London adding 51 more all-electric buses to operating fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) announced that two additional bus routes, the 507 and 521, will operate entirely with electric single-deck buses from autumn next year. By 2020, as part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone, TfL is committed to ensuring all 300 single-decker buses operating in central London are zero emission (e.g. Mayor of London Boris Johnson also announced a world-first trial of a purpose built pure electric double-deck bus that will begin in October.

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London transport operator Go-Ahead adds two Irizar electric i2e buses to fleet after successful operating results

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Based on the success of two Irizar 100% i2e electric buses that have been operating in London since June 2015, London’s largest transport operator, Go-Ahead, is incorporating the buses into its fleet and has signed an agreement with Irizar that includes service and maintenance.

2016 111

UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

2018 104

€26M ZEFER project to introduce 180 fuel cell electric vehicles into fleets in Paris, Brussels and London

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The European ZEFER (Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out) project will deploy large fleets of 60 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in each of three European capitals (Paris, London and Brussels). The €26-million (US$32-million) pan-European initiative will introduce the 180 FCEVs into a combination of taxi, private-hire and police fleets. Europe Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2018 69

Ford confirms five fleets in London for Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Van pilot program

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Ford announced five fleets that will participate in the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van pilot program in London, starting this fall. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month pilot of 20 new Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vans that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power for the majority of inner-city trips. In addition, Transport for London will use three of the vans for freight duties. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

2017 65

London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

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Few vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor. The London Taxi Company (LTC) unveiled its new model last week, and announced a major investment by. Geely taxi plug-in cars London Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleet

2015 85

London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently committed to phasing out purchasing new pure diesel buses from the capital. No more pure diesel double-deck buses will be added to the capital’s fleet from 2018 and all new single-decks for central London will be zero-emission. At least 20 new hydrogen buses will be delivered to London as part of a £10-million (US$12.6 Electric (Battery) Emissions Europe Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2016 113

Prius+ added to London minicab fleet

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A new minicab service in London has turned to Toyota to ensure that its fleet meets its strict environmental criteria. Embarque, an executive minicab service in London, is to add 22 new seven seat Prius+ models into its fleet in the coming weeks.

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UPS to deploy 35 ARRIVAL purpose-built lightweight electric delivery vans in London and Paris

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UPS is working with UK-based technology firm ARRIVAL to develop a pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles (EVs) to be trialed in London and Paris. The result is a safer and cleaner fleet for the communities in which we deliver. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2018 104

UPS/Greenbiz study identifies motivators and barriers to electric fleets

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a new study by UPS and GreenBiz. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to mainstream. Despite an appetite for electrification, many fleet operators face challenges.

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London adds 300th hybrid bus introduced to fleet

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London has introduced its 300 th hybrid bus into its fleet; 1,000 hybrid buses are set to be introduced in the next four years as part of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s plans to improve air quality. In addition the Mayor of London has committed to taking delivery of 600 of the new bus for London vehicles ( earlier post ), seven of which are already in service on Route 38.

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Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

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London taxi firm eConnect Cars has realized all these factors, setting up an all-electric taxi fleet of Electric cars make a lot of sense for use as taxis. Taxis are typically driven in cities, where air pollution is often a problem. They tend to do frequent short runs punctuated by stops. And passengers tend to like a smoother, quieter taxi ride.

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Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

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Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. Uber said it will use only electric cars within London by. emissions England plug-in cars London ridesharing UberBy the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where it presently operates in 40 cities.

2017 69

BMW's Low-Emissions Olympic Fleet Lands In London

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London is making big claims that its Olympic games held this summer will be the greenest yet. The company has revealed that the first cars in its huge fleet have now been delivered to London. To that end, it was announced last year that BMW would be supplying 4,000 of its low-emissions cars to the event, including 200 electric cars. BMW is having

2012 75

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

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The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London Taxi Company (LTC), is now owned by the Chinese carmaker Geely. DON'T MISS: London's. Geely Plug-In Hybrids taxi plug-in cars London fleetThat company—which also owns Volvo—has already provided cash and design input.

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London readies for Olympic electric car fleet

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Work begins this week on a new network of electric vehicle charging points, in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Just month’s away from the opening ceremony, Transport for London, working in association with LOCOG and fellow sustainability partners EDF, GE and BMW, begins work to install 120 charge points to support [.]. Green credentials charge point Source London

Mayor of London: all new London taxis will need to be zero-emission capable from 2018

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced plans that would require all new taxis presented for licensing in the capital to be zero-emission capable from 1 January 2018, with the expectation that they will automatically operate in zero-emission mode while in areas where the capital’s air quality is at its worst—such as parts of central London. The cleaner, greener vehicles I’ve seen today are proof that the evolution of the great London cab is well and truly underway.

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Ford running 12-month trial of 20 plug-in hybrid Transit Custom vans in London

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Ford is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. Development of the 20 Transit Custom PHEV fleet trial vehicles has been supported by a £4.7-million (US$5.8-million) grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

2017 93

Ballard to operate and support hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet in London for 5 more years

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Ballard Power Systems signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) to extend the operation of eight hydrogen fuel cell buses in London for five more years. Three additional zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell buses joined the fleet in 2013. The eight buses are operated by Transport for London on its central Covent Garden-Tower Gateway route.

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Go-Ahead London first to operate next-generation, ultra low emission series hybrid bus from ADL and BAE Systems; ultracaps

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Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BAE Systems have delivered the first 39 Enviro400H double-deck buses with Series-E hybrid technology to launch customer Go-Ahead London. Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids

2018 85

4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. London will also shortly be welcoming two Irizar-manufactured electric single-deck buses.

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London’s first all-electric taxi fleet coming from April 2013

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London could soon see the arrival of its first all-electric taxi fleet after one of the capital’s minicab services sealed a deal with Chinese EV manufacturer BYD. Latest news electric taxi greentomatocars London UK

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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London could soon replace California as the electric car capital of the world. Thanks in large part to Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who enacted London's much criticized congestion charge policy in 2003. nk Global views London as a first market when it relaunches the Th!nk

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Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles joining London hydrogen project

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Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell models ( earlier post ) are joining the London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LNHE) project. These fuel cell vehicles will be leased to key public and private fleet users in the capital. London Hydrogen Partnership and LHNE. The ix35 Fuel Cell.

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Transport for London adds four i-MiEVs to fleet

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As efforts continue to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe, Transport for London has added four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to its fleet. The four vehicles are partly funded by the Government’s Low Carbon Procurement Partnership and is the first step in an effort to bring 1,000 electric vehicles to the city’s fleet by 2015.

Hyundai joins London Hydrogen Partnership

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Hyundai Motor Company has joined the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP). The LHP has initiated more than £50 million (US$76 million) worth of hydrogen projects, attracting and rolling-out new hydrogen buses, taxis, scooters, refueling stations, materials handling vehicles and fuel cell Combined Heat and Power units to London. The London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP) is a public-private partnership that accelerates the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell technologies in London.

Four i-MiEVs join Transport for London Fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) added four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs into its fleet as part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe. The four i-MiEVs, part funded by the Government’s Low Carbon Procurement Partnership (LCVPP), are the first step to achieving the 1,000 electric vehicles that the Mayor aims to bring into the city’s fleet by 2015. Report: City of London One of the Most Polluted Places in Europe.

Nissan teams up with Uber for London electric vehicle trial

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Nissan is to provide a fleet of 20 Leafs to the car hailing service Uber as part of a trial that could eventually see Uber running an all-electric fle. Nissan LEAF London

Four Optare electric buses enter service in London

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Four British-built Optare MetroCity single deck electric buses are currently being trialed on route H98 in London, which operates between Hayes and Hounslow. This brings the total number of electric buses now in service in London to six.

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London makes huge hybrid bus order: will boast Europe’s largest fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) has made a strong commitment to hybrid buses (pictured) – by approving a production order for 600 new buses to be introduced in the capital during the next four years. The order of 600 buses will represent a 200 per cent increase of the current hybrid bus fleet in London – [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Boris Johnson green buses hybrid bus London Wrightbus

Ford makes GoDrive car-sharing available to public in London

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Ford Motor Company will begin making its London-based GoDrive car-sharing service available to the public. The service offers flexible, practical and affordable access to a fleet of cars for one-way journeys with easy parking throughout the city. Dynamic Shuttle, New York and London.

2015 103

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses entering service in London; planned fleet of 8

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The first of a planned fleet of eight hydrogen fuel cell buses in London will start operating on 18 December. The buses will form the only hydrogen bus fleet in the UK and the largest currently in Europe. The vehicles were specifically designed for Transport for London (TfL) using technology developed by ISE, Wrightbus and Ballard. The buses are joining a fleet which also includes 100 hybrid buses.

2010 78

London police trialing Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooters; first trial outside of Japan

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The London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has begun a trial to test Suzuki Burgman hydrogen-powered scooters. On a broader scale the trial will help The Metropolitan Police to understand where this clean technology could be adopted across its fleet in the future.

2017 90

BYD and Alexander Dennis partner on new $30M deal for single-deck electric buses in London

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and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), Europe’s fastest growing bus and coach builder, have formed a new alliance and confirmed a £19-million (US$30-million) deal that will see the introduction of London’s first large-scale, zero-emission, single deck bus fleet. This will also be the single largest fleet of full-size electric buses in Europe. BYD Company Ltd.

2015 96

London launches $111M program to upgrade around 5000 older buses to Euro VI emissions standard

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a £86.1-million (US$111 million) program to retrofit around 5,000 older buses with a new exhaust system that will upgrade the vehicles to Euro VI emissions standards. By September 2020 the entire bus fleet will be at least Euro VI standard, with the emissions from the retrofitte buses cut by up to 95%. Currently 700-800 new low-emission buses are being introduced to the London fleet every year, with diesel-only buses being phased out.

2017 65

DRIVEN consortium to test Level 4 autonomous fleet in UK in 2019

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The DRIVEN consortium—led by artificial intelligence company Oxbotica , which is developing next-gen autonomous vehicles—will test a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in an end-to-end journey from London to Oxford.

2017 78

UPS adds battery energy storage for 118 electric vans in UK

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For fleet operators who recharge large fleets of electric vehicles overnight, however, the load on electric grids and consequent demand charges pose a. electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) London Commercial vehicle fleet energy storage UPSElectric vehicles are not only zero-emission and quieter and more pleasant to drive, they also clearly lower emissions of the carbon dioxide linked to climate change under most circumstances.

Nissan launches LEAF “taxi” campaign in London

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A fleet of zero-emission Nissan LEAFs will be driving around London on the 23 rd and 24 th June, offering free taxi rides. A trip from central London to Heathrow Airport, for example, would cost the Nissan LEAF driver a mere 28 pence in electricity whereas the driver of a gasoline-powered car would be forking out £1.68 Because it produces zero emissions, Nissan LEAF is exempt from London’s congestion charge and attracts no annual vehicle excise duty.

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Nissan Leaf joins Europcar rental fleet in London and Paris

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Nissan’s Leaf electric car is now available for short term hire in London and Paris as leading car rental firm Europcar takes delivery of 10 new models. Five new Leaf models will be available in London, with five heading to Paris. Although the Leaf is easy to drive (it operates much like any other automatic [.]. Nissan Europcar Nissan LEAF UK

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TfL Board approves production order for 600 new hybrid buses for London

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The Board of Transport for London (TfL) approved a production order for up to 600 of New Bus for London vehicles over the next four years. This will create the largest fleet of hybrid buses in Europe, according to TfL. The 600 buses represent a 200% increase in the current hybrid bus fleet which is set to grow by a further 180 vehicles already on order. The introduction of the 600 buses will reduce CO 2 emissions in London by around 20,600 tonnes a year.

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Smith Electric Vehicles support London bus fleet

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Bus operator Go-Ahead London has taken delivery of its first Smith Edison vans, following a successful month-long trial of the technology. . John Trayner, Go-Ahead London’s managing director, said: “We are committed to a cleaner, safer environment and to reducing our carbon footprint. The will be used for roadside assistance and for distributing spare parts around Go-Ahead London’s locations in the capital.

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Nissan LEAF plays ‘Taxi’ for London folks

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A fleet of Nissan LEAF models assumed the role of London taxis last weekend, providing free taxi rides for many London residents and visitors to the capital. Nissan LondonThe stunt aimed to highlight how the fully-electric ‘taxi’ was six times cheaper to fuel than a conventional petrol-powered car. Considering that one mile of motoring in the LEAF [.].

Voltia conversion expands Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery van for London

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As the United Kingdom joins other countries in committing to a future ban on fossil-fuel vehicles, commercial fleet operators that rely on diesel vehicles are left in a bit of a pickle. Nissan has an answer in its zero-emission eNV200 electric cargo van, but its small dimensions leave a lot to be desired for commercial operators that need. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle youtube Nissan e-NV200