Dundee, North Bavaria, Maven, BYD.
Scottish EV charging hub: Dundee will see solar canopies and charging points installed to form a new hub that has just got given the green light. The chargers will be available to the public, taxis, NHS vehicles and local businesses with funding coming through a 1.86m pound award made to the city by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) last year. Dundee’s City Council operates a 83-strong EV fleet, the biggest of any UK local authority an owns 58 charge points. Works on the new hub are to start this autumn so it can be operational before the year’s end.
German EV infrastructure scheme: The German government has granted 233,000 euros to N-ERGIE to install 84 EV chargers across North Bavaria. The funding is part of the 300m euro Federal Charging Infrastructure scheme that aims to build 15,000 charge points across Germany until 2020.
H2 refill in NoCal: The California Energy Commission awarded 16m dollars to Equilon Enterprises to install 7 new hydrogen stations in Northern California, three of them in San Francisco.
More Bolts for Maven: GM says it will bolster up its car sharing service Maven with another 250 Chevy Bolt. They will join an active fleet of 150 EV which can be seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Detroit and 13 other U.S. cities.
Home run for BYD: Macao’s tourism will get cleaner in the future as BYD signs a contract to deliver 20 electric buses. The 10m coaches have been purchased by two different tourist companies that will get ten each. Running on an iron phosphate battery, the buses have a range of 250 kilometres.