i-Road testing opens: Toyota has begun the second round of testing of its electric three-wheeler in Japan. This time, businesses and members of the general public will be involved. Participants are required to use of the i-Road for a set length of time through to the end of March 2017.
Diesel-free transport: The German city of Darmstadt aims to replace its entire diesel bus fleet with electric coaches by 2025. Transit operator HEAG mobilo will start the transition next year with one standard and one articulated electric bus.
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Electric mail delivery: The Channel Island Jersey has acquired 15 Nissan e-NV200 for the postal service’s fleet. The decision to give electric delivery vans a go was made after an 18 month trial. The eNV200 will join a fleet of about 100 conventional vehicles.
EV market in the UK: 23,109 electric and hybrid vehicles sold throughout this year were eligible for the British government’s plug-in car and van grant, SMMT reports. About ten percent of these (2,176 units) were leased or funded from Alphabet.
Tesla black car service: Los Angeles has got a new Tesla car service called MOTEV. The initial fleet consists of four Model S and seven Model X and aims at high-profile clients. The firm set up by a former production driver for Morgan Freeman plans to expand to New York and other cities shortly.
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