World's first electric plane approved for flight in Switzerland

World's first electric plane approved for flight in Switzerland

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
The world’s first electric airplane has won approval to fly in Switzerland.  
Fire in Lausanne train station caused by dropped battery

Fire in Lausanne train station caused by dropped battery

July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m.
A small fire broke out at the main train station in Lausanne after a man dropped his backpack, which contained a batt...
Postbus uses electric taxi to improve Ticino services

Postbus uses electric taxi to improve Ticino services

July 15, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
The transport company Postbus is experimenting with a new type of London taxi to run services in Ticino. 
Cities to be allowed to charge bikers for parking

Cities to be allowed to charge bikers for parking

July 13, 2020, 8:55 a.m.
The Federal Council says from next year it will allow cities to charge motorcycles and electric bikes for parking. 
2-seater electric plane to fly in Switzerland

2-seater electric plane to fly in Switzerland

July 8, 2020, 8:49 a.m.
Switzerland has for the first time authorized an electric-powered plane to take to the skies. 
CGN buys electric ships to cut fuel consumption

CGN buys electric ships to cut fuel consumption

Jan. 9, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
The company which runs the boats on Lake Geneva – the CGN - has ordered two new ships which will be partly elec...
More electric cars on the road

More electric cars on the road

Dec. 4, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
There are more electric cars on the roads than ever before. 
Flash charging bus goes global

Flash charging bus goes global

Dec. 2, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
The flash charging electric bus, which has been running in Geneva for the last two years, is going global.
Homemade electric bike confiscated in Winterthur

Homemade electric bike confiscated in Winterthur

Oct. 29, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
A man has been arrested in Winterthur for riding a homemade electric bike. 
E-biker deaths rise as use increases

E-biker deaths rise as use increases

April 5, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
An e-bike rider is killed every month in Switzerland and 309 were seriously injured last year.
Electric cars to be used by by Basel police force

Electric cars to be used by by Basel police force

Dec. 7, 2018, 10 a.m.
Basel City police have bought three Tesla electric cars. 
Switzerland considers higher speed limits for electric cars

Switzerland considers higher speed limits for electric cars

Nov. 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The Swiss motor trade is reacting with caution after Austria announced it may allow electric cars to drive faster on ...
Electric cars to warn blind of their approach

Electric cars to warn blind of their approach

Nov. 5, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
Switzerland is following the EU and bringing in laws that electric vehicles have to emit noise to warn the blind they...
Bern issues permits to build e-car charging points

Bern issues permits to build e-car charging points

Sept. 12, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
The federal government is issuing permits to companies who want to place electric car charging points at small autoro...
Switzerland has mountains!

Switzerland has mountains!

April 20, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
Switzerland has mountains! You may think that’s obvious – but it seems to have to a surprise to engineers...
Green MP wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

Green MP wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

March 9, 2017, 5:05 a.m.
A green MP from Zurich has tabled a motion that would ban all petrol and diesel cars from Swiss roads by 2025.
New electric charging points open in Geneva

New electric charging points open in Geneva

Nov. 14, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Geneva has opened up new charging points for electric cars at the Park and Ride in Bernex.
SBB plan CHF55-million investment to modernise regional trains

SBB plan CHF55-million investment to modernise regional trains

Oct. 20, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
SBB are to modernize the electronics on their regional trains with a CHF 55-million investment by 2023. From 2018 th...
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