Tag: Paris

Nov 6, 2019 - 05:09 pm

Repurposed Renault batteries power e-boats in Paris

In Paris, Renault electric car batteries have been given a second life on the Seine. They supply electricity to the ‘Black Swan’ electric motorboat, which is used for two-hour excursions in Paris for groups of up to eight people. And, the operator has bigger plans.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 03:04 pm

Uber integrates Cityscoot e-scooters in Paris

The ride-share company Uber has joined forces with the e-scooter rental company Cityscoot in Paris. All of the more than 4,000 electric scooters offered by Cityscoot in the French capital can now be found and booked via the Uber app.

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Oct 10, 2019 - 03:21 pm

Chronopost expands electric van fleet in France

The French parcel service Chronopost continues to expand its electric vehicle fleet. The DPD subsidiary now ordered a total of 400 electric transporters from Voltia, that already delivered 320. The converted Nissan EVs will be used in eleven French cities.

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Sep 24, 2019 - 11:07 am

Silent and (legally) speedy

An electric water taxi developed by the French startup SeaBubbles was stopped by the police during a test drive on the Seine in Paris under suspicion of speeding. But while the Seine normally has a speed limit of 12 km/h, the SeaBubbles prototype hydrofoil had already been granted a special permit for the “flying” water […]

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Sep 17, 2019 - 11:52 am

Trottinettes under threat

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has had enough of misplaced electric scooters. Paris city authorities will now regard electric scooters that end up in the wrong places as rubbish and will dispose of them accordingly.

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Aug 9, 2019 - 12:37 pm

Waste not, want not

As pedestrian unhappiness about the onslaught of electric kick scooter fleets is mounting, Parisians have taken to throwing the scooters into the Seine to be rid of them. Now a startup called Guppy has emerged to retrieve the submerged scooters using magnets.

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Jul 19, 2019 - 02:36 pm

H2SHIPS project tests hydrogen shipping

The H2SHIPS project aims to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of hydrogen refuelling systems and propulsion systems in shipping and to identify the conditions for a successful market entry of hydrogen technology.

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Jun 24, 2019 - 01:37 pm

Coup e-scooter sharing adds prepaid minute-packages

Bosch’s e-scooter sharing service Coup is now offering prepaid by-the-minute packages without a minimum rental period in Berlin, Paris and Madrid as a new alternative. Users can choose between three different packages with 100, 200 or 500 minutes each.

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May 26, 2019 - 01:10 pm

Paris: RATP testing Solaris electric bus

The Paris public transport operator RATP has ordered a fully electric Urbino 8.9 LE electric from Solaris for testing. The contract includes the option to increase the order up to 10 million Euros for further Solaris electric buses.

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May 21, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Autonomous services with Renault and Transdev

Renault, Transdev Group, IRT SystemX, Institut Vedecom and the University of Paris-Saclay in France have just inaugurated the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project. The Lab is now testing new autonomous, electric and shared mobility services in and around the Paris-Sanclay urban campus area.

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May 20, 2019 - 05:09 pm

RATP orders 50 Aptis buses for Paris

Alstom announced another order for its fully electric Aptis bus with a tram design. After the Strasbourg transport company CTS had ordered twelve units in March, the Paris public transport operator RATP is now ordering 50 units of the electric bus.

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May 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Too much of a good thing

Paris has enough, of Trottinettes that is. Providers have deployed about 15,000 little kick-scooters so far and numbers are to double. But, as users misbehave too often, companies such as Jump, Lime or Bird have been warned to either abide by a new code of good conduct or else the city will kick them to […]

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Apr 28, 2019 - 08:20 pm

Formula E: Audi moves up at Paris ePrix in April weather

The FIA Formula E Championship round 8 took place in the heart of Paris. Under the Eiffel Tower and close to Notre Dame, the all-electric cars took over the narrow Circuit des Invalides. With just 1.93 km in length, the track is one of the shortest on the circuit, but winds around 14 curves that […]

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Apr 10, 2019 - 03:15 pm

Paris: RATP to order 800 electric buses by 2024

The Parisian public transport operator RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) intends to procure up to 800 electric buses by 2024 in order to replace existing diesel buses and combat smog in the greater Paris area in the run-up to the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Apr 6, 2019 - 02:55 pm

EDF founds hydrogen subsidiary Hynamics

The French energy supplier Électricité de France (EDF) is pushing ahead with its hydrogen efforts. At the Hanover Fair, the Paris-based company announced the establishment of a new subsidiary called Hynamics. Its aim is to make EDF a major player in the global H2 sector.

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Feb 28, 2019 - 02:52 pm

Coup boosts big city fleets by 500 electric scooters each

For the incoming start of the 2019 electric scooter season, the German sharing provider Coup is opening the service to more users. Also, a total of 1,500 additional electric scooters will be on the roads in Berlin, Paris and Madrid – a 40 % boost from before.

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Feb 23, 2019 - 05:09 pm

Hydrogen JV HysetCo launches in Paris region

Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP) and Toyota have launched a joint venture called HysetCo to develop hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. It will also serve Hype, the fleet of fuel cell taxis, launched in 2015 during the COP21 and operated in Paris.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:10 pm

Car2Go launches 400 strong electric car fleet in Paris

The car sharing market in Paris has seen a turbulent last year. Since Bolloré’s pioneering Autolib had to declare bankruptcy, other carmakers rushed to replace the service. Daimler’s Car2Go now delivered well on schedule and launched 400 electric Smart ED to free-float across the French capital.

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Dec 2, 2018 - 05:21 pm

Paris: PSA will also launch electric car sharing service

After Renault, PSA will now also set up an electric vehicle sharing fleet to replace to EV sharing programme Autolib in Paris. Under the Free2Move brand, the company will launch a fleet of 550 Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles on the 3rd of December for short term rentals.

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Nov 15, 2018 - 04:00 pm

Paris to ban older diesels in summer 2019

The Metropole du Grand Paris council has decided to ban older diesel vehicles registered before the end of 2000 from the area within the A86 ring road. The area is home to some 5.6 million inhabitants and includes Paris and 79 municipalities.

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Nov 11, 2018 - 03:22 pm

Paris to launch world’s largest electric bicycle fleet

The greater Paris area will be launching a state-funded initiative to move commuters from driving cars and switch to electric bicycles. Starting in September 2019, Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) will set up 10,000 e-bikes for long-term rental, with an option to expand to 20,000, which would make it the world’s largest e-bike rental programme.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 02:26 pm

Paris grants permission for launch of LEVC’s black cab

Geely-owned London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) will bring its electric taxi with range extender to Paris. A permit for the black cab has now been granted by the Paris authorities. The French capital is expected to receive the model called TX in the first half of 2019.

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Sep 14, 2018 - 04:55 pm

Ikea to accelerate electrification in five cities

Ikea has announced an accelerated time plan for their planned switch to electrified vehicles. As things stood, in 2020 deliveries in the inner city areas of Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai will be conducted in a fully electric manner.

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Sep 10, 2018 - 08:38 pm

Estonia’s Taxify joining ride-hailing race in Paris

The French capital is seeing a wave of new sharing offers since it cancelled its longstanding Autolib service. The latest arrival is Taxify from Estonia. The taxi service launched a fleet of electric kick-scooters, accessible via the company’s app.

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Aug 1, 2018 - 06:41 pm

Bolloré to scrap half their Autolib fleet

After the city of Paris decided not to continue the car-sharing program Autolib by Bolloré a month ago, the service was officially shut down on July 31. The 4,000 electrified vehicles will now disappear from Paris’s streets.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/11/06/the-black-swan-makes-waves-with-repurposed-renault-batteries-in-paris/
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