Cityscoot has concluded a financing round for 23.6 million euros. With the capital increase, the French electric scooter sharing provider wants to expand into two more European cities this year and increase its fleet to a total of over 8,000 electric scooters.
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.
Over 2,000 additional electric scooters are headed for Paris as Govecs helps Cityscoot to grow their sharing fleet. Cityscoot will take delivery of over 2,750 new electric scooters and has also expanded to Nice. Govecs deployed over 10,000 e-scooters across Europe to date.
The French electric scooter company Cityscoot has secured additional financing valued at 40 million euros. They plan to seriously expand in Paris and beyond, expanding to additional cities, including Nice, and three other cities, which have not yet been decided. One is set to be in France, one in Switzerland, and one in Italy.
Allego and Fortum Charge & Drive: Both companies signed a Letter of Intent to link their charging networks and to win further partners in order to create a pan-European infrastructure net, consisting of “Multi Charging Hubs” in metropolitan areas and at highways as well as home charging stations. allego.eu
Electric scooter sharing soon in Nice: After having launched its sharing service in Paris, Cityscoot intends to expand to Nice in January 2018. The company will debut with 50 electric-powered scooters, but plans to multiply this amount to 400 EVs soon after. connexionfrance.com, avere-france.org (in French)
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Charging stations for London’s south: Wandsworth, a district of south London, sees 35 new EV charging points at 11 sites. According to the Wandsworth Council, additional 50 charging points shall follow by the end of the year. wandsworthguardian.co.uk
Commission supports EV sharing in CA: In order to implement an EV sharing service, Envoy Technologies can count on 1,5m dollars, approved by the Californian Energy Commission. The sharing programme is particularly addressing disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento Metropolitan and the California Bay Area. greencarcongress.com
More than 200,000 electric and plug-in hybrid cars were sold in Europe for the first time in 2016, the European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) reports. And those figures don’t even include December sales. eafo.eu
Cityscoot starts in Paris: After extensive testing (we reported), the 150 electric scooters finally hit the streets of Paris today. Another 400 to 500 will be added from November. Cityscoot plans to have a fleet of 1,000 scooters by the end March 2017. lefigaro.fr (in French)
Clever joins CharIN: The Danish charge point operator is now part of the Charging Initiative (CharIN) that pushes DC charging using the CCS standard. Clever already has 750 chargers up and running and wants to install its first 150 kW chargers with CCS form 2017. clever.dk
E-Carsharing in Ljubljana: The Slovenian capital is the first to feature an electric carsharing scheme in the region. It will be operated by car hiring company Avantcar and IT specialist Comtrade. A total of 30 EVs will be available at eight different locations. eltis.org
Australia plugs in: Queensland utility Ergon Energy has begun setting up an EV ‘super highway,’ planning to install some 60 fast-chargers. The country’s first solar-powered charger will be set up in Townsville. Manufacturer Tritium is most likely in talks with Ergon Energy about the remaining stations. cleantechnica.com
Charging flat for at home: Australian utility AGL wants to introduce a flat rate for the charging of EVs at home. And it’s quite an attractive offer. For only one Australian dollar per day, drivers can keep the battery of their electric car filled. mashable.com, afr.com
Dutch EV efforts: Amsterdam has commissioned EV Box and Nuon-Heijmans to expand charging infrastructure in the city. 4,000 EV charge points are to be erected there by 2018, with 1,500 already in existence. EV Box is looking to enter Belgium and Luxembourg next, as EV-Box BeLux bvba. blog.ev-box.com (Amsterdam), ev-box.com (BE, LUX)
Electric scooter sharing: Paris will see the introduction of a 1,000 electric scooters in its vicinity this year after testing was successful. The first wave of 500 scooters will arrive in June, with another 500 to follow in September. The electric two-wheelers are operated by Cityscoot and cost 3 euros per 15 minutes. thelocal.fr
Last miles marriage: British Brompton Bicycles teamed up with Nissan to offer its employees the Leaf via a company scheme. The folding bike fits neatly in the EV’s trunk and the company is looking to erect charging stations on its London premises. Brompton is still working on its own electric offering. businessgreen.com
Compact mobility: Toyota Mobility Foundation starts its first project on home soil. Okayama prefecture will get up to 50 so-called electric COMs. The compact EVs carry one passenger for about 50 km on one charge. The project is funded with 220 million yen (about 1.9m dollars) and will run until 2019. japan.ahk.de (in German)
Wireless charging in Mannheim: The German city has begun operating two electric buses and an electric service van with inductive Primove charging technology from Bombardier. Six bus stops along the route have been fitted with the technology to ensure the buses’ serviceability. newstix.de, morgenweb.de (articles in German)
Committed to e-mobility: The Romanian city of Botoşani is getting serious about electrification, saying it wants all of its public transport to come with a plug. After having tested EVs in a pilot programme, the city now plans to purchase 48 electric trams and buses and apply to the EU for funding. eltis.org
UK replaces Plug-In Car Grant: The scheme will run out by the end of the year and be replaced by a new tiered system. With it, the UK government wants to stronger promote zero emission vehicles with an electric range of at least 70 miles. contracthireandleasing.com, autoexpress.co.uk
Another Paris scheme for London? After Bolloré brought its electric carsharing to the British capital, the Parisian scooter-sharing Cityscoot could follow. The service only started in France this month, but could go international if it proves a success. standard.co.uk
Toyota looks to London: The Japanese carmaker says it will focus on fleets in London to sell it fuel-cell car Mirai. The reason is simple: the British capital already counts three hydrogen filling stations. The Mirai will hit dealerships there in the third quarter of this year. businesscar.co.uk
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