Apr 24, 2022 - 04:04 pm
NHS Lothian spends £525,000 on new electric vehicles
NHS Lothian in Scotland has invested over half a million pounds into its electric fleet. £525,000 recently bought the National Health Service in Lothian 58 electric vehicles and 46 charging stations and brought up fleet electrification to 25 per cent.
Mar 27, 2022 - 04:02 pm
Vitesco records major earnings from electrification
Vitesco Technologies has published its 2021 earnings and the focus on 800-Volt technology was paying off. E-mobility products made up almost half of their revenue last year. The news also saw the company announcing another major order worth around two billion euros for its latest electric drive system.
May 17, 2021 - 02:45 pm
Siemens USA aims for carbon neutral fleet by 2030
In an effort of self-disclosure, Siemens USA announced plans to electrify its fleet in the United States by 2030. Referring to ongoing initiatives by the Biden-Harris administration, the company considers the reduction of fleet emissions a “key to our success”.
Mar 10, 2021 - 12:30 pm
Austrian Post AG opts for load management by TMH
Austria’s mail service Austrian Post AG is aiming to decarbonise all last-mile deliveries by 2030. To charge the growing fleet, they will install over 2,400 charging points at more than 130 locations and now opted for smart load management.
Feb 25, 2021 - 11:02 am
US Postal Services not ready to let go of fossil fuels
Despite Biden’s announcement to electrify government fleets, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has just awarded a contract to the US commercial vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Defense, which is mainly known for building military vehicles.
Dec 13, 2020 - 04:42 pm
Hyundai: 12 BEV by 2025; launches fuel cell brand HTWO
Hyundai plans to introduce at least 12 battery-electric models by 2025, according to the updated ‘Strategy 2025’. This includes Hyundai to rely on the new 800-volt platform E-GMP which the carmaker will first use to power the Ioniq 5 next year.
Dec 6, 2020 - 05:16 pm
Electrification efforts in New Zealand & Australia
New Zealand’s Government around Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a climate emergency, vowing to introduce measures accordingly, such as the electrification of transport, first in the governmental fleet. Australia is also looking at electrification.
Dec 6, 2020 - 01:53 pm
EU to target 30 million electric vehicles by 2030
The European Commission, in a strategy due next week, will lay out measures to tackle EU greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. Reports speak of 30 million electric vehicles by 2030 and related infrastructure.
Jun 16, 2019 - 08:15 pm
UK: Government departments must move on ULEV
British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has set out plans for the government to move towards ultra-low emission car fleets over the next decade. The Government Car Service is on track to meet the targets, with EVs making up nearly 23% of the fleet.
Jun 16, 2019 - 07:27 pm
London: Chestertons estate agent goes for 100% EVs
Chestertons, one of London’s larger estate agents, is becoming the first estate group to replace its entire fleet of company cars with electric vehicles. The first 33 of a total of 60 BMW i3 are to arrive this July.
May 16, 2019 - 02:39 pm
US Democrats support combustion sales ban for 2040
In the USA, Democrats are launching a new bill to end the sale of cars with internal combustion engines nationwide from 2040. As an interim goal, the draft stipulates that by 2030 half of all new sold vehicles must be emissions-free.
Apr 30, 2019 - 04:05 pm
LA targets 100% electric vehicles by 2050
Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti has just introduced a target for the eradication of CO2 emissions in all transport, housing, industrial and governmental applications by 2050. By 2025, electric vehicles in the city shall increase by 25% and 80% by 2035.
Dec 6, 2018 - 01:56 pm
Opel announces details to 2020 electrification strategy
Opel has been releasing details regarding their planned electrification strategy over the next two years. Among other things, the manufacturer will open the order books for two electrified models in the first half of 2019: the new electric Corsa and the Grandland X plug-in hybrid.
Nov 2, 2018 - 02:45 pm
Jaguar reimagines electric city design
Together with the London architecture office Barr Gazetas, Jaguar has developed multiple concepts to showcase how electric mobility could change cities in future by reutilising the past. Four bold drafts have been published.
Oct 20, 2018 - 07:37 pm
Electrify America sets up interoperability alliance
The Volkswagen subsidiary founded to build charging infrastructure as a consequence of the diesel scandal has struck deals with the infrastructure providers EV Connect, Greenlots and SemaConnect to set up network interoperability.
Oct 15, 2018 - 02:39 pm
Jaguar may turn into all-electric car brand by 2025
JLR is considering to turn Jaguar into an electric vehicle only brand within the next decade. Executives and their product planners have produced an outline strategy, says Autocar, complete with a future line-up of nothing but EVs.
Oct 10, 2018 - 08:52 pm
Israel zeroing in on electric transport
The Israeli Minister for Energy, Yuval Steinitz, has outlines his plan to phase-out all fossil-fuel powered vehicles by 2030. He had hinted as much previously but now included commercial vehicles in his masterplan.
Sep 17, 2018 - 06:05 pm
Cadillac to focus on electrification instead of diesel
GM’s Cadillac announced they have put their diesel development on hold as the market appears to be “changing more quickly than we anticipated,” said new Cadillac President Steve Carlisle. Their focus is on electrified drive trains.
Sep 16, 2018 - 06:46 pm
California governor signs 16 environmental bills
California governor Jerry Brown has signed a series of environmental bills in a direct challenge to the Trump administration, which aim to boost EV use among economically challenged groups and reinforce the state’s climate action.
Jun 23, 2018 - 12:46 pm
VW & FAW to double electric car production facility
Volkswagen and its joint venture partner FAW are pressing to double their production facility in China. Their electric car production site in Foshan is currently churning out 300,000 EVs a year but it to grow into a “mega factory” with an annual capacity for over half a million units.
May 30, 2018 - 02:40 pm
PSA and Opel/Vauxhall agree on mid-term future
Ten months after French PSA has taken over Opel, they have come to an agreement regarding the Opel facilities in Germany. The Eisennach factory will start making the Grandland X including a PHEV version from mid-2019. Further investments into R&D are planned as well.
May 17, 2018 - 05:15 pm
Korea to fully electrify buses and trucks by 2030
The government in Seoul wants all buses and trucks to run with zero emissions by 2030, according to local media reports. Moreover, they want to increase the number of fast-charging stations for electric cars to 10,000 by 2022 and also electrify mail delivery.
May 15, 2018 - 06:14 pm
Kia to push first mild-hybrid system this year
Korea’s Kia will introduce their first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The first model to utilise the compact system will be the Kia Sportage before the mild-hybrid will help along the Ceed as well from 2019.
May 15, 2018 - 03:59 pm
RR CEO: “Rolls-Royce will be ‘full electric’ by 2040”
The Queen Mom of premium brands, Rolls Royce is gearing for complete electrification, albeit rather measuredly so. 2040 will be the year Rolls Royce will be “full electric” CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said in his latest interview.
Apr 4, 2018 - 05:42 pm
Hawaii to electrify its transport with renewables
The three largest utilities of Haiwaii have released their strategic roadmap that shall lead to transport becoming electric and charged with renewable energy from 2045. The aim is to make the world’s most remote islands independent from fossil fuel imports.