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  • BPA shares survey results on EV charging December 13, 2017
    The British Parking Association commissioned its Parking 20:20 EV group to release a survey to local authorities, charge-point providers, car park operators and key stakeholders. The results found that nearly 70 per cent of the local authorities surveyed did not have the capital in their budgets to increase or install EV points and nearly 40 […]
    Maria Highland
  • FTA on trade December 13, 2017
    According to the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, there has been “sufficient progress” in the Brexit negotiations to warrant moving on to the second phase, transition and trade. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that this is encouraging news. However, the FTA has also added that a positive political will such as this […]
    Maria Highland
  • Electrifying waste collection in London December 12, 2017
    London borough of Lewisham has welcomed the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz Econic 1830 4×2. The truck has an electric tipper and crusher body meaning that it operates quietly and efficiently without bothering residents, market staff and market visitors. The first Econic truck was purchased by the Lewisham Town Council in 2013. Today, Econics are […]
    Maria Highland
  • BlackBerry and Qualcomm extend relationship to deliver automotive platforms December 11, 2017
    BlackBerry Limited and subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Technologies, have announced plans to develop and produce automotive platforms for the next generation of connected vehicles as part of a strategic collaboration. The relationship will be non-exclusive. Both companies have agreed to optimise Qualcomm Technologies’ hardware platforms with BlackBerry’s QNX software. This will then be used […]
    Maria Highland
  • Kapsch TrafficCom to manage Malaga Traffic Mobility Observatory December 8, 2017
    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) provider Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected to manage the MOVIMA (Malaga Traffic Mobility Observatory) Traffic Regulation System at the Malaga Management Centre. Kapsch will also oversee and develop the MOVIMA access control system to the City Centre. Malaga intends to become a leader in urban mobility management and the city’s integrated […]
    Maria Highland
  • Jaguar I-PACE takes on final range and durability tests December 7, 2017
    In November 2016 Jaguar first revealed the I-PACE concept car – a smart fiver-seater fully electric car embodying the traits of a family car, performance car and SUV. The I-PACE took to the streets in March 2017 and in August it was named the ‘Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017’ at the 16th North American […]
    Maria Highland
  • New car sharing scheme in China December 6, 2017
    Shanghai-based electric car sharing company, under Global Car-Sharing & Rental Co. Ltd., EVCARD has partnered up with the BMW Group to launch a car sharing service in the Chengdu, China. This will be under a new co-brand called “ReachNow Powered By EVCARD” and will offer users premium electric car-sharing that is available at 25 stations […]
    Maria Highland
  • Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr GmbH is first in line for Mercedes-Benz’s fully electric bus December 5, 2017
    Daimler subsidiary, EvoBus GmbH, has signed a corresponding memorandum of understanding with Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr GmbH. The company will be first customer to invest in the fully-electric bus from Mercedes-Benz. The first busses are to be delivered and will begin customer trails at the end of 2018 in the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region – also meaning that the […]
    Maria Highland
  • LEVC TX ECITY taxi hits the streets December 5, 2017
    The London EV Company celebrates as their new fully electric taxi, the TX is now fully certified to carry fare-paying customers. In addition to being fully electric, the new taxi provides wheelchair access and are equipped with contactless card machines, Wi-Fi, charging sockets, air conditioning and– providing passengers with full comfort as they make their […]
    Maria Highland
  • BMW Group invests in two new electric trucks December 4, 2017
    BMW Group, ARS Altmann AG and SCHERM Group now have three electric trucks working as part of their logistics operations at their home plant in Munich. The company will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 82 tons annually thought the use of the e-trucks. The first e-truck was introduced in 2015 and used […]
    Maria Highland