May 6, 2019 - 12:38 pm

Volkswagen considers electric scooter sharing

It looks like Volkswagen is preparing to enter the rental business with electric kick scooters. The automotive group has entrusted a service provider with the task of affixing the logo of its ‘We Share’ platform to electric scooters for a test run.

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May 3, 2019 - 01:06 am

DPD Ireland to deliver with electric vehicles

The Irish brand of logistics operator DPD will invest 3.2 million euros in electrifying its fleet of vehicles. DPD Ireland launched the so-called ElectriCity roll-out in Dublin and says it will spread to other urban locations across Ireland over the next three years – if EV supply allows.

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Apr 27, 2019 - 06:47 pm

Swiss police adds 13 Hyundai Kona to fleet

The cantonal police of St. Gallen is relying on the all-electric Hyundai Kona. Five of the BEVs are to be added to the fleet as patrol cars, and eight will serve as civilian cars. Over the next one and a half years, another 15 electric cars will follow.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 12:54 am

France: €200M to launch & legalise autonomous shuttles

France’s Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne has announced a plan to develop transit with autonomous electric vehicles. The government intends to invest a total of 200 million euros in tests with self-driving electric shuttles in 16 areas of France and to create the legal framework.

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Apr 24, 2019 - 04:39 pm

USA: Colorado awards grants for alternative fuel buses

The Colorado Department of Transportation is awarding nearly $14 million in grants from its share of a Volkswagen settlement to help six local transit agencies replace 28 ageing diesel-powered buses with alternative fuel buses, including 24 battery-powered buses plus related charging equipment.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 06:45 pm

Switzerland: Quickpack launches 100 Kangoo Z.E.

The Swiss postal service provider Quickpac, which is now entering the parcel delivery market, has ordered 100 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. electric vans. The first 50 units have been handed over, the second half of the order is expected to follow in late summer.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 03:45 pm

Germany: Mercedes to deliver 56 eCitaro to ESWE

Mercedes-Benz has received a major order from the ESWE public transport operator in Wiesbaden for the electric city bus eCitaro. The local transport company of the Hessian capital ordered a total of 56 units of the electric bus, which is manufactured in Mannheim.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 03:15 pm

Paris: RATP to order 800 electric buses by 2024

The Parisian public transport operator RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) intends to procure up to 800 electric buses by 2024 in order to replace existing diesel buses and combat smog in the greater Paris area in the run-up to the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Apr 9, 2019 - 05:37 pm

Madrid: Seat plans eXS electric scooter sharing project

Seat has sold more than 5,000 units of its eXS electric kick scooter, which was developed in collaboration with Segway, and is now entering into a strategic partnership with the startup UFO to make 530 of its electric pedal scooters available to the public in Madrid via an app.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 08:58 pm

16 eCitaro electric buses for Hamburg

The Hamburg-Holstein Transport Authority (VHH) in Germany has ordered 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro models that should be delivered at the end of 2019. According to Daimler, this will be the first time the fully electric city buses will feature the new maximum configuration with twelve battery packs and a total capacity of 292 kWh.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 02:59 pm

Skoda launches Czech e-mobility pilot project

Before series production of the all-battery electric version of the Skoda Citigo starts in the fourth quarter of this year, the manufacturer is launching a pilot project with prototypes of the VW e-Up-based electric motor: ten Citigo E-Pilots will be made available to selected customers and facilities in the Czech Republic.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 12:19 am

Hamburger Hochbahn appoints ABB for chargers

For Germany’s first electric bus depot, Hamburger Hochbahn AG has appointed ABB to supply infrastructure for 44 high-power chargers. Each of the buses with a range of up to 150 km in normal conditions, will be able to be charged overnight in the central bus depot.

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Apr 2, 2019 - 02:20 pm

Share Now to expand electric fleet in Europe

The number of electric vehicles at Share Now’s European locations is to be increased to over 4,000 total vehicles during the course of the year. The company, which emerged from the merger of Car2go and DriveNow (from BMW and Daimler), plans to increase the proportion of electric vehicles in Europe to 26 per cent by […]

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Apr 1, 2019 - 08:36 pm

Irizar to deliver electric buses to Germany

The Spanish electric bus manufacturer Irizar has received new orders from Germany and Switzerland. A contract has been signed with Rheinbahn in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the delivery of ten electric buses. Irizar has also been awarded the contract to supply the electric bus system for the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

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Apr 1, 2019 - 08:28 pm

Liverpool receives 25 Alexander Dennis hydrogen buses

A project sponsored by the British government is to deploy up to 25 fuel cell buses in the Liverpool area. The first vehicles are expected to go into service in 2020. The project also includes the construction of a filling station at the BOC plant in St Helens that will supply hydrogen to industrial customers […]

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Mar 28, 2019 - 04:09 pm

Self-driving shuttles to operate in German town

By the Rhein river in the city of Monheim in Germany, five fully autonomous electric buses will begin operations on five bus lines this autumn. Each bus built by France’s Easymile is four meters long with seating for just six passengers.

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Mar 27, 2019 - 10:38 pm

UK: UPS rolls-out Rex EVs powered by Tevva Motors

The logistics giant UPS plans to bring 15 electric vans with range extenders onto British roads in the next few weeks and deploy them permanently. In the EVs developed in cooperation with Tevva Motors, a small diesel engine is used to charge the batteries.

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Mar 24, 2019 - 10:25 pm

Ukraine: Uber launches electric car fleet in Kiev

The mobility company Uber has launched its service UberGreen in Kiev. In the Ukrainian capital, 200 electric cars of different makes are to take to the streets and the company expects 10,000 people using the service by the end of April. Yet in other cities, progress has been slow.

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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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