GO Sharing to use €50m for multi-modal expansion
GO Green, the parent company of the Dutch e-scooter sharing provider GO Sharing, has raised 50 million euros in a new financing round. At the same time, the start-up announced that it has just launched operations in the Belgian city of Antwerp with 500 e-scooters.
Flipkart & Amazon electrify fleets with EVs from Mahindra Electric
Amazon India has just partnered with Mahindra Electric and has announced they will deploy close to a hundred Mahindra Treo Zor EVs in seven major cities across the country. Amazon’s rival on the e-commerce marketplace in India, Flipkart, has also just announced that they will deploy more than 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030.
Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the fleet
Lime is adding electric mopeds to its micromobility platform and said it plans to launch as many as 600 LEVs on its platform in Washington D.C. this spring. The company is also working with authorities to pilot the mopeds in Paris.
India: Ola invests €265 million in e-scooter plant
India may see what Ola deems the world’s largest e-scooter factory being built next year. The Indian ride-service provider has just announced the intent of construction with an investment of 324 million dollars (€265M). The company also wants to sell in Europe and global markets.
Metz & Intis inductive charging for e-kick-scooters
German manufacturers Metz & Intis have created an inductive charging platform for electric kick-scooters. The wireless solution called Easy Charge is suitable for the Metz Moover, but will also be available for electric scooter models from all other manufacturers. This inductive charging solution is also possible in retrofits, making it viable for other light electric […]
Brose has developed a full system for e-bikes
Brose is transforming itself from being an electric bicycle drive supplier to being able to provide a whole system. At the Eurobike Media Days, Brose presented a specially developed e-bike system for the first time and can now offer drives, batteries and displays from a single source.
Emergency declared, action pending
In May this year, the Welsh Government was the first UK parliament to declare a ‘climate emergency’. It seems that now the Welsh government has an in-house challenge: Out of 77 official cars, 95% are diesel and only one is eletric.
Taiwan to outlaw fuel-powered bikes and cars
With 14 million two-wheelers for its populace of 23 million, Taiwan praises itself to have the highest motorcycle density in the world. Accordingly, its latest law for climate action aims to get their exhaust under control.
French government cancels subsidies for PHEVs
With the beginning of 2018, several modifications within the government’s electric mobility programme are coming into effect. While electric-powered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles further benefit from a 6000-euro purchase rabat, PHEVs are no longer included in this list.