Tag: Ride-sharing

Feb 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm

UK to create first zero-emissions bus town

The UK government has announced a grant scheme for local authorities to create Britains first zero-emissions bus town. Funding will be provided for electric buses and infrastructure to the area that can provide a convincing plan.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 12:10 am

Headwind for two e-mobility projects in Berlin

In Berlin, a seemingly unlikely coalition is blocking two electric vehicle projects. The trade union Verdi refuses the purchase of 90 new electric buses by transit operator BVG. On top, the Senate could stop BVG’s and ViaVan’s ridesharing offer BerlKönig as early as April.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 01:30 pm

Tesla Gigafactory in Texas?

Tesla plans to build another Gigafactory in the USA, possibly in Texas. Elon Musk indicated his considerations with a post on Twitter and US President Donald Trump had also hinted that Musk would build another factory in the USA.

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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.

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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.

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Nov 29, 2019 - 11:58 pm

Los Angeles takes aim at 80% electric sales by 2028

The “Zero Emissions Roadmap 2028 2.0” for the Los Angeles area has just been presented. It outlines the way the city aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by 25% by the 2028 Olympic Games. E-mobility plays an essential role.

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Oct 26, 2019 - 04:07 pm

ViaVan launches fully electric van fleet in Milton Keynes

The ride-sharing provider ViaVan launches its first electric fleet in Great Britain. In the city of Milton Keynes, ViaVan is initially bringing five Mercedes Vito eTourers onto the roads and intends to expand its electric fleet there to 30 EVs by next year.

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Jan 28, 2019 - 11:33 am

China: Didi Chuxing and BAIC form joint venture

Electric carmaker BAIC and the mobility platform Didi Chuxing announced a joint venture called BAIC-Xiaoju New Energy Auto Technology Co. Ltd (JingJu). The two Chinese companies plan to expand their industrial networks.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 05:16 pm

Germany: MOIA e-shuttle ride sharing goes public in April

The VW subsidiary MOIA has started their final tests with ten electric shuttles in Hamburg, Germany. The fully electric vehicle is based on a VW van with a range of 300 km and is destined for affordable ride-sharing. A 100 strong fleet is to take to the streets of Hamburg this April with quick expansion […]

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Nov 26, 2018 - 05:06 pm

Dedicated electric taxi charging coming to Yorkshire

Councils in West Yorkshire have struck a deal with France’s Engie to install 88 rapid charging stations which will be free to use until late 2021. Moreover, each station will reserve a bay for electric taxis and shared electric vehicles.

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Nov 8, 2018 - 03:36 pm

Ford takes over scooter company Spin

Ford has announced the takeover of Spin, a vehicle-sharing operator using electric scooters based in San Francisco. The plan is to extend the service to 100 other U.S. cities over the next 18 months.

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Oct 25, 2018 - 05:41 pm

Updates to Tesla Model Y and ride-share plans

Next to the Q3 earnings presented last night, in which it was shown that the Model 3 helped push Tesla to profitability for the first time, there have been further updates. These regard the Model Y and the ride-sharing plans, as well as Tesla’s stratgey for Europe and China.

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Sep 9, 2018 - 08:14 pm

Berlin’s new ride-share to run 80% electric

The Berlin public transport operator BVG and Daimler subsidiary ViaVan have officially launched their ride-share program BerlKönig in Berlin. To start, up to 50 vehicles will operate from 5 pm until 5 am on Fridays and Saturdays. The majority of the fleet runs electric.

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Jul 30, 2018 - 05:39 pm

MOIA switching from testing to regular operations

The MOIA ride-share initiative in Hannover switched from their test phase to official commercial operation today. The permit granted by the city allows the company to start with 150 vehicles. By 2020, the MOIA fleet in Hannover will be allowed to grow to 250. By the end of 2020, the VW subsidiary plans to have […]

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Jul 16, 2018 - 05:10 pm

China carmakers to set up state-owned ride-sharing

China’s state-owned car manufacturers FAW, Dongfeng and Changan have set up ride-hailing service T3 Mobile Travel Services in order to rival the almighty Didi Chuxing. The platform builds on their existing EV alliance and is to deploy self-driving robo cabs.

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Apr 12, 2018 - 04:18 pm

Rumours assert trouble between Didi and NEVS

The Chinese Uber equivalent DiDi Chuxing has cancelled their cooperation with Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), announced at the end of 2017, to develop a specialised EV for the ride-share service, according to rumours.

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Feb 24, 2018 - 04:57 pm

Nissan planning autonomous taxi service Easy Ride

Nissan is making initial headway into providing mobility with autonomous electric vehicles. They have partnered with DeNA, a mobile gaming provider, to deliver mobile taxi services and a trial is to start this March in Yokohama, Japan.

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Feb 9, 2018 - 09:40 pm

Tesla sales president Jon McNeill leaves for Lyft

Now former Tesla president of sales and services, Jon McNeill, has left Tesla for Lyft, where he will begin as Chief Operating Officer. There are no plans thus far concerning a successor, and Elon Musk plans to take over McNeills duties in the meantime.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/02/06/uk-to-create-first-zero-emissions-bus-town/
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