Tesla, BMW, Pennsylvania, EVite, Luxembourg.
Bed & Charge: Tesla together with Select Registry is to expand the EV makers Destination Charger programme. A total of 170 B&B, inns and hotels in 34 states in the US will soon offer the possibility to charge the Model S overnight. 63 charging stops have already been installed with the remainder to follow within the next few months.
Expo EVs from BMW: BMW Italia has handed over four i3 cars and six C evolution scooters to the Italian State Police. The electric vehicles will be on patrol in Milan for the Expo 2015. Included in the loan during the show are two charging stations.
Rebates remain: Pennsylvania will continue its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Programme. Large-battery vehicles with battery system capacities equal or greater than 10 kWh are eligible for the highest rebate amount of 2,000 dollars. Hybrids with battery capacities less than 10 kWh can get up to 1,000 dollars. Rebates are capped at 250 or will be discussed again at the end of the year.
Swiss charging standards: EVite, an initiative that strives to make fast charging non-discriminatory throughout Switzerland, has published standards for fee-based fast charging stations. At every EVite station, payment via credit card must be possible, while prices shall be visible at every location.
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Luxembourg loves Tesla: Luxembourg has its first Supercharger and the government hopes Tesla will increase its activities as the Deputy Prime Minister suggested the Californians might open a dealership in the small state. By 2020, Luxembourg plans to have 850 public EV charging stations installed.