Airbus forges ahead with zero-emission aviation
Airbus has just unveiled concrete plans for zero-emission aviation with a new generation of the battery-electric CityAirbus. Meanwhile, the aircraft manufacturer has signed an MoU with Air New Zealand to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft, while in Europe Airbus will focus on hydrogen aviation infrastructure with Air Liquide and airport operator Vinci by 2030.
Air taxi Cora: Kitty Hawk teams up with Air New Zealand
Kitty Hawk subsidiary Zephyr Airworks has signed a cooperation agreement with Air New Zealand as both partners want to work on setting up an air taxi service with self-flying electric aircrafts. We remember: About half a year ago, Kitty Hawk unveiled its electrically powered autonomous air taxi Cora.
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Electric double-decker launch: London now has its first electric double-decker bus. Built by BYD, the model will be joined by another four to serve on two routes in the British capital. It can travel 306 km carrying 81 passengers and needs 4 hours to recharge at the depot overnight. If all works well, the vehicle could potentially prove a “great solution for a large part” of the London bus fleet, TfL said.
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Hybrid buses for Mumbai: Tata Motors bags a contract for the delivery of 25 hybrid buses for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The buses are expected to run fully electric for 30 to 35 percent of the operations in India.
Network within a network: Hubject introduces its eHub solution together with Swisscom. It enables businesses, associations and project syndicates to operate their own charging networks within the intercharge framework. Solution would thus become integrated instead of isolated.
Airline electrifies: Air New Zealand purchases 36 BMW i3, 28 Renault Kangoo Z.E. and 12 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for its ground operations. By the end of this year, all 76 vehicles shall be in service with EV charging infrastructure already being set up.
Fast-charging: ClipperCreek presents its 5.8 kW fast-charging station. The LCS-30 is for Level 2 charging and comes for both plug-in and hardwired installations that cost 515 and 499 dollars.
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New roaming initiative: Company has.to.be announced at the IAA in Frankfurt that it will extend its charging station management system be.ENERGISED to include access to BOSCH Charge&Pay, Plugsurfing and InterCharge. Customers still have to sign up for a subscription with each of the roaming partners.
Nashville orders more e-buses: The U.S. country music heartland has ordered a second set of two 35 foot electric buses from Proterra. The previously ordered nine EcoRide e-buses are expected to hit the road later this year. The city also installed two charging stations for the public transportation sector.
New stations in New Jersey: Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, installed five charging stations for employees as part of a pilot project with Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). The goal is to push EV uptake. PSE&G paid for the equipment, while the hospital paid for installation and will settle electricity costs.
Electric on the ground: Air New Zealand says it hopes to electrify its entire fleet of road vehicles and ground equipment by 2017. The first EVs will arrive before the end of the year. This is part of the airlines move to cut carbon emissions, as it believes that a global carbon price is coming.