Clever, Toyota, CarCharging, Phoenix Cars.
Swedish charging network: Danish EV infrastructure provider Clever is to partner up with Swedish utility Öresundskraft. Together, they will set up the subsidiary Clever Sverige, which will offer EV charging solutions in Sweden. The network will be modelled after the Danish example with consistent access and payment. The first 35 fast chargers on Swedish soil will be erected already by this summer.
emobilitaetonline.de (in German), clever.dk (in Danish)
Hybrid appraised: Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) has purchased 30 new Toyota Prius vehicles for its staff members that travel the whole of Orange County appraising almost half a million parcels. The OCPA hopes to save carbon as well as money.
EV charging for real estate: CarCharging stroke a new deal in Eastern Tennesse as it came to an agreement with real estate firm Blue Ridge Realty for the ownership and operation of 16 Blink EV charging stations. They will be located at office buildings.
US Navy now V2G-ready: Phoenix Cars has deployed an electric ZEUS flatbed truck to the US Navy base in Port Hueneme, California. The truck is vehicle-to-grid-capable and will be used as a service vehicle to transport supplies and equipment for facility maintenance.
South Korea, London, I-CVUE, Nissan & Georgia Power, Phoenix Cars.
South Korea to charge up: The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has signed a MoU to form a so-called special project company (SPC) with five public and private firms, among them Hyundai. Together they are to spend 32.2 billion won (29.24 million dollars) on building 5,580 new charging stations over the next three years. Almost half of the stations will be located in residential areas. The Korean government itself plans to supply some 3,000 electric vehicles for public use in 2015 alone.
All-electric bus route: Transport for London (TfL) has asked bus operator Arriva to serve route 312 with electric buses only, possibly starting from September. A date for full electrification is yet to be set. Two electric buses that run between Croydon and Norwood might soon be joined by seven more.
The ‘Incentives for Cleaner Vehicles in Urban Europe’ (I-CVUE) project is calling pan-European fleet operators to switch to EVs. Ten members of the consortium that includes Bosch and TfL are offering their expertise. The project is coordinated by the British Energy Saving Trust.
Nissan partners with utility: The Japanese are expanding a workplace charging programme which was begun by Georgia Power in 2014. Local employers in Atlanta can now receive a 1,000-dollar rebate for each Level 2 charger installed. Nissan matches the 500 dollar from the utility provider.
ZEUS shuttle for NASA: Phoenix Cars announced the delivery of the first of four Zero Emissions Utility Shuttles (ZEUS) to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) campus in Pasadena, California. The electric buses will carry up to 14 NASA employees around the Pasadena campus facilities.