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The world’s first electric double decker will go into service in London this autumn. Up to five of this new BYD model will serve on line 16 in the British capital and join another eight single deckers already in service. Furthermore, line 312 will become London’s first all-electric bus line later this year.
Urban decarbonisation: Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome signed the Global Clean Bus Declaration in London, promising to decarbonise public transport until 2020. The number of signatories thus grows to 24. Bus manufacturers like BYD and Daimler as well as the World Bank also take part in the initiative.
Tesla tease: The Californian carmaker has published a clip announcing the European Supercharger Rally that will see Model S drivers from all over Europe heading to Amsterdam, while charging on the way. The rally will run from the 2nd to the 4th of July. Join, if you are in for a trip on short notice.
NHS switched on: The National Health Service in Scottish Fife introduced two Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vehicles, which will be operated from hospitals. The lease is funded through the ‘Switched on Fleets’ initiative run by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.