China, Japan, Rajarhat New Town, LAX, Abu Dhabi.
China charges up: According to Beijing’s Economic Observer, the Chinese government plans to install uo to 400,000 charge points already this year. In order to do so, a new incentive programme promises business installing charging stations subsidies of up to 40 percent of the installation cost.
Electric post in Japan: The Toyota Auto Body Co. has delivered four of its so-called Coms to the Japanese post. The Toyota subsidiary’s single-seat EVs reach a maximum speed of 60 kph and can run about 50 kilometers between charges. If the trial that will run until March 2016 is successful, the electric mail delivery service might be expanded.
Township gone green: Electric buses are to connect the New Town in Rajarhat with Kolkata, India. Hidco and Coal India Ltd. have agreed on the initiative and the three buses will be operated by Hidco. Furthermore, the New Town Development Authority is trying to introduce e-rickshaws.
Electric shuttle: Phoenix Cars supplied an electric shuttle bus to a parking company at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Another of the so-called ZEUS vehicles is to go to Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, where it will transport up to 14 passengers and visitors.
prnewswire.com (LAX), yahoo.com (Masdar)