Gillig scores order for 44 electric buses for Utah
In the USA, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Park City Transit have awarded American bus manufacturer Gillig a $44.2 million contract for 44 battery-electric buses, with an option of 95 additional buses over five years. The contract includes 16 plug-in charging systems and four high-power on-route chargers.
Basel orders 54 eCitaro buses
In Switzerland, Mercedes-Benz has received an order from Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB) for 54 fully electric eCitaro buses. The 38 solo and 16 articulated buses are to be delivered next year.
Siemens USA aims for carbon neutral fleet by 2030
In an effort of self-disclosure, Siemens USA announced plans to electrify its fleet in the United States by 2030. Referring to ongoing initiatives by the Biden-Harris administration, the company considers the reduction of fleet emissions a “key to our success”.
GO Sharing to use €50m for multi-modal expansion
GO Green, the parent company of the Dutch e-scooter sharing provider GO Sharing, has raised 50 million euros in a new financing round. At the same time, the start-up announced that it has just launched operations in the Belgian city of Antwerp with 500 e-scooters.
Toronto to procure 300 electric buses
In Canada, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has decided to purchase 300 additional electric buses. These are to go into operation between 2023 and 2025 and will reinforce the transit authority’s fleet of 60 existing electric buses.
DHL Express buys 100 e-Ducato for Europe
DHL Express has purchased 100 of the first E-Ducato vans for its European fleet as part of a partnership with Fiat Professional. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s recently unveiled sustainability roadmap, DHL Express plans to expand its delivery fleet to 14,000 electric transporters by 2030.
Tier continues to clean up e-scooter operations
Micromobility provider Tier Mobility has partnered with Ari Motors and Ono to electrify the fleet for operational use. Tier staff will employ electric transporters from Ari and cargo pedelecs from Ono to exchange the batteries and kick scooters in the fleet.