Vikingbus grows electric bus fleet in Copenhagen
The Danish bus company Vikingbus has ordered 45 electric buses from MAN. Vikingbus will deploy the e-buses of type Lion City 12 E on routes in the greater Copenhagen area from spring next year. They will join a growing fleet of zero-emission vehicles out for Vikingbus.
VW ID. Buzz: First drive in Volkswagen’s electric Bulli
When still in office, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess described the ID. Buzz as one of the most exciting vehicles launching this year. Our first drive of VW’s electric van shows that the carmaker has indeed succeeded in creating a great electric car that goes down very well with passers-by. If only it weren’t for the […]
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.