Vienna buses to go electric next year
In Austria, Viennese public transport operator Wiener Linien will launch tenders for 62 purely battery-electric buses and ten hydrogen fuel cell buses next year. The first vehicles included in the tender are to be put in passenger service from 2023. By 2027 at the latest, a total of 82 buses should have alternative drive systems. Weiterlesen
Charging on the go.
Tesla fan Bjørn Nyland shows us how to recharge a Tesla Model S without ever plugging in at a charging station. The “trick” is to hook it up to and trail it behind its big brother, the Model X. But considering the possible damages, it may not be the most economical way to fill the battery.
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Indianapolis’ electric carsharing scheme BlueIndy will have to relocated chargers if store owners can proof they are losing money because of the stations’ current location. Meanwhile, the city wants 45,000 dollars a year to make up for lost revenue from parking stalls. Someone doesn’t seem to have grasped the concept here…
Exactly 27,575 EVs were newly registered in the European Union in the second quarter of this year, according to ACEA. That means electric vehicle sales are up 53 percent. Hybrids totalled 53,443 units, a 22.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2014.