London, Gothenburg, BlueCity, H2 Mobility, Aspen.
London gets 36 electric buses: BYD and ADL (Alexander Dennis Limited) managed to get a letter of intent from transport provider RATP Dev to acquire 36 electric buses to serve on lines C1 and 70. Deliveries of the Enviro200 models are scheduled for spring 2018 and price negotiations are underway. Once concluded, the latest order will bring the number of ADL BYD electric buses in the UK capital to over 100, more than in any other major European city.
Gothenburg too got the hang of electric buses and thus extends its ElectriCity project together with Volvo to 2020. Two more electric buses shall take over line 16, after the electrification of no. 55 has proven a success.
Slowly but surely: BlueCity dares to grow its EV sharing in London fivefold, from 10 to 50 electric cars after the Hammersmith & Fulham trial went well. Availability will include Merton and Hounslow. Bolloré has been trying to gain ground in London since 2014.
German H2 initiative: Hesse state has 5 hydrogen stations as the joint venture H2 Mobility Deutschland opens two new ones. The JV consists of Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde and Shell that thus expand in the Rhine-Main area, namely in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. Germany now has a total of 30 H2 stations and these last two saw the federal government pour 1.6m euros into them. H2 Mobility not only got mighty shareholders but associated partners too with BMW, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen.
It took Aspen 18 months to decide to apply for funding for electric buses and infrastrcuture. City officials will now be asked to grant 1.5m dollars towards the acquisition of eight electric buses from New Flyer. RFTA plans to also apply to the state for a grant worth 1.7m and to the FTA for a 3.2m grant.