Share Now doubles electric fleet in Munich
The City of Munich and the BMW Group are expanding their cooperation in the field of e-mobility. On the basis of this partnership, the car sharing provider Share Now is expanding its Munich electric fleet from 85 at present to 200 BMW i3 by the end of 2019.
Statkraft buys German EV charging provider E-Wald
The Norwegian utility Stakraft has acquired the electric vehicle charging company E-Wald GmbH. The acquisition is to strengthens Statkraft’s position in the German and European charging market and follows similar deals made earlier this year.
Kia is banking on BEVs for CO2 targets
Kia wants to achieve the European CO2 emission targets with a strategy focusing on battery-electric cars. In an interview Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Europe, gave interesting insights into the plan, including “emergency” options.
Nissan & Dongfeng in talks with Didi Chuxing
Nissan and its China partner Dongfeng are currently in talks with Didi Chuxing to establish a joint venture with Didi’s ride-hailing and car sharing services. The Japanese and Chinese car makers should supply Didi with electric vehicles.
VW marks 20,000 pre-orders for their ID.3
According to sales manager Jürgen Stackmann, VW has now passed the mark of 20,000 pre-orders for the ID.3. Starting in 2020, the ID.3 will also be included in the electric car sharing service fleets at We Share.
Vandalism kills electric car-sharing in the Midlands
In Solihull, England, vandals struck an electric car-sharing venture by the E-Car Club. Due to “exceptional levels of damage” made to the 18 Renault ZOE hatchbacks available, they had to be taken off the roads and the car sharing initiative suspended.
Bristol launches BEV rental fleet
A fleet of 10 new electric vehicles are now available for short term rental in Bristol. Using funding from the EU project REPLICATE, ten Renault Zoe were brought to the city, available from nine locations across the city.
Tesla’s new autopilot chip and robo-taxi software
Tesla presented its latest take at autonomous driving at its “Autonomy Day” and will install the Autopilot technology in all new vehicles with immediate effect. Utilising it, Tesla plans to launch its peer-to-peer “Robotaxi” service as early as next year, provided the authorities allow it.
Share Now to expand electric fleet in Europe
The number of electric vehicles at Share Now’s European locations is to be increased to over 4,000 total vehicles during the course of the year. The company, which emerged from the merger of Car2go and DriveNow (from BMW and Daimler), plans to increase the proportion of electric vehicles in Europe to 26 per cent by […]
Bicar classified as L2e, sharing test launch in autumn
The electric micro mobility solution Bicar, which emerged from a project of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), now meets road approval regulations. The new edition is classified as a L2e (light vehicle) and is on its way to market launch in 2020.