SamTrans purchases 30 zero-emission buses
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), a public transport agency in and around San Mateo, California, will replace 30 diesel buses with 20 battery-electric buses and 10 hydrogen-fuel cell electric buses.
RVK orders up to 100 H2 fuel cell buses for Cologne
In Germany, Regional Transport Cologne (RVK) has made an order for up to 100 fuel cell buses. In the Europe-wide tender for the hydrogen-powered buses, Polish manufacturer Solaris was awarded 20 guaranteed and 20 optional buses and Wrightbus from Northern Ireland has taken an order for 20 guaranteed and 40 optional buses.
Solaris signs new agreement for buses in Austria
Solaris has signed another framework agreement with the Austrian transport authority, Österreichische Postbus AG. This covers battery-electric and hydrogen-electric buses that the Austrian bus operator intends to procure between 2022 and 2025.
Five Solaris Urbino 12 H2 buses for Mallorca
In Spain’s Balearic Islands, Solaris has been awarded a contract by the municipal transport company EMT-Palma to supply five hydrogen-powered Urbino 12 hydrogens to Palma de Mallorca. The contract is worth approximately four million euros.
World leaders get the e-bus at COP26 in Glasgow
While the world looks to COP26 in Glasgow to turn the tides on catastrophic climate change, we look at change happening on the ground – the decarbonisation of public transport, a field where host nation UK and specifically Scotland may actually shine. Local manufacturers are building unique electric vehicles and are increasingly banking on both […]
New Flyer grows H2 bus fleet in California
California’s Foothill Transit has ordered 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses from the NFI subsidiary New Flyer. The purchase is supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds and not the first electrification at the transport company.
SAIC announces fuel cell lineup
Chinese manufacturer SAIC has announced that it will bring at least ten fuel cell vehicles to market within the next five years. At the same time, the Chinese government is expected to announce further support for fuel cell vehicles.
Five German cities to order 3,000 electric buses
At least 3,000 electric buses is what the five biggest cities in Germany want running on their roads by 2030, according to a new survey from Wirtschaftswoche. After Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne had announced their move, Frankfurt and Munich followed.
Solaris readies fuel cell electric bus for 2019
Poland’s prolific busmaker Solaris will present their first hydrogen bus next year. The fuel cell electric vehicle is based on their Urbino series but with a longer range of up to 350 km on one fill. A traction battery is to support the bus at peak times.
Korea to fully electrify buses and trucks by 2030
The government in Seoul wants all buses and trucks to run with zero emissions by 2030, according to local media reports. Moreover, they want to increase the number of fast-charging stations for electric cars to 10,000 by 2022 and also electrify mail delivery.