EV100 now counts 50 members & UK as Ambassador
With pharma giant AstraZeneca another large fleet operator is now committing itself to electrify its entire fleet by 2030 as part of the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative. Plus, the UK Government will be the first G7 nation to join the pledge as “Ambassador”.
Swiss Post buying more electric vans
MAN has delivered eleven units of their eTGE to Swiss Post, which is deploying the electric transporters in Berne, Geneva and St. Gallen. Swiss Post intends to use up to 400 electric-powered delivery vans for parcel delivery by 2023.
Gogoro presents electric scooter sharing platform
The Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has created its own sharing platform, GoShare, for renting electric scooters with exchangeable batteries. GoShare will initially start in the Northwestern Taiwanese district of Taoyuan with around 1,000 electric scooters in August.
Germany funds a further 70 electric buses
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) is supporting the use of electric buses in a further five cities: Aachen, Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Duisburg and Offenbach am Main will receive grants totalling €14.3M for the purchase of around 70 electric buses.
Singapore to receive 2,000 Ioniq hybrid taxis
Singapore’s largest transport operator ComfortDelgro has ordered 2,000 additional Ioniq hybrid taxis from Hyundai Motor. 1,500 of the hybrid EVs will arrive by the end of this year, with the other 500 planned for delivery at the beginning of 2020.
USA: CLT Airport also opts for Proterra electric buses
North Carolina’s airport Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) has purchased five Proterra electric buses with 125 kW charging systems. CLT is the ninth airport to buy e-buses for ground transport from Proterra and joins a growing list of major US airports electrifying their fleets.