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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Tesla vehicles are being added to Uber’s scheme to accelerate electrification of its London fleet


Tesla vehicles are being added to Uber’s new scheme to accelerate the electrification of its London fleet through “a clean air fee.”


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Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Moscow’s electric fleet is thus the largest in Europe. For comparison—in October, there were 300 electric buses in London, 259 in Paris, 200 in Berlin and 164 in Amsterdam, according to Mosgortrans, the major bus operator of the city. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets

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FUSO eCanter electric truck delivering gas bottles in London?s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

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Emitting zero emissions, the FUSO eCanter is now delivering the company’s bottled butane and propane to customers in central London. Electric (Battery) FleetsDaimler Trucks continues deliveries of the FUSO eCanter, its fully electric light-duty truck.

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Thriev adding 20 BYD e6 electric cars to London fleet

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Thriev , a company offering zero-emission, chauffeured cars to corporate and private users in London, is adding 20. BYD e6 electric cars to the fleet. Part of the deal with BYD is that Thriev will equip its facility at Edgware Road, west London, with BYD’s purpose-designed charging equipment, which allows fast charging of the e6 in just two hours.

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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. For over a year, these two buses have been operating on the busy routes 507, connecting Waterloo Station with Victoria Station, and 521, which connect Waterloo Station with London Bridge Station.

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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

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Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. The environment-friendly vehicles will be introduced on routes 245, 7 and N7, with people traveling to Wembley Stadium, or from west London to the West End, able to hop on the new green buses for a smoother and quieter journey. We all have a role to play in cleaning up London’s toxic air and I’ve always said that TfL should lead from the front.

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€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 174

Nissan and Uber partner in London: 2,000 LEAFs

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The fleet of 40kWh Nissan LEAFs, which can travel up to 168 miles on a single charge and are manufactured in Sunderland, will be offered to drivers as part of Uber’s Clean Air Plan. It was the first time pure EVs had been available for hire through the Uber app in London.

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London’s largest taxi firm to go fully electric by 2023 with 4,000 EVs


Addison Lee, a London-headquartered private hire taxi and courier company, and the UK’s largest private vehicle hire firm, today announced that its entire fleet will become fully electric by 2023. Its current fleet currently stands at around 4,000 cars.

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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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. Recharging a fleet of electric vehicles can be extremely expensive as it often requires upgrades to the external power grid, an option not attractive to most businesses or operators.

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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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Nissan becomes vehicle sponsor for 2021 London Marathon

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Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced it has become official automotive supplier for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon. The automotive carmaker also provided vehicles for the elite 2020 London Marathon race.

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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World’s largest V2G site: A London double-decker electric bus garage

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London already has the largest electric bus fleet of anywhere in Europe. And now it’s hosting the trial site of the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial site.

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Teslas added to Uber in London in bid to boost electric vehicle adoption


Starting this Wednesday, Tesla’s electric cars will be available for Uber drivers in London who are looking to purchase or lease a sustainable vehicle. It should be noted that over 4,000 Uber drivers have already switched over to electric vehicles in London.

Octopus Energy Adds 23 PEUGEOT e-Expert vans to fleet

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Operating across its London-based fleet, the PEUGEOT e-Expert vans will be used to help Octopus Energy Services – its engineering arm – install electric vehicle (EV) charging points across […]. Electric Vans Electric Vehicles e-Expert van fleet Europe Peugeot UK

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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. With more than 9,000 vehicles worldwide operating using alternative propulsion methods, UPS possesses one of the largest private and most diverse alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the entire logistics industry.

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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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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.

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London mayor commits to all-electric buses moving forward, 100% zero emissions by 2034


Following a Zero-Emission Bus Summit in the UK, London mayor Sadiq Khan announced that all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) will be electric moving forward.

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

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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. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom vans that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power for the majority of city trips such as deliveries or maintenance work. Vans represent 75% of peak freight traffic, with more than 7,000 vehicles per hour driving at peak times in Central London alone.

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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.

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. During the trial, 75% of the fleet’s mileage in Central London and 49% in Greater London was completed using pure electric power.

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Understanding Electric Vans & the London Congestion Charge

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Here at DriveElectric, we’re proud to have one of the UK’s largest electric van rental fleets. One of the key things when it comes to cost is the savings you can make on the London Congestion Charge. That means there is no London Congestion Charge for vans such as the Nissan e-NV200.

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. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. London will also shortly be welcoming two Irizar-manufactured electric single-deck buses.

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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.

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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. Hyundai Motor, as a supplier to the LHNE project, will join the existing consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure and operation, working to establish the UK’s first hydrogen transport network covering London and south east England. These fuel cell vehicles will be leased to key public and private fleet users in the capital.

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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.

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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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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. The introduction of the four pure electric Optare MetroCity buses is the first step of the Mayor’s plan for all single deck buses in central London to be zero emission at tailpipe, as part of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone, from 2020. This brings the total number of electric buses now in service in London to six.

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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. Go-Ahead London is the launch customer for this next generation Enviro400H, with the first 39 buses entering service on Transport for London route 36 between Queen’s Park and New Cross Gate. Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids

2018 163

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. Hybrid cars Toyota fleet hybrid Prius+ Toyota PriusA ‘carbon neutral’ company, the firm has an agenda to minimise the [.].

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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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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.

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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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London begins trials of BYD battery-electric buses

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Transport for London (TfL) and bus operator Go-Ahead London have begun a trial of the city’s first two battery-electric buses. Routes 507 and 521 will trial the new buses as the technology is particularly suitable for busy short commuter services which operate between Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge stations. In addition to the two buses in this trial, six additional electric buses will be introduced into the TfL fleet in early 2014.

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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

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. Ford is exploring the opportunity for car‑sharing services, working with Londoners to better understand their mobility needs and travel and parking patterns. Half of the fleet consists of Focus Electric vehicles.

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BYD, Levo partners for V2G tech on 5k electric fleet vehicles 

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BYD, Levo partners for V2G tech on 5k electric fleet vehicles . The order has been placed by RATP Dev London, one of Transport for London (TfL)’s principal bus operators, for a total of 195 single and double deck vehicles.

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