Volvo delivers electric trucks to beverage distributor
Volvo Trucks North America has delivered the first of five all-electric VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks to New York City-based beer and beverage distributor Manhattan Beer Distributors. This will use the electric trucks to serve customers throughout New York City, Long Island and surrounding areas.
Norwegian public authorities limited to EVs from 2022
The Norwegian government is considering a new directive that would require most new vehicle purchases by public authorities to be electric from 1 January 2022. The proposal will now be subject to a three-month period for consultations and comments before it can come into force.
NHS develops electric ambulances with Ford
The British National Health Service (NHS) is planning to purchase a fleet of fully electric ambulances. For this purpose, the NHS will cooperate with Ford and the Venari Group to develop a corresponding vehicle based on the Ford Transit.
India: CESL opens tender for 100,000 light electric vehicles
India´s state-run Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) is calling bids to procure 100,000 electric two- and three-wheelers. The tender is part of what may indeed be “the largest such global tender” as CESL’s head organisation EESL aims to have half a million light electric vehicles across India.
Aarhus orders 29 Solaris e-buses
In Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city, several electric buses from Solaris will be on the roads by the middle of next year. The municipal transport company AarBus has ordered 29 electric buses from the company.
Bolt collects €600 million in financing
The Estonian company Bolt Technology has raised 600 million euros in fresh capital in a financing round. The money is to flow partly into the food delivery service Bolt Market, and other offerings of the company are also to be expanded.
Onto raises €148Mn to expand EV subscription service
UK electric car subscription service Onto says it has raised 175 million dollars in a new financing round. Alfvén & Didrikson and Pollen Street Capital led the Series B funding round, with the most prominent investor being TotalEnergies. The investment follows Onto’s significant growth in recent months.
Arrival scores first e-bus deal in the US worth $2Mn
The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has chosen Arrival to replace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) buses with Arrival’s battery-electric buses. For funding, ATN has been awarded a two-million-dollar grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in partnership with the city of Anaheim, California.
Belgium: De Lijn converts to plug-in hybrid buses
Flemish public transport operator De Lijn procures 44 new articulated buses with plug-in hybrid drives to green its operations. In addition, the operator will also convert 280 existing hybrid buses to plug-in hybrids to increase their electric range, out of a total fleet of 530.
North Holland becomes 100% zero-emission bus region
The province of North Holland has launched the first zero-emission bus concession in the Netherlands. It will see operator Transdev replace all buses with combustion engines with electric ones in the Gooi en Vechtstreek region during 2022. The concession will run through 2030.