Tag: Spain

Feb 19, 2020 - 03:00 pm

Madrid opens a free fully electric bus line

In the Spanish capital Madrid, the municipal public transport company EMT has inaugurated the first ‘Línea Cero’, which is operated exclusively by electric buses and can also be used free of charge. This first ‘zero line’ is operated with ten electric buses from the Spanish manufacturer Irizar.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 05:03 pm

23 electric articulated-buses headed for Barcelona

Barcelona is expanding its electric bus fleet: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has ordered 23 articulated electric buses to replace diesel buses on the H16 line. The buses are 14 Solaris Urbino Electric and nine Irizar i2e, each 18 metres long and equipped with pantographs.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 03:16 pm

WeShare is expanding across Europe

WeShare, the car-sharing service from Volkswagen and Škoda, will expand to seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Following Prague and Hamburg in the spring, WeShare will also be launched in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 03:03 pm

INCIT-EV project launches in 7 EU cities

The INCIT-EV project, now launched and funded by the EU Commission, is concerned with the development of innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles until the end of 2023. Under the leadership of Renault, a total of 33 partners from eight countries are participating in the project.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 02:49 pm

Reservation books open for Lucid Air in Europe

The US-American startup Lucid Motors has now opened European reservation books for the first model Lucid Air. The startup says it will officially unveil the Tesla-like debut car in New York in April. Deliveries in Europe are scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 09:57 pm

Iberdrola and Avia extend charging network

Iberdrola and Avia have agreed to install more than 500 fast chargers for electric-cars at over 100 service stations in Spain and Portugal. The new fast chargers mark the extension of an existing partnership between the two companies from last year. Previously, Iberdrola installed 48 fast chargers at Avia stations at 24 locations in Spain.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 03:09 pm

Ford gears up for hybrid vehicle production in Spain

Ford is investing 42 million euros in its production plant in Valencia, Spain. Over half of the money will finance the two battery assembly lines for power packs designated for the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models in future.

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Jan 12, 2020 - 09:00 pm

EIB funding for electric buses in Spain

The European Investment Bank is providing 27.5 million euros to finance the introduction of cleaner buses in Spain. Specifically, it will support the modernisation of Grupo Ruiz’s bus fleet through the purchase of 32 electric and 141 natural gas buses for public transport.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 03:40 pm

BMW launches electric scooter sharing in Barcelona

Together with the mobility service provider Cooltra in Barcelona, BMW Motorrad has launched a sharing offer with the BMW C evolution electric scooter. After an initial test phase, a station-based service is apparently to be offered in the city.

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Nov 29, 2019 - 08:59 pm

PSA: Saragossa plant to include battery pack assembly

From 2020 onwards, PSA will include the production of battery packs for electric and hybrid cars at its Figueruelas plant near Saragossa. The French automakers will also start producing purely electric cars in 2020 in all its Spanish plants Figueruelas, Vigo and Madrid.

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Nov 25, 2019 - 04:49 pm

Bosch discontinues Coup scooter sharing

Bosch’s electric scooter sharing service Coup has announced that it will discontinue its service in the German Berlin and Tübingen by mid-December 2019. The Paris and Madrid locations are also to be closed at short notice.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 02:54 pm

Seat launches Urban Mobility business unit

Seat has set up a new urban mobility solutions development department, as well as introducing an electric scooter and a new electric kick scooter. Seat car sharing in Madrid is also to be integrated into the new unit.

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Nov 1, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Catalonia introduces carbon tax for polluting vehicles

The Catalan regional government is about to introduce a carbon tax on cars, vans and motorcycles. Catalonia will thus be the first region in Spain to ask owners of climate-harming vehicles to pay. Taxation is to come in retroactively for 2019 already.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 02:39 pm

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.

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Oct 9, 2019 - 06:09 pm

Nissan & Plugsurfing charging app starts in Europe

The Nissan Charge App developed by Nissan and Plugsurfing enables electric car drivers to charge at over 100,000 charging points throughout Europe. The service that includes navigation and charge management first launches in Italy and Germany before successively covering other markets.

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Sep 27, 2019 - 03:35 pm

Alstom develops conductive charging for electric buses

Alstom shows a ground-based recharging system for electric buses, further development of its SRS system for trams. The prototype now presented in the Spanish city of Málaga is equipped with a 200 kW charger that charges a twelve-metre electric bus from Linkker.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 05:27 pm

10 more Irizar electric buses for Keolis in France

Public transport operator Keolis has commissioned an electric bus line in the southwest of France where ten Irizar electric articulated buses will be put into operation. The twelve-kilometre line with 30 stations connects Bayonne with Biarritz.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Seat Mii electric the cheapest of VW’s electric cars

Seat has published the price for the Mii electric for Germany. The small electric car of the Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary will be available at a basic list price of 20,650 euros and is, therefore, cheaper than the sister models of the Škoda and VW brands.

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Aug 20, 2019 - 05:22 pm

Mercedes launches premium electric van EQV

After the eVito and eSprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans is now launching the EQV, a fully-electric zero-emission van aimed at both private customers and transport service operators. The series version was presented today as part of the run-up to the IAA.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 03:05 pm

Uber & Lime expand cooperation in Europe

Uber clients in Europe may now book Lime e-bikes straight through the Uber app. The cooperation started in the US and is currently being rolled out across the continent. Prague, Warsaw and Stockholm are among the first wave of European markets with other capitals to follow suit.

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Aug 8, 2019 - 04:32 pm

Zaragoza integrates hybrid buses in fleet

The Spanish city of Zaragoza has put 17 Volvo hybrid buses into operation. The next expansion is already planned: In September, 18 hybrid articulated buses and four electric buses will be added to the fleet.

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Aug 5, 2019 - 11:23 pm

Tender: Barcelona looking to buy 29 electric buses

The public transport operator Transporte Metropolitans de Barcelona announced the tender of two contracts for a total of 29 electric buses. Specifically, this involves a quest for 23 articulated electric buses and another for six minibuses.

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Jul 22, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Orders open for the Mini Cooper SE across Europe

The all-electric Mini Cooper SE can now be reserved in a total of twelve European countries; These are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

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Jul 10, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Madrid claims clean air

Madrid’s new conservative city government attempted to roll back the driving bans in the inner city, causing a series of protests. The penalties for driving in the environmental zone with a combustion vehicle have now been reinstated, following a court decision on a lawsuit filed by environmental activists, including Greenpeace.

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