The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria
Hutt, recently announced a new order for 183 pure electric buses for the
Chilean capital of Santiago, due to arrive in August of this year.
Wallbox, Barcelona-based electric vehicle (EV) charging station
manufacturer, announced that it will enter the US market, hosting an
official launch at the 2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in New York
Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and
electrical and electronic systems, and Plug and Play, a global startup
accelerator and corporate innovation platform headquartered in Silicon
Valley, announced a strategic partnership focused on advancing mobility
innovation in the automotive industry.
The Hydrogen Council announced that six new member companies have joined
the group. These include BP as a steering member and AVL, ITOCHU
Corporation, The Liebherr Group, Power Assets Holdings Limited, and
SinoHytec as supporting members.
Volvo Cars, a leader in automotive safety, and Uber, the leading
ride-hailing firm, presented a jointly developed production car capable
of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration
between both companies.
BSES has unveiled its first smart public charging-station in South
Delhi’s South Extension-2 market. Equipped with an analytic platform,
the smart EV chargers help consumers get a seamless online experience.
Together with students from three Czech universities, Škoda has
developed Uniqway, a pioneering car-sharing platform for students who
don’t want to commit to outright car ownership during their studies.
Workhorse Group Inc., an American technology company focussed on
providing sustainable and cost-effective electric-mobility solutions to
the transportation sector, has entered into subscription agreements for a
private offering with a group of institutional investors, resulting in
gross proceeds to the company of $25 million.
Scania has launched the new battery electric self-driving urban concept
vehicle designed with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters
to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivering goods during the
day and collecting refuse at night.
SafeRide Technologies, the first automotive cybersecurity company to
offer a multi-layer deterministic and heuristic anomaly detection and
threat prevention solution, announced its collaboration with the Renault
Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance on a proof of concept project, to test its
cybersecurity solutions on vehicles at the Alliance’s new Innovation Lab
Promoting sustainable mobility in the Vatican City is the objective of
the agreement signed by Enel X, the Enel Group’s global business line
dedicated to innovative products and digital solutions, and the
Governorate of the Vatican City State, which provides for the supply of
20 charging points.
At the UITP Global Transport Summit, the worldwide public transport fair
being held this year in Stockholm, Volvo Buses announced the
introduction of an all-electric articulated bus with space for up to 150
passengers, that will hit the road this autumn.