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 …
The I.D. Buzz Cargo van is a new entrant in Volkswagen’s I.D. lineup of electric concept cars. The transporter concept was presented at the IAA Commercial Vehicles conference in Hannover, Germany, as a progressive sibling of the I.D. Buzz, the all-electric, autonomous Microbus concept first unveiled at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
Statistics Netherlands reports that 29 percent of Dutch households ordered groceries at least once online in 2017, the most in the European Union, passing the UK at 28 percent. Dutch multinational Ahold Delhaize was the first to offer online groceries in the Netherlands, but the practice has kicked into high gear recently due to what …
During the IAA transport fair in Hanover, Gazelle presented the new D10 e-cargo bike. With the D10, Gazelle, in collaboration with Aluca and mobility as a service start-up, is responding to DOCKR’s demand for smart, fast, green and efficient ‘last-mile’ city logistics solutions.
Joachim Drees, chairman of the Executive Board of Man Truck & Bus AG, and his board colleague Dr. Ulrich Dilling, responsible for production and logistics, handed over the first electric trucks of the type MAN eTGM at the Steyr production site at nine member companies of the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL).
IKEA Group will transition to electric vehicles (EVs) for last mile home deliveries in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai by 2020. IKEA is one of the first companies to join The Climate Group’s EV100 corporate leadership initiative to accelerate the roll-out of electric transport.
Ducth PostNL will purchase e-bikes for all 18,000 mail deliverers. In this way, they can make longer postal rounds in the future. In urban areas with a lot of mail, it concerns electric cargo bikes, in quieter regions around normal e-bikes.
With Vision URBANETIC Mercedes-Benz Vans presents a revolutionary mobility concept that goes way beyond existing ideas on autonomous vehicles. Gerd Reichenbach, Head of Strategy Mercedes-Benz Vans, presents the highlights of the Vision URBANETIC.
Technological innovations to tackle challenges in city logistics are being developed, tested and applied all over the world. A clash between fast changes and slow structures per square meter. During the Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology Conference in Rotterdam (NL), October 2-5, 2018 the second day will focus on city logistics.
CityFreighter is a clean-tech startup with team members in the US, Europe, and Asia. They are developing smart, light-duty commercial electric vehicles for the last mile combined with intelligent front- and back-end integration with their customers’ value chains to meet the needs and challenges of urban logistics in the future.