Alexander Dennis presents hybrid double-decker bus
The Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, which was recently taken over by North America’s largest bus manufacturer NFI Group, is expanding its range to include a double-decker with hybrid drive. The basis is the Enviro400EV, which is also on the road in London as a fully electric bus.
Zaragoza integrates hybrid buses in fleet
The Spanish city of Zaragoza has put 17 Volvo hybrid buses into operation. The next expansion is already planned: In September, 18 hybrid articulated buses and four electric buses will be added to the fleet.
Over 100 hybrid buses en route to Rotterdam
VDL Bus & Coach has received a new order for 143 Citea buses from public transport operator RET in Rotterdam, including 103 Citea SLE-120 Hybrid buses. It is a follow up to an order of 55 Citea Electric buses they had already agreed on a few months ago.
BYD, ST and Yutong share Singapore electric bus order
Singapore has contracted three companies with an order for 60 electric buses to be delivered in 2019/ 2020. The contracts went to BYD, ST Engineering and Yutong-NARI. At the same time, Singapore Power announced their plan to build 1,000 charging points in the city-state.
Inowroclaw orders 16 Volvo electric buses
The Polish city has ordered a fleet of eight fully electric and eight hybrid buses from Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo. Inowroclaw is the first Polish city to decide to go fully electrified with their public transport network.
Volvo to deliver 12 hybrid bendy buses to Poland
Volvo has received an order for 12 articulated hybrid buses to the Municipal Transport Company (MPK) in Cracow. In total, the Sweded have now sold more than 50 hybrid buses in Poland. The vehicles are produced in the Volvo’s factory in Wroclaw.
New energy buses, Hydrogen filling stations.
Study tip: According to a recent study by SCI, buses with alternative drivetrains already account for 6.8 percent of bus sales worldwide. Hybrids overtook buses powered by liquefied natural gas, and thanks to large orders from China, electric buses take third place. Manufacturers, who still refuse to get on board with electrification, only have themselves to blame.
sci.de (study, paid content) via eurotransportmagazine.com
Reading tip: Southern Californians are complaining that hydrogen filling stations in the state are not reliable and are sometimes out of service for weeks at a time. Part of the problem may be that while FCV manufactures like Toyota and Hyundai offer free filling up, but are not responsible for the hydrogen fuel or the station.