BMW and Mercedes sell Share Now to Stellantis
BMW and Mercedes-Benz plan on selling their joint car-sharing business Share Now to Stellantis. The three companies have signed an agreement but agreed to leave the deal’s details undisclosed. The transaction is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
Stellantis reveals details of EU charging network
After Stellantis announced the construction of a European charging network with AC and DC chargers a few weeks ago, the car company has now revealed some details about the DC chargers. Under the project name Atlante, the first DC station is already being built in Italy.
PSA adds options for electric car drivers to Free2Move
The PSA Group is adding new features to its Free2move mobility service for electric vehicle users. The new ‘Charging Pass’ feature helps to locate and unlock over 85,000 charging stations in Europe. There is also a novel route planner designed for electric cars.
Paris: PSA will also launch electric car sharing service
After Renault, PSA will now also set up an electric vehicle sharing fleet to replace to EV sharing programme Autolib in Paris. Under the Free2Move brand, the company will launch a fleet of 550 Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles on the 3rd of December for short term rentals.
Free2Move, Deutsche Bahn, Montreal, CharhePoint, Dubai.
PSA EV sharing in Madrid: Free2Move is the French answer to future mobility services and has now found an outlet in the Spanish capital together with partner Eysa. Under the name Emov, 500 Citroën C-Zero will free float in Madrid and even to the outskirts of the city.
Testing is underway in Berlin and Leipzig where Deutsche Bahn let loose autonomous electric mini buses on employees. The Olli that serves at the EUREF campus in Berlin is build by Local Motors, while the Leipzig bus is from EasyMile. The test will enter the public sphere next year.
deutschebahn.com (in German)
Electric transport in Montreal: STM (Société de transport de Montréal) will electrify all its buses by 2025 if testing is successful. A pilot project is due to start early next year and will see three electric buses serving route 36 in the Canadian city. Passengers may get on board from spring.
DC Charging California: 70 new fast-charging points are to be installed by ChargePoint in California with the support of the California Energy Commission. They will stand along transit routes spanning both North and South California and also allow access to previously underserved areas.
Electric shopping trip: The Dubai Mall spans the equivalent of 50 football fields and so the shopping centre offers a chauffeur service with electric cars. Tired consumers can take a seat in two Peugeot iOn and be dropped off for free at their next shopping destination.