Mar 20, 2019 - 04:04 pm

460 StreetScooter considered potentially flammable

Deutsche Post/DHL classified 460 units of their StreetScooter vehicles as potentially at risk of fire and withdrew them from circulation until further notice. These electric transporters will not be put back on the road until they have been inspected.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 04:08 pm

All-weather autonomous electric shuttle debuts

Announced in autumn, the first self-driving electric shuttle called Gacha, which has been made for all weather conditions, has now been presented in Helsinki. The electric shuttle will be available to the general public in pilot projects as of April this year in the Finnish city of Espoo and will also be available in Hämeenlinna, […]

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Mar 13, 2019 - 05:08 pm

Volvo electric buses ordered across Europe

The Dutch city of Leiden has put five Volvo electric buses into operation on their roads, which are part of an order from last year for 23 electric buses by the public transport operator Arriva. The Birmingham Airport has also ordered six of the Volvo 7900 Electric buses.

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Mar 12, 2019 - 07:56 pm

PL: Innogy to launch e-car-sharing with 500 BMW i3

The Polish branch of charging network provider Innogy will launch an electric car-sharing in Warsaw deploying 500 BMW i3 vehicles this April. The sheer size of the fleet sets the offer among the largest e-car clubs in Europe, and Innogy plans to increase infrastructure alongside.

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Mar 4, 2019 - 09:43 pm

Swiss & Austrian Post commit to electrify fleets

The EV100 initiative of the Climate Group organisation has received four new members, namely the Swiss Post, Austrian Post, Portugal’s EDP and Meridian Energy from New Zealand. They all pledge to further electrify their service fleets by 2030.

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Feb 28, 2019 - 04:04 pm

Berlin: BVG orders 15 Solaris buses

The Berlin-based public transport operator BVG is entering the next phase of electric bus procurement and ordered fully electric articulated buses for the first time. After the BVG Supervisory Board recently approved the award of the contract and the objection period has expired, Solaris has now been awarded the contract.

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Feb 25, 2019 - 04:37 pm

Sixt Share car-sharing goes electric in Berlin

If you keep your eyes peeled when walking around Berlin, you may now discover the vanguard of a new car-sharing fleet. Sixt Share is already in the starting blocks. We were able to find several electric cars from the new provider at charging stations in the German capital.

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Feb 22, 2019 - 02:22 pm

BMW & Daimler finally combine all mobility services

BMW and Daimler have now combined their mobility services as announced. The two companies are investing more than one billion euros to expand further and closely interlink their existing car sharing, namely Car2Go and DriveNow as well as ride-hailing, parking, charging and multi-modality services.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Scania to test autonomous e-buses in Sweden

Scania and Scandinavian public transport operator Nobina have started preparations for a trial with fully autonomous electric buses to begin in 2020. Two Scania Citywide LF electric buses will be tested on a stretch of regular road in Stockholm.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 02:35 pm

Ireland: An Post to deliver with 750 electric vehicles

An Post, the state-owned provider of postal services in Ireland, plans to purchase 750 electric vehicles by 2022, of which 200 will be on the roads this year. All deliveries in central Dublin are to be a 100% electric by the end of 2019 with other urban areas of Ireland to follow suit.

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Feb 17, 2019 - 06:43 pm

London Mayor announced black cab EV investment

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to electric vehicles. The plans will more than double the TfL’s existing £18m fund. Additionally, grants will be restructured to provide more payments at higher levels.

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Feb 12, 2019 - 02:35 pm

Lyft aims for major expansion this year

The ride-hailing company Lyft plans to add 1,000 electric vehicles to its platform this year and will make it easier for riders to request them through Green Mode. Selecting that option, passengers will be able to choose between hybrid or electric vehicles.

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Feb 8, 2019 - 03:05 pm

DAF hands over electric CF for testing

Following the handover of the first CF Electric to the Jumbo supermarket chain, Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks has now delivered another fully electric truck to Tinie Manders Transport, also based in the Netherlands.

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Feb 8, 2019 - 02:06 pm

Hyundai considers car sharing service

Hyundai is considering introducing its own car sharing business for its electric cars.  For the use of an EV in a Hyundai fleet, users would pay tariffs according to the distance travelled, time in use, or energy consumption. 

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Feb 7, 2019 - 03:50 pm

DriveNow expanding UK fleet by 130 BMW electric cars

The BMW subsidiary car-sharing service DriveNow has announced that they have expanded their London fleet by another 130 new i3s, as part of their plan to become “an 80% all-electric club by 2025”. The fleet now consists of 180 electric vehicles in nine London Boroughs.

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Feb 5, 2019 - 11:08 pm

GreenMobility electric car-sharing headed for Dublin

The Danish carsharing company GreenMobility wants to bring a fleet of 400 electric cars to the Irish capital this year. The service will meet competition in Dublin but will be the only carsharing that is EV-exclusive and with a fleet free-floating within the city limits.

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Feb 4, 2019 - 02:03 pm

Australia Post orders 1,000 electric three-wheelers

Australia Post has bought another 1,000 electric three-wheelers, making them the nation’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator. They also ordered an additional 4,000 pedal-assist bikes. Delivery is planned over the next three years and to begin this June.

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Feb 3, 2019 - 06:42 pm

China: Xi’an launches 200 BYD electric double-decker fleet

The world’s largest fully electric double-decker bus fleet is currently being launched in the Chinese city of Xi’an. The fleet consists of 200 BYD K8S double-decker buses that will serve six city bus routes. More than 3,000 of the manufacturer’s electric buses are now in service in Xi’an.

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