StreetScooter delivers in Cologne: The German postal service’s electric delivery truck will start making its rounds in the city of Cologne. At first, 36 units will hit the road for DHL, followed by another 30 electric trucks before the end of the year. Moreover, the Deutsche Post wants to bring its StreetScooter to other German cities and increased yearly production capacity to 10,000 units from 2017.
report-k.de, transport-online.de (articles in German)
EVs for Uber drivers: LA-based company Evercar that rents electric and hybrid vehicles to drivers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft (we reported), is expanding along the California coastline. The service is now available in San Francisco, where drivers can rent the new generation Toyota Prius.
Splitting the bill: Starting next year, operators of petrol stations, cafés, hotels, etc. in South Korea will receive 20m won (about 18,000 dollars) for every EV charging station that they set up on their grounds. The subsidies should cover about half the cost of purchasing and installation.
Electric waste management: New Zealand’s Waste Management NZ is testing the use of electric vehicles. The company has more than 800 trucks and 200 cars in its fleet. Six cars have already been electrified and now the first three diesel trucks will be exchanged for EVs. Another six are said to follow.
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