Canada invests in electric bus infrastructure
The Canadian government announced it is allocating $1.5 billion (around 960 million euros) to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure. The funds are part of a larger three-year, $10-billion ‘Growth Plan’ that will also invest in clean energy projects.Weiterlesen
Keolis extends electric fleet and contract term in Stockholm
Public transport operator Keolis has received a four-year extension of the existing contract for Stockholm from the Swedish transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. The contract has now been extended to August 2026 and the existing fleet is to be increased by 15 electric buses.Weiterlesen
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Follow up orders for Volvo hybrid and electric buses
Volvo Buses has received two follow-up orders for hybrid and electric buses. While the Belgian capital Brussels has ordered 128 hybrid vehicles, the Norwegian city of Drammen has ordered another 22 Volvo fully-electric buses.Weiterlesen
Keolis orders 88 electric buses from Yutong for Norway
Keolis has ordered 88 battery buses from Yutong for use in Bergen, Norway. The E12 buses will be delivered during the coming year.Weiterlesen
UN Climate Conference initiates Global E-Mobility Program
At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has launched the ‘Global E-Mobility Program’ to help 17 developing countries initiate the use of electric vehicles on a large scale.Weiterlesen
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Los Angeles takes aim at 80% electric sales by 2028
The “Zero Emissions Roadmap 2028 2.0” for the Los Angeles area has just been presented. It outlines the way the city aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by 25% by the 2028 Olympic Games. E-mobility plays an essential role.Weiterlesen
Ebusco: lighter electric bus for more range
Ebusco presents the third generation of its electric bus, claiming a range of up to 500 km due to a 33 per cent weight reduction. The Ebusco 3.0 will debut at Busworld in Brussels on Friday and is scheduled to go into production in the Netherlands in mid-2020.Weiterlesen
Keolis to run 300 electric buses in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, Keolis has been awarded a new contract to operate the country’s largest electric bus fleet to date.Weiterlesen
Van Hool battery-electric and fuel cell buses
The Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool has just announced two electric world premieres for Busworld Europe in October. The CX45E is a purely electrically powered coach for the North American market and the Exqui.City 18 FC is an 18-metre-long articulated tram bus with hydrogen drive.Weiterlesen
10 more Irizar electric buses for Keolis in France
Public transport operator Keolis has commissioned an electric bus line in the southwest of France where ten Irizar electric articulated buses will be put into operation. The twelve-kilometre line with 30 stations connects Bayonne with Biarritz.Weiterlesen
Mercedes delivers the first eCitaro outside Germany
Following various orders from German transport companies, Mercedes-Benz is now delivering the first export orders for the eCitaro. A total of 20 copies of the electric bus model will be exported to other European countries.Weiterlesen
Kamaz is building a plant for electric buses in Moscow
The Russian commercial vehicle manufacturer Kamaz is building a production plant for electric buses and their components in Moscow, as well as an R&D innovation centre focusing on improving the quality of electric passenger transport.Weiterlesen
Turkey: Karsan reveals electric bus with BMW batteries
The Turkish manufacturer Karsan has presented a battery-electric version of its 8-meter bus of type Atak. As with a previous model, Karsan relies on batteries from BMW’ electric car i3.Weiterlesen
BYD opens montage factory for e-buses in Canada
BYD has opened its first Canadian electric bus assembly plant. The approximately 14,000 square metre plant in Newmarket near Toronto will initially assemble buses for the Toronto Transit Commission, which has ordered ten electric buses with an option for a further 30.Weiterlesen
Otokar’s first electric bus is ready to roll in 2020
Turkish bus manufacturer Otokar presented its first all-electric 12-meter bus at the UITP Summit, which will be available in Europe next year. The company is now already taking part in the first tenders.Weiterlesen
Volvo receive electric bus order from the Netherlands
Volvo of Sweden has received a large order from the Dutch arm of operator Arriva as they acquire 23 fully electric buses. Deliveries are set in 2019 so that the buses can take up service in the city of Leiden.Weiterlesen
Tesla, Mercedes, Apple, Porsche, electric bus, Solar Impulse 2.
Cheaper Model X: Just like the Model S (we reported), Tesla’s Model X is now available with a smaller, 60 kWh battery pack. The new base version, the Model X 60D, starts 74,00 dollars, about 9,000 dollars less than the next step up, the 75D variant.
autoblog.com, insideevs.com, electriccarsreport.com
Electric Mercedes revealed: But don’t get your hopes up, this is no electric car for going the distance nor will it take on Tesla. Golf cart Garia is equipped with a 3 kW electric motor, can go up to 80 km on one charge and has a maximum speed of 30 kph. Better to start small than never.
paultan.org, motoringresearch.com, emercedesbenz.com
Could Apple buy the Formula 1? Apparently, the two are in serious talks about a takeover and the F1 is officially for sale. A takeover would give Apple also a seat at the table with FIA, who is also in charge of the Formula E – possibly a perfect setting to introduce the secret ‘Project Titan’ or Apple Car to the track.
Spyder recall: Porsche is calling the hybrid Spyder 918 back to the shop, as two different seatbelt screw could have been mixed up during assembly. This is the Spyder’s second recall. But with all of 918 units, it’s more an embarrassment than a hassle.
E-bus production in Asia: Chinese electric bus manufacturer Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors wants to set up an assembly plant in Thailand that will serve as a production base for ASEAN countries. Some 10,000 EVs are to be built there the first year. The Thai government is looking into the proposal.
Fly high: As reported, the Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Cairo yesterday – but not without flying a short victory lap over the pyramids. This is the crew’s 16 stop during its global circumvention and the last before heading back to Abu Dhabi from where the plane originally took off last year.
Those who think buses are boring should think again, as Charles Bombardier has come up with a truly futuristic concept. The electric Xoupir with AWD is charged wirelessly, has solar panels on the roof and offers passengers the comfort of tinted windows, extra fast internet and does not require a ticket – you pay via phone or fingerprint.
Too modern for bureaucrats.
The third-largest city in Columbia has slammed the breaks on granting a license to an electric bus produced in the country. Why? Because it doesn’t fit in any existing categories in terms of carbon dioxide emission since legally, vehicles that do not emit carbon dioxide do not exist.