Amsterdam, Clean buses commitment, Montreal, St Andrews, Tesla.
Amsterdam to go all in: The Dutch capital has decided to electrify its entire bus fleet. The first 40 electric buses will go into service within the next two years. By 2025, all 200 buses in Amsterdam will drive electrically with no diesel buses left in service.
volkskrant.nl (in Dutch) via dutchnews.nl
Clean buses commitment: 20 cities in South America and others around the world have signed an agreement to introduce low-emission buses. Together, the signatories represent more than 140,000 buses – at least in theory. Detailed plans or concrete action for electrification have yet to be seen.
cleantechnica.com, c40.org (declaration as pdf)
1,000-EV sharing in Montreal: The Canadian city is planning to set up an electric car sharing and is looking for solution providers. Until 2020, Montreal wants to have 1,000 rental EVs and enough charging stations to keep them running.
Scottish E-Car Club: In St Andrews, Scotland’s first electric car club will go into service. The initial fleet is comprised of eight Renault Zoe and two Kangoo ZE which will be available for hire across the town on an hourly or daily basis.
Tesla to electrify Oz: Starting with eight charging booths in Goulborn, the Californians want to supercharge Australia. By 2016, Superchargers are to connect Melbourne with Sydney and Brisbane.