Tesla considers another Gigafactory in the USA
According to Elon Musk, Tesla is currently looking for a location for another plant in the USA. The Cybertruck is to be produced there, as well as the Model Y for customers on the US East Coast. Texas is apparently a hot contender in the competition.
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New roaming initiative: Company has.to.be announced at the IAA in Frankfurt that it will extend its charging station management system be.ENERGISED to include access to BOSCH Charge&Pay, Plugsurfing and InterCharge. Customers still have to sign up for a subscription with each of the roaming partners.
Nashville orders more e-buses: The U.S. country music heartland has ordered a second set of two 35 foot electric buses from Proterra. The previously ordered nine EcoRide e-buses are expected to hit the road later this year. The city also installed two charging stations for the public transportation sector.
New stations in New Jersey: Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, installed five charging stations for employees as part of a pilot project with Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). The goal is to push EV uptake. PSE&G paid for the equipment, while the hospital paid for installation and will settle electricity costs.
Electric on the ground: Air New Zealand says it hopes to electrify its entire fleet of road vehicles and ground equipment by 2017. The first EVs will arrive before the end of the year. This is part of the airlines move to cut carbon emissions, as it believes that a global carbon price is coming.
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Fast chargers for Canada: Sun Country Highway (SCH) has announced a new partnership with ABB. The Canadian charging infrastructure provider will integrate 20 or more of ABB’s DC quick chargers into its network. The 400 V stations come with dual port and thus support CHAdeMO and SAE Combo systems.
Smarter grid for London: UK Power Networks is working with POD Point, Smarter Grid Solutions and Imperial College London on a five month trial affecting 65 public charging points across the city. Their aim is to explore how a new software could help to manage energy demand of EVs and avoid pressure on the grid at peak times.
Alternative fuel vehicle grant: The U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to offer 8 million dollars to businesses and various public entities in Pennsylvania. The grants can be used to buy or convert vehicles, choosing electric or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size.
E-buses for Tennessee: Proterra says it has sold seven battery-electric buses and one electric charging station to the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA). The buses will be delivered to Nashville later this year and are set to run around the “Music-Circuit” serving entertainment venues of the town for free.