Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities
The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe. Weiterlesen
BYD delivers 9 electric garbage trucks to Brazil
BYD has delivered nine electric trucks to the Rio de Janeiro municipal cleaning company Comlurb, which will use the BYD T8 electric trucks for waste collection. This will apparently make the fleet the largest fleet of electric trucks outside of China. Weiterlesen
Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, EVTEC, British Columbia, Addison Lee.
BYD takes on Brazil: Rio de Janeiro wants to implement an e-carsharing next year and BYD will deliver some 300 electric cars for the scheme. Until 2018, the Chinese manufacturer plans to invest 400 million dollars in Brazil, starting with a battery factory in Sao Paolo, which will open in July.
Sharing the i-Road in Tokyo: In addition to Toyota City and Grenoble, the three-wheeler will now conquer the Japanese capital. Until the end of September, the all-electric city cars can be hired near a shopping centre and be dropped off at one of five central points in Tokyo.
One charge fits all: EVTEC presents its new charging station called espresso&charge with a total charging capacity of 180 kW. The station supports all DC and AC standards (CHAdeMO, CCS, Type2 Mode3). Up to four cars can be charged at the same time.
Clean Energy Vehicle Programme renewed: British Columbia, Canada, has earmarked 7.5 million Canadian dollars for incentives for battery-electric, fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Extra cash will be used for incentives for charging infrastructure and public outreach.
Green fleet: London’s car service Addison Lee will launch Addison Lee Eco, which it claims will be the biggest green car service in the city. Its fleet will consist of 350 hybrid vehicles. The company says it wants “to remain at the forefront of sustainable development within the industry.”
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Green eMotion, Hungary, Rio de Janeiro, Ankara, Tesla, Jeju.
Controlled charging: As part of the EU-supported project ‘Green eMotion,’ Malaga utility Endesa has commissioned ten intelligent charging stations by Siemens. In a software-managed process, the amount of electricity being charged is controlled and split among the individual EVs.
diariosur.es (in Spanish), greenemotion-project.eu (overview)
Hungarian e-volution: Also part of the project is the installation of ten charging points in Budapest. But that is only the beginning. Some 68,000 chargers are said to be commissioned across the country by 2020. Incentives for EV-buyers are also on the agenda.
BYD put to the test again: More and more cities take a fancy to BYD’s all-electric buses. Following LA, New York, Bogota, London and Copenhagen, Turkey’s capital Ankara and Brazilian mega city Rio de Janeiro are trying the buses for themselves.
electriccarsreport.com (Rio), electricvehiclesresearch.com (Ankara)
Tesla gets to stay in New York: The EV manufacturer will be allowed to keep its five stores but had to agree not to open any further point of sales in the state. Recently, a number of U.S. states passed measures preventing Tesla from owning its stores and selling directly to customers.
Double the incentive: South Korea’s island of Jeju offers EV-buyers incentives worth 7,000 dollars. That is on top of the governmental rebate. That way, the cost of an electric vehicle can almost be cut in half.