200 Enel X charging points for McDonald’s Italia
Enel X will install 200 charging points for electric vehicles at 100 McDonald’s parking lots throughout Italy by the end of next year as part of a new partnership with McDonald’s Italia. The company has already put the first locations into operation.
McDonalds to connect chargers in UK locations
McDonald’s wants to set up hundreds of fast charging points for electric cars branches in Great Britain in cooperation with InstaVolt. The rapid chargers are designed for charging capacities of up to 125 kW. New Aldi branches in the UK are also to receive charging points – but at a much slower rate.
Iberdrola aims to build 150,000 charging stations
Iberdrola is expanding their plans to build charging infrastructure for electric cars: The Spanish energy provider plans to invest 150 million euros over the next five years in the installation of 150,000 charging points in households, companies and cities, as well as on motorways and main roads.
ELIPTIC, Philippines, London, Tampa, McDonald's.
Urban e-mobility: EU project ELIPTIC (electrification of public transport in cities) is looking at 23 user cases in 11 cities like Barcelona, London, Bremen, and Warsaw. The findings will be copied by “twin cities” that can receive funding and advice. Interested cities or public transport providers can apply until August 31st.
The 3,000-trike project in the Philippines goes to Japanese Uzushio Electric and its local partner Bemac Electric Transportation. From five initial bidders, it was the only group that fulfilled requirements for the scheme funded by the Asian Development Bank. 100,000 electric trikes will be introduced on the island by 2017.
Twizy shuttle service: Londoners hit by the recent tube strike had the chance to hitch a ride in a Twizy instead. Renault launched a small fleet to help stranded commuters reach their destination, or at least have some fun trying to get through traffic.
Fly and charge: Tampa International Airport added 12 EV charging stations in its parking garages. This brings the total number of chargers up to 15 that offer 18 charge points altogether.
Fast-food and charge: McDonald’s has started erecting Rolec charging stations at its locations in Italy. Customers receive a token with their burger that allows them to charge their EV for free for an hour. However, the fast-food chain failed to install fast-chargers.
Fast charge is the new fast food.
According to infrastructure provider Chargepoint, it has now more charging stations (18,000) in the U.S. than there are McDonald restaurants (13,900) and Starbucks cafés. Looks like the times are changing!
Quarter Pounder with quad.
McDonald’s is now delivering burgers with branded electric quads to customers in Vienna and parts of Lower Austria. The electric four-wheelers have a range of 80 kilometres and reach speeds of up to 45 kph.
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