan, as well as infrastructure providers are to add more stations. Additionally, 24 states and local government vowed to acquire more electric cars for their fleets and to also add more EV charging stops.
In New Jersey, utilities and other enterprises are lobbying to put more EVs on the road. Their ChargEVC coalition promotes various policies. If successful, the campaign may become a model for other states.
Electric Highway: New Zealand’s utilities Mercury and Contact want to double the number of EV charging stations available to Kiwis. Together with PlugShare, they set out for the so-called Electric Highway. Existing charge spots shall be made visible to drivers via PlugShare’s app.
Sea air improvement: Barcelona’s harbour shall become less polluted. The port seeks to replace its fleet with electric vehicles until complete electrification by 2020. The 25 actions outlined in the plan include the installation of respective charging stations as well.
Kazakhstan electrifies: 100 EV charging stations shall soon stand in the Central Asian country; 40 in Astana, 40 in Almaty and another 20 along motorways. The federal initiative also includes assembly of an electric car in Kazakhstan, which is priced at about 15,000 dollars.
kazakh-tv.kz, youtube.com (Video)