Siemens, Australia, Z-Tech, CHAdeMO, ZEB Pilot House.
Smart carsharing software: Siemens is developing a service for predicting the availability of carsharing vehicles at a given location at specific times. The forecasting tool will be incorporated into the integrated SiMobility Connect mobility platform, which links carsharing firms, public transport companies, taxis, and bike-rental services.
Fast-chargers for Australia: Western Australia (WA) might be the first region in the country to get a network of fast-chargers. The stations would be purchased and installed by RAC, but be owned and maintained by the respective councils.
Z-Tech gets its first EVs: Z-Tech Control System has added two Nissan e-NV200 to its fleet, which it will use to serve a contract with Transport for London to maintain pumping systems on the London Underground. Moreover, the company is offering free charging at its locations in London and Cambridge.
CHAdeMO declared European standard: CHAdeMO is not ready to give up on the old continent, getting the CENELEC, a European official standardisation organization, to recognize the technology as a European standard for DC charging. How that will play out in the field remains to be seen.
Zero-emission home: The ZEB Pilot House in Norway is a 200 square meter energy efficient house with a striking design that thanks to its solar panels will produce enough energy to be self-sufficient and to enable its residents to power an electric car.