Clever, Spiri, South Africa, Proterra, Cobb County.
Clever cooperation: Following a similar deal with BMW (we reported), Clever and VW now offer buyers in Denmark a charging flat rate for newly purchased electric or plug-in models. On top of that, buyers get a personal charger installed at home.
Autonomous carpool: Danish start-up Spiri wants to start a carpooling service with its own electric vehicles starting next year. Design and performance details are said to be unveiled at the end of September. Spiri says it cars will be able to drive autonomously in the future.
Charging South Africa: Nissan and BMW have installed its first three joint chargers in the. The two carmakers are working together (we reported) to set up a charging station network across South Africa by 2017.
E-Bus for Illinois: The Illinois Quad Cities’ MetroLINK transit organization has ordered two battery-powered XR buses from Proterra. The deal also includes an option for further purchases through 2020.
Electric emergency response: The fire department and emergency services in Cobb County in the U.S. state of Georgia have added seven Nissan Leaf to their fleet. The vehicles are being leased and are reserved for staff members. The department expects to save more than 170,000 dollars compared to operating petrol-powered cars.