UK to move sale ban of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035, including hybrids

Demonstrating the UK’s urgent action to reduce emissions, the Government plans to bring forward an end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition is feasible, subject to consultation, as well as including hybrids for the first time.

Europe witnesses a surge in EV demand during the last quarter of 2019

Europe witnesses a surge in EV demand during the last quarter of 2019

In the last quarter of 2019, EU demand for diesel cars further decreased, dropping to 29.5% of new-car registrations. Petrol cars accounted for 57.3% of the EU market, while electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) made up 4.4% of total new car sales across the region from October to December last year. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined held a market share of 13.2%.

Britain paves way for the first all-electric bus town in the country

Britain paves way for the first all-electric bus town in the country

Local authorities can now apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town, setting the ‘gold-standard’ in environmentally friendly public transport, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced. The winning area will receive up to £50 million ($ 65 million) to help pay for a brand-new fleet of electric buses, reducing emissions and cleaning up the air in their community.

Alstom delivers its first series electric bus to Strasbourg

Alstom delivers its first series electric bus to Strasbourg

Alstom is delivering the very first 100% electric Aptis bus to Strasbourg transport operator Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS). This constitutes a major new step for Alstom, which aims to be the most innovative world actor for sustainable, smart mobility.

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Renault Trucks to deliver 20 electric trucks to the Carlsberg Group

Renault Trucks to deliver 20 electric trucks to the Carlsberg Group

Renault Trucks has signed a contract with the Carlsberg Group to deliver 20 D Wide Z.E. These 100% electric 26-tonne trucks, which will be delivered in 2020, will be operated by the Feldschlösschen brewery, the Group’s Swiss subsidiary.

Tata unveils the Altroz EV at Auto Show 2020

Tata unveils the Altroz EV at Auto Show 2020

The all-new Altroz EV is derived from the Altroz hatchback, the first product built on the futuristic and versatile ‘Agile Light Flexible Advanced’ (ALFA) Architecture, and brings to life Tata Motors’ radical new approach to design. The Altroz EV is a premium urban car, which is configured to meet the constantly evolving aspirations of customers.

Tribus showcases its electric mobility line at VDV Conference

Tribus showcases its electric mobility line at VDV Conference

Tribus will demonstrate two electric buses at the VDV Elektro Buses Conference in Berlin, the compact citybus Movitas and the VW e-Crafter wheelchair accessible minibus.

Tesla aims at reducing worker injuries across all its sites

Tesla aims at reducing worker injuries across all its sites

Tesla believes that it can enhance safety in its operations engagement, education, innovation and continual improvement. The company is not only focussing on reducing overall rate of injury, but also on how to prevent individual injuries before they happen.

MG Motor India delivers the first ZS EV to EESL

MG Motor India delivers the first ZS EV to EESL

MG (Morris Garages) India delivered the first ZS EV to state-owned EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.). The vehicle will be used by key government officials to further the cause of reducing pollution by putting more EVs on the road by 2030.

Electric car-sharing platform GreenMobility enters the Austrian market

Electric car-sharing platform GreenMobility enters the Austrian market

GreenMobility, a leading electric vehicle (EV) sharing provider, announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with ÖAMTC – The Austrian Automobile and Touring Club – to cooperate on shared mobility in Austria. The move is part of GreenMobility’s strategy of international expansion after having gained a strong foothold in Copenhagen.

Europcar Mobility Group UK to help businesses trial Mercedes-Benz eVito in ‘real world’ conditions

Europcar Mobility Group UK to help businesses trial Mercedes-Benz eVito in ‘real world’ conditions

Europcar Mobility Group UK has joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Vans to give businesses that use commercial vehicles the chance to put electric motoring to the test in ‘real world’ conditions.

Fleetonomy set to unveil full-stack EV Mobility platform

Fleetonomy set to unveil full-stack EV Mobility platform

Fleetonomy, the advanced fleet management, and smart mobility platform provider, announced the unveiling of their newest development, the full-stack EV mobility platform. The company’s new platform will offer a full suite of advanced mobility tools, allowing smart mobility operators to efficiently operate and scale EV-based mobility services.

OCTA deploys New Flyer’s 10 fuel cell-electric buses in Orange County

OCTA deploys New Flyer’s 10 fuel cell-electric buses in Orange County

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, celebrated Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) unveiling of ten new zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses in Santa Ana, California. The order was previously announced in April 2018, at that time becoming America’s largest procurement and deployment of fuel cell-electric buses.

DiDi to introduce first Shared EV Fleet in Mexico

DiDi to introduce first Shared EV Fleet in Mexico

Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, will launch Latin America’s first shared electric vehicle (EV) fleet through its app in Mexico, as the company further invests in sustainable transportation innovations in the region.

ADL reaches an agreement with NTA Ireland for up to 600 plug-in hybrid buses

ADL reaches an agreement with NTA Ireland for up to 600 plug-in hybrid buses

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, announced that it has signed a framework agreement with the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) for the delivery of up to 600 Enviro400ER double deck hybrid buses, capable of running in zero emission mode for at least 2.5 kilometres. The agreement includes an initial firm order for 100 buses.