May 25, 2023 - 01:31 pm
India: Uber Green launches in three major citites
Ride-hailing company Uber will launch its Uber Green service in three cities in India starting this June, namely bringing the EV-only option to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Uber also shared a slew of new EV partnerships in India.
May 11, 2023 - 03:44 pm
Brazil ride-sharer 99 aims for 1,000 strong EV fleet
According to reports, Brazil’s 99 ride-hailing app plans to expand its electric fleet, aiming to double the number of EVs to 1,000 in the next 12 months. The move is part of the company’s Alliance for Sustainable Mobility pledge.
Mar 7, 2023 - 09:58 am
VinFast owner sets up EV rental service GSM
Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong wants to promote green mobility by using VinFast electric cars and scooters for rental services. He founded the Green and Smart Mobility Joint Stock Company (GSM) in Vietnam. A company in which he holds a 95 per cent stake.
Feb 23, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Deutsche Bahn brings autonomous vehicles into public transport
In the German state of Hesse, Germany’s national rail services Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced a major project with automated shuttles using electric vehicles from the Chinese manufacturer Nio. More than 100 on-demand vehicles will be in operation by the end of the year.
Feb 20, 2023 - 01:27 pm
Uber to start electrifying fleet in India with 25,000 Tata BEVs
Ride-hailing company Uber will introduce 25,000 electric cars in India over the next three years through its platform. A memorandum of understanding signed with Tata Motors envisages the phased delivery of 25,000 units of Tata’s Xpres-T EV electric car from this month.
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 23, 2021 - 02:35 pm
BP backs battery swapping in China with Aulton
BP has acquired a stake in Chinese battery swapping specialist Aulton. The resulting joint venture is to offer battery swapping services for taxis, ride-hailing vehicles and other passenger cars, initially in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Oct 28, 2021 - 02:29 pm
Hertz to supply 50,000 Teslas to Uber drivers – to start with
Hertz will provide 50,000 of the 100,000 electric cars ordered from Tesla to Uber drivers in the United States. Starting on 1 November, drivers can rent Teslas from Hertz through the new program in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C., so the company.
Sep 16, 2021 - 05:10 pm
Moia will use autonomous VW ID.Buzz vehicles in Hamburg
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), Moia and Argo AI have unveiled plans for Europe’s first autonomous ride pooling project involving the all-electric VW ID. Buzz AD. The goal is to launch the ride pooling system in Hamburg by 2025 with an international outlook.
Aug 3, 2021 - 01:13 pm
Bolt collects €600 million in financing
The Estonian company Bolt Technology has raised 600 million euros in fresh capital in a financing round. The money is to flow partly into the food delivery service Bolt Market, and other offerings of the company are also to be expanded.
Jun 29, 2021 - 03:04 pm
ACM Adaptive presents modular BEV ‘City One’
With the ACM City One, ACM Adaptive City Mobility GmbH is showing a preview of the series version of the modular electric vehicle and the associated ecosystem, which was created with funding from the German government.
Jun 14, 2021 - 02:07 pm
Kia Europe offers Uber drivers discounts on electric cars
Uber announces a new deal with Kia Europe, which will give Uber drivers discounted rates on Kia electric cars, including the e-Niro and e-Soul. This follows similar partnerships with Nissan and Hyundai designed to make it easier for Uber drivers to buy electric vehicles.
May 3, 2021 - 02:42 pm
Gojek wants to make ride-hailing all-electric in Indonesia
Indonesian ride-hailing startup Gojek plans to make every car and motorcycle on its platform an electric vehicle by 2030, co-Chief Executive Kevin Aluwi told Reuters. Analysts suggest the move comes in preparation for a public listing but point out difficulties.
Jan 14, 2021 - 04:31 pm
Uber to expand Uber Green services
Ride-hailing company Uber is expanding its Uber Green service with electric and hybrid cars in North America. After launching in 15 cities last September, Uber has announced plans to make the service available in 1,400 more cities and towns.
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.
Dec 9, 2020 - 02:04 pm
Bolt Technology invests in London electrification
The Estonian ride-sharing company Bolt Technology plans to channel £250,000 into measures to encourage UK drivers from their network to transition to electric vehicles, including the installation of 500 new charging points in London.
Nov 18, 2020 - 09:39 pm
BYD & Didi Chuxing reveal electric car for ride-sharing
With the D1, Chinese manufacturer BYD and Asia’s Uber, Didi Chuxing have unveiled an electric car for the express purpose of ride-hailing. The partners have obviously been “inspired” by the VW ID.3 in their design, but the technology shows ingenuity.
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”.
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.
Sep 9, 2020 - 03:27 pm
Uber pledges 100% electric vehicles globally by 2040
Uber promises that by 2040 all trips booked via its ride-hailing platform worldwide will be made with electric vehicles or micro-mobility offers such as e-scooters or rental bicycles. In the USA, Canada and Europe, this goal is to be reached by 2030.
Jul 1, 2020 - 06:57 pm
NEVS presents electric robotaxi for sharing services
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has presented a mobility ecosystem for autonomous electric vehicles for sharing services, under the name PONS. At the heart of the ecosystem is the autonomous Sango electric vehicle for up to six passengers.
Jun 18, 2020 - 03:43 pm
Lyft to go completely electric in 2030
The US-American transport service provider Lyft has announced that from the year 2030 it intends to use only purely electric vehicles. This will affect not only the driving service but also the car rental platform and the project for autonomous driving.
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.