Tag: AMP

Mar 13, 2015 - 09:56 am

Basel, USPS, AMP, VDL & Heliox, York, California & Noord-Holland.

10,000 EVs for Switzerland: Basel is to become an EV paradise in the Alpine republic, at least if plans of utility provider Elektra Baselland (EBL) and a cantonal bank will go ahead. Up to 10,000 electric vehicles are to arrive in the streets of the city through increased promotional activities as well as the installation of one charging station in each community EBL supplies. The utility hopes to not only deliver electricity but also to use the electric vehicle batteries for energy storage in the long run.
nzz.ch (in German)

First bid for postal fleet: USPS’ plan to replace its entire fleet of 180,000 vehicles has got a respond. AMP pointed out potential cost savings to the United States Postal Service if it would use E-GEN electric trucks and HorseFly drones. The company says it has the capacity to produce 60,000 vehicles annually.

Breaking news: The first electric bus fast-charged via CCS is now operating in Sweden. VDL Bus & Coach just delivered the Citea Electric Bus together with a CCS fast-charging station by Heliox offering up to 120 kW to the Swedish transport provider Byberg & Nordin.
Source: Information via email

York is to convert five diesel buses to electric as it has been awarded 475,000 pounds in government funding. The city estimates the buses will save 75,000 pounds annually. York has just been shortlisted in the run-up for the 35-million fund for ULEV centres of excellence (we reported).

Energetic exchange: The California Energy Commission and the Dutch Province of Noord-Holland agreed to work together on transportation energy projects. Areas of exchange will include models for EV charging infrastructure and solutions for multi-unit dwellings as well as the Dutch SolaRoad.
greencarcongress.com, energy.ca.gov (agreement), solaroad.nl (SolaRoad)

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Feb 27, 2015 - 09:57 am

UK, Helsinki, Zap-Map, AMP.

New UK subsidies: The British government has earmarked another 43 million pounds for the funding of electric mobility. 11 million will be invested in a total of 15 research projects and 32 million pounds will be used for the development of charging infrastructure. That also includes the extension of the homecharge grant scheme from April, but with a reduction in the maximum grant from 900 to 700 pounds.
gov.uk, businessgreen.com, airqualitynews.com

Helsinki gets electric buses: Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) purchased 12 electric buses from Finnish manufacturer Linkker. Due to the use of aluminium, the lightweight buses are said to be very efficient. They will go into service in the Finnish capital as part of a pilot project this summer.
theiet.org, phys.org

Zap-Map app launched: The new app provides information about publicly accessible charging stations across the UK. The country’s main EV charging websites are linked to the app to update information. Charging points can be filtered by rated power, connection type and vehicle model.
zap-map.com via evfleetworld.co.uk

AMP takes Chicago: The Alpha Banking Company of Chicago has ordered five all-electric Workhorse E-GEN Trucks from AMP, while the Standard Equipment Company in Chicago ordered another three. The city incentivizes the adoption of electric and alternative fuel commercial trucks.
globenewswire.com (Alpha Banking), globenewswire.com (Standard Equipment)

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Nov 13, 2014 - 09:22 am

AMP, Singapore, Car2go, PlugSurfing & Vattenfall.

AMP deal in Texas: The company is to supply 18 of its all-electric Workhorse E-100 Walk-in vans to a “major transportation company” (our bet is on FedEx). They will be used in Houston for package deliveries in and around the city.

Cutting congestion in Singapore: The city state announced that it will invest 1.5 billion dollars in sustainability over the next five years. One of the projects is adding more public transportation to reduce traffic and offering electric carsharing. They are even planning “driverless vehicles”.
eco-business.com (with video), news.asiaone.com

Is Car2go headed for China? Daimler supposedly plans to introduce its carsharing scheme there, but nothing is under lock and key yet, a Moovel spokesperson told AutoblogGreen. Let’s hope that if Car2go enters the Chinese market, they will be using electric Smarts.

Vattenfall joins PlugSurfing: Following deals with RWE and E.On, the Berlin-based company now also cooperates with Vattenfall. Users can access Vattenfall charge points in Hamburg and Berlin via the PlugSurfing app and pay using the RFID key chain. The same is true for some 10,000 charge points in the Netherlands and another 130 in Austria (we reported).


Aug 19, 2014 - 08:18 am

Loryc, Venturi, Google, AMP.

Really retro: German entrepreneur Charly Bosch is reviving the Loryc, a car that was build on the Spanish island Mallorca in 1920. His rebuild will feature an electric motor while the design will basically remain untouched. The first Loryc Electric Speedster is said to be unveiled in spring 2015 already.

Venturi ventures out again: And this time its eyes are fixed on the 400-mph mark. The Monaco-based company aims to set a new FIA electric world speed record with its VBB-3. Its four wheel drive delivers 2,200 kW of power and a total torque of up to 2,800 Nm.

Autonomous driving: Paul Ingrassia from Drive had the chance to be a passenger on board of Google’s autonomously driving Lexus RX 450h for a 25-minute test ride. He finds “the most remarkable thing about Google’s driverless car is that it is utterly unremarkable.”

Electric lorry approved: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the ‘Workhorse E-Gen’ by AMP. The electric truck has a small range extender that only works in park-mode. It enabled the company to downsize the battery thus bringing down the price of the E-gen to a competitive level.

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