Menzies expands electric fleet to over 120 vehicles
The subsidiary owner of parcel delivery service Gnewt, Menzies Distribution, has expanded its zero-emissions delivery fleet to more than 120 vehicles. Three new electric vans will hit the roads around Oban and West Scotland.Weiterlesen
Scotland funds electric car clubs for housing associations
Seven organisations across Scotland have been successful in securing money through the Plugged-In Households Grant Fund. Registered social housing providers and community organisations will share over £359,000 to procure electric car club services.Weiterlesen
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Ionity launches first Scottish HPC parks
Ionity is pushing ahead with the expansion of its high power chargers (HPC) with new locations. In Gretna Green, Scotland, the first of six planned Ionity sites in the country has now been connected to the grid. Construction of new Ionity charging sites is also progressing in the rest of Europe.Weiterlesen
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Scottish e-bike grants show effects
The Scottish eBike Grant Fund has first results and says it enabled the purchase over 100 e-bikes to 19 organisations across Scotland for 2019/20. Over £273,000 has been granted by the Government so far, with additional grants expected to come through before the end of the year.Weiterlesen
Scottish fire & rescue services switching to electric cars
The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) has ordered 45 Renault Zoe. The electric cars will be used throughout Scotland as the company’s general pool vehicles, each covering at least 10,000 miles per year.Weiterlesen
UK: Electric car charging stations surpass fuel stations
On the latest count, there are a thousand more charging spots for electric cars than pit stops to be found in the UK. Nissan compiled the data that builds on a decline of fuel stations while charging stops show the reverse trend.Weiterlesen
Scotland: East Lothian Council selects SWARCO to build charging hubs
SWARCO eVolt was selected by the Scottish Council to supply EV charging units for the ongoing project to improve EV infrastructure in the county. SWARCO will supply a total of 45 charging units, including 11 rapid chargers across 28 locations.Weiterlesen
Scotland’s largest e-bike hire scheme Forth Bike kicks-off
The Scottish charity Forth Environment Link has launched “Scotland’s largest electric bike hire scheme” called Forth Bike. The first fleet is based at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and also part of an NHS study.Weiterlesen
Edinburgh kicks-off on-street charging network plan
In Scotland, Edinburgh City Council has given the green light for a plan to build 66 on-street EV charging points in 14 hubs across the city by 2020. This is only the first phase of what is called the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Business Case.Weiterlesen
UK: ScottishPower to install strategic charging stations
Scotland’s utility ScottishPower wants to install rapid charging stations for electric cars “at strategically important locations throughout the UK”. The announcement is part of ScottishPower’s investment plan for its very own energy turnaround.Weiterlesen
Scotland funds e-bikes with half a million pounds
The Scottish government is serving the second round of its eBike Grant Fund designed to help organisations, universities and communities to purchase e-bikes. A total of £462,000 (526,925 euros) will go into buying new e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes.Weiterlesen
Scotland mobilises millions for e-mobility
The Scottish government has several e-mobility investments coming up: 15 million pounds (€16.6 million euros) will be invested into the set up of 1,500 new charging locations, and a subsidy of 1.7 million pounds (€1.9 million) will support the acquisition of more than 100 new “green” buses.Weiterlesen
Scotland: Ever more money to switch to electric cars
The Scottish government has increased funding to programmes that bring them closer to their goal to finish all sales of combustion engine vehicles by 2032. Hence the budget for the Low Carbon Transport Loan has risen from £8m to £20m for 2018/19 with new schemes being introduced.Weiterlesen
Scotland to build first sea-going hydrogen ferry
Scotland’s Ferguson Shipbuilders have managed to secure funding through the EU project HySeas III. With partners such as the Ballard or DLR and from different European countries they will build the world’s first sea going ferry running on fuel cells powered by hydrogen from renewables.Weiterlesen
Scotland launches subsidy scheme for electric bikes
The Scottish government wants to start an e-bike revolution as it allocates more than a million pounds in funding for electric bicycles and pedal-assist cargo bikes. The money will be made available in form of loans and grants.Weiterlesen
JIVE 2: Dundee and Aberdeen to receive 22 hydrogen buses
The Scottish cities of Dundee and Aberdeen will be participating in the recently introduced European H2-bus project JIVE 2, which plans to bring another 152 fuel cell buses to 14 cities by 2023.Weiterlesen
Scotland to phase out ICEs in favour of plug-in cars
Scotland’s national transport agency publishes specifications regarding the country’s plan to phase out the need for combustion-powered cars by 2032. In September it was Nicola Sturgeon, head of the Scottish government, who announced this ambition.Weiterlesen
Germany, Hamburg, Scotland, British Telecom, Korea.
Germany turns to Japan to get its fix on fuel cell vehicles, namely 185 Toyota Mirai, that are co-funded with 3.2m euros through the NIP fund. The first hydrogen cars from the so-called ZeroE project will reportedly be deployed in Hamburg’s new CleverShuttle programme. The destination of the remaining 165 Mirai has yet to be disclosed.
Hamburgs seems savvy when it comes to funding for e-mobility initiatives. A new scheme called Efficiency Hamburg, wants to populate the port town with 500 plug-in vehicles, cars and vans alike. Businesses and the authorities can register with Alphabet to receive funding from a total of 1.5m euros.
On track to electrification: Scotland’s biggest train stations will soon offer EV charging. The first 4 of a total of 100 charging points have been installed with Uphall, Bathgate, East Kilbride and Johnstone already live. They are free to use but require a ChargePlace Scotland card to activate the device.
BT to electrify fleet: British Telecom has announced plans to exchange most of its cars with electric or hybrid ones but wants to switch gradually all throughout 2030. It’s UK fleet entails about 30,000 vehicles.
Korea is almost California: The Korea Expressway Corporation will halve the road toll for electric vehicles and fuel cell cars on expressways across the country by next Monday. The discount is valid until 2020 and an extension depends on the number of eco-friendly cars by then.