US ride-hailing company Uber announced the launch of electric bikes in Paris in early 2019. The rugged red bikes from Jump, have three speeds and can travel at speeds of up to 25 km/h. The self-service bikes will be available for free floating via Uber app, said a spokeswoman. A U-shaped padlock will secure them to street furniture.
Smart Mobility EU
An innovative program dubbed "FlexMob'île" launched by Groupe Renault, Morbihan Energie, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis was announced recently as part of an initiative aiming at establishing a smart electric ecosystem on the French island of Belle-Île-en-Mer. Residents and visitors of the island will be able to drive electric cars powered by a network of charging stations. Furthermore, energy will be produced by solar panels installed on the roofs of buildings.
British luxury carmakerAston Martin has officially announced that its second major UK manufacturing facility will become the brand's centre for electrification - and the production home of the Lagonda brand, the world's first zero-emission luxury marque.
With its new 360c autonomous concept, Volvo Cars tackles one of the main challenges around the introduction of autonomous technology and calls for a new, global standard in how autonomous vehicles can safely communicate with all other road users.
The Finnish capital of Helsinki has been named as the city best equipped for the integration of mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platforms.
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