Hyundai, New York, Santa Barbara, University of Kent, Millbury.
Fuel cells in South Korea: Hyundai wants to push its fuel cell technology even harder. For starters, the city of Ulsan is getting ten ix35 taxis. By 2018, a total of 100 FC taxis are to roam the streets of five cities. Moreover, J’Car carsharing pledges to have 50 percent EVs and 50 percent FCVs by then.
New York pushes emobility: Municipalities in the U.S. state can now apply for 5,000 dollars in funding for an electric and for 2,500 dollars for a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Grants for EV charging and hydrogen fuelling stations are also available. The measures will be in place until March 2017 or until the total funding 750,000 for EVs) has run out.
Santa Barbara cleans public transport: The city of Santa Barbara has received 5.6m dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy to replace 14 old diesel buses with “clean diesel” or battery-electric ones. The new buses should be delivered in 2018. The city currently has a fleet of 85 diesel buses.
An EV for a diesel: The University of Kent almost doubled it number of Renault Kangoo Z.E.s, adding another six to its fleet and bringing the total number to 15. The vehicles replace the equivalent diesel-powered Renault vans.
Replacing the fleet: The city of Millbury, Massachusetts, also replaced four older cars with Nissan Leaf. The electric cars, as well as the two Level 2 chargers were in part paid for by the Green Communities 2016 competitive grant.