Colibri, Amsterdam, Event.
Reading tip: BBC takes a closer look at the “tiny” EV Colibri from Jena, Germany, calling it “Germany’s one-seat wonder.” And in terms of success, the wonder car seems a shoe-in as well, as some 150 dealers from around the globe have already applied for licenses to sell it.
Click tip: The American network CNBC brings a story about electric cars in Amsterdam (text and video), explaining why the city believes that EVs are the answer to growing CO2 emissions. Looking at the success of the Amsterdam Electric initiative, it might be on the right track.
Event for the upcoming week: Trophée Andros Electrique (Feb 07; Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar
NRG eVgo, Coca-Cola, Ontario, Colibri, London.
Coca-Cola energy: NRG eVgo has signed a cooperation with Coca-Cola and will install charging stations for employees at seven locations in California. The deal is part of the “Workplace Charging Challenge” by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Money for EVs and smart grids: Ontario, Canada is financing 17 energy projects in the region with a total of 24 million dollars. Smart grids and energy storage are on top of the list. The integration of EVs is also part of the deal.
Colibri in the starting blocks: German company IMA has begun issuing sales licenses for its electric one-seater Colibri. Dealerships can apply until December 12th. According to IMA, some 1,200 units have already been ordered at a price of 10,900 euros, plus a monthly rental fee of 40 euros for the battery.
Electrifying London: Newly released study “Powering ahead – fast track to an all-electric city” outlines the benefits for the English capital, if by 2035 it would only use electricity to power transport and heating systems. It could apparently lower pollution by one third and significantly cut CO2 emissions.
wspgroup.com via greenbuildnews.co.uk
Peugeot, Volvo, Porsche, McLaren, Innovative Mobility Automobile.
Peugeot electric van for Germany: Peugeot now offers its ‘Partner’ electric van in Germany. It costs 24,752 euros without battery which can be bought for 6,037 euros or leased on a monthly payment. In UK, the Partner EV has been available since last year.
automobilwoche.de (in German), peugeot.co.uk (UK)
Volvo electrifies bus fleet: Andreas Heuke, product manager for alternative propulsion systems at Volvo Buses, explained in an interview the ‘Green-Efficiency-Strategy’ of the Swedish manufacturer. Volvo buses are now only available as hybrids with plug-in hybrids and finally fully electric vehicles to follow. More specifically, Heuke announced an electric version of the Volvo 7900 for 2016.
eurotransport.de (in German)
Porsche plug-in SUV: Spy shots of a Cayenne plug-in hybrid have emerged on the web. It is said to use the same drivetrain as the Porsche Panamera Plug-in.
McLaren P1 reviewed: Matt Davis took prototype no. 5 of McLaren’s P1 for a spin on Dunsfold Airfield, UK. Davis first finds the P1 to be a ‘perfectly fine everyday driver.’ That is before pushing the Race button, which catapults him right into a ‘new world of exotic hardcore speed and balance’ Davis did not think possible in a street car.
autoblog.com (with video)
German Twizy rival: The Colibri by Innovative Mobility Automobile (IMA) from Jena, Germany, is a one seat electric quadricycle. Other than its French counterpart, it is fully covered and measures only 2.8 x 1.1 metres. The Colibri is expected to hit the German market next year at a price from 8,900 euros with a monthly battery lease of 55 euros.
thegreencarwebsite.co.uk (with video)