Jan 13, 2021 - 02:24 pm
Free Now to offer only electric rides by 2030
BMW and Daimler’s Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve carbon neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is committing more than 100 million euros in resources over the next five years to the shift toward e-mobility.
Nov 4, 2020 - 05:16 pm
eLoaded presents plans for ‘e-Mobility hubs’
The German Charging infrastructure specialist eLoaded has presented plans for energy and mobility hubs that the company plans to build throughout Europe. One of these projects is an innovation centre for energy and mobility with “Europe’s most extensive charging infrastructure”.
Oct 22, 2020 - 03:30 pm
Danish ride-hailing company Viggo orders 300 Fisker Ocean
The Danish ride-hailing company Viggo, which specializes in electric cars, has ordered 300 Fisker Ocean. The Copenhagen-based provider was founded in 2019 and has 55 electric cars on offer to date. By the end of the year, the electric fleet is expected to grow to 100 vehicles.
Oct 11, 2020 - 02:34 pm
Uber India to add 1,000 electric cars in partnership
Ride-hailing operator Uber announced a new partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies, that is among India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operators. They will deploy over 1,000 electric vehicles for Uber India’s Rentals and Premier services over the coming months.
Sep 28, 2020 - 08:46 pm
VW and Uber may deploy hundreds of e-Golf in Berlin
Volkswagen has joined forces with Uber to launch an electric vehicle pilot through the Uber Green ride-hailing service in Berlin. The companies aim to deploy a fleet of e-Golf cars in a size that may run into three digits.
Jan 16, 2020 - 10:19 am
Hyundai & Kia invest in Arrival
Hyundai and Kia are investing 100 million euros in the British electric vehicle developer Arrival. The Korean manufacturers want to use Arrival’s platform to develop electric commercial vehicles for various applications such as logistics or ride hailing and shuttle service companies.
Jan 8, 2020 - 04:28 pm
BMW & Daimler’s Free Now add Teslas to fleets
BMW and Daimler’s ride-hailing operator Free Now (formerly MyTaxi) is expanding its ride-hailing fleet in Hamburg with an initial 60 Tesla vehicles. The ride-sharing service wants to boost its expansion into other cities in Germany.
Oct 30, 2019 - 02:27 pm
Volkswagen sets sights on e-mobility in Rwanda
Rwanda is the first African country in which Volkswagen intends to try its hand at an electric mobility project. Together with Siemens, VW has launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of e-mobility approaches in the East African country.
Jul 2, 2019 - 11:16 pm
Ola Electric Mobility becomes India’s newest unicorn
Technology group Softbank is investing the equivalent of 250 million US dollars in Ola Electric Mobility (OEM), the vehicle arm of India’s largest ride-hailing firm. This makes Ola Electric a “Unicorn”, which means that it is now valued at more than $1Bn.
Jun 29, 2019 - 03:23 pm
Nissan & Dongfeng in talks with Didi Chuxing
Nissan and its China partner Dongfeng are currently in talks with Didi Chuxing to establish a joint venture with Didi’s ride-hailing and car sharing services. The Japanese and Chinese car makers should supply Didi with electric vehicles.
Apr 12, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Rear wheel drive Model 3 available in EU & Asia
The Tesla Model 3 is now available in Europe and China with rear-wheel drive and the Standard Plus battery version. In Germany, Tesla is charging a base price of 44,500 euros (plus a handling fee of 980 euros) for this version, which offers a WLTP range of 415 km.
Mar 19, 2019 - 01:41 pm
Hyundai & Kia to invest $300 million in Ola
Hyundai and Kia are investing $300 million in mobility service provider, Ola. The strategic partnership includes the production of electric vehicles tailored to the Indian market, the establishment of charging infrastructure and the development of fleet and mobility solutions.
Feb 22, 2019 - 02:22 pm
BMW & Daimler finally combine all mobility services
BMW and Daimler have now combined their mobility services as announced. The two companies are investing more than one billion euros to expand further and closely interlink their existing car sharing, namely Car2Go and DriveNow as well as ride-hailing, parking, charging and multi-modality services.
Feb 12, 2019 - 02:35 pm
Lyft aims for major expansion this year
The ride-hailing company Lyft plans to add 1,000 electric vehicles to its platform this year and will make it easier for riders to request them through Green Mode. Selecting that option, passengers will be able to choose between hybrid or electric vehicles.
Oct 30, 2018 - 04:21 pm
VW to launch ride-hailing service with autonomous EVs
Volkswagen has chosen Israel to install a new ride-hailing service using self-driving electric cars. Together with Intel-owned Mobileye, VW is planning a joint venture to launch their Mobility-as-a-service (Maas) offer early next year and to scale up quickly.
Oct 9, 2018 - 04:55 pm
Daimler & Geely planning ride-hailing service in China
Geely has gone from acquisitions to creating something with those firms it gathered in hand. Insiders told Bloomberg of a new joint venture in the making that would see Daimler and its 10%-stakeholder Geely set up a ride-hailing service in China, possibly using Denza EVs.
Sep 28, 2018 - 07:26 pm
Ford & Zotye sign ride-hailing JV deal
Ford and their Chinese partner Zotye have officially signed the contract for their planned joint venture which will provide electrified solutions for fleet operators and drivers in China to help address the fast-growing ride-hailing market.
Sep 20, 2018 - 05:38 pm
Daimler and BMW’s carsharing to be based in Berlin
After BMW and Daimler announced their intention to bundle their car-sharing capacities from DriveNow and Car2Go, the fusion is starting to take a more definite shape. The manufacturers announced that their planned joint venture will be based in Berlin.
May 2, 2018 - 04:55 pm
Ford and Zoyte to form JV for EV ride-hailing service
Ford and its partner in China, Zoyte want to set up a new joint venture for building electric cars dedicated to ride-hailing appications such as Uber or Didi Chuxing in the PRC. Ford and Zoyte plan to lease the new EVs with extra options for fleet management.