EV charging in US Midwest with FLO & Electrada
FLO, an established charging network in North America, teamed up with Electrada to deploy charging stations across the Midwest. Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are first to receive Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations over the “next several years”. Weiterlesen
ChargePoint & Tritium, London, Ecotricity, Tesla, Cincinnati.
US charged by Oz: ChargePoint cooperates with Australian infrastructure provider Tritium. The American company is to integrate Tritium’s 50-kW DC fast-charging station Veefil into its network.
ULEZ confirmed: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has now set the date for the Ultra Low Emission Zone to come into effect. From September 7, 2020 vehicles travelling in central London will have to comply with new emission rules (Euro 6 and 4) or pay the congestion charge.
Tesla lawsuit: The British High Court has asked both Tesla and UK utility Ecotricity to provide more evidence in a case filed by the latter. Ecotricity accuses Tesla of “smash and grab raid” of intellectual property on charging station sites (we reported).
Charging in Cincinnati: The U.S. city is to get five fast-charging stations, or at least that is the plan. The first was set to be unveiled last Thursday but the event was cancelled and a new date has yet to be communicated.
Austria, Częstochowa, China, Budapest, Utah, Cincinnati.
The largest e-fleet in Austria: The Austrian postal service is further electrifying its fleet, acquiring another 59 Nissan e-NV200 and 20 Mercedes Benz E-Vito. In total, the company now employs 862 EVs. With the new vans, the Austrian postal service will use EVs for parcel delivery for the first time.
oekonews.at (in German)
Częstochowa goes hybrid: Representatives of the Polish city´s municipal transport company have signed a contract with Poland’s Solbus to receive 40 gas-electric hybrid buses by November 2015. According to a local paper, these are the first gas-electric buses on Polish roads.
China completes fast-charging route: The country has finished installing 50 rapid-chargers between Shanghai and Beijing, each spaced 50 km apart on a 1,260 km stretch. Each station is equipped with four 120 kilowatt chargers that are able to charge eight electric cars at the same time.
Budapest begins operating its first Volvo diesel-electric bus and another 27 hybrid buses are said to join the fleet of the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) soon. All 28 buses are planned to remain in service until 2023. 25 of these will run on a daily basis.
Utah pushes for greener cars: The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a total of 700,000 dollars in grants and low-interest loans, in order to support electric and other alternative drive vehicles. Salt Lake City intends to use a 200,000 dollar grant to install 25 charging stations,
Cincinnati gets garage with chargers: This is the city’s first public parking garage offering EV drivers the possibility to charge while attending other business. There are a total of six spaces reserved for charging and 62 EVs are registered with the city’s incentive programme.
Rapid-Chargepoints, Hamburg, Tesla, South Africa, Cincinnati.
“Rapid Chargepoint” initiative: Transport for London and the Energy Saving Trust want to identify potential locations for charging infrastructure for commercial vehicles in London. They have invited business fleets who operate small lorries (up to 12.5 tonnes) and commercial vans to take part in the project. The goal is to further push for businesses to electrify their fleets.
businessgreen.com, fleetnews.co.uk, greenpowertrain.automotive-business-review.com
Hamburg to quadruple charging stations: The North German city wants to have a total of 592 charging points by mid-2016. Of those, 70 will be DC fast chargers. Currently there are 138 across the city. Also, Hamburg’s senate is looking to trade its petrol cars for vehicles with alternative drives. Hamburg aims to become a leader in the field of electric mobility in Germany and expected to have 5,000 EVs on its roads by 2016.
abendblatt.de, spiegel.de (both in German)
Madrid next on Supercharger map: According to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Superchargers will be installed across southern Europe soon. Spain and Portugal are said to be covered by the end of next year. While the supercharger website was not updated yet, Tesla twittered the newest up-to-date version.
twitter.com via cleantechnica.com
BMW and Schneider Electric partner up: With the introduction of the BMW i3 in South Africa next year, the companies agreed that Schneider Electric will be in charge of installing chargers at dealerships, as well for the installation of wallboxes in customers’ homes. BMW and Schneider Electric have a similar agreement in Germany.
Cincinnati airport gets charging stations: Travellers who leave their car at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) can now use one of six charging stations. Two are located in the long-term parking lot, the others at terminal parking. Parking and charging is free. According to CVG, almost all types of plug-ins can be charged there in about eight hours.