BYD to deliver 15 electric buses to Madrid
BYD has just revealed another electric bus order from Spain. Empresa de Blas y Cia, the Spanish subsidiary of the German rail transport company Arriva, has ordered 15 electric low-floor buses from BYD, twelve of which are 12-metre and three 13-metre vehicles. They are to be used in Alcorcón, a suburb of Madrid, from 2023.
Leicester to electrify 200 buses by 2030
In England, the city of Leicester has presented a plan that, among other things, envisages converting half of the bus fleet to electric by 2025 and the entire fleet by 2030. This involves more than 200 vehicles.
£32Mn in funding for e-buses headed to Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes will see the arrival of 60 new electric buses in 2022 after a £16Mn bid by the MK Council in partnership with Arriva has been successful. Another £16Mn will be available through a special finance arrangement that will be offered to MK, bringing funding to £32Mn, nearly €38Mn.
Liverpool receives 25 Alexander Dennis hydrogen buses
A project sponsored by the British government is to deploy up to 25 fuel cell buses in the Liverpool area. The first vehicles are expected to go into service in 2020. The project also includes the construction of a filling station at the BOC plant in St Helens that will supply hydrogen to industrial customers […]
Volvo electric buses ordered across Europe
The Dutch city of Leiden has put five Volvo electric buses into operation on their roads, which are part of an order from last year for 23 electric buses by the public transport operator Arriva. The Birmingham Airport has also ordered six of the Volvo 7900 Electric buses.
EVgo, Arriva, KEBA, E-Fleet.com, Auckland.
174 new fast-charger: BMW and Nissan have, as part of their cooperation with EVgo, set up another 174 multi-standard fast-chargers in 33 U.S. states. Another 50 fast-chargers are planned for this year.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com, bmwgroup.com
174 new hybrid buses: British bus operator Arriva took delivery of no less than 174 Volvo hybrid buses, which will join the currently 44 hybrid buses already on the fleet. The new double decker buses are of the type Volvo B5LH, of which 123 are already in service in London and another 51 in Merseyside.
itsinternational.com, transportengineer.org.uk, automotiveworld.com
KEBA to produce new BMW i Wallbox: The Austrian company received approval for delivery for the new BMW i Wallbox. KEBA has set up a second production line for the wallbox and the start of series production, as well as initial deliveries have already taken place.
200 EVs to share a ride: California start-up E-Fleet.com wants to provide Uber and Lyft drivers with access to the Nissan Leaf, VW e-Golf, Chevy Bolt and later the Tesla Model 3. The fleet of a total of 200 electric cars could already be made available in San Diego, Las Vegas, Seattle and San Francisco this year.
yahoo.com, fundable.com (Crowdfunding)
E-mobility funding: Auckland will begin testing two electric buses this year and set up 60 new EV chargers. The undertakings will be funded by New Zealand’s government as part of the recently announced 3.5m dollar e-mobility grant that will be divided among 15 projects in the country.