Hertz offers 45 EVs on Mallorca
The Hertz car rental agency has added to their “Green Collection” on Mallorca, expanding their EV fleet based at the airport to a total of 45 EVs. Another expansion is set to follow in the coming months. Weiterlesen
BMW installs 100 charging points in Mallorca
BMW has begun installation of a charging network for EVs that will cover 100 charging points with up to 22kW capacities at 50 locations around the island by the end of the year. So far, one fifth of the stations has been installed. Weiterlesen
Balearic Islands to become EV oasis
The Balearic government has announced plans to ban vehicles that run on fossil fuels from the streets of Mallorca, as well as from those on the other Balearic Islands by 2035. A diesel-ban is to start even sooner, by 2025. Weiterlesen
Perm, Russia, is home to only one Tesla owner, Alexander Shavrin. A regional utility company is helping Shavrin make the commute to work by installing a charger in the 5,000 person town of Achit.
Canada, California, BlueTorino, BYD, Mallorca.
Clean growth in Canada: 7bn Canadian dollars (more than 5bn USD) will be invested in green projects that will see carbon emissions go down and bring economic growth. At least, that is what Canada’s liberal government predicts. 62.5m CAD will be invested to install EV charging infrastructure, including hydrogen. Another 132.5m CAD included in the budget are dedicated to clean technology research.
Californian charging network: Pacific Gas & Electric together with the Greenlining Institute and other groups intend to install another 7,500 Level 2 charge points and 100 DC chargers in the Golden State. Only the CPUC has to agree but has shown some reluctance in the past.
yubanet.com, centralvalleybusinesstimes.com, greenlining.org (pdf)
Bolloré in Italy: In Turin, Bluetorino has launched and is the French car sharing firm’s latest expansion. Within a year, 250 electric cars by Bolloré shall become available in the Italian city. 150 EV charging stations are planned to be installed along with the EVs.
torinotoday.it, telenord.it (both in Italian)
BYD fills its order books: The Chinese carmaker received an order over four electric buses from Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington, where the K9 models will join the fleet this year. Californian SolTrans too purchased two BYD electric buses, which are set for delivery in Q3 2016.
businesswire.com (Washington), businesswire.com (California)
Clean compensation: The Balearic Islands will impose a tourist tax from this July in a move to finance sustainable tourism. Money made will be used for the installation of EV charging infrastructure among other measures like repair of cycle paths or research in national parks.
Electric mobility on Mallorca – we put the island to the test.
One would think that Mediterranean islands are a great spot for electric mobility. Reasonable distances and a mild climate are the ideal conditions under which EVs can flourish. Or at least in theory. Real-life experience taught electrive Editor-in-Chief Peter Schwierz otherwise. He finds: isolated applications are never a good idea. Weiterlesen
Berlin, Fraunhofer IOSB, Mallorca, Japan, Canada, Australia.
Electric scooter sharing in Berlin: The German capital is about to see a new electric mobility initiative – the eMio free floating scooter sharing. Behind it is the Electric Mobility Concepts UG, a student start-up that aims to set up a cheaper alternative to car sharing and chose Emco scooters with exchangeable batteries to do so. Our editor Carla Westerheide paid eMio a visit and met motivated founders.
Read on electrive.com
Managed Charging 3.0: Researchers from Fraunhofer IOSB have developed a prototype software to show grid operators how many electric vehicles can safely be connected to their local grid. The utilities will thus be enabled to better manage loads.
Mallorca’s big EV initiative: Six car rental firms (Europcar, Sixt, Goldcar, Enterprise, O.K. Rentacar and Record Go) have jointly ordered 60 electric vehicles from Nissan for the Balearic Island. In May, the first six of planned 2,000 charging stations are set to be opened on Mallorca.
europapress.es (in Spanish)
Japan continues its electrification as the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) just freed another 40 billion yen (334 million dollars) for subsidies in 2015. Three quarters are to go to infrastructure while the rest will be spent on EV grants. Furthermore, in Yokohama 200 new EV charging stations will be erected, starting this July.
meti.go.jp, sankeibiz.jp (Yokohama, in Japanese)
Canadian EV charging networks to connect: The Electric Circuit and the VERnetwork will soon offer total interoperability. Drivers in possession of a card to either network will then be able to access a combined network of 550 charging stations.
Hydrogen superhighway in Oz: Hyundai just brought the ix35 Fuel Cell Down Under and has also opened the first H2 station in Sydney. It is supposed to be the start of a hydrogen superhighway which would connect Melbourne and Sydney via the nation´s capital, Canberra.