Aug 29, 2022 - 12:31 pm
First look: The new e-buses for Berlin are arriving at BVG
Berlin’s public transport operator BVG has released information on the incoming new e-buses. The first of 89 Ebusco 2.2 electric buses will join the Berlin fleet this year. Once these arrive in the German capital, the BVG fleet will include 228 electric buses in active service.
Apr 7, 2022 - 01:59 pm
Germany issues first grants to decarbonise urban bus fleets
The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) has granted around 600 million euros in funding to procure climate-friendly buses. The largest single purchases are planned by Berlin’s operator BVG and Transdev Berlin with other large purchases in Hamburg and Cologne.
Mar 15, 2022 - 01:53 pm
Hitachi to install depot chargers for BVG buses in Berlin
Hitachi Energy has received an order from Berlin’s public transport operator BVG to deliver charging infrastructure. Hitachi Energy will retrofit two bus depots with its Grid-eMotion Fleet system in the course of BVG’s bus electrification program.
Dec 21, 2021 - 03:21 pm
Ebusco delivers electric buses in Germany & Denmark
In the last week, the Dutch electric bus company Ebusco delivered a total of 25 electric buses to Transdev in Frankfurt and to Nobina in Copenhagen. Another two electric buses were handed over to Stadtwerke München, while a large order has been confirmed in Berlin.
Apr 16, 2021 - 01:19 pm
ABB equips electric trains by Stadler in Germany
ABB has become the partner of choice for Stadler Germany, a train maker currently working to deliver battery-electric trains for regional and underground trains in Schleswig Holstein and Berlin. ABB will deliver traction converters and battery system to recharge electric locomotives running through the coastal state and on the underground in the German capital.
Nov 5, 2020 - 05:26 pm
Berlin: PSI Transcom to deliver e-bus management systems
PSI Transcom has been commissioned by the Berlin Transport Authority BVG to supply the depot and charge management system PSIebus. In the future, this system will schedule, monitor and control the electric bus fleet in the German capital.
Aug 27, 2020 - 04:46 pm
Electric bendy buses arrive in Berlin to serve BVG
Public transport operator BVG in Berlin has taken delivery of the first articulated electric buses. A total of 17 Solaris Urbino 18 electric are now gradually taking up service on Line 200 with charging at Siemens pantographs at the terminal stops.
Apr 5, 2020 - 05:03 pm
Berlin: BVG builds on electric bus fleet
The Berlin transport authority BVG has added the first articulated electric bus to its fleet as part of a research project. Besides, delivery of a total of 90 e-buses ordered from Solaris has begun with the Urbino 12 Electric models about to enter service now.
Mar 3, 2020 - 07:50 pm
Solaris electric buses arrive in Berlin
The first Solaris electric bus has arrived in Berlin from an order placed in summer last year when Berlin’s public transport authority, the BVG, ordered 90 Urbino 12 electric buses. Another order of 90 vehicles is still pending.
Feb 6, 2020 - 12:10 am
Headwind for two e-mobility projects in Berlin
In Berlin, a seemingly unlikely coalition is blocking two electric vehicle projects. The trade union Verdi refuses the purchase of 90 new electric buses by transit operator BVG. On top, the Senate could stop BVG’s and ViaVan’s ridesharing offer BerlKönig as early as April.
Oct 17, 2019 - 03:02 pm
XCharge presents fast-charging for electric buses
The Chinese manufacturer XCharge is presenting its new fast-charging solutions for electric buses at Busworld. Together with Stromnetz Berlin, XCharge has already installed 30 DC chargers for BVG’s electric buses in Berlin this year.
Aug 14, 2019 - 01:57 pm
Reach Now adds Tier electric kick scooters to its app
Moovel, the joint venture of Daimler and BMW that will soon be Reach Now, is collaborating with Tier Mobility to expand its multimodal mobility app to include electric kick scooters. It remains unclear, what this means for the companies‘ own scooter brand Hive.
Jun 19, 2019 - 11:20 pm
Berlin public transport BVG orders 90 Solaris e-buses
The state of Berlin and public transit operator BVG are pushing ahead with the ramp-up phase for the procurement of electric buses and are purchasing a further 90 EVs. Polish manufacturer Solaris secured the contract and will deliver from spring 2020.
Feb 28, 2019 - 04:04 pm
Berlin: BVG orders 15 Solaris buses
The Berlin-based public transport operator BVG is entering the next phase of electric bus procurement and ordered fully electric articulated buses for the first time. After the BVG Supervisory Board recently approved the award of the contract and the objection period has expired, Solaris has now been awarded the contract.
Sep 9, 2018 - 08:14 pm
Berlin’s new ride-share to run 80% electric
The Berlin public transport operator BVG and Daimler subsidiary ViaVan have officially launched their ride-share program BerlKönig in Berlin. To start, up to 50 vehicles will operate from 5 pm until 5 am on Fridays and Saturdays. The majority of the fleet runs electric.
Jul 19, 2018 - 06:03 pm
Berlin’s tourist double-deckers to go electric
The companies Tassima, Ziehl-Abegg and IAV are working together to electrify the tourist double-decker buses in Berlin. The diesel buses were once used for public transit, and will now be electrified to serve tourists.
Jun 5, 2018 - 04:58 pm
BVG orders 30 electric buses for Berlin
Following a lengthy tender process, Berlin transport provider BVG has made its decision. The board approved the acquisition of 30 electric buses that are to arrive next year. Details on the manufacturer have not been disclosed but Daimler is a good guess although Solaris may be an option too.
Apr 19, 2018 - 06:30 pm
Berlin closes electric bus tender & prepares another
The first tender to electrify the Berlin bus fleet owned by the BVG with 30 electric buses has closed. The BVG is now checking the offers and will decide who will receive the bid. The next tender is also to be released shortly.
Jan 26, 2018 - 10:13 am
Electric buses: Berlin forced to extend tender period
Berlin’s public transport company BVG issued a tender to procure 45 electric buses from next year but faces now difficulties due to a lack of applications, according to the “Berliner Zeitung”. Thus, just one manufacturer made an offer.