Jun 8, 2023 - 01:21 pm
Deutsche Bahn receives funding for 250 zero-emission buses
Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, is on track to replace its fleet of diesel buses with electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. The first new buses have been ordered and will complement the existing electric bus fleets in several states.
Feb 27, 2023 - 01:35 pm
Rail subsidiary Arriva wins electric bus tender in the Netherlands
German rail transport company Arriva will deploy more than 100 new electric buses in the eastern part of the Netherlands from the end of this year. Arriva has been awarded the Twente-ZHO tender for bus and rail services in the province of Overijssel for a period of four years following a tendering process.
Feb 23, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Deutsche Bahn brings autonomous vehicles into public transport
In the German state of Hesse, Germany’s national rail services Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced a major project with automated shuttles using electric vehicles from the Chinese manufacturer Nio. More than 100 on-demand vehicles will be in operation by the end of the year.
Nov 15, 2022 - 03:20 pm
Frankfurt’s RMV presents their first fuel cell train
The Frankfurt-based public transport operator Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) presented their first fuel cell train, which will soon be in regular service. From December, the first of the 27 Coradia iLint 54 trains ordered from Alstom will start running on the Taunus network.
Sep 8, 2022 - 11:58 am
Kia and Deutsche Bahn announce battery second life cooperation
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Kia have entered into a strategic partnership for used electric car batteries. The goal is to turn older EV batteries into high-performance energy storage units. DB startup Encore will take over procurement and production.
Jun 27, 2022 - 02:56 pm
DB Schenker to rent Hyzon fuel cell trucks via Hylane
The logistic branch of Deutsche Bahn, DB Schenker, wants to build up a fleet of fuel cell vehicles together with the leasing startup Hylane. DB Schenker visited the premises of H2 truck manufacturer Hyzon in Groningen, Netherlands, last week to take a look at what they ordered.
May 6, 2022 - 01:19 pm
German rail purchases 260 Ebusco electric buses
Deutsche Bahn (DB – German Rail) has today confirmed that it will “modernize” its bus fleets at a cost of around 400 million euros. From 2023 to 2026, the state owned company has ordered around 1,200 new vehicles – but only 260 of these will be electric while around 900 buses will be run on […]
Apr 12, 2022 - 03:36 pm
Ebusco scores huge e-bus order from Deutsche Bahn
Ebusco has been awarded a framework contract with German rail services, Deutsche Bahn. The electric bus manufacturer is to become the main supplier of zero-emission buses in the period 2023 to 2024, with an option for two more years.
May 5, 2021 - 01:47 pm
Fraunhofer IFAM is developing hydrogen trains
Fraunhofer IFAM is working with partners on a new approach to increasing the range and comfort of fuel cell-powered trains. The central idea here is to effectively utilise the fuel cell waste heat for temperature control of the vehicle interior.
Mar 5, 2021 - 12:43 am
Deutsche Bahn buying electric buses from China’s BYD
Deutsche Bahn has ordered electric buses from the Chinese manufacturer BYD for the first time for its bus transport division DB Regio Bus. Initially, five electric 12-metre BYD buses will go into operation at DB Regio Bus in Ettlingen, Baden-Württemberg, this year.
Oct 23, 2020 - 09:24 pm
BMW & Daimler sell off parts of mobility services
BMW and Daimler are now selling parts of their mobility-as-a-service businesses. Mobimeo, the German national rail service Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, is taking over parts of the B2B and B2G side of things, while Uber is apparently very interested in taking over the ride-hailing and micromobility-sharing service FreeNow.
Jan 24, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Toshiba to build hybrid trains for DB Cargo
DB Cargo is procuring 50 hybrid locomotives from Japan’s Toshiba to replace existing diesel locomotives. In addition, Deutsche Bahn’s freight unit is leasing another 50 of Toshiba’s hybrid locomotives.
Nov 13, 2018 - 05:54 pm
Daimler delivers first fuel cell vehicles in Germany
Mercedes-Benz is handing over the first GLC F-Cell models to selected customers in the German market. These include various ministries, the National Organisation for Hydrogen (NOW) and H2 Mobility as well as Deutsche Bahn.
Sep 5, 2018 - 06:35 pm
Deutsche Bahn purchases CleverShuttle majority
The German railway corporation has purchased a majority stock of the electric vehicle ride-share specialists CleverShuttle. Parallel to the takeover, the partners are expanding their Leipzig facilities.
Jul 18, 2018 - 05:58 pm
Hamburg: Deutsche Bahn to use LEVC electric cabs
Deutsche Bahn subsidiary ioki has launched an individual shuttle service in Hamburg. The on-demand offer complements the public transit by operator VHH and is included in their ticketing. The partners opted for the range-extended electric taxis made by British LEVC.
Dec 20, 2016 - 09:06 am
Free2Move, Deutsche Bahn, Montreal, CharhePoint, Dubai.
PSA EV sharing in Madrid: Free2Move is the French answer to future mobility services and has now found an outlet in the Spanish capital together with partner Eysa. Under the name Emov, 500 Citroën C-Zero will free float in Madrid and even to the outskirts of the city.
Testing is underway in Berlin and Leipzig where Deutsche Bahn let loose autonomous electric mini buses on employees. The Olli that serves at the EUREF campus in Berlin is build by Local Motors, while the Leipzig bus is from EasyMile. The test will enter the public sphere next year.
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Electric transport in Montreal: STM (Société de transport de Montréal) will electrify all its buses by 2025 if testing is successful. A pilot project is due to start early next year and will see three electric buses serving route 36 in the Canadian city. Passengers may get on board from spring.
DC Charging California: 70 new fast-charging points are to be installed by ChargePoint in California with the support of the California Energy Commission. They will stand along transit routes spanning both North and South California and also allow access to previously underserved areas.
Electric shopping trip: The Dubai Mall spans the equivalent of 50 football fields and so the shopping centre offers a chauffeur service with electric cars. Tired consumers can take a seat in two Peugeot iOn and be dropped off for free at their next shopping destination.