Coup in Paris, Munich Airport, London, Denver
Coup starts in Paris: 600 electric scooters can now be shared in the French capital via Bosch’s Coup subsidy as planned. It is the second coup in Europe after the company had launched and expanded its fleet in Berlin, where a 1,000 two-wheelers free float through the inner city at the moment. As in Berlin with Emmy, Coup is up against a competitor that has been there first. In Paris it is Cityscoot but Coup says it would like to appeal to a more feminine clientele and the scooters are pretty cute indeed. Half an hour costs 4 euros, one euro more than in the capital of cheap but chique, Berlin.
facebook.com, challenges.fr (in French)
Munich airport to go climate-neutral: 2030 shall be the year when Munich’s airport manages or rather avoids CO2 emissions – apart from those from planes. In order to get there, authorities have published a plan that also outlines the electrification of the fleet. 121 ICEs shall be replaced with electric vehicles within the next three years, while more charging stations are to be installed as well.
sueddeutsche.de (in German), munich-airport.de (plan as pdf, e-mobility p. 20, in German)
Charge points in London: More than 150 new EV charge points will be installed across Richmond, after the council received 285,000 pounds from London’s Go Ultra Low City funding. The funding is also to provide residential charge points and the council has already started to install lamp post charging.
Charging in Denver: Over the next two years, Denver, Colorado will get 300 EV charging stations. The city oversees the installation and is also looking at changes in the building code to encourage installation of more charging stations near new apartments. Money paid by Volkswagen after diesel-gate will help fund Denver’s effort.