Jun 13, 2016 - 07:05 am

BeeZero, SANBAG, CHEAPR, Tesla, Taipei.

Fuel cell car sharing: BeeZero, Linde’s FCV rental service has started as planned in Munich. The German city now counts 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell among its own. Official start date for the fuel cell car sharing is July 16 with both Linde and Hyundai hoping to roll out the service in other cities as well.

Electric freight trucks: California is awarding 9m dollars to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), which is to replace 27 heavy-duty diesel tractors with electric ones by BYD. The two types of electric trucks will be used at freight and rail yards and could become best practice.

More money is to be poured into CHEAPR, also known as Connecticut’s Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program, which has been prolonged for another year with another million dollars. Buyers of fuel cell vehicles get a 5,000 dollar rebate. EV and PHEV receive 3,000 dollars.

Tesla airport transfer: Montréal’s electric cab service Téo Taxi added ten Tesla to its fleet, which will be stationed at the airport of the Canadian city. As things stand, the pilot project is to end by November 2017. Until then, the EV can be hailed via app with pick up at Gate 6 of Trudeau International.
electrek.co, globalnews.ca

Electric scooters only: Agencies and schools in Taipei are to acquire electric scooters only. The order from the Taipei Environmental Protection Department takes effect immediately as Taiwan is to strengthen electric transport. So far, only 0.6% of motorised two-wheelers are electric in the nation.

Nov 20, 2015 - 08:09 am

BMW, Renault-Nissan, Canada, Fastned, CHEAPR, Cumbira.

BMW charges U.S. faster: Together with EVgo, the German carmaker will expand the ‘ChargeNow DC Fast’ in the States. 500 more rapid-chargers across the U.S. will join the existing 100 stations in California by 2018. 50 will be installed this year already. BMW i3 drivers can use the network free of charge for two years after purchase. We do wonder why BMW has not launched initiative of a similar scale on its home market yet…
greencarcongress.com, transportevolved.com, insideevs.com

Charging COP21: Renault-Nissan will install 90 new charge points in and around Paris together with EDF, Schneider Electric, Aéroports de Paris, the Paris municipality and transport agency SNCF. They will power the electric shuttle service set up for delegates of the UN climate change negotiations (we reported).
alliance-renault-nissan.com, cleantechnology-business-review.com

Electric cabs in Canada: Montreal officially unveiled the announced electric taxi fleet. Operated by Téo, Nissan Leafs, Kia Soul EVs and Tesla Model S will hit the road next week. Only 500 selected users will be able to book the cars during a trial run until March 2016. After that, the 50-car strong fleet will be available to the public and is expected to grow to 2,000 taxis by 2019.

Fastned for cities: Five fast-charging stations will be installed in The Hague by next year. The Dutch infrastructure provider says that more cities are to follow.

An additional two million dollars will be poured into Connecticut’s CHEAPR programme that offers a cash rebate of up to 3,000 dollars to buyers of an electric, hydrogen or plug-in hybrid vehicle. Since the programme was launched in May, 278 such vehicles have been purchased or leased.
ctpost.com, fairfield.dailyvoice.com

Electric emergency service: The North East Ambulance Service in Britain adds five Nissan Leaf to its fleet, replacing five conventional gas guzzlers. They will be charged at nine charging points said to be capable of smart charging installed by Dutch ICU.

England charged: Cumbria will see the installation of 14 rapid-charging points. They are part of a total of 24 stations to be installed across the region by the Middlesex-based firm APT Control Group.

Found on electrive.com
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