Apr 20, 2023 - 01:21 pm
14 DAF electric trucks collect waste in and around Eindhoven
The Dutch company Cure Waste Management is procuring 14 electric trucks from DAF Trucks to collect household waste in Eindhoven, Valkenswaard and Geldrop-Mierlo. Seven CF Electric trucks, equipped as refuse collection vehicles, have already been delivered. The others will follow shortly.
Feb 15, 2023 - 04:44 pm
ElectricBrands to have XBUS & Evetta built in the Netherlands
German EV developer ElectricBrands has won Dutch car manufacturer VDL Nedcar as a contract manufacturer for its XBUS and Evetta models. The light electric vehicles will be produced at the VDL Nedcar plant in Born, the westernmost point of the Netherlands, not far from Aachen and Düsseldorf.
Jan 18, 2023 - 02:16 pm
EBS orders 193 VDL electric buses in the Netherlands
VDL Bus & Coach has received its largest order for electric buses to date. The Dutch public transport company EBS has ordered 193 new-generation VDL Citeas to operate the newly awarded Zaanstreek-Waterland concession from December 2023.
Nov 4, 2022 - 03:10 pm
VDL Bus & Coach receives order from Sweden
VDL Bus & Coach has received the first order from Sweden for the new generation of its Citea electric bus. Public transport operator Nobina has ordered four new generation VDL Citea LE-122s with 490 kWh batteries. They are scheduled to enter service in the Swedish municipality of Ale in the summer of 2023.
May 24, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Germany’s electric bus market continues to grow with the eCitaro in the lead
The Corona pandemic has hit the bus industry hard. Manufacturers have had to accept losses, most especially in the coach sector. Despite this setback, the electric bus boom continues. Wim Chatrou has been researching bus registration figures for years and has allowed electrive an exclusive insight into his figures.
May 17, 2022 - 02:34 pm
Amsterdam goes for another 84 VDL electric buses
Amsterdam’s public transport operator GVB has ordered another 84 electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach. The 84 new generation VDL Citeas will be in put into service from 2023 onwards. The framework agreement also includes an option for a further 130 VDL Citeas.
Dec 16, 2021 - 01:54 pm
Canoo deal with VDL is terminated
US-based eMobility startup Canoo and Dutch company VDL have terminated their talks about the planned contract manufacturing of Canoo’s debut electric Lifestyle Vehicle in the Netherlands. Canoo has now officially confirmed this.
Dec 6, 2021 - 12:12 pm
Netherlands makes case for European Rivian factory
Rumours about a European plant of the US electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian have been circulating for some time. While a production plant near Bristol in England was previously considered the favourite, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has now confirmed that talks are being held with Rivian about a very specific location in the country.
Dec 3, 2021 - 05:06 pm
De Lijn orders 60 electric buses from Van Hool & VDL
The Flemish public transport company De Lijn has ordered 60 electric buses from Van Hool and VDL for delivery from the fourth quarter of next year. The order for the necessary charging infrastructure goes in equal parts to the two suppliers Spie-Ekoenergetyka and Heliox.
Nov 25, 2021 - 05:13 pm
Bordeaux Métropole ordes 36 VDL electric buses
The French municipal association Bordeaux Métropole has ordered 36 electric articulated buses of the recently launched Citea generation from VDL Bus & Coach for a new express bus route. VDL will also be responsible for all charging equipment at the terminals and depot.
Sep 29, 2021 - 04:45 pm
Bologna orders e-buses from VDL
In Italy, the public transport operator TPER (Emilia-Romagna Passenger Transport) has ordered seven Citea SLF-120 Electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach. These are to be deployed in the city of Bologna in 2022. Both parties also want to explore extending the order to up to 20 electric city buses.
Jul 8, 2021 - 08:08 pm
Amsterdam’s GVB orders another 44 VDL e-buses
Amsterdam’s public transport operator GVB has ordered 44 Citea SLFA-180 Electric articulated electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach. The zero-emission buses are scheduled to arrive in the city in early 2022 and will join the 31 electric buses from VDL already in service there.
Jun 18, 2021 - 08:36 pm
Canoo to build with VDL before Oklahoma plant begins
The Californian-based eMobility startup Canoo has unveiled plans for the production of its vehicles. The Dutch vehicle-maker VDL will be Canoo’s manufacturing partner from next year. Canoo also has plans to produce in the USA.
May 28, 2021 - 12:58 pm
VDL presents newest generation of Citea buses
VDL presents the new generation of its Citea bus, which will be available exclusively as an electric vehicle. The new Citea will be built in four length variants, and according to VDL, all vehicles will have an operating radius of 500 to 600 kilometres over their entire period of use.
Apr 26, 2021 - 05:59 pm
Robotic charging solutions for heavy-duty EVs
Robotics specialist Rocsys is now cooperating with Grivix and VDL Enabling Transport Solutions to develop a robotic charging solution for high-performance charging of heavy electric commercial vehicles. The consortium plans to start validation tests this year.
Feb 9, 2021 - 06:12 pm
Three German transit firms order VDL e-buses
VDL Bus & Coach has received orders from three transport companies in Germany for a total of twelve Citea SLF-120 Electric. Nine of the electric buses will go to Kraftverkehrsgesellschaft Braunschweig, two to Verdener Verkehrsgesellschaft and one to Stadtbus Goslar.
Feb 5, 2021 - 01:43 pm
VDL & Camperfixx cooperate on electric motorhome
VDL Bus Venlo will become an industrial partner of Camperfixx, a camper builder from Friesland. VDL will build compact electric campers based on the almost identical vehicles Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace, Opel Vivaro and Citroën Jumpy. The first model is scheduled for completion in February.
Dec 22, 2020 - 09:37 pm
VDL selling e-buses to towns in Germany
Dutch bus manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach has received orders from three more towns and cities in Germany to deliver 16 electric buses in total. The orders come from Plön in Schleswig-Holstein, Völklingen in Saarland and Neuss in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Nov 23, 2020 - 01:57 pm
Amsterdam’s GVB to procure up to 142 electric buses
The Amsterdam public transport operator GVB plans to convert its bus fleet to electric vehicles by 2025 and is now preparing a tender for a further 91 to 142 electric buses, of which 39 are to be ordered in a first phase.
Oct 7, 2020 - 08:10 pm
Finland: 31 VDL electric buses for Lahti and Kuopio
VDL Bus & Coach received an order over 31 electric buses from two towns in Finland. Lahti wants to add 18 e-buses to the service while 13 electric buses will go to Kuopio, a city in the interior of Finland. VDL considers the order to show that “electric buses are also a viable option in […]
Sep 3, 2020 - 03:03 pm
DAF Trucks double the range of the CF Electric
Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks has doubled the range of its all-electric CF Electric truck to over 200 kilometres. Since the vehicle is significantly lighter with the new battery generation, the payload has also increased.
Jul 12, 2020 - 04:50 pm
European hydrogen corridor for 1000 fuel cell trucks
Initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and AirLiquide, several European companies have joined forces to provide a hydrogen corridor for fuel cell trucks in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. They target 1,000 trucks by 2025.
May 5, 2020 - 04:06 pm
Leipzig public transport goes electric
The Leipzig transport authority (LVB) has ordered their first electric buses for use in regular service and awarded the contract to the Dutch manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach. They are to supply 21 electric buses to Saxony by the end of this year.