Speedy acquires 150 Ford E-Transit vans
UK construction equipment and services provider Speedy is adding 150 new electric vans to its fleet. The firm has ordered 100 Ford E-Transit models (4.25 t class) and 50 E-Transit vans (3.5 t class) to replace ICE models. The 150 units will make up over ten per cent of Speedy’s 1,100-strong commercial fleet.
Albert Heijn will electrify Dutch city fleets entirely
The Dutch retailer Albert Heijn will decarbonise all deliveries in the centre of the Hague by the end of this year, including home delivery and the supply of its stores. Throughout 2023, deliveries in central Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Amsterdam are also to be made only electrically.
Boston to replace all 700 school buses with electric buses
Boston wants to replace its entire fleet of more than 700 school buses with electric vehicles by 2030, starting with 20 buses taking kids to school during the next school year. The move is part of the city’s Green New Deal, which includes converting much of its vehicle fleet, not only school buses.
Victoria state fleet to get more electric
Australia’s Victoria state government has announced a new budget to buy electric cars for its fleet. The commitment includes purchasing 400 new vehicles and charging infrastructure over the next two years for about $15 million.
City of Houston buys nearly 100 new electric vehicles
The City Council of Houston, Texas, has approved purchasing 97 battery electric vehicles. The new EVs will replace ICE vehicles ageing out of the official fleet. The Houston Climate Action Plan aims to convert all non-emergency, light-duty municipal vehicles to electric by 2030.
VinFast wins first US customer for electric cars shown at CES
Not even a week after making its CES debut, VinFast announces its first fleet customer to buy electric cars. Artemis DNA, a biotech company dealing in genetics, has reserved 100 EVs from the Vietnamese company and expects delivery in late 2022 when VinFast will turn into an all-electric car manufacturer.
US plans to drive transport electrification becoming concrete
The Biden administration is driving plans to increase electric transport across the US. Advances such as replacing all Government vehicles with electric ones have resulted in a new executive order. The President demands all light-duty vehicles acquired by the government to be emission-free by 2027.
German car rental company Sixt expands in Australia
Sixt announces its expansion in Australia through a franchise with the National Roads & Motorists’ Association (NRMA), the largest national automobile club. The cooperation will immediately give the German company a 13% market share and introduce one of the largest EV rental fleets in Australia.
SPIE UK en route to fleet decarbonisation by 2025
British energy and communications firm SPIE UK announces the first step in its fleet electrification effort. The company purchased 60 Nissan e-NV200 vans and says it aims to replace 98 per cent of its fleet with alternative fuel vehicles by 2025.