Tag: electric taxis

May 17, 2018 - 05:43 pm

Driving electric cars makes you happy

Seriously. Driving an electric car makes people happy, a study by York University finds. Commissioned by London cab company LEVC, the researchers monitored brain activity of cabbies sitting in diesel and electric vehicles and compared the results.

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Apr 18, 2018 - 01:51 pm

Volocopter shows air taxi stations for 10,000 people/day

German startup Volocopter presents infrastructure for its electric flying cab service in the making. It consists of so-called Volo-Ports leading to Volo-Hubs, designed to shuttle thousands of passengers through each day. Volocopter wants to launch the first within 10 years.

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Mar 28, 2018 - 01:07 pm

Google’s Waymo to turn Jaguar I-Pace into robotaxi

Jaguar and Google’s Waymo have announced a long-term strategic partnership to launch a 20,000 strong fleet of self-driving taxis based on the I-Pace. Testing is to start this year with the final autonomous electric cars to arrive by 2020.

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Mar 21, 2018 - 07:55 pm

BYD to send 1,000 electric taxis to Thailand

A major Thai vehicle distributor has turned to China’s BYD to deliver a total of a thousand electric cabs to Thailand. The first 100 EVs are scheduled to arrive this year and are said to have a range of 350 km.

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Mar 21, 2018 - 04:08 pm

London updates rapid-charging for electric cabs

The Mayor of London marks the installation of the 100th fast-charging station in the UK capital. 51 of those charge points are reserved for electric black cabs. Also London’s boroughs say they’ve made progress in their patchy EV infrastructure.

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Mar 11, 2018 - 07:33 pm

Uber Green launches with Renault Zoe in Bucharest

Ride hailing app provider Uber has launched its EV-only suite in Romania’s capital. 20 Renault Zoe have become available to book in cooperation with charging infrastructure firm ElDrive. The service is available in selected European capitals.

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Nov 27, 2017 - 01:12 pm

E.ON supports electric cabs in Sweden

30 Renault Zoe have arrived in the Swedish capital where cab provider Taxi Stockholm is working to electrify its fleet. The entire charging infrastructure has been provided by utility E.On and includes the provision of electricity from renewables.

Feb 3, 2016 - 09:18 am

Hydrogen, electric taxis, Arkadelphia, ClipperCreek.

Hydrogen from renewables: In its push to make fuel cell vehicles emission-free, the Japanese government started an initiative for H2 from renewable sources. The Environment Ministry initially intends to set up 100 units across Japan by 2019. The first five stations will go up within the next two months. 75 percent of the cost is covered by the government on the condition that benefactors like companies and authorities use FCVs as official vehicles.

The million miles milestone has been reached by an electric cab service in Scottish Dundee. 203020 Electric introduced a fleet of 30 Nissan Leaf cabs only last April and is delighted to have reached its target ahead of schedule. Drivers save up to 120 GBP a week in fuel costs and the company looks to expand.

Electric patrol: The police in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, has replaced ten Ford Crown Vics with Toyota Camry Hybrids. The city thus saves about three percent of its annual budget and enables officers to approach silently. As Ford discontinued the traditional Crown Vic, carmakers are rushing in to fill the gap.
carscoops.com, greencarreports.com

Next-gen EV charger: ClipperCreek has upgraded its Level 2 home charging EV station. The updated LCS-20 now features 16 Amp charging and a longer cable, while the price of 379 dollars for the hardwired model and 395 dollars for all four plug-in models remains the same.

Found on electrive.com
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