Apr 26, 2023 - 01:43 pm
USA: Blink Mobility acquires the shared EV service Envoy
Blink Charging’s subsidiary Blink Mobility, an all-electric carsharing service, announced the acquisition of Envoy Technologies, which offers shared electric vehicles as an amenity for real estate developers. Blink Mobility says the deal will create one of the largest all-electric carsharing companies in the United States.
Nov 17, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Zeekr launches autonomous SEA-M platform
The premium electric brand Zeekr, part of the Geely Group, has launched its SEA-M platform for autonomous electric vehicles. The SEA-M is an evolution of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) for autonomous vehicles. The first representative of the new SEA-M vehicle type is the Zeekr M-Vision.
Aug 22, 2022 - 02:49 pm
LAX installing 1,300 EV charging stations
The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) targets having 1,300 charging points for electric vehicles by the end of the year. The overhaul will place the airport among the largest charging facilities in the US.
Jun 30, 2022 - 01:42 pm
LA may become the biggest city yet to ban new gas stations
Los Angeles, the second most populated city in the US, could become the largest city yet to ban the construction of new gas stations. A directive to this effect is currently being drafted, reports the Guardian newspaper, and could become all the more decisive in the city known for its reliance on cars.
May 6, 2022 - 12:41 pm
Volta Trucks presents market entry strategy for the USA
Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks has announced the strategic roadmap for its entry into the North American market. According to the plan, the company will initially launch a pilot fleet of one hundred 16-tonne Volta Zeros (Class 7) in the US in mid-2023. They will be evaluated by customers in Los Angeles and later […]
Apr 11, 2022 - 02:31 pm
LA to electrify the municipal fleet with over 10,000 EVs
The city council of the US city of Los Angeles in the state of California has passed a motion to electrify the city’s vehicle fleet. The ‘Electric Vehicle Master Plan’ envisions electrifying more than 10,000 vehicles along with building the appropriate charging infrastructure.
Feb 22, 2022 - 03:09 pm
Order for 25 Kenworth e-trucks for Los Angeles
US manufacturer Kenworth has just announced its largest electric truck order to date. Jack Khudikyan, owner of the logistics companies AJR Trucking and MDB Transportation, has ordered 25 electric trucks from Kenworth.
Nov 12, 2021 - 12:14 pm
Kia to present large electric SUV in LA
After Hyundai, Kia has now also announced a fully electric large SUV model. A preview in the form of a study will be presented on 17 November at AutoMobility LA with the Kia Concept EV9, for which Kia has published the first renderings in advance.
Nov 6, 2021 - 07:12 pm
LA to install megawatt solar microgrid to charge electric buses
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has been awarded a $6mn grant by the California Energy Commission to install one of the largest EV fleet charging systems in the US. The funding comes after the agency had announced to transition its entire fleet to electric in time for the Summer Olympics in 2028.
Oct 28, 2021 - 02:29 pm
Hertz to supply 50,000 Teslas to Uber drivers – to start with
Hertz will provide 50,000 of the 100,000 electric cars ordered from Tesla to Uber drivers in the United States. Starting on 1 November, drivers can rent Teslas from Hertz through the new program in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C., so the company.
Oct 7, 2021 - 03:32 pm
Blink grows charging & car-sharing in LA
In the USA, Blink Mobility has announced the expansion of its BlueLA electric car-sharing program serving Los Angeles with 300 street side EV charging stations and an increase the car-sharing EV fleet.
Jul 22, 2021 - 04:49 pm
Fisker to open brand centres in EU & USA in 2022
The Californian electric car manufacturer Fisker gives more details about its plans for branches in the USA and Europe. A series of sales locations is to open starting in L.A, followed by more locations in the USA and Europe.
Feb 4, 2021 - 03:18 pm
Amazon & Rivian making speedy progress (video)
After Amazon announced in September 2019 that it would order 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian, the e-commerce giant has now begun testing the new e-transporters on delivery routes in parts of Los Angeles. The trials are right on (record) time.
Sep 14, 2020 - 05:09 pm
Toronto launches third electric bus variant
With the arrival of a third electric bus model, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) now has what it claims to be the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. However, the superlative claim will soon be taken by the city of LA in the USA.
Sep 3, 2020 - 12:30 pm
LAPD isn’t even nice to the environment
Since 2016, the Los Angeles Police Department has received 100 BMW i3s each year. However, the older i3s with a 22-kWh battery and no range extender seem to have insufficient range for police operations.
May 19, 2020 - 01:39 pm
Polestar announces US retail locations
Polestar has announced their first retail partners for the US market, which will help Volvo’s plug-in brand to set up a network of so-called Polestar Spaces in New York and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco this year.
Mar 6, 2020 - 03:17 pm
Lucid Motors to opt for direct sales model
Lucid Motors, the electric car start-up, has announced details of its sales and service strategy and nine Lucid Studios showroom locations in the USA. The first showroom has already opened at the company’s headquarters in Newark, California.
Feb 21, 2020 - 04:20 pm
Los Angeles first electric buses to hit the road in March
The city of Los Angeles will receive the first of a total of 155 electric buses to be delivered over the next two years starting in March. The procurement is part of the Californian city’s plan to fully electrify its bus fleet by the start of the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Jan 21, 2020 - 02:14 pm
Canoo opens waitlist for subscription-only EV
Canoo, (formerly Evoloczity), has announced the opening of the waitlist for their subscription-only, 7-seater, electric vehicle. Being put on the waitlist is open to everybody and free to join, though the initial market appears focussed on the L.A. area.
Nov 29, 2019 - 11:58 pm
Los Angeles takes aim at 80% electric sales by 2028
The “Zero Emissions Roadmap 2028 2.0” for the Los Angeles area has just been presented. It outlines the way the city aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by 25% by the 2028 Olympic Games. E-mobility plays an essential role.
Nov 18, 2019 - 06:44 pm
Hyundai starts electric car-sharing in L.A.
Hyundai has established a new venture named MoceanLab to provide mobility services in LA. Starting with a pilot carsharing, Mocean Carshare will deploy up to 20 Hyundai Ioniq PHEVs across the city of angels still this year before adding pure electric vehicles to the fleet.