Vienna, The New Motion & Eseye, Washington, Tesla, Austria.
Eurovision Song Contest: 120 hybrid and six all-electric Tesla taxis will be on the road during the singing competition in Vienna later this week. ESC organiser ORF and the cab office 40100 are cooperating on the effort. All taxis can be ordered via the European-wide app taxi.eu.
vienna.at, futurezone.at (articles in German)
The New Motion and Eseye will work together, with the latter offering connectivity services such as services required for payment and charging credit. According to Eseye, its mobile network-agnostic Multi IMSI AnyNet SIM allows for reliable mobile network coverage even in the most remote locations.
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EV charging for all: Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill, allowing utilities to rate-base investments in EV infrastructure. That means there will be no initial cost for the buyer. Republican state Rep. Chad Magendanz, who sponsored the bill, compared it to the simplicity of ordering a cable modem.
The world’s biggest Supercharger is currently being built in north-west Italy, near the borders with France and Switzerland. A total of 14 chargers will be available for Tesla drivers – and as always, free of charge.
Austria invests: With its programme “klimaaktiv mobil,” Austria wants to financially support companies and municipals when buying an EV. The country will sponsor electric taxis with 6,000 euros, electric transporters with up to 20,000 euros and fast-charging stations with up to 10,000 euros.
ots.at (in German)