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Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Wildpoldsried will be the focus for the demo phase of a research project by Siemens, the regional utility Allgäuer Überlandwerk and partners to help develop a local energy marketplace.

Enel X to support US cities in electrifying public transport bus fleets

Enel X to support US cities in electrifying public transport bus fleets

The company is entering the US electrification market and is already working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to help it electrify a portion of its new fleet.

UK local authorities to go live with smart energy project

UK local authorities to go live with smart energy project

Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council will be the first to connect to the smart energy platform, which forms part of the Thames Valley Live project.

Flowbird extends range to boost public EV charging capacity

Flowbird extends range to boost public EV charging capacity

The Park & Charge offer has been designed to enable UK local authorities to leverage their existing parking network assets, notably through a shared payment and management system.

London boroughs trial flat and flush kerbside EV charging

London boroughs trial flat and flush kerbside EV charging

Green tech start-up Trojan Energy is installing 200 of its chargers across Brent and Camden as part of the Subsurface Technology for Electric Pathways project.

Contract wins help EV charging start-up progress intelligent internet of energy

Contract wins help EV charging start-up progress intelligent internet of energy

Electric Miles uses artificial intelligence and blockchain to optimise charging capabilities and claims its solution can deliver savings of up to 40 per cent on each charge.

Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin Transportation and Swiftmile are undertaking the six-month, no-cost pilot project to test the usability of the company’s universal scooter parking and charging stations for e-scooters.

Partnership aims to advance micro-mobility in Italian cities

Partnership aims to advance micro-mobility in Italian cities

Using Enel X’s JuicePass app, electric vehicle drivers will be able to park and refuel at charging points and continue their journey on a Bird electric scooter.

Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy

Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy

The German city will implement charging systems from Siemens Smart Infrastructure along the routes as well as at the Lindenau bus depot with the e-buses scheduled to go into operation in 2021.

Connected services subscriptions for electric vehicles predicted to grow 270 per cent

Connected services subscriptions for electric vehicles predicted to grow 270 per cent

A report from ABI Research reveals that the increasing number of countries setting up deadlines to end the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles will propel higher EV adoption.