Tata Motors has received two more major orders for electric buses in India, with West Bengal Transport Corporation and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation ordering a total of over 2,000 e-buses in August.
Two new major orders for electric buses have been made public in the U.S. in recent days. Nova Bus, part of the Volvo Group, has received its largest electric bus order to date from Houston, Texas, while New Flyer of America, part of the NFI Group, is to deliver 17 vehicles to Denver, Colorado.
The Norwegian Post has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo Trucks. It is the largest order for Volvo Trucks from Norway to date and one of the largest in Europe. The electric trucks ordered by the Norwegian Post have the same powertrain, but are divided between different configurations of the FL Electric and FE Electric models, with two and [...]
In its efforts to reduce emissions from transport, Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection has set binding targets for public transport operators. From 2026, only electric city buses will be allowed to be purchased. The targets also include interim targets.
Europcar Switzerland has launched a new electric car subscription. Called [email protected], the offer can be reserved online and a vehicle can be collected from one of 19 locations in Switzerland after 72 hours at the latest. The minimum term is 30 days and includes the option to switch to a petrol or diesel vehicle of comparable size for three days per month.
The Allane Mobility Group (formerly Sixt Leasing SE) has received a funding commitment of up to 11.4 million euros from the German Federal Ministry of Transport for the marketing of up to 800 new Hyundai Nexo vehicles to leasing customers as part of a cooperation with Hyundai.
Moscow has put its 1,000th electric bus into service, and the expansion is going straight on: over the course of the year, 500 more e-buses are to be added, according to Mosgortrans, the operator of the bus and tram network in the Russian capital. The funding for the majority of them is to come from green bonds.
National Express Coventry has ordered 130 all-electric double-decker buses to enter service in Coventry from early 2023, with the necessary charging infrastructure still being built at depots and Pool Meadow bus station.
Stadtwerke Konstanz has purchased six new electric buses as a prelude to the long-term conversion of its bus fleet. The new Mercedes eCitaro e-buses have already been delivered and are scheduled to enter service on routes 6 and 14 in February.
Vietnamese electric car maker VinFast has received its first major order shortly after appearing at CES, with Artemis DNA becoming the first US fleet customer to reserve 100 vehicles from VinFast.
Amazon will be the first commercial customer for the new ProMaster BEV, an offshoot of the Stellantis-branded Ram electric Fiat Ducato, coming to the U.S. market in 2023. The company has confirmed the order, but many details are not yet known.
General Motors' BrightDrop brand has received more large orders for electric delivery trucks. While it's the first order for Walmart, logistics company FedEx is already reordering - and looking to secure options on more vehicles.