BMW launches electric scooter sharing in Barcelona
Together with the mobility service provider Cooltra in Barcelona, BMW Motorrad has launched a sharing offer with the BMW C evolution electric scooter. After an initial test phase, a station-based service is apparently to be offered in the city.
Nio and Xpeng cooperate with charging networks
China’s Xpeng Motors and Nio are cooperating to provide their customers with access to each other’s public charging infrastructure. Both carmakers operate their own DC stations in China. Nio will also offer Xpeng customers the installation of home chargers.
Zap-Map announces voice support
The UK-based EV charging platform Zap-Map announced the launch of a voice-activated function for Google Assistant, allowing users to search for nearby charging points without having to take their hands off the wheel.
Uber integrates Cityscoot e-scooters in Paris
The ride-share company Uber has joined forces with the e-scooter rental company Cityscoot in Paris. All of the more than 4,000 electric scooters offered by Cityscoot in the French capital can now be found and booked via the Uber app.
Nissan & Plugsurfing charging app starts in Europe
The Nissan Charge App developed by Nissan and Plugsurfing enables electric car drivers to charge at over 100,000 charging points throughout Europe. The service that includes navigation and charge management first launches in Italy and Germany before successively covering other markets.
Uber & Lime expand cooperation in Europe
Uber clients in Europe may now book Lime e-bikes straight through the Uber app. The cooperation started in the US and is currently being rolled out across the continent. Prague, Warsaw and Stockholm are among the first wave of European markets with other capitals to follow suit.
Reach Now adds Tier electric kick scooters to its app
Moovel, the joint venture of Daimler and BMW that will soon be Reach Now, is collaborating with Tier Mobility to expand its multimodal mobility app to include electric kick scooters. It remains unclear, what this means for the companies‘ own scooter brand Hive.
PSA adds options for electric car drivers to Free2Move
The PSA Group is adding new features to its Free2move mobility service for electric vehicle users. The new ‘Charging Pass’ feature helps to locate and unlock over 85,000 charging stations in Europe. There is also a novel route planner designed for electric cars.
Air BnB for EV charging ‘Share&Charge’ to close down
The app Share&Charge that allows users to offer EV drivers the use of their private charging station is closing down on March, 31. An email informed all members that the blockchain-based service is to go into revision. Maker MotionWerk remains convinced that this will be the future of EV charging.