Category «Business»

UPS-GreenBiz US study: the future of fleet electrification

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more US commercial fleets to electrify, according to a UPS and GreenBiz study. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to …

DHL opens fitting rooms in Dutch cities

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DHL has placed fitting rooms in its service points to be able to fit clothing bought online. At The Hague it is already possible to fit in and Amsterdam will follow soon. The garment that is picked up at the service point and does not fit unexpectedly can then be returned quickly and easily. 

Dutch Stint taken off the roads by Minister

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Dutch Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water) has decided to take the Stint, the electric car with which the children were transported during the tragic accident in Oss (NL), off the roads. Preliminary results from the research on the Stint point to ‘potential safety risks’. 

Zalando starts pilot with e-bikes

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In cooperation with startup, citkar, this October Zalando is testing an alternative to traditional parcel delivery in Berlin with the Loadster e-bike. The Space-saving, fast and efficient Loadster, a 500-liter freight e-bike, brings parcel delivery off the road and onto the cycle path.

Lessons learned from UPS London experiments with e-trucks

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New brown vans gliding through the streets of London are part of a plan by UPS to electrify its full central London fleet of 170 vehicles. UPS has converted about one-third of its diesel vehicles to electric vehicles. UPS executives say that through their experiments, they have solved issues like high costs and putting too much strain …

Delivery startup Postmates joins 1 bln dollar Unicorn Club

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On-demand delivery startup Postmates raised $300 million in venture funding by Tiger Global to accelerate its growth. The deal values Postmates at approximately $1.2 billion. “We didn’t have plans to raise additional capital,” Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann told Term Sheet. “Tiger Global approached us and said it’s time to put some more gas in this machine. So we …