Solaris Bus & Coach has ordered another hydrogen fuel cell module from Ballard. The fuel cell will power a new, 80-foot, zero-emissions bus that will operate in Europe. Solaris recently purchased two of Ballard's FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cell power modules for use in a hydrogen bus trial in Hamburg, Germany. Ballard has letters of understanding with European busmakers who expect to build between 500 and 1,000 fuel cells buses from 2017 through 2020. Read more in the press release from Ballard.

Eseye is partnering with EV charging company The New Motion to provide connectivity services to its charging network. Eseye will take over payment services for the network, and its mobile network guarantees coverage at even more remote locations. Eseye provides over-the-air updates, allowing The New Motion to "future proof" its charging network without having to swap SIM cards at the charging sites. "With each EV charge station expected to have a lifespan of 5-10 years, it is imperative that our suppliers understand our need to have reliable and future proof solutions," says The New Motion Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Remy Caron. The New Motion currently operates over 14,000 EV chargers throughout Europe. Read more at Domestic Fuel.

The complete line of Zero electric motorcycles will now be available in Italy. As Europe's largest market for motorcycles over 50cc, Richard Walker, CEO of the California-based manufacturer says Italy provides "strong demand." Zero's first Italian dealer is E-move.me in Milan. "Thierry and his team at E-move.me truly believe in our technology and know that encouraging riders to go for a test ride - or rent a Zero motorcycle for the weekend - is the best way to help them experience the advantages of 100 percent electric power," says country manager for Zero Motorcycles Italy, Josef Morat. Zero has also launched its own Italian website. Read more in the press release below.

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Zero Motorcycles Enters Italian Market

Leading Electric Motorcycle Company Sees Opportunity in Europe's Largest Motorcycle Market

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that its complete line of 100% electric motorcycles is coming to Italy. Detailed information-including specifications, pricing and demo ride scheduling-is available on the company's newly launched Italian website at http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/it

Zero has been laying the groundwork for its expansion into what export.gov cites as Europe's largest market for motorcycles over 50cc. "This is a vital step forward in our plans to expand global availability of Zero Motorcycles and an extension of our popularity throughout Europe," said Chief Executive Officer Richard Walker. "The Zero brand is particularly strong in Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and The Netherlands, and we are seeing strong demand in Italy," Walker continued.

"With premium componentry on the 2015 motorcycles and increased manufacturing capacity at our California headquarters, we are excited to offer our cutting-edge products to a country that is rich in motorcycle history and vital to the sport," said Umberto Uccelli, managing director of Zero Motorcycles Europe. "Our motorcycles appeal to discerning customers in Italy. Beyond innovative products, we are making investments to support our growing customer base."

Zero intends to strategically expand its Italian network and has already appointed its first dealer. Located in the heart of Milan, E-move.me is an e-mobility retailer at Via Santa Maria alla Porta, 11 - 20123 and led by Thierry Boch. In addition to sales and service of Zero motorcycles, E-move.me offers rentals.

"Thierry and his team at E-move.me truly believe in our technology and know that encouraging riders to go for a test ride-or rent a Zero motorcycle for the weekend-is the best way to help them experience the advantages of 100% electric power," said Josef Morat, country manager for Zero Motorcycles Italy.

Italian dealers interested in carrying the Zero Motorcycles lineup should contact Josef Morat at Josef.Morat@zeromotorcycles.com or phone +39 335 1580596.


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