Canada, Go-Ahead London, SoCal Ports, Reno.
Fast Charge JV for Canada: Battery maker Leclanché and Canadian eCamion as well as SGEM from Switzerland have formed a joint venture. Fast Charge is to line the so-called Trans Canadian Highways (TCH) with a network of 34 fast-charging stations including energy storage. There will be 102 such fast-charge points in total, which are to span over 3,000 km by the end of next year.
London e-buses progress: Another 30 electric buses have just been ordered by Go-Ahead London from their trusted provider BYD and ADL. It is the third such order for the Enviro200 EV and the first eleven are set to enter service by February 2018. Another 19 will follow in August next year. With this latest agreement, the number of BYD-ADL buses in Go Ahead’s fleet grows to 95.
Clean Air Action Plan for SoCal ports: The Long Beach and Los Angeles harbours want to clean up their act over the next two decades by replacing diesel trucks and cargo equipment with zero-emission vehicles. Cost for their CAAP are projected to reach up to 14bn dollars in public and private funds.
EV showroom: Milton Keynes is now home to the UK’s first multi-brand, electric vehicle showroom. The EV Experience Centre is operated by Chargemaster and won’t sell cars directly.
De-ICEing measure: The Reno City Council decided to make blocking EV charge bays without charging worth a ticket. Reno’s proximity to the Gigafactory may have played a role in the unanimous vote.