CHAdeMO, Govecs, Tesla, Smart-E, Adelaide.
European fast-charging offensive: The CHAdeMO Association announced that 532 new multi-standard chargers will be installed in 2016 as part of five EU-funded projects. That includes the Fast-E project in Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia (307 chargers), as well as Mecor and Great in Denmark and Sweden (185) and Unite-E in Belgium, France, Italy and the UK (40).
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News deal for Govecs: The Munich-based manufacturer will deliver another 250 electric scooters to Cooltra for a free-floating scooter sharing scheme in Barcelona. The Govecs Go! S1.5 features replaceable batteries, meaning a mobile service team can exchange empty batteries with full ones, so that the scooter can run continuously.
Triple the net worth: According a recent financial report, Tesla’s Supercharger network tripled in value in 2015 compared to the previous year. While 334 Superchargers with a carrying value of 107m dollars were online by the end of 2014, the number jumped to 584 stations worth 339m dollars by the end of last year.
New e-taxi fleet: Indian city Gurgaon has a new taxi service called Smart-E. The fleet consists of 50 all-electric vehicles; the company says it wants to have 1,000 EV is service by the end of the year.
Perks for EV drivers Down Under: In order to get more EVs on the road, Australian city Adelaide wants to push the development of charging infrastructure, as well as offer a “huge…positive price discrimination” and perks such as discounted parking in the city. Adelaide hopes to be carbon neutral by 2025.