Tag: New York City

Jan 30, 2023 - 12:18 pm

NYC: Ride-hailing companies must turn 100% EV by 2030

Uber, Lyft and Co. must manage entirely electric car fleets by 2030 if they want to continue to offer ride-hailing in New York City. Mayor Eric Adams’ announcement will affect 100,000 vehicles in one of the world’s largest markets for-hire vehicles.

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Jan 5, 2023 - 05:32 pm

New York City buys another 1,000 electric vehicles

New York City announces procuring around 900 new electric vehicles to replace ICE vehicles and installing new charging stations as part of its ongoing commitment to green municipal fleets. The US government supports the city’s effort with grants of $10.1 million.

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Nov 17, 2022 - 04:27 pm

Revel receives more funding to build on Red Hook Superhub

Brooklyn-based e-mobility and infrastructure company Revel has completed a $50 million debt financing with BlackRock Alternatives. Revel will use the funds for its EV fast-charging Superhubs, which the company wants to install in urban areas across the USA.

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Nov 10, 2022 - 08:04 pm

The Mobility House to charge MTA e-buses

The Mobility House has been selected by the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to deploy its smart charging and energy management solution ChargePilot for New York City Transit (NYCT), the largest public bus fleet operator in the US.

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Aug 7, 2022 - 02:25 pm

New York City EV pilot may lead to 10,000 on-street chargers by 2030

Connected Kerb has been selected to deliver on-street charge points across New York City in what the company calls a “groundbreaking flagship project”. Provided for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Newlab, the pilot could lead to 10,000 curbside chargers across NYC by 2030.

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Feb 15, 2022 - 03:28 pm

NYC orders another 60 e-buses from New Flyer

New York City has ordered another 60 electric buses from New Flyer of America after the company already delivered 15 electric buses to the city. The vehicles are supposed to further reduce the metropolis’ carbon footprint.

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Jan 3, 2022 - 03:35 pm

NYC fleet to gain 184 Mach-e GTs and 250 Teslas

The New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has ordered 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GTs for the police and other agencies in New York City. DCAS also aims to purchase 250 Tesla Model 3s whereby the contract is still being finalised.

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Dec 29, 2021 - 04:43 pm

New York City to transition City fleet by 2030

New York City is investing $420 million in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure to accelerate its transition to an all-electric municipal fleet. This transition goal is being brought forward five years from 2035 to 2030.

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Dec 21, 2021 - 06:15 pm

Gravity makes Mach-E & Tesla taxis for New York City

EV fleet and infrastructure start-up Gravity has launched the first electric cars in a fleet of all-electric NYC yellow taxis. Gravity’s Ford Mustang Mach E is the first to ever serve as an NYC taxi. The company intends to deploy a fleet of at least 50 cabs made up of the Mach E and the […]

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Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets

A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.

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Aug 26, 2021 - 01:21 pm

Lime unleashes 1,000 kick scooters in New York City

Lime has launched 1,000 electric scooters in New York City to kick off the Department of Transportation’s East Bronx scooter-sharing pilot. New York will become just the second city in the United States to launch Lime’s latest generation scooter, the Gen4.

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Jun 30, 2021 - 04:21 pm

New York orders Mack Trucks’ e-refuse trucks

Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks has announced that the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) plans to purchase seven Mack LR Electric refuse models that are to operate in each of the city’s boroughs.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 04:35 pm

NYC municipal fleet adds fast-chargers to network

New York City’s government announced it had opened 58 fast-charging stations to power the city’s fleet vehicles. NYC currently has over 2,700 electric vehicles in its services. By the end of the year, the city expects double the number of fast-charging stations and open some to the public.

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Mar 18, 2020 - 05:21 pm

NYC re-legalises e-bikes amid Corona crisis

While most movements are restricted, the Covid-19 pandemic has some positive effects. New York City just shelved its ban on electric bicycles to help support food deliveries during the coronavirus crisis.

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Apr 18, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Lyft puts brakes on e-bike-sharing in NYC

Citi Bike is withdrawing all 1,000 electric bicycles in New York City due to safety concerns regarding the brakes. Lyft, which owns Citi Bike, made similar arrangements for its bike-sharing services in Washington and San Francisco.

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May 2, 2017 - 09:10 am

EU, Berlin, New York City, FTA, Nagpur.

EU approves fast-charging conglomerate: BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche have got the EU Commission’s permission for the installation and operation of an ultra-quick charging network through a joint venture. As announced earlier, construction is to start still this year with initially 400 CCS fast-charging stations with up to 30 charge points each along Europe’s core highways.
automobilwoche.de (in German)

30 EVs for all of Berlin’s airports: Airport operator FBB is to electrify its fleet through leasing 30 BMW i3 and invests also 240,000 euros in charging infrastructure. Within the next month, employees shall be able to choose between four car pool sites in Tegel, Schönefeld and at the future BER.

Electric bus trial in NYC: Ten electric buses will hit the roads of New York City from December on. The pilot programme shall provide information in order to specify requirements for a future business operation in New York’s metropolitan environment.

FTA raises 55m dollars to reduce emission: The State’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides 55m dollars for FY 2017 in order to motivate states, local authorities and indigenous tribes to purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles along with related equipment or facilities.

Test with 200 electric taxis: At 24th of May, the Indian city of Nagpur will kick-off a trial including 200 electric taxis provided by Mahindra. It’s the first project of such magnitude in India.
newindianexpress.com, livemint.com

Apr 19, 2017 - 07:56 am

Volkswagen, Shell, GM, Wellington, New York City.

Electrify America with 150kW: In the course of VW’s dieselgate penalty payment in the States, the German carmaker and EPA have now released the national plan for the first instalment of 300m dollars. It is to set up a nationwide quick charging network, including around 240 charging points with a minimum output of 150 kW but suitable to CCS, CHAdeMO and AC and open protocols. The project is to start in the second quarter of 2018. On top, VW has to implement around 300 charging stations with up to 50 kW in 11 metropolitan areas. The proposal still awaits approval.
electrek.co, hybridcars.com

Another giant trying to make amends is Shell, which has just joined the quick charging initiative CharIN. The oil company intends to add quick charging points to its petrol stations, first in Britain this year but later also in other countries. Besides, Shell murmured about its own intelligent tech for charging.
insideevs.com, charinev.org

Autonomous Bolt fleet: There exist 50 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt in three U.S. cities today but GM plans to raise their game. According to new documents handed in at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 300 additional Bolts are soon to hit the roads of San Francisco, Detroit, and Scottsdale. If they do, it would make GM’s autonomous EV fleet the world’s largest.

Reserved for EVs: New Zealand’s capital Wellington plans to keep 100 parking spaces free for electric cars and those to share exclusively during the course of this year. 37 bays have been assigned already and will be equipped with EV charging opportunities.

Paid to charge off-peak: EV owners in New York City and Westchester County are able to benefit from a new reward programme when charging their EV at times only few do. Electric utility Con Edison claims to pay 5 cents for each kilowatt-hour of charging during off-peak hours.

Dec 11, 2015 - 09:36 am

Beijing, Solar racer in NYC, Event.

Reading tip: Chinese capital Beijing just lifted the 3-day red alert due to high smog levels. According to Reuters, Chinese car dealers are already noticing an increase in demand for electric cars.

Video tip: Ars Technica got to take a trip in the Schulich Delta solar racecar through the shady street of Manhattan. Still, the solar-powered car built by the University of Calgary had nearly unlimited range. Conclusion: the technology “seems usable by a regular person.”
youtube.com via autoblog.com

Upcoming event: FIA Formula E, Round 3 (Dec 19; Punta del Este, Uruguay)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar

Dec 3, 2015 - 08:56 am

New York City, Munich, Paris, CHIC, London.

NYC committed to e-mobility: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the NYC Clean Fleet, a plan to create the largest municipal fleet of electric vehicles in the country. Over the next decade, about 2,000 city-owned fossil fuel sedans will be replaced with plug-in electric cars. The plan’s costs are expected to range from 50m to 80m dollars and will also include the creation of new charging stations.
nytimes.com, electriccarsreport.com

Munich supports EVs: The German city will launch a 22.2m euro programme in Q2/2016 to fund the adaptation of EVs. Businesses will receive grants between 4,000 and 5,500 euros when they buy a four-wheeled EV and up to 1,000 euros for the purchase of an electric scooter or an e-bike.
abendzeitung-muenchen.de (in German)

Paris, Capital of H2 cabs: The Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien (STEP) will launch a hydrogen-powered taxi fleet. The first five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell will soon be commissioned and the H2 taxi fleet is expected to grow to 70 vehicles within a year and as many as several hundred within the next five years. The first hydrogen filling station in downtown Paris has just been inaugurated by Air Liquide.
gasworld.com, businesswire.com; breezcar.com (in French)

H2 buses fight climate change: In the EU-funded CHIC project (Clean Hydrogen in European Cities), 56 fuel cell buses have been operated in eight cities and have avoided over 4 million litres of diesel and 6,000 tonnes of greenhouses gases. The CHIC project will run until the end of 2016. The city partners are currently planning for the expansion of their use of the technology.

E-cab crowdfunding: London-based taxi firm eConnect Cars has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the next phase of its growth ahead of the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. So far, the company has already raised more than 25 percent of its £400,000 crowdfunding target.
nextgreencar.com, crowdcube.com (campaign)

Feb 11, 2015 - 09:37 am

Stop the battery burglar.

Apparently stealing and reselling batteries from hybrid vehicle is quite a lucrative business. 14 incidents were reported since November, according to the police in New York City. In each of those cases, the cars were Toyota Camry hybrids and the majority were yellow cabs.

Dec 10, 2014 - 10:10 am

Faster than flying.

Not long ago, Amazon was looking into drones but for now the online giant resorted to an old yet fast form of delivery: cycle couriers. The service is called ‘Amazon Prime Now’ and is operated in New York City. The promise: get your goods within an hour or two. We say: Use electric bikes and half that time.

Feb 17, 2014 - 09:27 am

Snowboarding NYC.

No time to hit the slopes this year? Casey Neistat shows, that it’s enough to hit the street. Hooked up to his SUV, he snowboards his way through New York City. Chances are, the trip would have been better on his lungs, had his driving force been electric. Maybe next time.
youtube.com (Video)

Jan 10, 2014 - 09:32 am

New York City, Milton Keynes, Sri Lanka.

NYC loves BYD: ‘It performed excellent’ is the verdict of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York City, USA, after a two-months trial of a BYD electric bus. During testing, the e-bus covered 1,481 miles in Manhattan serving on different routes and could operate up to 30 hours on one charge in heavy traffic. The final report is now being distributed.
electriccarsreport.com, puregreencars.com

Recharge over a ‘cuppa’: The British town of Milton Keynes has now started a five-year trial of eight electric busses supported by Arup, Mitsui and the Borough‘s council. The vehicles will be charged wirelessly via two charging plates and shall recover 2/3 of their energy during the drivers‘ 10-minute tea breaks.
bbc.co.uk, businessgreen.com, thegreencarwebsite.co.uk

Sri Lanka to strengthen electric transport: The island state off the southern Indian coast plans to expand its network of charging stations and to import more EVs. The largest vehicle importers’ organisation believes that EVs will become a trend in 2014. Furthermore, a 100% cash margin on vehicle imports has just been withdrawn.

Found on electrive.com
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