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13.05.2019 - 18:23

London: TfL orders 20 fuel cell double-decker buses

Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 fuel cell double-decker buses from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus. The transit operator will use the hydrogen-powered buses in the British capital starting next year on routes 245, 7 and N7.

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10.05.2019 - 00:41

DPD UK takes charge of ten eVito electric vans

Mercedes-Benz has registered further interest in its electric vehicles at home and abroad: DPD will add ten eVito to its British fleet, a first in the UK. Moreover, clients in Germany have procured hybrid transporters and also join the growing circle of eActros truck testing companies.

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25.04.2019 - 14:26

Siticars presents electric mini car for London’s ULEZ

The London startup Siticars has introduced a small electric car for journeys in London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone. The BEV is called Me, and also comes as a pickup and panel van. Performance is strictly down to use case with a top speed of around 80 km/h and a range of about 150 km.

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02.03.2019 - 14:58

London: Ubitricity to add 200 streetlamp EV chargers

Over 200 public electric vehicle chargers will go up on lampposts in London’s green borough of Richmond, provided by Ubitricity. The project was funded with a £300,000 grant from the Go Ultra Low City Scheme run by the Department for Transport.

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25.02.2019 - 20:51

London opens £23m van scrappage fund

First promised late last year, London has opened its scrapping fund to help microbusinesses and charities get rid of their older vans and minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles. Worth 23 million pounds, the “scrap for cash” options are more attractive than expected.

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17.02.2019 - 18:31

London Mayor announced black cab EV investment

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to electric vehicles. The plans will more than double the TfL’s existing £18m fund. Additionally, grants will be restructured to provide more payments at higher levels.

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07.02.2019 - 15:17

DriveNow expanding UK fleet by 130 BMW electric cars

The BMW subsidiary car-sharing service DriveNow has announced that they have expanded their London fleet by another 130 new i3s, as part of their plan to become “an 80% all-electric club by 2025”. The fleet now consists of 180 electric vehicles in nine London Boroughs.

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31.01.2019 - 13:01

UK company LEVC lays off 70 employees

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is to lay off 70 temporary employees, according to information from the BBC. Reasons were not given, but it is likely that Brexit has played a role.

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24.01.2019 - 19:24

London: Electric car club Zipcar delivers e-Golf data

Car club Zipcar says it runs the UK’s largest electric vehicle fleet in London using Volkswagen electric vehicles. And, since the offer has grown to include a total of 325 e-Golf since summer last year, Londoners have shared the electric cars rather eagerly.

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20.12.2018 - 17:00

London against pollution and congestion

London tackles air pollution with further restrictions and subsidies. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have made changes to the congestion charge that applies to central London roads. PHEVs and private hire vehicles such as Uber cars will lose their exemption after 2021.

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29.11.2018 - 14:17

Insensible urban aesthetics

The Zipcar car club that runs 325 VW e-Golf in London complains about the slow expansion of fast-charging infrastructure in the British capital. That is nothing new, unfortunately, but Zipcar makes a new argument.

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17.11.2018 - 15:19

London receives 36 BYD & ADL electric buses

The cooperation between the electric bus manufacturers BYD and ADL has completed it’s order, as 36 electric buses were delivered to public transport operator RATP Dev in London. The Enviro200 EV electric buses, including infrastructure, were ordered in 2017.

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03.11.2018 - 17:36

London to trial its first ultra-low-emission-vehicle street

The City of London Corporation borough has announced plans for a pilot scheme limiting access to central roads to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV). The Moor Lane proposal is just one of many to turn parts of London’s historic Square Mile into zero-emissions zones by 2022.

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01.11.2018 - 14:36

Wrightbus presents double decker fuel cell bus

Wrightbus present what they claim to be the world’s first double-decker fuel cell bus at the Euro Bus Expo. The StreetDeck model uses a fuel cell  from Ballard to power a Siemens drivetrain. And, Wrightbus has got an exclusive client at hand.

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30.10.2018 - 19:56

EasyJet to launch first electric aeroplane by 2019

Flying from London to Amsterdam with zero emission? You may not have to wait much longer, at least if the cooperation of EasyJet and Wright Electric continues to progress at lightning speed. The British airline aims to launch an electric aircraft next year.

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25.10.2018 - 18:30

Uniti to build pilot factory for Uniti One in UK

The Swedish electric vehicle startup Uniti has announced their intention to construct a pilot factory for their upcoming city EV in the British Silverstone Park. It will be used to manufacture the Uniti One and serve as a pilot programme for licensed factories around the world, according to the manufacturer.

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24.10.2018 - 20:59

London Uber to charge electric taxi fee

Uber needs their drivers to switch to electric cars in order to continue being able to drive through central London. Therefore the ride-hailing startup that is valued at over 70 billion dollars wants passengers to pay a surcharge.

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08.10.2018 - 15:05

Allego joins Shell & Visa enabling contactless payment

Charging infrastructure provider Allego has launched a global scheme for contactless payment. The first such charging station opened in London today, where Allego works with Shell. A newly developed and certified standard enables payment via EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) with just a touch (NFC).

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17.09.2018 - 14:30

ZF electric drive axle for zero emission buses arrives in UK & US

London’s red double-decker buses will soon approach silently. Busmaker Optare has ordered the AxTrax AVE electric portal axle from ZF to equip 31 buses. Also in the States ZF announces a new chapter in their existing partnership with New Flyer as they are to equip 100 buses with ZF’s technology.

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29.08.2018 - 19:58

Two London councils to ban polluters

Two London borough councils are going to ban all vehicles except ultra-low emission variants in key areas during peak times to reduce air pollution. Starting on September 3rd, petrol, diesel and older hybrids will have to be careful where they drive at times.

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21.08.2018 - 13:17

Char.gy: New player on London lamp post charging scene

Street lights doubling as charging stations will be a sight across all of London. After Siemens and Ubitricty, Britain’s Char.gy has been named as another chosen supplier of the Go-ultra Low City Scheme. The plan is to install 1,150 lamp post chargers by 2020.

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16.08.2018 - 15:47

UK: Siemens & Ubitricity to deliver lamp post charging

Siemens and Berlin-based Ubitricity have been selected to help London improve EV charging infrastructure by retrofitting street lamps. They are 2 of 8 organisations in the Go-ultra Low City Scheme through which London expects to deliver 1,150 charge points by the end of 2020.

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15.08.2018 - 14:38

City of London charging parking fees based on emissions

The City of London Corporation that controls the centre of the British capital is introducing emissions based charges for parking in the Square Mile. Drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles will pay less as emissions are detected automatically through the RingGo app.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/11/london-lilium-plans-software-development-for-air-taxis/
11.06.2019 14:27