ARC orders electric trucks for Copenhagen
Truck manufacturer Scania, part of the Traton Group, will deliver at least 78 all-electric L-series trucks to Amager Resource Center (ARC) in Copenhagen. The municipal waste company’s order also includes an option for a further 23 electric trucks as well as repair and maintenance contracts for eight to ten years.
Ebusco delivers electric buses in Germany & Denmark
In the last week, the Dutch electric bus company Ebusco delivered a total of 25 electric buses to Transdev in Frankfurt and to Nobina in Copenhagen. Another two electric buses were handed over to Stadtwerke München, while a large order has been confirmed in Berlin.
DRIVR launches 100 hydrogen taxis in Copenhagen
The app-based taxi service DRIVR has deployed more than 100 hydrogen cabs in Copenhagen this month. The fleet of Toyota Mirai runs against the backdrop of the Danish government’s target to ban sales of ICE cabs by 2025 and that all existing taxis must be emission-free by 2030.
Scania builds 15 electric rubbish trucks for Copenhagen
In Denmark, the City of Copenhagen has ordered 15 electric refuse collection trucks from the manufacturer Scania. The order is part of the city’s plan to achieve climate neutrality by 2025 and, as part of this, to procure at least 100 all-electric refuse collection vehicles by 2025.
MAN to supply Lion electric buses to Copenhagen
Public transit operator Anchersen has ordered 25 electric buses from MAN Truck & Bus to service in Copenhagen. Delivery is scheduled for the end of the year. Anchersen says it will use the battery-electric buses on Copenhagen’s central bus route 7A, which carries more than 4.3 million passengers each year.
Yutong delivers 55 e-buses to Denmark
The public transport operator Keolis has received 55 e-buses from the Chinese manufacturer Yutong. The vehicles will be used for two projects in Denmark. Keolis has also secured an order from France.
Nio: New battery for 900km of range & European launch
According to founder William Li Bin, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio is currently working on a battery pack with a capacity of 150 kWh, which should enable ranges of over 900 kilometres. Besides, the plans for a European launch in 2021 may become concrete.
Coop Denmark looking into Scania electric trucks
The Danish grocery chain Coop Denmark has purchased an electric truck with a refrigerated body from Scania. If the test with the vehicle is successful in the Copenhagen area, the company plans to purchase another five to seven electric trucks next year.
Keolis awarded electric bus operation in Copenhagen
Public transport operator Keolis has received a new order from Movia for the operation and maintenance of 47 buses in the Copenhagen area, 32 of which will be purely electric. The contract that worth over 100 million euros, is scheduled to start in June 2021.
Fuso eCanter trucks arrive in Copenhagen
The purely electric Fuso eCanter truck from Daimler has now arrived in Scandinavia. Two eCanter were handed over to Citylogistik and Aarstiderne in the Danish capital Copenhagen. The eCanter now travels through nine major European cities.
Denmark aiming for decarbonisation of transport
The Danish government presented a new climate action plan with 38 measures, among them the previously leaked ban on the sales of all ICEs by 2030 and hybrid cars by 2035. In addition, the Danes will electrify their entire taxi and bus fleet by 2030 and are ready to spend millions.
Electric bendy-buses coming to Copenhagen
Arriva Danmark has turned to VDL to order 21 electric buses. Model Citea SLFA-180 Electric is the first articulated e-bus ever to arrive in Denmark and will serve in Copenhagen starting in December 2019. Moreover, the order presents a milestone for VDL.
Siemens HPC chargers for electric buses in Denmark
Siemens has signed an agreement with Denmark’s largest public transportation operator, Movia, for the delivery of fast-charging stations with pantograph for electric buses. 45 communities stand to benefit from the contract and is one of Siemens biggest eBus orders ever.
Montreal, UPS, Copenhagen, GreenPower, Pinellas County.
Electric taxi fleet: 50 electric cabs will start taking passengers in Montreal in mid-November. The pilot is run by start-up Taxelco, that bought the city’s second-biggest cab operator and plans to electrify the entire 500-strong fleet. Taxis, including Teslas, Kia Soul EV and Nissan Leaf, can be hailed via app.
Electric delivery fleet: UPS has received 18 electric trucks built by Workhorse specifically for stop-and-go operations postal service entails. The E-100 delivery vehicles that were purchased with the support of the DoE, local governments and non-profits, will serve in the Houston-Galveston area.
Copenhagen is to test lightweight electric buses from summer 2016 as two buses built by Finnish Linkker will serve on route 3A over two years. Rapid charging technology by Dutch Schunk/Heliox can partially recharge the buses in less than three minutes with electricity sponsored by E.ON.
Electric school buses: Canadian GreenPower signed a letter of intent to deliver a total of 20 electric school buses to Adomani. Delivery is due within a year’s time.
Hybrid bus fleet: As another seven hybrid buses join the fleet of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) in Florida, it grows to 68 in total. Comes next year, the transport provider will consider to add a number of purely electric vehicles as well in its overall fleet of 200.
Latvia, Israel, Copenhagen, USA.
Latvia latches on TEN-T: 235 EV charging stations will be erected in the Baltic state by 2022, if the Ministry of Transport gets its will. 60 of those are to be provided through the EU’s TEN-T programme and will line Latvia’s main roads by 2020. Another 175 charging stations, located within 50 km from each other, will follow by mid-2022, connecting smaller roads to the EV network.
Israel to clear the air: The city of Haifa plans to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ), the first of its kind in the country. In a first step, heavy vehicle traffic within the LEZ would be restricted. The Environment Ministry plans to spend 330 million NIS (about 87m dollars) on the project that now has to be approved by the cabinet.
Danish DriveNow update: BMW’s car sharing service together with Arriva will reportedly let 400 i3 loose in Copenhagen this September. Also on board is Danish travel card provider Rejsekort and energy utility E.on. The former will supply the keycard for the electric BMW.
Joint efforts: California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia are teaming up with provinces in the West Coast Electric Fleets initiative, a project by Pacific Coast Collaborative. The programme aims at the electrification of public and business fleets in the whole region.
Copenhagen, Paris, Malacca, Amman, Nottingham.
Copenhagen soon fully charged: Utility E.ON says it will install an additional 100 EV charging stations in the Danish capital. The network will thus include 600 stations at 125 locations by September. Copenhagen claims to become a carbon-neutral city by 2025. Outside the city, however, only 1,000 EV charging stations can be found in the country.
Paris is testing Solaris: Parisian public transport provider RATP is testing the Urbino 12 electric bus by Solaris over the coming months. The testing is part of Paris’ plan to electrify its 4,500-strong bus fleet by 2025. Further testing of buses from other providers will follow (we reported).
Malacca goes e-bus: The historic Malaysian city is putting two electric buses into service this August. They will first serve tourists hopping on and off to visit the city’s sites. The fleet will grow to 40 electric buses before the end of the year.
Amman sun-charged: The capital of Jordan announced plans to install about ten solar-powered EV charging station this year already. They will be set up by Net Energy, a company owned by a Jordanian entrepreneur based in the Silicon Valley. An agreement with Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has been signed.
Campus charged up: The University of Nottingham acquired nine Kangoo ZE. The electric Renault vans will be used by staff members and make up about 15% of the fleet. Public EV charging stations have been installed on campus with more being planned.
Copenhagen, Salzburg, USF, UNC Charlotte, Motiv Power Systems.
Underground maintenance electrified: Metro Service, that operates Copenhagen’s subway, already uses five Citroën Berlingo Electrique for servicing the network. Metro now acquired another three Nissan e-NV 200 and has installed its own 50-kW fast charging station in the Danish capital.
emobilitaetonline.de (in German), clever.dk (in Danish)
Touring with pedelecs: The Austrian city of Salzburg will open a new cycle track specifically designed for electric bicycles in May. Somewhat counterintuitively called Slow Bike, the trail runs through and around the town and crosses the border to Bavaria. Along the mountainous path, electric cyclists find charging and rental stations for pedelecs as well as information on the surrounding area.
emobilitaetonline.de, slow-bike-tour.com (both in German)
Campus charging I: The University of South Florida is to install seven fast charging station in the Tampa Bay area. The first one will go up at the St. Petersburg (USFSP) campus next month and was donated by Nissan and Duke Energy. The charging stations will be open to the public and customers will be charged 30 cents per kilowatt used.
Campus charging II: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) has been granted 64,000 dollars for two Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Projects. 52,000 dollars will be used to erect 20 charging stations on campus while 12,000 dollars are to fund a battery monitoring pilot programme for low speed electric vehicles.
Electric Ford commercial vans: AmeriPride has placed an order for six Ford F59 with all-electric powertrains by Motiv Power Systems. The walk-in vans provide up to 100 miles of range on a single charge and will be utilized in Fresno, California.
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BMW, York, Copenhagen, Burlingame, Telefonix.
Electrified shuttle service: BMW and hotel chain Fairmont in Beijing have signed cooperation. For the coming three months, hotel guests can use the i3-shuttles for a ride to the airport or to tour parts of the city.
Seeing electric: The city of York has electrified its diesel sightseeing buses. Moreover, it claims to now have the only double-decker gone electric worldwide. The was converted by Sheffield-based Magtec and uses lithium-ion batteries that allow for all-day operation without recharging.
No electric Car2go for Copenhagen: The carsharing service will kick-off in the Danish capital on September 17th. It is the first Scandinavian city to get Daimler’s carsharing scheme. Unfortunately, the 200 Smart cars will all be petrol-powered. Too bad, since Copenhagen has quite some charging infrastructure.
Two charging points for Burlingame: The Californian city will soon get two dual cord Level-2 EV charging stations by ChargePoint. These will be installed by REJ Electric on city-owned property, in the city’s downtown area. Because there was no power available at the selected site, the installation costs total 49,363 dollars.
Telefonix focuses efficiency: The company’s L2 PowerPost has now received UL approval. It is a low-current Level-2 charging station, designed especially for commercial use and long-term parking. It is also said to be more cost efficient than other stations, since it only charges with 20 amps, which allows for the installation of more stations with a given electrical supply.
Freight EVs, Renovo Coupe, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.
Download tip: E-Mobility NSR has published three “action plans” for the cities of Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Hamburg on how to support the use of electric light freight vehicles for the last mile.
All on e-mobility-nsr.eu, Amsterdam (PDF), Copenhagen (PDF), Hamburg (PDF)
Video tip: Chris Heiser is the CEO of Renovo. The Silicon Valley start up has now introduced its electric Renovo Coupe which is the main act in this Yahoo Autos video interview.
Panamera review: Richard Lane looks at the hybrid Porsche to see if it is “worth the premium” compared to a Tesla Model S. However, the hybrid Panamera’s electric mode only really applies in urban areas were it then unfolds its “truly wraith-like qualities” but only for a very limited range.