Mar 24, 2023 - 02:33 pm
Thailand Post to electrify fleet within five years
The Thailand Post aims to replace its current postal vehicle fleet with electric vehicles within the next five years. By the end of 2023, the company plans to have integrated 250 electric vans on major delivery routes.
Mar 24, 2023 - 01:57 pm
Tata Motors secures another major Xpres order
The Indian manufacturer Tata Motors has announced another major fleet order for its electric cars. The taxi company OHM E Logistics in Hyderabad has ordered 1,000 units of the compact electric car XPRES T EV, which will be delivered in stages.
Mar 21, 2023 - 01:21 pm
Belgium’s ministries to drive electric from summer 2024
In Belgium, federal ministries will only be allowed to buy or lease purely electric official vehicles from July 2024 onwards. The Belgian Council of Ministers has now approved a corresponding proposal by the Minister for the Civil Service Petra De Sutter.
Mar 13, 2023 - 02:30 pm
BYD receives major order from Octopus in the UK
Octopus Electric Vehicles wants to procure 5,000 electric cars from BYD for British customers over the next three years. The two companies have agreed on this as part of a memorandum of understanding.
Mar 9, 2023 - 04:15 pm
Webasto enables HR to assign charging profiles and bill sessions
Webasto has launched a new add-on for its ChargeConnect software that allows companies to integrate charging data into cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It enables fleet managers to bill employees for charging sessions right on their payroll, among other things.
Mar 1, 2023 - 05:06 pm
Germany’s car fleets electrification slower than neighbours
How is it going with the electrification of company car fleets in Germany, and how does this compare to its Northern European neighbours, the Netherlands and Sweden? To answer that question, a comparative study was commissioned by the energy company Vattenfall. We summarised the main results.
Jan 10, 2023 - 01:37 pm
Mitie to install charge points at UK employment centres
The British energy service provider Mitie has been awarded a contract by the UK Department for Work and Pensions to install and maintain a total of around 250 charging points at 120 employment centres in the UK. The contract is worth £4.3 million.
Dec 1, 2022 - 02:48 pm
Ireland launches commercial EV fleet trial nationwide
The Department of Transport and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have launched the Commercial Fleet Trial as planned. Businesses will be trialling fully electric vehicles to see how they can work for their business to save money and emissions.
Nov 26, 2022 - 03:12 pm
Moove launches roaming service for Uber drivers with Paua
The African fintech company Moove has launched Moove Charge in London. The service made for Uber drivers relies on technology by Paua, a roaming provider specialising in UK fleets. Moove Charge is to provide access to 6,600 charge points across the British capital.
Apr 28, 2022 - 01:42 pm
Paua introduces roaming service exclusive to fleets
Paua, a newcomer to the e-mobility space founded in 2020, says it has reached a milestone with its roaming network now allowing access to 10,000 charge points across the UK. Their partners include leading providers such as Osprey, Fastned, Ionity, Connected Kerb, Char.gy, and Mer.
Dec 8, 2021 - 06:23 pm
BP acquires Amply Power in the US
BP took its first major step into electrification in the US with the acquisition of Amply Power, an EV charging and energy management provider for fleets that operate trucks, transit and school buses, vans and light-duty vehicles.
Oct 26, 2021 - 03:59 pm
ABB’s Panion & AWS launch fleet management tool
ABB’s corporate startup Panion and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are launching the test phase of their jointly developed digital solution for electric vehicle fleet charge planning. The cloud-based software, called Panion EV Charge Planning, is dedicated to real-time management of electric fleets and charging facilities.
Oct 26, 2021 - 10:35 am
VW runs out of EVs
Originally, Volkswagen had called on its managers to choose cars that were as CO2-friendly as possible as company cars. A special rule on this was already softened in June due to the lack of available EV models.
Jul 26, 2021 - 10:10 pm
Asda to convert all company cars to electric by mid-2025
The British supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will convert its fleet of over 600 vehicles completely to electric cars by June 2025. The company is thus a few years ahead of the British government’s target of only allowing new zero-emission cars from 2030.
Jul 19, 2021 - 01:15 pm
Royal Mail wants all company cars electric by 2030
UK postal service Royal Mail wants to convert all of its company cars to electric vehicles by 2030. Under the plans, the company will overhaul all of its current car programes to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.
Jun 21, 2021 - 02:31 pm
Ample expands automated battery swapping system (video)
Ample, the American start-up supported by Shell, among others, announced two partnerships in the past few days to deploy its technology for EV battery swapping in Japan and the USA. Ample supports fully automated modular battery exchanges and says it is working with various manufacturers.
Apr 6, 2021 - 04:53 pm
Swisscom working towards full fleet electrification
Telecommunications group Swisscom maintains one of the largest company fleets in Switzerland, comprising of around 24,000 vehicles. The Group now decided to progress electrification and to include all-electric cars for the first time. Swisscom opted for the new Škoda Enyaq e-SUV by the Volkswagen Group.
Mar 17, 2021 - 07:01 am
Siemens & DCS launch ‘Enterprise Charging Network’
Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) have teamed up to better help business fleets make the switch to electric vehicles. Corporate customers can now sign onto the ‘Enterprise Charging Network’ for unified access to charging points across Europe.
Jan 21, 2021 - 04:59 pm
Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly
The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales.
Dec 16, 2020 - 09:57 pm
FCA offers fleet customers NewMotion charging solutions
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and NewMotion announce a new partnership for FCA’s business clients that will gain access to NewMotion’s entire charging ecosystem. The partners will roll out the service in twelve European countries, starting with France, Germany and the UK.
Oct 4, 2020 - 04:03 pm
Change of view: The EV as end device in the tech stack
In our latest feature, Paul Gumienny of Cosmic Cat Group is reminded of his experience in the early telco industry when looking at e-mobility today. Much like in the telecommunication sector before, he says fleet managers and the industry better start rethinking their business now.
Sep 12, 2020 - 02:17 pm
A friend of short trips: Citroën Ami electric car review
Less is more. That’s the Citroën Ami in a nutshell. The all-electric four-wheeler with its 75-kilometre-range targets a young, urban group of buyers who simply want to get from A to B. We tested it and wondered whether the little friend is also suitable for fleet use.