The ink has dried on the contract to build 100,000 electric trikes for the Philippines. The order reportedly goes to Japanese Uzushio Electric and its local subsidiary Bemac Electric Transportation, who will supply the first 3,000 units this year. Building, delivery and servicing are budgeted with 30m dollars based on a price of about 10,000 dollars per unit.
thestandard.com.ph, rappler.com, inquirer.net
Electric scooter fleet: Paris’ city council decided to replace its 400-strong scooter fleet with electric ones. The Artelec 670 is made in Grasse by French start-up Eccity Motocycles. Deliveries are to start in soon. The decision follows successful testing that established a real range of 100 km.
avere-france.org (in French)
Electric delivery fleet: AmeriPride replaced 20 percent of its fleet of delivery trucks with electric ones. The ten new vans are based on a Ford F59 chassis and fitted with an electric system by Motiv. The first pilot is taking place in Vernon and supply is under way.
Moving forward: Allianz Malaysia leased three branded Renault Zoe from Cohesive Mobility Solution (COMOS), as the insurer tries to create a “digital ecosystem.” The EVs will be available to staff based in Kuala Lumpur for the next four years.
Moving fast: Australian infrastructure provider Tritium says it will have to move to bigger premises in Brisbane. The expansion is enabled by high demand for the company’s EV fast-charging stations.
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