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Electrifying waste collection in London

London borough of Lewisham has welcomed the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz Econic 1830 4×2. The truck has an electric tipper and crusher body meaning that it operates quietly and efficiently without bothering residents, market staff and market visitors. The first Econic truck was purchased by the Lewisham Town Council in 2013. Today, Econics are […]

BlackBerry and Qualcomm extend relationship to deliver automotive platforms

BlackBerry Limited and subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Technologies, have announced plans to develop and produce automotive platforms for the next generation of connected vehicles as part of a strategic collaboration. The relationship will be non-exclusive. Both companies have agreed to optimise Qualcomm Technologies’ hardware platforms with BlackBerry’s QNX software. This will then be used […]

Kapsch TrafficCom to manage Malaga Traffic Mobility Observatory

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) provider Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected to manage the MOVIMA (Malaga Traffic Mobility Observatory) Traffic Regulation System at the Malaga Management Centre. Kapsch will also oversee and develop the MOVIMA access control system to the City Centre. Malaga intends to become a leader in urban mobility management and the city’s integrated […]

Jaguar I-PACE takes on final range and durability tests

In November 2016 Jaguar first revealed the I-PACE concept car – a smart fiver-seater fully electric car embodying the traits of a family car, performance car and SUV. The I-PACE took to the streets in March 2017 and in August it was named the ‘Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017’ at the 16th North American […]

New car sharing scheme in China

Shanghai-based electric car sharing company, under Global Car-Sharing & Rental Co. Ltd., EVCARD has partnered up with the BMW Group to launch a car sharing service in the Chengdu, China. This will be under a new co-brand called “ReachNow Powered By EVCARD” and will offer users premium electric car-sharing that is available at 25 stations […]

Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr GmbH is first in line for Mercedes-Benz’s fully electric bus

Daimler subsidiary, EvoBus GmbH, has signed a corresponding memorandum of understanding with Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr GmbH. The company will be first customer to invest in the fully-electric bus from Mercedes-Benz. The first busses are to be delivered and will begin customer trails at the end of 2018 in the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region – also meaning that the […]

LEVC TX ECITY taxi hits the streets

The London EV Company celebrates as their new fully electric taxi, the TX is now fully certified to carry fare-paying customers. In addition to being fully electric, the new taxi provides wheelchair access and are equipped with contactless card machines, Wi-Fi, charging sockets, air conditioning and– providing passengers with full comfort as they make their […]

BMW Group invests in two new electric trucks

BMW Group, ARS Altmann AG and SCHERM Group now have three electric trucks working as part of their logistics operations at their home plant in Munich. The company will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 82 tons annually thought the use of the e-trucks. The first e-truck was introduced in 2015 and used […]

New kilometre charge for semi-trailer towing vehicles

From the first of January, 2018, there will be a new Kilometre Charge in Belgium for any semi-trailer towing vehicles that are 3.5 tons GVW or below, with a body code BC. Vehicles will be required to have a working On Board Unit (OBU) that is switched on at all times if they are to […]

HERE technologies to acquire ATS Advanced Telematic Systems

HERE Technologies have announced plans to acquire a Germany-based software company, ATS Advanced Telematic Systems. The company specialises in developing highly secure over-the-air (OTA) software updating technology for the automotive industry. OTA technology allows automakers and the broader industry to deliver software, firmware and data to vehicles in a manner that is both secure and […]