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  • Electric bus fleet launched at Birmingham Airport December 11, 2019
    Birmingham Airport is running six new 7900e single deck, 100% electric buses, supplied by Volvo Bus UK, which have replaced diesel vehicles in operation. It’s the first fleet of its kind for any UK airport and it is a £3.2 million contract with Volvo. The buses have an 80% lower energy consumption than an equivalent […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Dundee’s drive for 100% e-mobility by 2030 December 11, 2019
    Dundee is targeting 100% e-mobility by 2030 after a report by its city council revealed that it has one of the highest concentration of EVs of any city in the UK. In 2018, Dundee was called the ‘most visionary city in Europe for electric vehicles’ by the World Electric Vehicle Association. In its climate action […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Daimler and Geely launch premium ride-hailing service in Hangzhou December 11, 2019
    Premium ride-hailing provider StarRides has begun providing services in Hangzhou, after a year of development and planning, and is looking to expand to other Chinese cities in 2020. The 50-50 joint venture between Daimler Mobility and Geely Technology Group has a fleet of 100 vehicles. Its fully uniformed drivers are trained by chauffeur trainers and […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Kew Bridge to have new segregated cycle lanes and upgraded pedestrian crossings December 10, 2019
    Transport for London (TfL) will start construction work at Kew Bridge on 12 December, to upgrade pedestrian crossings and create new segregated cycle lanes in west London. The new roads and junctions are to form part of a 7km cycle route between Brentford and Kensington Olympia, subject to final approvals from the London Boroughs of […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Reutlingen operator adds four eCitaro buses to fleet December 9, 2019
    German bus operator Reutlinger Stadtverkehr (RSV) has taken delivery of four electric-powered Mercedes-Benz eCitaros. Based in north-west Baden-Wuerttemberg in the south-west of Germany, RSV has built an electric bus depot to charge the buses, which will run on the number 7 route in Reutlingen. Mark Hogenmüller, MD of RSV, said: “As a public transport provider […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Duckt to build e-scooter charging dock network December 9, 2019
    Duckt is developing docking, charging and locking stations, in partnership with FarkLabs, for e-bikes and e-scooters. The Turkish manufacturers’ docking, charging and locking station consists of a what it describes as a ‘patented plug and play docking device’ that features a connecting adapter that fits almost all e-scooter models in the market Duckt said that […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Siemens gets green light for Taoyuan airport signalling system December 6, 2019
    Siemens Mobility, along with consortium partners ST Engineering and BES Engineering Corporation, has been awarded a contract to deliver the signalling and communications for two new airport stations at Taoyuan Airport terminal three in Taiwan. Currently the airport services some 45 million passengers and with the opening of terminal three soon, capacity is expected to […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • Toyota and Nishitetsu launch My Route mobility app December 6, 2019
    Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu) have begun full-scale operations of the Toyota-developed multi-modal mobility app called “My Route” for smartphones. The app provides a route search which combines various modes of transport, including public transport, automobiles, bicycles and walking. Users can make with reservations and payments as required, and the app also […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • ZF to open third R&D centre in China December 6, 2019
    ZF Friedrichshafen is to open a third Chinese R&D centre in Guangzhou, southern China. ZF plans to invest €90 million (£77 million) in the R&D facility, which is set to be operational by 2023. It will also be home to a satellite of the Shanghai R&D centres which ZF said would help it to optimally […]
    Jennifer Ubah
  • TfL grants promote walking and cycling December 5, 2019
    Transport for London (TfL) has awarded more than £400,000 of grants to 60 community and not-for-profit groups that encourage people to walk and cycle more. The winning projects support a range of traditionally underrepresented groups such as people with physical disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers, and children with Down’s Syndrome. Walking and Cycling Grants London […]
    Jennifer Ubah