Hyatt, ChargeNow, Exeter, Air Liquide, No Charge to Charge.
Charge while you sleep: The Hyatt Regency Sacramento has installed a total of 26 charging stations – 20 ClipperCreek and six Tesla Destination chargers. According to Hyatt, it now has chargers at the location than any other hotel in the U.S.
ChargeNow expands: BMW’s EV infrastructure provider now operates (mostly via partners) in 26 countries with about 65,000 charging stations, BMW’s Markus Bartenschlager told electrive at the LCV2016-Event. Another three countries will be added before the end of the year – first Japan, followed by Korea and New Zealand.
Nora Manthey for electrive.com on location
E-Bikesharing: British Exeter is getting its first e-bike sharing scheme. 23 ‘co bikes’ will be up for grabs in the coming weeks. The company already offers co-car, a hire-by-the-hour scheme.
Mirai arrives in France: The first Toyota fuel cell vehicle was delivered to Air Liquide. The company has designed and delivered some 75 hydrogen fuelling stations worldwide.
Partnering with Nissan, Commerce Bank installed 12 fast-chargers in the St. Louis area in Missouri. The chargers have both CHAdeMO and CCS and Nissan drivers can plug-in for free, as the chargers are part of the carmaker’s ‘No Charge to Charge’ programme.
Solaris, Macy's, Tacoma, No Charge to Charge, Open Charge Alliance.
New fuel cell buses for Hamburg: Public service operator Hochbahn ordered two Urbino articulated electric buses from Solaris. These will be especially equipped with a fuel cell range extender to offer about 250 kilometres of range. Hochbahn already has four Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCell in service and is steadily expanding its fleet with diesel-hybrid and plug-in hybrid buses from Volvo.
nahverkehrhamburg.de, newstix.de (both in German)
Charging at Macy’s: Volta Industries will install new free-to-use electric vehicle charging stations at 17 of the retailer’s location in the Los Angeles area by this autumn. This brings the total number of charging stations at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s in California to 33.
Charge points by law: From August 10th, new commercial building projects in Tacoma, Washington, will be required to install EV charging stations at 1 to 3% of their parking spaces. Even though requirements won’t apply to residential projects, the City Council recommends to reserve 50% of spaces there.
No Charge to Charge in LA: Nissan added the Los Angeles market to its free charging programme. Buyers of the Nissan Leaf in LA will now receive the EZ-Charge card, giving them access to various charging networks and letting them use most of the stations for free in the first two years.
Open Charge Alliance growing: After implementing Open Charge Point Protocol already last year, German utility provider RWE now also joins the Open Charge Alliance. With 3,200 charge points in several countries, RWE is seen as an “especially valuable addition” to the consortium.