Jul 21, 2022 - 01:49 pm
Newcomer Biliti Electric launches delivery fuel cell trike
E-mobility company Biliti Electric has unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell electric trike. The ‘FastMile’ takes clues from e-tuk-tuks which are widespread in India but since Biliti is based in California and only rooted in India, they will launch the last-mile FCEV in the US first.
Jun 23, 2021 - 04:15 pm
Hyundai expands partnership with ride-hailing firm Grab
Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia, announced expanding a partnership with ride-hailing service Grab in Southeast Asia. The focus is now on piloting new EV business models such as leasing EVs with a battery-as-a-service model or car-as-a-service model, to facilitate the switch for Grab drivers.
Jun 14, 2021 - 04:53 pm
Volkswagen managers must wait for electric cars
Due to the high demand for electric cars, the board of the Volkswagen brand has decided to take an unusual step. The carmaker’s 18,000 or so executives are temporarily no longer allowed to order pure battery-electric vehicles as company cars.
Sep 11, 2020 - 02:21 pm
VW hands over the first ID.3 in Germany
The first VW ID.3 has been delivered in Germany as Volkswagen hands over the 1st Edition model made in its ‘Transparent Factory’ in Dresden. The first customer was handed over a white ID.3.
May 3, 2019 - 01:06 am
DPD Ireland to deliver with electric vehicles
The Irish brand of logistics operator DPD will invest 3.2 million euros in electrifying its fleet of vehicles. DPD Ireland launched the so-called ElectriCity roll-out in Dublin and says it will spread to other urban locations across Ireland over the next three years – if EV supply allows.
Feb 20, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Tesla hits 200,000 Model 3 mark and rising
Tesla has apparently exceeded the mark of 200,000 Model 3 units produced, according to the Bloomberg tracker. Already registered VINs for the Model 3 are closing in on the 300,000 units this quarter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reports even bigger plans on Twitter.
Feb 11, 2019 - 11:49 am
Tesla cuts staff for North American deliveries
Tesla has more than halved the staff in its department that delivers Model 3 to North American buyers. The layoffs are a sign that demand for Model 3 in the US has declined sharply as Tesla’s federal tax relief runs out. Now the company focuses on deliveries in China and Europe.
Jan 23, 2019 - 07:59 pm
VW e-Up order stop due to delivery issues
Volkswagen will disable orders for the VW e-Up on their internal dealer system beginning this Friday as the carmaker admits being unable to keep up with demand. Electrive was able to confirm this in Germany and also in the UK; the word is out.
Oct 30, 2018 - 05:28 pm
Sports car maker turning to urban electric car market
The Bulgarian racing car manufacturer Sin Cars Int. Eood wants to get involved in the electric car business in future. Yet, they do not aim for say the FIA Formula E but have a more down to earth endeavour in mind: electric city cars. And they want to go public.
Jul 8, 2018 - 04:28 pm
Elon Musk: “Norwegians are right to be upset with Tesla.”
In Norway, where once Tesla was first to satisfy a stirring hunger for electric cars, Norwegians now complain about delays and slow service. Elon Musk has admitted problems but points to Norway’s regulation as being responsible. The issue may run deeper though.
Jun 27, 2018 - 02:33 pm
Tesla Model 3 becomes cheaper & available faster
Tesla updated the Model 3 configurator, revealing new options and price changes as well as adapted delivery times. The biggest change is the price for the Model 3 with dual motor and the performance version now costing less.
Apr 22, 2018 - 03:40 pm
VW experiencing “unprecedented demand” for plug-ins
Volkswagen’s British arm has been overwhelmed by the demand for its two plug-in models offered in the UK, the Passat GTE and Golf GTE. They had to stop taking orders for now with both factories said to be at full capacity.
Apr 15, 2018 - 08:58 pm
Just Eat gears up for green delivery fleet across UK
Deliveroo rival Just Eat is offering a special deal to restaurants in its network that are willing to switch to electric transport. Just Eat has teamed up with Eskuta to offer a 45% discount on the price of its electric delivery scooters.
Mar 23, 2018 - 03:12 pm
Ikea coming to India with electric delivery vehicles
Swedish furniture maker Ikea is due to open its first store in India by mid-2018. At the outlet in Hyderabad, Ikea will offer deliveries of course and 20 percent of the vans are to be electric with more electrification planned.
Feb 25, 2018 - 07:56 pm
UPS and Workhorse to design electric delivery van
UPS is collaborating with Workhorse in the USA to design an electric delivery vehicle from the ground up. They aim for price parity with comparable ICE vans. A fleet of 50 is to be deployed as part of UPS’ so-called Rolling Lab in 2018.
Feb 19, 2018 - 02:05 pm
Chevy Bolt EV boldly available
There might be some good in Model 3 deliveries being slow. At least that is what GM’s marketing seem to have thought when designing their latest email campaign around one currently unique selling point of the Bolt EV.