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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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Jan 25, 2019 - 07:09 pm

Europcar adds additional Zoes to fleet

Europcar has added an additional 85 Renault Zoe electric vehicles to their fleet in the UK. Some of the vehicles are destined for the E-Car Club, a car-sharing business by Europcar, as well as collection and delivery operations.

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Jan 22, 2019 - 05:36 pm

Messe Frankfurt trials three StreetScooter vans

In addition to its existing e-vehicles, Messe Frankfurt is now also using three StreetScooters electric vans as part of a two-year test run. The charging infrastructure will be provided by the trade fair with 13 charging stations on site for both exhibitors and visitors.

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Jan 22, 2019 - 05:20 pm

Davos participants given use of Audi e-tron SUVs

This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos has just started, and 50 Audi e-trons are being provided for participants. The cars can be charged at a total of 31 ABB rapid charging stations operated by Ionity or three mobile Audi charging containers.

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Jan 21, 2019 - 04:40 pm

Belgian buyers club for electric cars in Flanders

The Flemish government is now organising a group purchase with extensive discounts to promote the use of electric cars in said region of Belgium. Interested parties have a choice of Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Hyundai Kona Electric and Peugeot iOn, all offered online.

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Jan 20, 2019 - 06:42 pm

France: Saint-Étienne orders 22 Solaris e-buses

Solaris Bus & Coach has received its first order to supply electric tram buses to France. The Polish manufacturer will deliver a total of 22 Trollino buses to Saint-Étienne by 2022. The deal values 17 million euros and includes an option for two additional trolley buses.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 05:08 pm

USA: Kiepe Electric installs overhead charging for e-buses

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, is equipping an additional 15 electric buses in Dayton, Ohio with its in-motion charging technology IMC. It enables buses to charge through overhead lines while driving and to simply switch to battery power when driving in areas without powerlines.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/11/strasbourg-makes-first-order-of-alstoms-aptis-electric-buses/
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