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.
In the US state of Hawaii, a new law requires the entire state fleet to be converted to electric vehicles, by 2030 for passenger cars and 2035 for light trucks.
Solaris has been awarded the contract for the delivery of 13 hydrogen buses by the municipal utility subsidiary In-der-City-Bus (ICB) from Frankfurt am Main. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen H2 buses are scheduled to enter regular service in 2022.
Mercedes will supply up to 74 eVito Tourers for the on-demand platform of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV). The Stuttgart-based company was awarded the contract following a Europe-wide tender, but other vehicles will also be used.
British electric vehicle developer Arrival is partnering with ride-hailing company Uber to build an electric car specifically for ride-hailing services, which is expected to go into production in the third quarter of 2023. However, the electric car is unlikely to be exclusive to Uber.
Public transport operator EMT Madrid has procured 50 more electric buses, with contracts awarded to manufacturers Irizar and BYD to supply 30 Irizar ieBUS and 20 BYD K9UB respectively. Further orders are already being planned.
DHL Express has purchased 100 of the first e-Ducato vans for its European fleet as part of a partnership with Fiat Professional. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group's recently unveiled sustainability roadmap, DHL Express plans to expand its delivery fleet to 14,000 e-vans by 2030.
The Viennese e-car sharing start-up Eloop (formerly Caroo Mobility) is benefiting from a seven-figure investment. In return, a subsidiary of the Graz-based C&P Immobilien AG and the Luxembourg fund of the European Super Angels Club are investing in the sharing provider.
Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe, through which Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.
The Italian financial and customs police have ordered 30 Peugeot e-208s. A first electric car painted in the official colours of the "Guardia di Finanza" is on free loan and has already been handed over. The other electric cars will be leased on a long-term basis.
Alstom announces the first order of hydrogen trains in France. On behalf of four regions, the state railway company SNCF has ordered the first twelve trains developed by Alstom to run on both overhead contact line and hydrogen. The order is worth almost 190 million euros.
Dutch transport company Hermes has ordered 32 electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach, which will be in operation in Eindhoven from January 2022, with deliveries scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
The local transport company Anchersen from Copenhagen has ordered 25 electric buses from MAN Truck & Bus. Delivery of the 25 MAN Lion's City 12 E is scheduled for the end of the year. They will not only be the first Lion's City E for the public transport operator, but the first MAN buses ever.