Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities
The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe.
Bogotá: Bring your bus bids on
Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, is launching a tender procedure for the purchase of no fewer than 594 electric buses to be integrated into the TransMilenio metro bus system as early as next year.
BYD presents XXL electric bus K12A
BYD has introduced what they are calling the longest electric bus in the world. The K12A is 27 metres long, seats 250 passengers, has a top speed of 70 km/h and a range of 300 kilometres. The XXL bus was primarily developed for the South American market, for example for large cities such as Bogotá.
UK, Bogota, Dundee City Council, Merseytravel.
UK EV policies: British government has earmarked 600m pounds to promote the uptake and manufacturing of electric vehicles until the next decade. If that means that i.e. if the plug-in car grant will be extended beyond February 2016 has not been addressed in detail yet.
Electric bus for Bogota: BYD enters Columbia with a custom model that will enter the Transmilenio public transport of Bogota in the next two weeks. It will replace an ageing fleet of diesel vehicles. Medellin also voiced interest in the 12 and 18 meter Chinese electric buses.
Long-term EV fleet effects: Dundee City Council managed to decrease CO2 emissions by 30 percent since 2012, adding 30 electric Peugeot iON. The electrification saved 36,750 pounds on fuel costs. The EVs are used by 300 drivers and the Scottish municipality says Peugeot “exceeded expectations.”
Electric transport maintenance: Liverpool’s public transport authority Merseytravel added three Nissan e-NV200 to its 40-strong fleet that also includes a Leaf. The electric vans will be used by transport workers charged with the task of keeping the British city moving.