Mar 24, 2023 - 02:33 pm
Thailand Post to electrify fleet within five years
The Thailand Post aims to replace its current postal vehicle fleet with electric vehicles within the next five years. By the end of 2023, the company plans to have integrated 250 electric vans on major delivery routes.
Mar 24, 2023 - 01:59 pm
Hamburger Hochbahn orders five H2 buses from Solaris
Public transport provider Hamburger Hochbahn continues electrifying its fleet using fuel cell buses. The transport operator has ordered five units from the Polish manufacturer Solaris. The Solaris Urbino 12 Hydrogen are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2024 and will be used in regular passenger service in Hamburg.
Mar 24, 2023 - 01:57 pm
Tata Motors secures another major Xpres order
The Indian manufacturer Tata Motors has announced another major fleet order for its electric cars. The taxi company OHM E Logistics in Hyderabad has ordered 1,000 units of the compact electric car XPRES T EV, which will be delivered in stages.
Mar 24, 2023 - 01:39 pm
EMT Madrid orders first FC buses from CaetanoBus
The public transport operator EMT Madrid has ordered its first fuel cell buses. An order for ten units was placed with the Portuguese manufacturer CaetanoBus. The H2.City Gold model buses are to be delivered to Madrid by the end of the first quarter of 2024.
Mar 22, 2023 - 01:10 pm
NL: Ebusco receives order over 63 e-buses from QBuzz
In the Netherlands, the electric bus manufacturer Ebusco has received an order for up to 63 e-buses from the public transport operator Qbuzz. The deal comprises the latest Ebusco 3.0 model. The buses will be used in the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe from 2024.
Mar 21, 2023 - 03:09 pm
Nova Bus starts electric bus trial in Washington
Washington DC’s Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has ordered five battery-electric buses from Nova Bus. The Volvo subsidiary will assemble the EVs at the Nova Bus plant in Plattsburgh, New York State.
Mar 21, 2023 - 11:47 am
First Bus fleet in Leicester to become 100% electric
The British government confirmed funding of £3 million to First Bus for 18 new zero-emission buses in Leicester today. Wrightbus will manufacture the electric buses in Northern Ireland. This latest investment will enable an all-electric fleet at First Bus’s depot in Leicester.
Mar 20, 2023 - 01:15 pm
Asset Alliance Group orders 75 electric trucks from DAF
DAF Trucks has been contracted to deliver at least 75 electric trucks in the UK. The British truck rental company Asset Alliance ordered a total of 1,500 new trucks from the Dutch manufacturer, and while the majority diesel trucks, at least 75 are to be electric. Deliveries are due to start this year.
Mar 17, 2023 - 04:00 pm
DB Schenker & Mpreis put Hyzon H2 Trucks on the road in Europe
Mpreis and DB Schenker are now using the first hydrogen-powered semi-trailer trucks from Hyzon Motors in Austria and Germany. Mpreis has received the first of 70 commercial vehicles ordered directly from Hyzon Motors, while DB Schenker is leasing an Hyzon H2 semitrailer tractor from Hylane.
Mar 17, 2023 - 02:35 pm
Stuttgart Airport acquires 30 heavy-duty EVs for manoeuvring area
Stuttgart Airport is continuing with the electrification of its manoeuvring area with the finalise! project, funded by the German government. The electric fleet will grow by more than thirty heavy-duty vehicles – including a 52-ton refuelling vehicle with electric drive.
Mar 16, 2023 - 12:50 pm
Hamburg orders up to 350 electric buses from MAN & Daimler
Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) orders up to 350 new electric buses in one fell swoop for its public transport fleet of almost 700 vehicles. MAN Truck & Bus and Daimler Buses are the winners of the largest electric bus tender in the company’s history.
Mar 14, 2023 - 12:33 pm
Rivian wants to end its exclusive deal with Amazon
Rivian wants to offer its electric delivery vans to others in the future and is therefore negotiating with Amazon to lift the exclusivity clause that is part of the companies’ deal. This comes as Amazon’s orders remain allegedly below expectations.
Mar 13, 2023 - 02:30 pm
BYD receives major order from Octopus in the UK
Octopus Electric Vehicles wants to procure 5,000 electric cars from BYD for British customers over the next three years. The two companies have agreed on this as part of a memorandum of understanding.
Mar 13, 2023 - 12:16 pm
Canada Post goes all electric in Nanaimo
Canada Post has taken delivery of 14 electric delivery vans at its Nanaimo depot, making it the CEP provider’s first location with an entirely electric fleet. The depot acts as a test location, as Canada Post is looking to electrify its last mile.
Mar 10, 2023 - 04:00 pm
CA: Courier Purolator to spend CA$1 bn to decarbonize operations
Purolator, a courier service owned by Canada Post, will invest one billion Canadian dollars in decarbonising its fleet within the decade. This includes the purchase of more than 3,500 fully electric last-mile delivery vehicles and the electrification of more than 60 terminals.
Mar 9, 2023 - 03:11 pm
Cooltra and Cabify combine e-moped fleets in Spain
The mobility brands Cooltra and Cabify have agreed to integrate Cooltra’s moped rental service on Cabify’s app. The service went live in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, where Cabify is making its first appearance.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:53 pm
Jamaica Gov’ to procure nearly 200 electric buses
Jamaica’s state-owned public transit company JUTC will see 200 electric buses joining their fleet over the next three years. Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke announced as much when he opened the budget debate this week.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:04 pm
Queensland is en route to doubling its e-bus fleet
The Australian state of Queensland is ramping up the electric bus rollout. The latest plans by the state government will see the number of electric buses double this year as the fleet is to receive another 40 vehicles.
Mar 7, 2023 - 03:05 pm
Olectra Greentech to deliver 550 electric buses to Telangana
Indian bus manufacturer Olectra Greentech has received an order to supply a total of 550 electric buses to the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation. The order covers 50 standard-floor 12-metre intercity electric buses and 500 low-floor 12-metre electric intracity buses.
Mar 7, 2023 - 09:58 am
VinFast owner sets up EV rental service GSM
Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong wants to promote green mobility by using VinFast electric cars and scooters for rental services. He founded the Green and Amart Mobility Joint Stock Company (GSM) in Vietnam. A company in which he holds a 95 per cent stake.
Mar 6, 2023 - 02:37 pm
DB Schenker gets Volta Zero prototype for further testing
DB Schenker is sending the first Volta Zero prototype on the road. A total of 150 Volta trucks will then be handed over to the logistics company by the end of the year. The all-electric Volta Zero prototype is part of a European field test.
Mar 2, 2023 - 02:58 pm
First Bus orders 117 electric buses from Wrightbus
The British transport company First Bus has ordered another 117 electric buses from the Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus. The buses will go into operation in four cities. The purchase was made possible by additional funding from the British government.
Mar 1, 2023 - 05:06 pm
Germany’s car fleets electrification slower than neighbours
How is it going with the electrification of company car fleets in Germany, and how does this compare to its Northern European neighbours, the Netherlands and Sweden? To answer that question, a comparative study was commissioned by the energy company Vattenfall. We summarised the main results.
Mar 1, 2023 - 12:27 pm
USPS orders 9,250 EVs & 14,000 chargers
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has ordered 9,250 Ford E-Transit electric delivery vans and 14,000 chargers. Charging stations will be installed at USPS locations, supplied by Blink Charging, Siemens and Rexel USA, with an investment of $260 million.
Feb 28, 2023 - 01:56 pm
Nextbike: New locations for e-bike sharing in Spain
Nextbike, the bike-sharing provider acquired by Tier, is expanding its presence in Spain. The service’s launch in Palma de Mallorca just before the turn of the year was followed by launches in the Barcelona metropolitan region, Getxo and Mislata at the start of 2023.