London’s traffic to be emission-free by 2050: London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has introduced an ambitious roadmap that includes the aim to reach zero emission transport in the British capital by 2050. This objective does not just apply to the city centre but to the whole of London. Cabs and rental cars must practically be all-electric from 2033 and buses be powered exclusively electric from 2037 in order to reach that target. Three years later, the roadmap schedules the creation of a zero emission zone in the inner city before finally extending this zone to span the greater London by 2050.
fleetnews.co.uk, cleanenergynews.co.uk, consultations.tfl.gov.uk
30 StreetScooter for Munich: After Hamburg, Cologne, Bonn and Stuttgart, Deutsche Post DHL started to gradually electrify its package delivery fleet in the Bavarian capital, too. The company is about to deploy 30 all-electric units of the biggest StreetScooter model ‘Work L’ with a loading capacity of 8 cubic metres in two districts. The new Munich fleet will thus become the biggest electrified Deutsche Post fleet so far and shall expand even further in the future.
electrive.net (in German)
Maven Gig in San Francisco: GM expands its on-demand EV service to San Francisco. Initially started in San Diego, Los Angeles will be up later this year. For 300 dollars per week, Maven Gig members can rent a Chevrolet Bolt EV with unlimited miles and free charging.
V2G ready? The University of California San Diego and NUVVE want to test wether Californian EV drivers are open for V2G transactions. Owners will be paid as soon as the grid operator uses energy from their cars. The California Energy Commission supports the research with 7.9m dollars.
More ZEVs on British Columbia’s roads is the aim of Canada’s Liberals, who promise to spend 50m dollars over five years to add more than 4,300 EV charging stations. However the party faces a confidence vote next month, so it is unclear whether the minority government can follow its aim.
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