UK, Lower Austria, Sioux Falls, Dubai.
UK takes up on EVs: With 5,710 EVs registered this year in the UK, EV sales have already doubled the full year sales of 2012 (2,254 vehicles). It is expected that by the end of this month, British buyers will have opted for more electric cars than in the last two years together (5,838).
E-mobility at schools: In Lower Austria, a new project has started, presenting electric cars to the drivers of tomorrow: pupils. “e-mobil macht Schule” (to catch on electric mobility) is directed at teenagers between 14 to 16 years old and consists of a theoretical introduction and a practical driving part, which is where the fun starts. The initiative is coordinated by the county.
ecoplus.at (in German)
Feasibility study: The city of Sioux Falls has hired a consultant to look at their fleet to determine if hybrid and electric vehicles would be a viable alternative to save money long-term. The study will include all sort of vehicles owned by the city like snowplows, fire trucks, or police vehicles and sedans.
Charging stations in Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced its plans to erect charging station at six of its offices in the desert state before the year’s end. Furthermore, Dewa intends to install a 100 EV charging stations across Dubai.