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Nov 8, 2018 - 03:36 pm

Ford takes over scooter company Spin

Ford has announced the takeover of Spin, a vehicle-sharing operator using electric scooters based in San Francisco. The plan is to extend the service to 100 other U.S. cities over the next 18 months.

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Nov 5, 2018 - 05:30 pm

DriveNow expands into 5 more London boroughs

BMW’s car sharing service DriveNow will become bigger in Britain. Their London fleet will soon include five more districts. 410 new BMW and Mini cars are expected to join the fleet this coming January, including 80 more BMW i3 electric cars.

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Nov 4, 2018 - 06:23 pm

Five German cities to order 3,000 electric buses

At least 3,000 electric buses is what the five biggest cities in Germany want running on their roads by 2030, according to a new survey from Wirtschaftswoche. After Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne had announced their move, Frankfurt and Munich followed.

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Nov 1, 2018 - 04:51 pm

Taiwan opens first fully electric bus line

The city of Taipei has opened it’s first fully electrified bus line. On the 31.5 km stretch a total of 12 electric buses will begin ferrying passengers. The buses are fitted with motors from Danfoss Editron, but these 12 are just the beginning.

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Oct 30, 2018 - 07:39 pm

Over 100 hybrid buses en route to Rotterdam

VDL Bus & Coach has received a new order for 143 Citea buses from public transport operator RET in Rotterdam, including 103 Citea SLE-120 Hybrid buses. It is a follow up to an order of 55 Citea Electric buses they had already agreed on a few months ago.

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Oct 30, 2018 - 03:56 pm

Sumitomo starts electric car sharing in Stockholm

Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo that does everything from mining to managing grocery stores is taking on a new venture, electric car sharing. Not only is this a new field for them, the Tokyo-based company also chose one of the world’s toughest sharing markets – Sweden.

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Oct 27, 2018 - 01:23 pm

One million euros for Aachen startup UZE Mobility

A few days after the startup UZE Mobility announced their plan to lend out electric transporters free of charge, the company has announced a new major investor: vehicle manufacturers LUEG AG, one of the largest sales partners for Daimler in Germany, is investing €1M in UZE.

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Oct 25, 2018 - 08:59 pm

BYD, ST and Yutong share Singapore e-bus order

Singapore has contracted the three companies with an order for a total of 60 e-buses, which will be delivered in 2019 and 2020. The contracts went to BYD, ST Engineering and Yutong-NARI. At the same time, the SP Group (Singapore Power) has announced their plan to build 1,000 charging points in the city-state.

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Oct 25, 2018 - 07:20 pm

Apple to convert 500 VW Golf to e-shuttles

The cooperation between Apple and VW which was announced in May to develop autonomous vehicles is possibly larger than originally anticipated. According to media reports, Apple plans to include 500 modified VW Golf in their testing initiative.

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Oct 24, 2018 - 08:49 pm

London Uber to charge electric taxi fee

Uber needs their drivers to switch to electric cars in order to continue being able to drive through central London. Therefore the ride-hailing startup that is valued at over 70 billion dollars wants passengers to pay a surcharge.

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Oct 24, 2018 - 08:00 pm

First electric long distance bus in Germany

FlixBus has introduced the first fully electric bus running the long-distance in Germany. Starting this Thursday it serves four times a day between between Frankfurt and Mannheim, including stops at Frankfurt Airport and Heidelberg.

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Oct 14, 2018 - 08:49 pm

Electric van sharing free of charge coming to Germany

UZE Mobility is yet another start-up from Aachen, the town that turned into Germany’s unofficial e-mobility capital. Unlike other start-ups though, UZE Mobility want to offer their services free of charge to users as they think they found innovative revenue streams.

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Oct 9, 2018 - 03:27 pm

Bosch to launch electric van sharing service

Bosch has developed a taste for sharing. After its Coup e-scooter service is running well, the company is looking to much bigger things. Bosch wants to start lending electric vans of StreetScooter at DIY stores across Germany. If the pilot works, a wider roll-out is imminent.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 08:26 pm

40 electric buses headed for Munich

Munich’s utility Stadtwerke München (SWM) announced to procure 40 electric buses for the city’s transit operator MVG. An order has been placed with Ebusco, a Dutch company specialising in electric buses and the first six are to arrive next year.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/10/08/40-electric-buses-headed-for-munich/
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