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GM and Lyft to deploy autonomous Bolts in 2018

Chevy Bolt 2017. Source: GM

Ongoing partnership between automaker and ride-hailing service would see “thousands” of autonomous EVs on the roads by 2018 Starting next year, self-driving Chevrolet Bolts are to be deployed under a partnership between General Motors and San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Lyft. Reuters reported on the test programme, citing two anonymous sources …

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VULE Partagé electric van-sharing trial launches in Paris

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The PSA and Renault-backed program will be tested by small, central businesses Over the past 12 months, the Parisian government has taken a number of tough stances on air pollution. One of the more notable of these was the legislation in June of last year barring any car built before 1997 from entering the …

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First Student-led Transit Agency in the US to Prioritize EV Mass Transit (Electric Cars Report)

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra announced that it will begin supplying buses to campus locations nationwide as university systems, both urban and suburban, realize the economic viability and environmental necessity of sustainable transport. Its first university customer, the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) Transportation, has ordered two Proterra …

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Paris to Launch Electric Moped Hire Scheme (Guardian)

Electric mopeds will be available for hire around Paris from this summer following an “encouraging” trial of the public scheme, the mayor’s office has announced. The service will see 1,000 scooters gradually deployed around the French capital, available to anyone aged over 20 with a moped licence. The electric bikes, equivalent to …

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300 BYD 8-Meter Electric Buses Start Operating in Shanwei City, Guangdong Province

Read the full press release below: The Chinese city of Shanwei, in Guangdong Province is gradually adding 300 units of the BYD K7 – the 8m pure electric bus to its public transportation fleet. The Shanwei City Administration held a ceremony to celebrate the initiative and welcome the green buses. Shanwei has …

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Saft Battery Systems to Help Power Basel’s Flexity Trams

Read the full press release below: Paris, December 21, 2015 – Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded a major contract by Bombardier to supply the onboard battery systems for 61 FLEXITY trams under construction for Basel, Switzerland’s third most populous city. The …

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