May 4, 2023 - 02:30 pm
Chicago launches programme to electrify municipal fleet
The US American city of Chicago has launched a new electrification initiative called ‘Chicago Electric’ to transition the city’s municipal fleet to electric vehicles by 2035, which will cost an investment of over $42M over a period of five years.
May 2, 2023 - 01:10 pm
New Flyer secures new H2 order from Nevada
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (USA) has ordered seven fuel cell buses from New Flyer. The public transport provider also signed an option for up to 100 more buses under the five-year contract.
Apr 28, 2023 - 02:28 pm
Zeeba to electrify California fleet with Ford
The Californian fleet leasing provider Zeeba is procuring almost 250 electric vehicles from Ford. These are a mix of the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning and E-Transit models. Additionally, Ford will supply Zeeba with AC chargers at various locations in Southern California.
Apr 28, 2023 - 01:51 pm
Lunaz to electrify Biffa’s refuse truck fleet
The UK-based companies Biffa and Lunaz have signed a fleet electrification and upcycling agreement. Lunaz will help electrify Biffa’s diesel refuse truck fleet over the next decade through its proprietary upcycling and electrification process and technology.
Apr 27, 2023 - 02:50 pm
Arabia Taxi adds 269 Tesla cars to its cab fleet in Dubai
The taxi company Arabia Taxi has put 269 Tesla Model 3 in service in Dubai. As reported, Dubai will only permit electrified taxis in the emirate from 2027. Arabia Taxi operates 6,000 vehicles throughout the United Arab Emirates, 83 per cent of which are hybrid taxis.
Apr 27, 2023 - 02:04 pm
Stagecoach orders 48 EV double-deckers for London
Wrightbus has secured a new order to deliver 48 zero-emission buses for Stagecoach in London. The British public transport operator expects delivery of the all-electric double-deckers before the year’s end. Plus, these are not the only zero-emission models coming to the capital.
Apr 26, 2023 - 02:01 pm
Just Eat to decarbonise company car fleet in the UK
Online food delivery company Just Eat plans to replace its entire corporate sales fleet in the UK with electric vehicles by 2025. The first twelve vehicles are already on the road, namely the Cupra Born and VW ID.3.
Apr 26, 2023 - 01:43 pm
USA: Blink Mobility acquires the shared EV service Envoy
Blink Charging’s subsidiary Blink Mobility, an all-electric carsharing service, announced the acquisition of Envoy Technologies, which offers shared electric vehicles as an amenity for real estate developers. Blink Mobility says the deal will create one of the largest all-electric carsharing companies in the United States.
Apr 25, 2023 - 02:36 pm
Coke Canada Bottling launches EV truck fleet with Volvo
Volvo Trucks North America announced Coca-Cola Canada Bottling is acquiring six Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of a pilot program in the Greater Montreal Area. The six trucks are the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the distributor’s fleet.
Apr 21, 2023 - 03:05 pm
GLS Canada orders four Lion6 electric trucks
Package delivery service GLS Canada has purchased four Lion6 electric trucks, which have been locally designed, developed, and built by Lion Electric in Canada. These four electric trucks will replace the current diesel trucks operated by GLS Canada.
Apr 21, 2023 - 02:27 pm
USA: Hertz and Atlanta enter public-private partnership
Hertz and the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, have entered a public-private partnership to bring more electric vehicles to the city. Some 4,000 additional EVs will be available to private and business customers and rideshare drivers.
Apr 20, 2023 - 02:25 pm
Solaris secures record order from Germany
Solaris has announced a record order for hydrogen buses from the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The transport company Rebus Regionalbus Rostock has ordered 52 fuel cell buses from the Polish manufacturer, including 47 vehicles with a length of twelve metres and five articulated buses.
Apr 20, 2023 - 01:21 pm
14 DAF electric trucks collect waste in and around Eindhoven
The Dutch company Cure Waste Management is procuring 14 electric trucks from DAF Trucks to collect household waste in Eindhoven, Valkenswaard and Geldrop-Mierlo. Seven CF Electric trucks, equipped as refuse collection vehicles, have already been delivered. The others will follow shortly.
Apr 19, 2023 - 01:13 pm
Einride launches with PepsiCo in the UK
Einride has launched in the UK and enters the market with a mighty partner. PepsiCo will use Einride electric trucks to carry Walkers’ wares between plants in Leicester and Coventry, but that is just phase one.
Apr 17, 2023 - 02:22 pm
GSM kicks off Vietnam’s first electric taxi service
Since the end of last week, customers in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, can book the purely electric taxi service Green SM via a nationwide hotline or app. According to the operating company GSM, the service will expand to at least five provinces and cities this year.
Apr 17, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Qbuzz and OV-bureau order 35 Mercedes eCitaro G
The Dutch public transport operators Qbuzz and OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe have placed an order with Daimler Buses for the construction of a total of 35 fully electric articulated Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses. According to the contract, deliveries are to be completed by 2026.
Apr 17, 2023 - 12:41 pm
Oslo: Unibuss commissions 183 electric buses
The Norwegian capital Oslo got 183 new electric buses on 16 April. The Solaris Urbino 18 electric vehicles will be used in route areas 1 (city centre north-south) and 2 (city centre east-west).
Apr 14, 2023 - 01:53 pm
West Virginia orders 41 electric school buses from GreenPower
The state of West Virginia is acquiring 41 GreenPower custom-built, battery-electric school buses for $15 million. The models include Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses. As part of the order, GreenPower received a $3 million deposit from the state to manufacture the buses in West Virginia.
Apr 13, 2023 - 04:28 pm
France adds two Solaris buses to procurement shortlist
Solaris announces that the French Union of Public Purchasing Groups has added two Polish electric bus models to its procurement list. This makes Solaris a potential supplier of electric buses and trolleybuses for public transport projects in France.
Apr 13, 2023 - 01:27 pm
PepsiCo puts 18 Tesla Semis into company livery
PepsiCo has unveiled its fleet of 18 Tesla Semis in Sacramento, USA. The all-electric Class 8 trucks will be used at the beverage company’s bottling plant in Sacramento, California. PepsiCo ordered the first 100 electric semi-trailer trucks from Tesla in 2017.
Apr 12, 2023 - 02:00 pm
Stagecoach orders 170 electric buses for Stockport
UK public transport operator Stagecoach has announced the company’s largest electric bus order to date. Stagecoach plans to invest up to £37.2 million (€42.3 million) to procure a new fleet of 170 electric buses for use in Stockport, Manchester.