Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a new $250 million electric
vehicle expansion initiative, EVolve NY, with the New York Power
Authority. In addition to state funding, the program will also seek to
create private sector partnerships through 2025 to aggressively
accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles throughout New York State.
Volkswagen and car-sharing company Zipcar struck up a partnership in
2016 which, in the two years since, has led thousands of Londoners to
get behind the wheel of the petrol-electric Golf GTE or internal
combustion-engined Polo. Now that choice of car will increase further,
with a significant order from Zipcar for 325 all-electric e-Golfs.
Ten electric Solaris Urbino 12 buses will reinforce the fleet of Hamburg public transport operator Hochbahn. In line with the agreement two of the commissioned vehicles shall be supplied in autumn this year. The remaining ones will be handed over in September 2019.