May 31, 2019 - 05:28 pm

Bristol launches BEV rental fleet

A fleet of 10 new electric vehicles are now available for short term rental in Bristol. Using funding from the EU project REPLICATE, ten Renault Zoe were brought to the city, available from nine locations across the city.

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May 31, 2019 - 04:52 pm

Barcelona is acquiring new electric and hybrid buses

The Catalan metropolis wants to reduce the emissions of its public transport system. To this end, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona aims to purchase 254 environmentally friendly buses. The project is financed with a loan from the European Investment Bank.

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May 27, 2019 - 08:06 pm

Canada: Gillig presents first electric bus

Gillig, the second largest bus manufacturer in North America after New Flyer, has introduced a fully electric bus. The 12-meter vehicle is equipped with an electric drive from Cummins and offers a battery capacity of 444 kWh.

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May 27, 2019 - 05:44 pm

BYD delivers to North and South America

Argentina’s first fleet of electric buses will pick up operations in in Mendoza, with 12 electric buses supplied by BYD recently having arrived. At the same time, Seattle has received their first electric garbage truck, also provided by the Chinese EV manufacturer.

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May 26, 2019 - 01:10 pm

Paris: RATP testing Solaris electric bus

The Paris public transport operator RATP has ordered a fully electric Urbino 8.9 LE electric from Solaris for testing. The contract includes the option to increase the order up to 10 million Euros for further Solaris electric buses.

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May 20, 2019 - 05:09 pm

RATP orders 50 Aptis buses for Paris

Alstom announced another order for its fully electric Aptis bus with a tram design. After the Strasbourg transport company CTS had ordered twelve units in March, the Paris public transport operator RATP is now ordering 50 units of the electric bus.

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May 19, 2019 - 01:02 pm

EMT Madrid orders 15 BYD electric buses

EMT Madrid, one of the biggest public transport operators in the Spanish capital, has placed an order with BYD for the delivery of 15 electric buses. These are 12-metre-long buses that are due to arrive in Madrid at the beginning of next year.

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May 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm

43 electric buses running in French Amien

A fleet of 43 new fully electric buses from Irizar have hit the roads in Amiens, northern France. Keolis is now operating the vehicles as part of the four new bus rapid transit (BRT) routes and charges both occasionally and at the depot.

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May 17, 2019 - 01:08 pm

Proterra launches energy ecosystem

US heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer Proterra has just launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions, a suite of turnkey options for electric fleets. The ecosystem includes design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization for charging infrastructure.

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May 13, 2019 - 04:49 pm

Spain: Badajoz deploys 15 BYD electric buses

BYD has delivered the 15 electric buses ordered last year for the Spanish city of Badajoz. The public transport operator Tubasa has further already put them into operation. In the near future, BYD will also deliver eight electric buses ordered by Tusgsal for use in the city of Badalona near Barcelona.

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May 10, 2019 - 12:18 am

DPD UK takes charge of ten eVito electric vans

Mercedes-Benz has registered further interest in its electric vehicles at home and abroad: DPD will add ten eVito to its British fleet, a first in the UK. Moreover, clients in Germany have procured hybrid transporters and also join the growing circle of eActros truck testing companies.

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May 6, 2019 - 05:04 pm

Switzerland orders 15 Irizar electric buses & chargers

The Spanish electric bus manufacturer Irizar has provided details regarding an existing order from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. According to the manufacturer, the Spanish company has been awarded the contract to supply 15 Irizar ie tram electric buses and the associated charging infrastructure.

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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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