London Gatwick expanding electric car sharing
The UK airport has launched a car-sharing service with ten electric vehicles and charge points from Bolloré’s BlueCity, building on an earlier trial. The vehicles are part of a larger city fleet, and can be used and dropped anywhere in London.
Hamburg: Deutsche Bahn using electric cabs of LEVC
Deutsche Bahn subsidiary ioki has launched an individual shuttle service in Hamburg. The on-demand offer complements the public transit by operator VHH and is included in their ticketing. The partners opted for the range-extended electric taxis made by British LEVC.
Electric buses by VDL heading to Rotterdam
VDL Bus & Coach has received an order from Rotterdam, where public transit operator Ret is expecting the arrival of 55 all-electric buses by 2019. The order includes charging infrastructure. Moreover, Ret is looking to buy 100 hybrid buses this year.
Swansea launching largest EV fleet in Wales
Swansea Council has taken delivery of 40 Partner Electric vans from Peugeot, making Swansea the local authority with the largest electric van fleet in Wales. The electric vehicles for council staff have been leased on a five-year contract.
Postal services in Poland and Netherlands go electric
Not only Deutsche Post looks into electrifying their delivery operations. A new initiative by the Dutch PostNL now replaces diesel vehicles with electric cargo bikes in Utrecht. Also the mail service in Poland, Poczta Polska, wants to electrify by developing their own vehicle.
BYD receives large orders from America
BYD of China have never received a larger electric bus order from the Americas. Santiago de Chile expects the delivery of 100 all-electric buses in November. The order is in cooperation with energy firm Enel and builds on a successful trial.
USA: Daimler Trucks preparing real-life trials in fleets
The two all-electric trucks Daimler dedicated to the U.S. market are about to take up real-life testing at selected clients based in California and the Pacific North West. In preparation of production in 2021, Daimler also installed the Electric Vehicle Council to share their insights from the trials.
Lime pitching to rent out small electric cars
The bike sharing business Lime wants to expands their electric fleets to four wheels. A confidential deck for investors obtained by Axiom outlines a fleet of small rental EVs and other services to be added this year. Plus, their e-scooter sharing appears profitable.
Oslo: Norgesbuss orders 17 Volvo electric buses
Norway’s capital has taken the next step in its push for a zero emission transit system. Volvo received an order for 17 electric buses due to arrive in Oslo in summer 2019. They are part of a total of 70 all-electric buses various manufacturers share.
UPS launches custom-made cargo e-bikes
34 new cargo pedelecs have joined the European fleet of logistics giant UPS. The bikes were specifically developed for the carrier together with Rytle. After initial testing in Germany, the cargo e-bikes are now coming to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.