ALD, NSB & GreenMobility launch Oslo car sharing
Fleet specialist ALD Automotive has launched an electric vehicle sharing service in Oslo in cooperation with train operator NSB and the Danish mobility service provider GreenMobility. Starting this December, 250 Renault Zoe will be available for rental via app.
Paris: PSA will also launch electric car sharing service
After Renault, PSA will now also set up an electric vehicle sharing fleet to replace to EV sharing programme Autolib in Paris. Under the Free2Move brand, the company will launch a fleet of 550 Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles on the 3rd of December for short term rentals.
Insensible urban aesthetics
The Zipcar car club that runs 325 VW e-Golf in London complains about the slow expansion of fast-charging infrastructure in the British capital. That is nothing new unfortunately but Zipcar quotes a new argument: some councils would refuse to install charging stations because they consider them “too ugly” for the borough.
Honda presents first all-electric car for China
Honda presented its first electric model for the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The compact SUV called VE-1 evokes the Honda HR-V model they based it on. It is also the series version of the Everus EV Concept Honda presented at the Auto China earlier in April.
Sumitomo starts electric car sharing in Stockholm
Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo that does everything from mining to managing grocery stores is taking on a new venture, electric car sharing. Not only is this a new field for them, the Tokyo-based company also chose one of the world’s toughest sharing markets – Sweden.
One million euros for Aachen startup UZE Mobility
A few days after the startup UZE Mobility announced their plan to lend out electric transporters free of charge, the company has announced a new major investor: vehicle manufacturers LUEG AG, one of the largest sales partners for Daimler in Germany, is investing €1M in UZE.
Electric van sharing free of charge coming to Germany
UZE Mobility is yet another start-up from Aachen, the town that turned into Germany’s unofficial e-mobility capital. Unlike other start-ups though, UZE Mobility want to offer their services free of charge to users as they think they found innovative revenue streams.
Bosch to launch electric van sharing service
Bosch has developed a taste for sharing. After its Coup e-scooter service is running well, the company is looking to much bigger things. Bosch wants to start lending electric vans of StreetScooter at DIY stores across Germany. If the pilot works, a wider roll-out is imminent.
Skoda working on mobility concepts with Prague
Škoda, the city of Prague and the Czech Technical University have agreed to implement concepts for sustainable urban mobility together in the Czech capital. Initiatives will include electric mobility and sharing offers using future Skoda EVs including scooters.
Renault is converting Belle-Île-en-Mer to a smart island
The Atlantic island of Belle-Île-en-Mer will be converted to a smart island by Renault, alongside partners Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis to be the first French smart island. A similar project was already kicked off on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo by Renault, as well.
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.
Project Esprit bets on compact mini EV
As part of the EU funded project Esprit in Scotland (Easily Distributed Personal Rapid Transit) a compact, space-saving sharing system was developed with small EVs designed for short rides in heavily frequented areas.
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 […]
BiCar: Swiss sci-fi EV to share getting serious
BiCar, an electric vehicle developed by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) is about to hit the road. A spin-off, the Share your BICAR AG, has been working on the three-wheeled mini electric car and found powerful investors for the planned series production.
BYD delivering 1,000 electric cars to Bangkok
China’s major new energy vehicle maker BYD is heading into Thailand. They delivered 101 electric cars of type e6 to Bangkok and a thousand more are yet to come. The new EVs will serve as VIP taxis and as part of a car sharing service in the Thai capital.
Bolloré to scrap half their Autolib fleet
After the city of Paris decided not to continue the car-sharing program Autolib by Bolloré a month ago, the service was officially shut down on July 31. The 4,000 electrified vehicles will now disappear from Paris’s streets.
London Gatwick expanding electric car sharing
The UK airport has launched a car-sharing service with ten electric vehicles and charge points from Bolloré’s BlueCity, building on an earlier trial. The vehicles are part of a larger city fleet, and can be used and dropped anywhere in London.