Green roadmap for Georgia’s capital: Inhabitants of Tbilisi could see electric taxis, MAN hybrid buses and more EV charging stations over the next decade. These measures are included in the city’s plan for greener transport solutions that has just has been announced. According to Deputy Mayor Irakli Lekvinadze, certain initiatives are already underway. We have heard of Japan’s support to buy hybrid buses as well as plans for a 100 charging stations so far.
Electric buses in Romania: Solaris shall deliver 30 electric buses to Cluj-Napoca in Romania following a tender by City Hall. The first 11 units shall hit the roads in March 2018. The buses are supposed to run for 105 km and so far, the town provides 13 charging stations.
EV car sharing in Brazil: LDS Group and Vulog team up to launch an EV car sharing service in Sao Paulo called Urbano Carsharing. After collecting experience through a pilot project during summer, the official kick-off is to follow in September, initially with 95 EVs, among them 80 Smart ED and 15 BMW i3.
San Diego’s growing EV network: 14 city facilities in San Diego get equipped with EV charging stops after the City Council approved the plan. It is part of a 45m dollars initiative led by San Diego Gas & Electric that wants to install 3,500 charging stations at 350 buildings in its service territory.
Australian domestic deal: Conversion specialist SEA Electric has delivered 9 commercial vehicles to logistics company Kings Transport and Logistics – three each of SEA’s GVM light rigid EV10, medium-rigid EV14 and the E4V electric light van. Both companies are manufacturing Down Under.
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