Here, Smart Charge, British Columbia, Spinx, Rochester.
Charging alliance I: German mapping service Here has teamed up with Finish Vitra, which operates hundreds of public chargers in different European countries. Thanks to the cooperation, these are now visible on Here maps.
Charging alliance II: Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) and CLP Holdings have founded a 50-50 joint venture to offer charging solutions in Hong Kong. The new company Smart Charge is mainly said to install chargers at parking stalls in front of apartments and offices.
Climate Leadership Plan: The Canadian province of British Columbia has published its plan on how to reduce emissions. That includes making EVs more affordable and increasing the support for charging stations in buildings. The goal is to reduce emissions by up to 25m tonnes below current forecasts by 2050.
Charge while shopping: Spinx has set up fast-chargers (Level 3) at seven of its convenient stores in South Carolina. The charging stations are part of Nissans “No Charge to Charge” programme, but are accessible for an EV with the right inlet.
Rochester goes EV: The city of Rochester, Massachusetts, has received a state grant to lease three electric vehicles for three years, as well as set up a charging station. The best location of the latter will be decided on soon.