Hermes orders 168 Mercedes eSprinter in the UK
The British business unit of the parcel service provider Hermes has ordered 168 Mercedes-Benz eSprinters. The electric vans are to go into operation before the end of the year. The order is being handled by the Mercedes dealer Intercounty Truck & Van.
Renault UK enlists RAC to roadside assist all new EVs
The British motoring organisation RAC has won the contract to provide roadside assistance for all new Renault electric vehicles and EVs still covered by its three-year warranty in the UK. The deal builds on RAC’s long-term relationship with Renault UK; however, it is a move away from the previous recovery model.
EV8 Switch app calculates whether you could go electric
The UK government launched a free app called EV8 Switch – backed by £2.7 million of UK Space Agency funding. It calculates how much money you could save by switching to an EV compared to your current ICE vehicle, along with details on the CO2 savings and air quality improvements drivers could achieve.
Nobina orders 122 electric buses from Volvo
Volvo Buses has received three orders from operator Nobina for a total of 122 electric buses for use in the Swedish cities of Gothenburg, Malmö and Hässleholm. The Volvo 7900 Electric and 7900 Electric Articulated are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and 2023.
Seven UK police forces trialling Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford has unveiled a Mustang Mach-E police concept at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham, following several requests from forces around the country to evaluate the electric SUV. Seven UK forces have either tested the fully electric patrol car or have inquired about the specially-built prototype.
Australia Post orders 20 Fuso eCanter delivery BEVs
Australia Post continues to green its fleets with the addition of 20 Fuso eCanter trucks. The mail service expects the vans to hit the road in October and says it is among the first clients. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) launched the eCanter in Australia in April.
Solaris delivers electric bus fleet to Sosnowiec
The Polish electric bus manufacturer has just completed an order by delivering 14 electric buses to municipal operator PKM Sosnowiec in the Polish city of Sosnowiec. The order includes 9 Urbino 12 electric solo buses and 5 articulated Urbino 18 electric units as well as charging infrastructure.
Vulog begins own car-sharing testbed in Lyon
Software provider Vulog is launching an electrified free-floating car-sharing service in the Lyon metropolitan area that will serve as a testing ground for new technological features. The service, called Leo&Go will use 100 of the fully-electric 100 Peugeot e-208s and 200 Toyota Yaris Hybrids.
Auckland gets three-axle BYD ALD electric bus
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has delivered the first three-axle BYD ADL Enviro200EV XLB for New Zealand to launch customer Auckland Transport. BYD ADL electric buses for New Zealand will be built locally by ADL’s partner Kiwi Bus Builders on BYD chassis.
24 new eCitaro on Darmstadt’s roads
The 24 electric buses ordered by the transport company HEAG mobilo about a year ago have now been put into operation in Darmstadt. The battery technology of the 24 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro, eleven solo and 13 articulated buses, is based on second-generation nickel-manganese-cobalt cells (NMC).