Feb 20, 2023 - 03:50 pm
Alternative powertrains dominate the bus world
In 2022, 62% of all city buses in Europe were driven with an alternative powertrain. For over ten years, Wim Chatrou of Chatrou CME Solutions has been observing and analysing the European bus market. The two big surprises from 2022 were that Yutong registered the most electric buses across Europe, and Denmark came 4th in […]
Nov 2, 2022 - 03:00 pm
ADL reveals new zero-emission bus range without BYD
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has expanded its range of zero-emission buses. The British bus manufacturer has now unveiled the electric Enviro400EV double-decker and the Enviro100EV midibus, as well as revealing a new generation of the hydrogen double-decker Enviro400FCEV.
Sep 24, 2022 - 11:12 am
50 ADL electric double-decker buses for Manchester area
British bus builder Alexander Dennis (ADL) has received an order for 50 electric double-decker buses from Transport for Greater Manchester. The buses are planned for the first phase of the Bee Network bus system that is due to launch in Wigan and Bolton in September 2023.
Aug 25, 2022 - 12:26 pm
ADL announces plans for more electric bus models
The British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced that it will expand its range with new electric buses that will be developed entirely in-house. With this, ADL intends to offer its own fully integrated vehicles in future, in addition to buses built on chassis from partners.
Feb 28, 2022 - 01:13 pm
Scotland closes first round of electric bus funding scheme
The Scottish Government has awarded over £62 million in the first phase of its Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB) to replace 276 old diesel buses with new electric buses and the necessary charging infrastructure. 137 of these electric buses will be built by ADL in Falkirk.
Dec 14, 2021 - 09:14 pm
Electric buses from BYD ADL to enter service in Scotland
In Perth, Scotland, Stagecoach East Scotland will operate a fleet of nine BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker electric buses on busy Perth routes 1 and 2. The buses have been part-funded by the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS) of the Scottish Government.
Nov 10, 2021 - 02:02 pm
NFI & Li-Cycle to cooperate on battery recycling
In North America, bus manufacturer NFI Group and recycling company Li-Cycle are cooperating to offer battery recycling to public transport customers there. The partnership builds on a successful pilot e-bus battery recycling programme between NFI subsidiary New Flyer and Li-Cycle.
Jul 23, 2021 - 12:46 pm
BYD-ADL is expanding to Australia
The electric bus partnership between Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD, previously active in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, is expanding to Australia. This is made possible by an agreement with the Australian company Nexport.
Jul 20, 2021 - 10:57 am
BYD ADL signs deal to deliver up to 200 e-buses to Ireland
The electric bus building partnership BYD ADL announces it has signed a framework agreement with the National Transport Authority of Ireland (NTA). The deal includes an option for up to 200 battery-electric buses while a firm order for 45 e-buses was agreed at the same time.
Jun 13, 2021 - 01:31 pm
ADL presents triple-axle, double decker bus for North America
The UK-based Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group (NFI), unveiled its first all-electric three-axle double-deck bus for North America. Following trials with select transit operators, the vehicle is now launching on the broader North American markets.
Apr 1, 2021 - 12:45 pm
First Bus order 125 electric buses from BYD-ADL
UK electric bus partners BYD and ADL have received another major order from Scotland. The operator First Bus has ordered 126 electric buses for use in Glasgow. These are 91 double-decker and 35 single-deck buses, which are to operate in Glasgow from March 2023.
Mar 22, 2021 - 02:46 pm
Scotland grants over £40 million for zero-emission buses
The Scottish Government has awarded £40.5 million through a second round of the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS). It is the largest SUBLEBS investment yet and will help replace 215 old diesel buses with new battery-electric models.
Mar 1, 2021 - 11:46 am
ADL presents next-generation hydrogen bus platform
Scottish bus builder Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced its next-generation hydrogen double-decker bus. Developed under the project name H2.0, the model is due to hit the roads this year and will have a range of up to 300 miles, or around 480 km.
Jan 12, 2021 - 03:28 pm
BYD-ADL to assemble electric buses in the UK
Partners Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD’s UK offshoot have announced plans to assemble the chassis of their electric solo and double-decker buses for the UK market directly at ADL’s British plants from the second half of 2021.
Sep 26, 2020 - 12:36 pm
Scotland awards £7.4 million for electric buses
As a part of the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, the government has awarded a total of £7.4 million for the procurement of electric passenger buses so far. This pertains to 41 electric buses across five bids.
Aug 13, 2020 - 01:47 pm
V2G electric bus project takes off in London
A large vehicle-to-grid project with electric buses has now been launched at a bus depot in North London. The Bus2Grid project is testing V2G systems with an initial 28 electric double-decker buses with which more than 1 MW of energy can be fed back into the grid.
Jul 14, 2020 - 02:52 pm
BYD & ADL to build double deckers for National Express
BYD and their British partner Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) are supplying a total of 29 fully electric Enviro400EV double-decker buses to bus operator National Express in the English West Midlands. The first 19 units have now gone into service in Birmingham.
Mar 16, 2020 - 08:21 pm
Stagecoach launches first e-double-deckers in Manchester
Stagecoach Manchester has launched 32 all-electric double-decker buses, the first to arrive in the Greater Manchester area. The fleet will serve the 111 and 43 routes connecting Manchester city centre and the airport as well as five hospitals and three universities.
Feb 9, 2020 - 06:34 pm
Wiltshire welcomes “electric reds” – e-buses by BYD ADL
Wiltshire-based bus operator Salisbury Reds has put into service its first all-electric buses, three single decks from BYD-ADL. The total investment of £1.2M has been subsidised with £600,000 government funding following a successful submission by Wiltshire Council.
Feb 2, 2020 - 04:06 pm
ADL wins tender to deliver up to 600 green buses to Ireland
The Scottish bus maker Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has signed a framework agreement with Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) for the delivery of up to 600 double-decker hybrid buses. NTA expects the first 100 of the diesel-electric buses in Dublin in autumn 2020.
Oct 19, 2019 - 06:49 pm
UK funds three zero-carbon automotive projects
Three UK-based zero-carbon automotive projects have secured Government funding via the Advanced Propulsion Centre. The combined award of £25.4m was provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and delivered by Innovate UK.
Sep 18, 2019 - 12:03 pm
BYD-ADL present revised Enviro200EV
BYD and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) presented a revised version of their Enviro200EV electric bus. There is also news about the second generation of BYD’s 8TT electric truck and the emission-free monorail passenger transport system SkyRail.
Aug 9, 2019 - 01:19 pm
Alexander Dennis presents hybrid double-decker bus
The Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, which was recently taken over by North America’s largest bus manufacturer NFI Group, is expanding its range to include a double-decker with hybrid drive. The basis is the Enviro400EV, which is also on the road in London as a fully electric bus.
Aug 7, 2019 - 02:19 pm
Proterra is offering their tech to manufacturers
The US electric bus manufacturer Proterra is now officially offering its technologies to other OEMs under the name Proterra Powered. The product range includes electric drives as well as battery and charging systems.
Jul 16, 2019 - 02:40 pm
Mendoza launches Argentina’s first electric bus fleet
A total of 18 electric buses have officially gone into operation in the Argentine city of Mendoza. Some of the vehicles are from the Chinese group BYD, which is expanding its dominant position in the electric bus market in Latin America.