Berlin, Tesla, OPA, California.
Electric buses back in Berlin: The German capital launched its first electric bus line last August but had to stop it again only a few weeks later due to high-voltage problems leading to short circuits. Now, the four Solaris buses are back on track after adaptations. Operator BVG is confident that the trial will continue without any more major incidents on route 204.
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Tesla connects China: North and South China are wired with 320 Superchargers and 1,500 Destination Chargers, the Californian EV maker announced. The Tesla network thus includes industrial hot spots like Shenzhen and Harbin and runs through major cities such as Shanghai and Beijing.
1,000 Kandi K10 EVs will go to Tianjin after the Geely and Kandi joint venture sealed a deal with Tianjin Pang Da. The electric compact cars are destined for a carsharing programme to be set up in the Chinese city. Kandi expects to complete delivery before the end of the year.
California charges further: The city of Fremont will install eight public EV charging stations. An hour of charging will cost 1.50 dollars. The stations are funded by a state grant of 91,000 dollars and another 31,366 dollars will be paid by the city.