Tag: Berlin

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:20 pm

Berlin public transport BVG orders 90 Solaris e-buses

The state of Berlin and public transit operator BVG are pushing ahead with the ramp-up phase for the procurement of electric buses and are purchasing a further 90 EVs. Polish manufacturer Solaris secured the contract and will deliver from spring 2020.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 05:12 pm

Volkwagen’s We Share to use Lidl & Kaufland carparks

Shortly before the launch of its purely electric car sharing service We Share in Berlin at the end of June, Volkswagen entered into a strategic partnership with the Lidl and Kaufland retail chains. This gives the We Share fleet 140 additional charging points.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 02:51 pm

Germany: kick-scooters now legal and set to multiply

Kick-scooters and similar LEVs are now road-legal in Germany with the official publication of the “Ordinance on the Participation of Small Electric Vehicles in Road Traffic”. Large scale rollouts are underway in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

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May 28, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Hubject further expands in China

Hubject continues its expansion in China and expands its worldwide roaming network by 35,000 charging stations with the help of new cooperations. Several charging operator networks have recently signed agreements with Hubject.

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May 26, 2019 - 03:31 pm

A weekend at the races: Formula E Berlin ePrix

The Formula E was in Berlin this weekend, where for the fifth time, racing took place at the city’s iconic and (usually) disused Tempelhof airport. As in previous years, the Berliners took to the spectacle with German coldness (or is it cool?) but in great numbers. And, they got to see a home run for […]

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May 26, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Audi sets up 1.9 MWh battery storage in Berlin

Audi has opened a stationary energy storage facility with a capacity of 1.9 MWh on the EUREF campus in Berlin. The lithium-ion batteries in second use come from development e-tron vehicles and tests various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the energy grid.

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May 21, 2019 - 02:26 pm

Unu reveals its second generation electric scooter

The Berlin-based company Unu, founded in 2013, has revealed its second-generation electric scooter developed in cooperation with partners including Bosch and LG. The completely new e-scooter can be ordered online in three performance variants and seven colours.

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May 9, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Uber launches JUMP pedelecs in Berlin

Uber today launched its e-bike-sharing service Jump in Berlin as the first city in Germany with around 1,000 pedelecs. The bright red electric bicycles are now available in 12 districts of the German capital.

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Feb 28, 2019 - 04:04 pm

Berlin: BVG orders 15 Solaris buses

The Berlin-based public transport operator BVG is entering the next phase of electric bus procurement and ordered fully electric articulated buses for the first time. After the BVG Supervisory Board recently approved the award of the contract and the objection period has expired, Solaris has now been awarded the contract.

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Feb 28, 2019 - 02:52 pm

Coup boosts big city fleets by 500 electric scooters each

For the incoming start of the 2019 electric scooter season, the German sharing provider Coup is opening the service to more users. Also, a total of 1,500 additional electric scooters will be on the roads in Berlin, Paris and Madrid – a 40 % boost from before.

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Feb 25, 2019 - 04:37 pm

Sixt Share car-sharing goes electric in Berlin

If you keep your eyes peeled when walking around Berlin, you may now discover the vanguard of a new car-sharing fleet. Sixt Share is already in the starting blocks. We were able to find several electric cars from the new provider at charging stations in the German capital.

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Feb 2, 2019 - 05:10 pm

Mobile metering: Honda buys into Ubitricity

Honda has acquired a significant stake in the Berlin-based company Ubitricity as part of a new financing round. The Japanese automobile manufacturer may have far-reaching plans with Ubitricity’s mobile metering technology.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 06:11 pm

1,600 new electric car charge points for Berlin

A new scheme is to clean the air over the German capital by installing on-street charging infrastructure. With lamp post charging provider Ubitricity at the centre, the consortium is planning to add 1,600 public and private charge points to Berlin’s network beginning this year.

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Dec 11, 2018 - 06:21 pm

Hubject expands executive circle in Berlin

The roaming joint venture Hubject will soon be headed by three top managers. This comes after Thomas Daiber’s contract as co-CEO expires at the end of the year, though he will continue to work with Hubject in an advisory capacity.

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Nov 4, 2018 - 06:23 pm

Five German cities to order 3,000 electric buses

At least 3,000 electric buses is what the five biggest cities in Germany want running on their roads by 2030, according to a new survey from Wirtschaftswoche. After Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne had announced their move, Frankfurt and Munich followed.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 05:38 pm

Daimler and BMW’s carsharing to be based in Berlin

After BMW and Daimler announced their intention to bundle their car-sharing capacities from DriveNow and Car2Go, the fusion is starting to take a more definite shape. The manufacturers announced that their planned joint venture will be based in Berlin.

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Sep 9, 2018 - 08:14 pm

Berlin’s new ride-share to run 80% electric

The Berlin public transport operator BVG and Daimler subsidiary ViaVan have officially launched their ride-share program BerlKönig in Berlin. To start, up to 50 vehicles will operate from 5 pm until 5 am on Fridays and Saturdays. The majority of the fleet runs electric.

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Aug 23, 2018 - 04:45 pm

VW to launch EV sharing service in Berlin

Volkswagen has revealed some of the details for their planned car-sharing service focusing on electrified vehicles in Berlin, which they plan to launch in 2019. The service, which will be named We Share, is set to launch in Q2 of 2019 in the German capital with 1,500 e-Golf, before adding another 500 e-up! at a […]

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Aug 20, 2018 - 05:24 pm

Citkar wins new investor for cargo e-bike Loadster

Berlin-based startup Citkar has found a new investor that will help kick-off series production of their four-wheeled cargo pedelec Loadster. Investor TEC Ventures is active in the clean energy industry and is to reload logistics now. 

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Jul 19, 2018 - 06:03 pm

Berlin’s tourist double-deckers to go electric

The companies Tassima, Ziehl-Abegg and IAV are working together to electrify the tourist double-decker buses in Berlin. The diesel buses were once used for public transit, and will now be electrified to serve tourists.

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Jul 12, 2018 - 06:59 pm

800 volt charging park by Porsche goes online in Berlin

The EV charging park announced last year at the Porsche center in Berlin-Adlershof was recently connected to the grid. Four customer parking spots were fitted with Porsche chargers, two of which with the new 800 volt charging technology. The park is accessible to all cars during the opening times of the center.

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Jul 8, 2018 - 02:14 pm

ZF spins off blockchain-based Car eWallet

ZF has founded a startup that incorporates their Car eWallet business. They will offer payment and billing services for transactions such as charging or renting electric cars using blockchain technology. The launch of Car eWallet in Berlin follows a trial with project partners IBM and UBS.

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Jul 5, 2018 - 04:18 pm

Beige electric cabs by LEVC kick-off in Germany

A bit of Britain has come to Germany today as LEVC launches their range extended cab in the country. The TX will cost just short of 60,000 euros and LEVC chairman Carl-Peter Forster believes the taxi will soon make it on “many significant markets” worldwide.

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Jul 4, 2018 - 05:37 pm

Berlin: VW affirming I.D. family, plans electric car sharing

The I.D. Vizzion premiere today in Berlin saw a confident Jürgen Stackmann, member of the board for the Volkswagen brand, affirming their electric mobility schedule. He also announced the launch of an all-electric car sharing with I.D. vehicles based on the new VW platform WE.

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Jun 25, 2018 - 01:47 pm

Berlin: Extensive EV subsidy scheme for businesses

Berlin step up their e-mobility efforts big time as they launch a new plug-in vehicle subsidy scheme for SMEs and businesses in the German capital. As of July, 1, companies may claim up to 4,000 euros for buying an EV and 8,000 for an electric van, all on top of the federal incentive.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/19/berlin-public-transport-bvg-orders-90-solaris-e-buses/
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