London, Volvo, Porterville, Scoot Networks.
First Low Emission Bus Zone: London has launched its first Low Emission Bus Zone, that bans the dirtiest buses from one of the UK capital’s pollution hot spots. Different from other measure such as the congestion charge zone, the LEBZ targets the city’s outer boroughs. In the case of Putney High Street, it means the 145 buses on seven designated routes in the area have to meet tighter minimum levels for nitrogen oxide. A further 11 zones are due to be introduced by 2020 with two more zones to come into effect from this October.
Volvo’s first custom EV charging station: The Swedish brand selected AeroVironment to develop an EV charging stations specifically for Volvo. It will incorporate customer design and branding and shall be wall-mounted but charge three times faster than standard home chargers.
E-bus order from Porterville: The city of Porterville, California, chose GreenPower Motor Company from Canada to supply ten electric transit buses. The 9m dollar order includes 11 charging systems and an option for 20 more GreenPower EV350 40 models. The funds were granted from CARB’s Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot Programme.
Scoot Networks expands: The LEV sharing service from San Francisco wants to launch in other cities in Europe, Latin America and Asia and has already named first partners such as Mahindra for its GenZe e-scooter and Renault for the Twizy. The fleet of various light-electric vehicles is managed via the new Scoot MOS platform.