Feb 10, 2023 - 03:32 pm
Sepur employs 18 electric garbage trucks in Paris
Sepur, a waste management company, is using 18 Renault Trucks electric refuse trucks in Paris. The 18 E-Tech D Wide are used by Sepur for the collection of household waste in the 13th arrondissement, where they make around 100 collections per week.
Jan 17, 2023 - 04:16 pm
Hertz to deliver 25,000 BEVs for Uber in Europe
Hertz and the ride-hailing company Uber are expanding their US partnership to Europe. Accordingly, Hertz wants to provide up to 25,000 electric cars for Uber drivers in European capitals by 2025. London, Paris and Amsterdam were explicitly mentioned so far.
Nov 21, 2022 - 10:40 am
Paris considers a ban on e-scooters
Electric scooter providers Lime, Dott and Tier operate around 15,000 rental scooters in the French capital, but their licences expire in March 2023, and the city council is considering not renewing the permits due to safety concerns.
Nov 15, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Volta, Cake and H&M to turn Zero trucks into mobile micro-hubs
Sweden’s Volta Trucks is taking a holistic view of logistics as it strikes a deal with its compatriot startup Cake. Their electric motorcycles will literally get on board Volta trucks as last-mile solutions, and the new partners have already found a prolific client in H&M.
Oct 18, 2022 - 02:49 pm
VinFast announces plans for HQ in Frankfurt, Paris & Amsterdam
The Vietnamese electric car manufacturer VinFast announces the opening of its country headquarters in Germany, France and the Netherlands, more precisely in Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam. The opening of the first flagship store in Cologne is planned for November.
Sep 26, 2022 - 04:56 pm
Hopium to build industrial hydrogen site in France
The French start-up Hopium is aiming to build an industrial site in Normandy for the development and production of its hydrogen sedan Machina. Commissioning of the Vernon plant is planned for the end of 2024. The new Hopium site is expected to employ more than 1,500 people in the future.
May 30, 2022 - 05:21 pm
Ekoenergetyka bus charging to come to Paris
In France, the Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has signed another framework contract with Paris public transport operator RATP. The contract, worth up to 37 million euros, provides for the supply of fast charging systems for electric buses.
Apr 27, 2022 - 01:09 pm
Volta Trucks presents two new electric truck models
After the Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks presented its 16-tonne version of the Volta Zero in November last year, the company has now presented the second model series in its range of all-electric commercial vehicles. The 7.5- and 12-tonne models will remain closely aligned in appearance to the larger vehicle.
Apr 27, 2022 - 11:13 am
Neymar to become an EV ambassador
The German electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile has been able to win over an extremely prominent brand ambassador: Brazilian football player Neymar Jr.
Apr 22, 2022 - 01:22 pm
Saemes to install over 1,000 charge points in Paris car parks
In Paris, a number of car parks are being equipped with 1,100 AC charging points for electric vehicles. The car park operator Saemes has chosen TotalEnergies and the telecommunications provider Sogetrel as partners for this project. Some charge points are already in operation.
Mar 29, 2022 - 11:28 am
Paris cuts down on traffic to battle air pollution
Due to high particulate matter pollution, Paris ordered extensive restrictions on car traffic on Saturday. Cars with an environmental badge number 2 and higher (Euro 4 petrol and worse, diesel with Euro 6 and worse) are no longer allowed to drive in the area inside the Paris ring road A86 – probably for a few […]
Mar 9, 2022 - 04:05 pm
Dance expands + adds new electric two-wheelers
Berlin-based startup Dance is now rolling out its premium subscription service for e-bikes to Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Paris. In addition to expanding into new markets, Dance is adding another e-bike model and electric mopeds to its product range.
Dec 16, 2021 - 11:20 am
Tesla crash in Paris leaves cause unclear
On Saturday evening, there was a serious accident with a Tesla Model 3 in Paris in which one person died and 20 others were injured. A taxi driver lost control of the car during a private ride.
Nov 30, 2021 - 04:01 pm
Test centre for eVTOL trials opens near Paris
Several French aviation and transport industry players have opened a test centre for sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise-Cormeilles airfield just outside the French capital Paris. Trials of eVTOLs from several manufacturers are now beginning there.
Nov 30, 2021 - 11:15 am
Paris introduces a speed limit for electric scooters
Paris introduces a 10 km/h speed limit for e-trekkers after a series of accidents involving pedestrians. The speed limit will apply throughout the city, with the exception of a few major streets, and is due to be implemented in the first half of December.
Oct 12, 2021 - 04:11 pm
Île-de-France Mobilités: bendy e-buses for Paris
Île-de-France Mobilités, the entity responsible for organising public transport in the Paris metropolitan area, is awarding a contract to a consortium of Van Hool, Kiepe Electric and Alstom to build a fleet of 24-metre-long, all-electric, double-articulated buses.
Aug 5, 2021 - 01:36 pm
Paris region introduces EV subsidies
The French capital’s Métropole du Grand Paris provides grants of up to 6,000 euros to private individuals for the purchase of alternatively fuelled vehicles (BEV, FCEV, PHEV, hybrid and natural gas) when they are used to replace an old combustion engine.
Jul 29, 2021 - 01:03 pm
Paris: RATP continues push for 800 electric buses
The public transport operator of Paris, RATP, continues its push to buy a total of 800 electric buses by 2024. New mayor follow-up orders have gone out to Irizar and Bolloré to deliver 113 and 158 e-buses respectively.
Jul 2, 2021 - 10:59 am
Speed kills – even with the smallest of vehicles
The city of Paris is threatening electric scooter operators with the revocation of their licenses. If problems with speeding and improperly parked scooters continue, “we will consider the complete abolition of the scooters,” said Deputy Mayor David Belliard.
Jun 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm
Zity introduces 250 Dacia Spring to Paris fleet
The electric car-sharing service Zity is beginning to integrate a total of 250 Dacia Spring electric cars into its fleets. Zity is jointly operated by Renault and Ferrovial, operating in Madrid and Paris. In Paris, Zity will launch the first 150 examples of the Dacia this month, with another 100 to follow in September.
May 28, 2021 - 01:23 pm
Total joins HysetCo’s fuel cell joint venture in Paris
Total is buying a 20 per cent stake in HysetCo, a joint venture focused on hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. The joint venture owns a fleet of around 700 taxis, the majority of which are still diesel vehicles, but will be gradually converted to hydrogen vehicles by 2024.
May 21, 2021 - 11:30 am
Disinformation on Facebook running wild as always
Numerous posts on Facebook have been claiming that hundreds of discarded electric cars from Paris have been left abandoned on a meadow where they are poisoning the soil because they were faulty and could not be recycled because the cars still contain batteries (?!).
Apr 12, 2021 - 02:40 pm
Flagships project to put fuel cell drives on cargo ships
Within the framework of the European innovation project Flagships, the world’s first commercial cargo ship with hydrogen propulsion is to go into operation on the Seine in Paris this year. This has significantly shifted the focus of the project initiated in 2018.
Apr 1, 2021 - 12:52 pm
Atos aims to electrify entire corporate fleet by 2024
IT service provider Atos has announced that it will fully electrify its nearly 5,500 company cars by the end of 2024. Atos has chosen Renault and Stellantis as its main suppliers of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Feb 1, 2021 - 05:57 pm
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.
Jan 26, 2021 - 09:48 pm
HysetCo moves to run 600 hydrogen cabs in Paris
Paris will eventually see 600 fuel cell taxis. The long-running project HysetCo just acquired the cab operator Slota and plans to replace its 600-vehicle diesel fleet with the Toyota Mirai gradually. They also want to install two new hydrogen filling stations this year.