Jun 7, 2023 - 01:30 pm
Forsee introduces ‘Flex-Plus’ battery for heavy vehicles
The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power presented the ‘Flex Plus’ new battery system for equipping heavy electric vehicles such as buses, trucks and off-road vehicles. Only a month ago, the company presented a battery system for medium-sized trucks and minibuses.
Jun 5, 2023 - 03:31 pm
Daimler Buses creates infrastructure subsidiary
Daimler Buses is setting up a subsidiary specialising in the design and construction of infrastructure for electric buses. In collaboration with its partners, Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH will provide customers across Europe with the complete infrastructure from a single source.
Jun 5, 2023 - 02:17 pm
ABB presents depot charging solution
ABB E-Mobility has presented a new depot charging solution for electric bus and truck fleets at the UITP in Barcelona. The HVC360 enables up to four charging stations to be connected – regardless of whether these are CCS or current collectors.
Jun 5, 2023 - 11:23 am
Daimler officially presents the Mercedes eCitaro fuel cell
Daimler Buses presented its first serial electric bus with a fuel cell as a range extender at the presentation of the eCitaro fuel cell at the Global Public Transport Summit. The start of the series production of the eCitaro fuel cell coincides with the trade fair premiere.
Jun 5, 2023 - 10:15 am
MAN decides against developing Euro-7 buses
Bus manufacturer MAN will not invest in Euro 7 technology and instead will only have zero-emission buses in its portfolio for cities and municipalities from 2030. The manufacturer also presented its latest electric vehicle model in Barcelona: the Lion’s City 10.
Jun 1, 2023 - 10:07 am
Volvo Buses presents electric city bus for Mexico
Volvo Buses has unveiled a new all-electric city bus for the Mexican market that will be manufactured locally. The new model is called Luminus and is available in different lengths from 9.7 to 13 metres and with battery capacities ranging from 280 to 470 kWh.
May 31, 2023 - 03:05 pm
Mach2 consortium will unleash driverless shuttles in France
A French consortium comprising Alstom, EasyMile, Equans, Keolis, Renault Group and StatInf, is about to launch a fleet of autonomous minibuses. The project dubbed Mach2 includes level 4 autonomy, without a human driver onboard, and is a first in Europe.
May 31, 2023 - 01:17 pm
BYD-Castrosua presents first electric city bus
BYD has presented the first electric bus jointly developed with the Spanish chassis builder Castrosua. Both companies signed a manufacturing partnership last year. The first units of the electric bus will soon be in use in Spain.
May 31, 2023 - 11:41 am
Foothill Transit grows fuel-cell-electric bus fleet
Foothill Transit, a public transport agency serving the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in Southern California, is furthering its sustainability efforts with the introduction of Axess EVO-FC buses to its fleet. Manufacturer ElDorado National (ENC) will produce the buses in Riverside, CA.
May 30, 2023 - 01:41 pm
Italian authorities get funding to procure Rampini buses
Italy’s bus maker Rampini has won a tender from the procurement agency Consip to supply up to 280 zero-emission buses. The contract will come into force this June, allowing public administrations to buy a Rampini e-bus with or without specific adaptations.
May 30, 2023 - 01:23 pm
Amsterdam’s growing e-bus fleet will charge smarter
Amsterdam’s public transit operator GVB is extending smart charging technology across its depots in the Dutch capital. Using technology by The Mobility House, GVB will charge its growing e-bus fleet increasingly intelligently before the year’s end.
May 26, 2023 - 03:22 pm
Daimler Buses to produce e-buses in France
Daimler Buses will also produce its eCitaro electric bus in France in the first quarter of 2024. The German manufacturer will invest around 50 million euros in the French location of Ligny-en-Barrois by 2030 for this purpose.
May 26, 2023 - 02:31 pm
Blue Bird to produce 5,000 electric school buses a year
US manufacturer Blue Bird is expanding its production capacity for electric school buses. The ‘Electric Vehicle Build-up Center’, now open on site of the company’s primary US production facility in Georgia, will enable the company to increase its capacity to 5,000 electric school buses annually.
May 24, 2023 - 11:58 am
Eight EU countries unite against Euro-7 emission standard
A coordinated resistance has emerged from eight countries against the proposed Euro-7 emission standards by the European Union. Led by the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a document that labels the suggested emission limits as unrealistic.
May 23, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Drum roll for Mercedes eCitaro with FC range extender
Daimler Buses announced the imminent series launch of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro fuel cell. The manufacturer’s first series-production electric bus with a fuel cell as range extender will be presented at the Global Public Transport Summit (GPTS) from 4 to 7 June 2023 in Barcelona.
May 16, 2023 - 01:13 pm
Sona Comstar signs tech licensing deal with Equipmake
Automotive systems & components manufacturer Sona Comstar signed a technology licensing agreement with UK-based electric drive specialist Equipmake. Sona Comstar will then manufacture and sell the technology in Southeast Asia.
May 15, 2023 - 11:18 am
Bremen expands electric bus fleet with 35 eCitaro G
Bremen public transport operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) is procuring 50 more electric buses. Mercedes-Benz (EvoBus) has received an order from BSAG for 35 new fully electric articulated eCitaro G buses, while another 15 iebus18 models were ordered from Irizar.
May 12, 2023 - 11:52 am
Pepper Motion realigns sales focus and management team
The German electric conversion company Pepper Motion has announced a readjustment of its sales strategy and a reorganisation of its leadership team. Whereas in the past, new bus and truck models were developed in advance, the company will, from now on, only do so after commissioning and an individual requirements analysis with the customer.
May 10, 2023 - 04:30 pm
MAN sets its sights on long distance coach buses
The city bus sector is already partly electrified, so bus manufacturers are setting their sights set on the intercity and touring sector. Developers at MAN Truck & Bus are now working on the coach of the future. We spoke to Heinz Kiess, Head of Product Marketing Bus at MAN, about the drive system of the […]
May 10, 2023 - 04:12 pm
BorgWarner announces several major orders
The US American automotive supplier BorgWarner has announced several new e-mobility contracts, ranging from supplying drive systems from the US and Europe all the way to China.
May 9, 2023 - 02:36 pm
APC to invest £77 million in e-mobility research
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is investing £77 million in seven UK-based automotive collaborative research and development projects. The funding pot is made up of £38.4 million from the government, combined with £38.7 million from the automotive industry.
May 8, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Collins Bus presents electric school bus
REV Group subsidiary Collins Bus has announced that its Ford E-Transit Type A School Bus is now available for orders. E-Transit is the first Type A School Bus on an electric powertrain from a full-line automaker.