Sixt to offer Tier Mobility electric kick-scooters
Customers of car rental firm Sixt will soon be able to book thousands of Tier Mobility electric kick scooters via the Sixt app. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Bonn and Münster are the first cities to start with more to come.Weiterlesen
Sixt Share car-sharing goes electric in Berlin
If you keep your eyes peeled when walking around Berlin, you may now discover the vanguard of a new car-sharing fleet. Sixt Share is already in the starting blocks. We were able to find several electric cars from the new provider at charging stations in the German capital.Weiterlesen
Sixt banks on mobile charging service Chargery
The car rental company Sixt acquires a share in Chargery. The Berlin-based start-up runs a mobile charging service for electric cars using bicycles. Sixt is the latest member of a growing circle of supporters that include Daimler, DriveNow and VW Commercial Vehicles.Weiterlesen
Car2Go and DriveNow close to merging their businesses
BMW and Daimler are about to merge their car sharing offers DriveNow and Car2Go. Talks have reached the final stages and may result in an independent company jointly run by the two German heavyweights.Weiterlesen
Electric mobility on Mallorca – we put the island to the test.
One would think that Mediterranean islands are a great spot for electric mobility. Reasonable distances and a mild climate are the ideal conditions under which EVs can flourish. Or at least in theory. Real-life experience taught electrive Editor-in-Chief Peter Schwierz otherwise. He finds: isolated applications are never a good idea.Weiterlesen
GoUltraLow, LHNE, Tesla, Sixt, Hawaii.
UK’s going ultra low: The British government just announced to spend 9.3m pounds (15.3m dollars) on the ‘GoUltraLow’ campaign, which is backed by industry leaders like BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall. The funding will be used to install 140 new fast chargers, making it a network of 500 across the country. Another 5m GBP (8.2m USD) will be spent on promoting green driving to the public.
businessgreen.com, thegreencarwebsite.co.uk, gov.uk, goultralow.com (Campaign page)
First UK lease of ix35: British Air Products just signed a lease contract for a Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel cell car as part of the London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE). Another four LHNE partners are expected to sign their lease in due course.
Tesla leasing in Germany: At an invitation-only event last night in Munich, Elon Musk announced that Tesla will offer the Model S for leasing, partnering with car rental company Sixt. The leasing rate for the Model S will start at about 500 euros (680 dollars) which is just above the rate for a 5-series BMW. Tesla hopes that the leasing option will ramp up annual sales in Germany to 10,000 cars by the end of 2014.
wiwo.de (In German), automobil-produktion.de (In German)
No-charger fine: If Senate Bill 2651 goes into law in Hawaii, operators of large car parks will face a fine when failing to provide dedicated EV parking. From 2015, lots with more than 100 spaces, would have to provide at least one parking space with EV charging capability.