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.
Jan 9, 2021 - 01:41 pm
Paris public transport operator orders 109 electric buses by Bluebus
The French electric bus manufacturer Bluebus, part of the Bolloré Group, has announced two orders from the public transport operator RATP for a total of 109 electric buses for the Ile-de-France region, as the Paris conurbation is called. One special feature here is that the buses have solid-state batteries on board.
Nov 28, 2020 - 02:59 pm
BYD delivers first electric coach to Greater Paris
The French town of Drancy hosted the handover ceremony, as BYD delivered a 13m e-Coach electric bus to local political representatives. Greater Paris has introduced new Low Emission Zones to curb emissions the capital.
Nov 19, 2020 - 06:52 pm
Total to manage charging network in Paris for 10 years
Total has won the concession tender of the City of Paris for the modernisation and expansion of the French capital’s public charging network. The concession is valid for ten years and covers the supply, installation and operation of the charging network.
Aug 6, 2020 - 01:30 pm
Kick-scooters and curbing thrill-seekers’ enthusiasm
Electric kick-scooters are again causing an uproar. In Belgium, a man was filmed riding a scooter on a motorway. In England where electric kick-scooters are being trialled, teenagers have also been caught on the motorway while others are doing things like riding them inside shopping malls.
Jul 27, 2020 - 05:41 pm
Lime, Tier and Dott win Paris electric kick scooter tender
Lime, Tier and Dott were granted permission to operate in Paris, while all other operators will have to pack up and go: The three e-scooter suppliers were able to prevail in a tender. They will each receive a two-year contract, during which they will be allowed to use 5,000 electric scooters in the city.
Jul 6, 2020 - 07:00 pm
Swapfiets expands and diversifies into electric scooters
The Dutch bicycle subscription provider Swapfiets has announced that it will also offer its service in London, Milan and Paris before the end of the year and will include other electric vehicles in its product range in addition to bicycles.
May 20, 2020 - 04:24 pm
Renault’s electric car sharing project Zity launches in Paris
Renault is now officially launching a fleet of 500 electric Zoe in Paris as part of the Zity e-car sharing service. Renault already presented the car-sharing offer at the end of February, but due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the service was temporarily suspended.
Mar 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm
Lime is facing tough times due to Covid-19 pandemic
Due to the coronavirus crisis, the electric kick scooter rental company Lime has largely ceased operations, and sales have therefore shrunk sharply. According to a media report, this could even call the future of the company into question.
Mar 13, 2020 - 01:00 pm
Two-month break in Formula E’s ongoing season
Following the cancellation of individual races, Formula E and the FIA have now announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 spread. Even after that a resumption is not guaranteed.
Mar 2, 2020 - 06:03 pm
Byton M-Byte pre-orders to start in EU before year’s end
Before the end of this year, Chinese manufacturer Byton will be accepting advance orders from European customers for its first electric model M-Byte – for a reservation fee of 500 euros. Byton has also revealed some details on the planned distribution and charging service.
Feb 27, 2020 - 09:49 pm
Citroën shows off a light electric car for 6,000 euros
Citroën has just presented an electric two-seater called the Ami that is based on the Ami One Concept from 2019. With this light city vehicle that requires no driving licence, the French company wants to make electric mobility available to everyone. Our electrive staff attended the premiere in Paris.
Feb 27, 2020 - 02:27 pm
Cityscoot concludes successful funding round to expand
Cityscoot has concluded a financing round for 23.6 million euros. With the capital increase, the French electric scooter sharing provider wants to expand into two more European cities this year and increase its fleet to a total of over 8,000 electric scooters.
Feb 25, 2020 - 05:18 pm
Renault to replace Moov’in with Zity in Paris
Renault and Ferrovial will bring their electric car-sharing Zity, which was launched in Madrid in 2017, to Paris in March. The launch on the Seine will take place with 500 Renault Zoe, which should replace Renault’s previous Moov’in fleet. In the coming years, the electric car-sharing service is to be extended to other European cities.
Jan 23, 2020 - 03:03 pm
INCIT-EV project launches in 7 EU cities
The INCIT-EV project, now launched and funded by the EU Commission, is concerned with the development of innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles until the end of 2023. Under the leadership of Renault, a total of 33 partners from eight countries are participating in the project.
Dec 9, 2019 - 12:44 pm
Enough with the cosmetics
The Climate Activist group Extinction Rebellion has made headlines in France by sabotaging around 3,600 electric scooters in the capital and major cities. Their statement: “The electric scooter is just a toy of green capitalists, we don’t want them in our cities.”
Nov 25, 2019 - 04:49 pm
Bosch discontinues Coup scooter sharing
Bosch’s electric scooter sharing service Coup has announced that it will discontinue its service in the German Berlin and Tübingen by mid-December 2019. The Paris and Madrid locations are also to be closed at short notice.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 30, 2019 - 05:02 pm
MAN delivers three eTGE electric vans to Paris
Three purely electric MAN eTGEs are now being put into operation in Paris. In the French capital, the electric van is used by DHL Express France, Geodis and SNCF Réseau – all for very different purposes.
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 […]
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.