Hamburg, IES Synergy, CCS fast charging, DriveNow.
EV rebates in Hamburg: In Hamburg, both the chamber of commerce and the chamber of trade have set up the ‘Hamburg macht e-mobil’ (Hamburg goes electric) initiative. The 80,000 chamber members will receive discounts of 6 to 23% when choosing from one of nine electric cars from manufacturers like Daimler, Mitsubishi, VW, Nissan, and Renault. The chambers think their initiative could put as many as 18,000 electric company’s cars onto Hamburg’s streets by 2020.
welt.de (in German), hk24.de (list of cars, in German)
Charger on wheels: IES Synergy announced that it has become a supplier to Volkswagen. The company says it will equip the carmakers European dealers with its Keywatt Trolley DC fast chargers that can be rolled around on wheels.
Charging experience: This couple has seen them all, as they first drove the Mini-E, then became BMW ActiveE drivers and consequently now own a BMW i3 each. With that, the future has finally arrived, the future of charging that is, embodied by the here tested 50 kW CCS fast charging spot. “It’s amazing!”
DriveNow to come to Vienna: BMW and Sixt will introduce their car sharing in the Austrian capital in about two weeks. 400 BMW and Mini will be made available to the Viennese, none of them is yet electric. However, this might change once the i3 makes it into the DriveNow fleet.
österreich.at (in German)