Electric vehicle fans in the Czech Republic can celebrate another step towards EV implementation in their home country thanks to a new project coming from the ČEZ's Future Motions strategy. The utility will give local charities electric cars to use and test. The ČEZ will begin by loaning about a dozen electric vehicles to NGOs, with between 50 and 100 cars being made available over the coming years. The first two vehicles – a Fiat Fiorino Combi and a Fiat Fiorino Cargo – will go to a senior citizen health care charity based in Prague. ČEZ benefits by getting a third of its emissions permits for free from the Czech Parliment from 2013 until 2020 because it is promoting green technologies.

Over in Italy, another health care provider, Tuscany Health, has ordered up 100 battery-operated vehicles, including some electric Fiat Fiorinos. All these electric Fiats are converted by Italian company Micro-Vett. Thanks to Evertjan V. for the tip!

[Source: Prague Post]