Alstom will build six fuel cell trains for FNM, a transport company active in the Italian region of Lombardy. The contract also includes an option for eight additional FC trains. Meanwhile, Alstom's Coradia iLint fuel cell train has completed a three-month test run in Austria.
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FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity to provide so-called ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid system on the site of FCA's Mirafiori headquarters.
After Turin transport operator GTT cancelled a contract with Chinese manufacturer Yutong to supply 100 electric buses, BYD has now been awarded the contract. The first 50 of these e-buses have already been firmly ordered from BYD and are scheduled for delivery to Turin in April 2021.
According to the regional government, 33 fast charging stations are to be built in South Tyrol in the next one and a half years. At present, South Tyrol has more than 100 public charging stations, 20 of which are fast chargers.
In Italy, the first fast-charging stations have now been connected to the grid at three IP-branded filling stations as part of the European E-VIA FLEX-E project. Four more locations in Italy are to follow later in 2021.
Belgian manufacturer Van Hool will deliver six electric 18-meter buses to the transport authority of the Italian city of Pescara from mid-2022. Three more could follow. The buses also feature technology from a German supplier.
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.
Fiat will cut production of the all-electric Fiat 500 at its Mirafiori plant in Turin from 300 to 210 units a day starting next week as the manufacturer struggles to keep up with battery supplies.
The two ePrix on the second weekend of Formula E racing have produced two new winners this season. Saturday's race was won by former champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.
Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways is tackling its next export market in Europe, with plans to sell the Aiways U5 e-SUV in Italy later this year through a partnership with Italian vehicle importer Koelliker Group.
Micro Mobility Systems provides another update on the development of its Microlino e-light vehicle: the near-production third prototype now features, among other things, a folding roof. The Swiss company has also founded a company together with partner CECOMP that will be responsible for production in Turin.
Mobilize, Renault's new mobility brand announced in January, presents its projects for the next few years, including Duo, Bento and Hippo, three fully electric shared mobility vehicles for transporting people and goods.
According to a media report, Audi also plans to sell its electric cars in the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since launching its electric offensive last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place "in a staggered manner in key European markets from 2023".
Stellantis has unveiled its new electric strategy, with the multi-brand group aiming for 70 percent of its sales in Europe and 40 percent in the U.S. to come from "low emission vehicles" by 2030. One step along the way, Opel will become an electric brand in Europe by 2028.
After Paris, Lyon and Barcelona, Florence will now also be using an electric Renault truck to dispose of household waste. The Italian company Gorent has recently been using a 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. for waste disposal in the Tuscan capital.
BMW and Daimler are dovetailing their Free Now and Share Now offerings. Vehicles from the Share Now car-sharing service can be booked via the Free Now multimobility platform from the end of July in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
Italian startup XEV has unveiled the production version of its 3D-printed e-small car Yoyo at the IAA Mobility. Sales are now starting on its home market in Italy. Prices are significantly higher than originally announced, at a minimum of €13,900 before subsidies.
The Italian government wants to obtain an exemption from the EU for domestic sports car manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini from the planned phase-out of internal combustion engines from 2035, as these cars are a niche market with small production volumes.
Stellantis has announced the development of a European charging network in cooperation with the Italian company TheF Charging, which is to comprise more than 15,000 sites with a total of two million parking spaces and be open to the public by 2025.
Toyota has partnered with Italian gas network operator Snam and Portuguese bus manufacturer CaetanoBus to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen mobility in both heavy and light transport.
Japanese carmaker Nissan will significantly expand the charging infrastructure at its dealerships in Europe through two collaborations. Allego will install DC chargers at Nissan dealerships in 16 countries for this purpose, but Nissan sales companies in Germany and the UK are going their own ways.
Milan's public transport operator ATM has ordered 50 more trolleybuses from Solaris. The order for 50 Trollino 18s is the outstanding part of a 2018 framework agreement under which Solaris has already delivered 30 trolleybuses.
The DeLorean Motor Company has released the first full look at its battery-electric Alpha5 model, as well as the first technical specs for the gull-winged sports coupe, and there's some initial info on other models as well.
Italian luxury carmaker Automobili Pininfarina has begun production of its all-electric GT supercar, the Battista, which is now being hand-built in a 2,300-square-meter facility in Cambiano in Italy's Piedmont region. A maximum of 150 examples are expected to be built in total, with deliveries beginning at the end of summer 2022.