Tag: Electric buses

Jun 4, 2020 - 02:12 pm

Germany doubles EV subsidies, no more diesel support

In an economic stimulus package following the Corona crisis, the German government has included several measures to promote electric mobility. The most powerful one is that the state is doubling its share of the environmental bonus in the form of a new “innovation premium”.

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Jun 3, 2020 - 07:51 pm

USA: FTA announces $130 million in grant selections

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced approximately $130 million in grant selections to 41 projects. The Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program funds the deployment buses and corresponding facilities.

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May 31, 2020 - 02:22 pm

Solaris reports 37 electric bus order from Poland

Solaris announced an electric bus order from Poznań, Poland: MPK Poznań has ordered 37 electric buses, which are to be delivered in the second half of 2021. The first 31 of them are 12-metre solo buses, the remaining six comes as articulated 18-metre buses.

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May 23, 2020 - 02:57 pm

Romania orders 16 electric bendy-buses from Solaris

The Polish bus manufacturer Solaris and the Romanian city of Craiova have signed a contract for the delivery of 16 Urbino 18 electric electric buses. The articulated vehicles are scheduled to arrive in Craiova in the first half of 2021.

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May 19, 2020 - 02:35 pm

Frankfurt to receive 13 electric buses from Ebusco

The Dutch manufacturer Ebusco will deliver 13 new electric buses to Frankfurt am Main for operator Transdev Rhein-Main at the end of this year to replace the current diesel buses. These are the 12-metre long Ebusco 2.2 low-floor versions.

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May 14, 2020 - 06:09 pm

BYD delivers 15 electric buses in Madrid

BYD delivered 15 electric buses to the Spanish capital this week. The new electric buses will be replacing diesel buses and will go into operation on line 52 between Puerta del Sol and Santamarca.

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May 14, 2020 - 05:06 pm

Lightyear & DSM to develop solar roofs for vehicles

Lightyear, the startup company that emerged from the solar team at the Technical University of Eindhoven, presented its long-distance solar car Lightyear One last year. Now the startup wants to push the development of solar roofs for electric vehicles with the Dutch company DSM.

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May 14, 2020 - 04:09 pm

China announces new EV safety standards

The Chinese government has issued three national standards on safety requirements for electric vehicles and their batteries, which will come into force on 1 January 2021. One of the standards relates to electric vehicles in general, another specifically to electric buses and the third to traction batteries.

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May 13, 2020 - 06:09 pm

MAN Truck & Bus reveal articulated electric bus details

MAN Truck & Bus is now giving details of its MAN Lion’s City 18 E articulated electric bus. The manufacturer has just announced that sales of the new model already started and in Cologne and Barcelona, the articulated e-bus is now also being integrated into regular service.

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May 11, 2020 - 07:13 pm

Lublin orders more electric buses from Solaris

The Polish city of Lublin has ordered further electric buses from Solaris. The order from the municipal transport operator ZTM comprises a dozen Solaris Urbino 12 electric. This is the second order from Lublin within a few months for the Polish manufacturer.

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May 7, 2020 - 05:34 pm

MAZ unveils electric bus with ZF technology

The Belarusian vehicle manufacturer MAZ has presented its first electric bus. The MAZ 303E10 uses the purely electric central drive CeTrax by ZF and is supposed to have a range of up to 300 kilometres.

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May 5, 2020 - 04:06 pm

Leipzig public transport goes electric

The Leipzig transport authority (LVB) has ordered their first electric buses for use in regular service and awarded the contract to the Dutch manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach. They are to supply 21 electric buses to Saxony by the end of this year.

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Apr 29, 2020 - 04:28 pm

Optare launches H2 fuel cell double-decker bus

Optare, the English subsidiary of India’s commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland, is launching a fuel cell double-decker bus in cooperation with Arcola Energy. The first Optare Metrodecker H2 buses are already scheduled to go into service in 2021.

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Apr 28, 2020 - 02:56 pm

CATL expands commercial vehicle battery business in Europe

The Chinese battery giant CATL has just signed a deal to provide VDL Bus & Coach with its high energy density battery system based on its standardised LFP-CTP (Cell to Pack) product platform. For SME business CATL has also appointed Quantron as its authorised sales and service partner for commercial vehicles and industrial applications in […]

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Apr 23, 2020 - 03:37 pm

Vienna buses to go electric next year

In Austria, Viennese public transport operator Wiener Linien will launch tenders for 62 purely battery-electric buses and ten hydrogen fuel cell buses next year. The first vehicles included in the tender are to be put in passenger service from 2023. By 2027 at the latest, a total of 82 buses should have alternative drive systems.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 05:16 pm

Ekoenergetyka to provide Radom’s bus chargers

The Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has received another order for electric bus charging infrastructure – this time from Radom. The Polish city is ordering two high-speed chargers for intermediate charging as well as a mobile depot charging facility.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 03:24 pm

EU electric utility vehicle registrations on the rise

ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, has published the registration figures in the EU for buses, trucks (from 3.5 tonnes) and vans in 2019 by type of drive. While the figures for buses and trucks have more than doubled, the electric vehicle segment has grown much more slowly.

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Apr 17, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Solaris receives new orders from Spain

The Polish bus manufacturer Solaris has secured further orders for buses with alternative drive systems in Spain. In order to be able to handle the increasing number of orders, the Polish company has, according to its own statements, expanded its service network in Spain in recent weeks.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 07:52 pm

Keolis awarded electric bus operation in Copenhagen

Public transport operator Keolis has received a new order from Movia for the operation and maintenance of 47 buses in the Copenhagen area, 32 of which will be purely electric. The contract, worth over €100 million, is scheduled to start in June 2021.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 10:53 pm

Poland developing e-bus with swappable battery

An electric bus with a replaceable battery is being developed as part of a Polish research project. The bus manufacturer Autosan and the National Centre for Research and Development and the Lukasiewicz-PIMOT consortium are carrying out the project.

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Apr 7, 2020 - 03:54 pm

ZEBRA to bring electric buses to South America

The ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator) project, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and C40 Cities, is dedicated to accelerating the rollout of electric buses in Latin America. Phase one focuses on four cities.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/06/09/vy-buss-orders-49-articulated-electric-buses-from-volvo/
09.06.2020 18:20