Jan 23, 2022 - 01:31 pm
National Express Coventry expects 130 electric double-deckers
National Express Coventry has ordered 130 electric double-decker buses to enter service in Coventry by early 2023. The order follows the city’s targets to go 100% electric by 2025. At present, charging infrastructure is being built at the depots and Pool Meadow bus station.
Dec 12, 2021 - 03:53 pm
Xplore Dundee takes delivery of a dozen electric double-deckers
The manufacturer alliance Alexander Dennis Limited and BYD has delivered twelve battery-electric double-deckers to the Scottish city of Dundee. Bus operator Xplore Dundee which belongs to the McGill’s Group will use the Enviro400EV buses on route 28, serving Dundee’s Lochee Road, which is the fourth most polluted street in Scotland.
Jun 24, 2021 - 12:52 pm
London launches England’s first hydrogen bus fleet
England’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered double-decker buses has gone into service in London today. Twenty fuel cell vehicles by Northern Ireland’s Wrightbus will serve the number 7 route between East Acton and Oxford Circus.
Dec 22, 2020 - 08:06 pm
Ireland launches huge tender for electric double-deckers
Ireland’s national transport authority NTA published a tender for up to 800 all-electric double-decker buses for use in the country’s large cities, as well as on some town bus services. Buying is to start in the second half of 2022 over a period of five years.
Feb 20, 2020 - 09:57 pm
London opens all-electric double-deck bus route 94
London now got its third all-electric double-deck bus line on route 94, running between Acton Green and Piccadilly Circus. The electrification of route 94 brings the current total of electric double-deck buses in the capital to 280.
Nov 5, 2018 - 02:54 pm
BYD presents mobile charging station for electric buses
China’s leading bus maker BYD and their British partner Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) presented a new version of their Enviro200EV electric bus at the Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham. The 10 metre electric vehicle features an extra space big enough to fit a wheelchair but also a mobile charging station.
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.
Mar 17, 2016 - 09:29 am
Double-decker, Tata Motors, Hubject, Air New Zealand, ClipperCreek.
Electric double-decker launch: London now has its first electric double-decker bus. Built by BYD, the model will be joined by another four to serve on two routes in the British capital. It can travel 306 km carrying 81 passengers and needs 4 hours to recharge at the depot overnight. If all works well, the vehicle could potentially prove a “great solution for a large part” of the London bus fleet, TfL said.
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Hybrid buses for Mumbai: Tata Motors bags a contract for the delivery of 25 hybrid buses for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The buses are expected to run fully electric for 30 to 35 percent of the operations in India.
Network within a network: Hubject introduces its eHub solution together with Swisscom. It enables businesses, associations and project syndicates to operate their own charging networks within the intercharge framework. Solution would thus become integrated instead of isolated.
Airline electrifies: Air New Zealand purchases 36 BMW i3, 28 Renault Kangoo Z.E. and 12 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for its ground operations. By the end of this year, all 76 vehicles shall be in service with EV charging infrastructure already being set up.
Fast-charging: ClipperCreek presents its 5.8 kW fast-charging station. The LCS-30 is for Level 2 charging and comes for both plug-in and hardwired installations that cost 515 and 499 dollars.