GenZe, Everty, BYD, Homeplus.
Couriers electrified: Mahindra’s U.S. operation GenZe has found Postmates as a new partner. The bike courier service delivers in more than 200 cities in the States and has chosen New York and San Francisco for a programme with electric scooters and pedelecs from GenZe. The LEVs will roll-out at additional locations over the next year and have a removable battery for easy swap and/or charge.
Peer-to-peer charging: Sydney start-up Everty has launched an EV charging service. The model works like Air BnB and founder Carola Jonas hopes to convince those EV drivers with off street park and charge spaces to open up to the likeminded. Nine stations were listed at the time of writing but peer-to-peer grows bit by bit.
BYD expands in Brazil: The proliferate vehicle maker from China continues its South America expenditure. Belo Horizonte is the latest city to receive electric taxis from BYD. They will join its electric buses in town. Brazil hopes to sell 2,000 electric vehicles in Brazil until the end of 2018.
Shop&Charge: Homeplus, a supermarket chain in South Korea, said that it will install electric vehicle charging stations at its 101 stores across the country by the end of this year.