Tag: Public Transport

Dec 7, 2021 - 08:08 pm

SEA Electric to convert 10k US school buses

SEA Electric, a provider of electric commercial vehicles originally from Australia and now based in Los Angeles has received another major order: US school bus dealer Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE) wants SEA to convert 10,000 existing school buses to electric vehicles.

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Dec 3, 2021 - 05:06 pm

De Lijn orders 60 electric buses from Van Hool & VDL

The Flemish public transport company De Lijn has ordered 60 electric buses from Van Hool and VDL for delivery from the fourth quarter of next year. The order for the necessary charging infrastructure goes in equal parts to the two suppliers Spie-Ekoenergetyka and Heliox.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Industria Italiana Autobus presents electric city bus

The Italian bus manufacturer Industria Italiana Autobus has presented its first fully electric city bus. The electric 12-metre bus Citymood 12e is powered by a Siemens motor with 160 kW continuous and 230 kW peak power and has a battery with NMC cells.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets

A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 03:31 pm

100 BYD electric buses bound for Israel

Egged, the largest bus company in Israel, has ordered 100 purely electric 12-metre buses from BYD. These are to be delivered before the end of 2022 and will be used in Haifa. For the Chinese bus manufacturer, this electric bus order is the largest from to date Israel.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 02:26 pm

German rail operator DB Regio orders 44 BEV trains

DB Regio has ordered 44 battery-electric multiple units of the type ‘Flirt Akku’ from Stadler for use in the Pfalz network. From December 2025, the first of the 44 multiple units are to go into passenger service on eight routes and replace the diesel trains currently in use by the end of 2026.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 02:25 pm

UK funds zero-emission buses with £71 m.

The British government is funding five local transport authorities with a total of almost £71 million to support the introduction of up to 335 zero-emission buses as part of the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area programme.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 05:30 pm

Barcelona orders 25 BYD electric buses

BYD has won its first electric bus order from Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), the public transport operator in the Barcelona metropolitan region. The order is part of a much larger tender.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 05:13 pm

Bordeaux Métropole ordes 36 VDL electric buses

The French municipal association Bordeaux Métropole has ordered 36 electric articulated buses of the recently launched Citea generation from VDL Bus & Coach for a new express bus route. VDL will also be responsible for all charging equipment at the terminals and depot.

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Nov 24, 2021 - 04:22 pm

Nobina orders 70 electric buses from BYD

BYD reports another large electric bus order from Finland. The local transport operator Nobina has ordered a further 70 e-buses, 42 of which are 13 metres long and 28 of which are 15 metres long.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 06:10 pm

Purchase support for Québec school buses

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has just signed an agreement with the Bus Carriers Federation (Federation) to invest up to $400 million to enable the purchase of 4,000 zero-emission school buses (ZEBs) in Quebec.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 02:17 pm

Zero-emission trains for Brandenburg

The Berlin-Brandenburg region will get its first zero-emission regional trains from December 2024. Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) has just ordered 31 two-car battery trains of the type Mireo Plus B from Siemens Mobility. In May this year, NEB already announced plans for six hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure along the RB27 regional railway line – also […]

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Nov 10, 2021 - 01:31 pm

Freudenberg, ZF & FlixBus cooperate on FC buses

Freudenberg has launched the HyFleet research project with ZF Friedrichshafen and FlixBus. The partners want to develop a fuel cell drive system for long-distance buses by 2024. In addition to the three companies mentioned above, a “major European bus manufacturer” that has not been named is also participating in HyFleet.

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Nov 9, 2021 - 04:04 pm

Solaris finds first order for the Trollino 24

Solaris has bagged the first order for the Trollino 24. The 24-metre version of the Solaris trolleybus will debut on the streets of the Slovakian capital Bratislava in mid-2023. The order comprises 16 units of the double-articulated trolleybus.

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Nov 6, 2021 - 05:43 pm

US lawmakers approve $1tn infrastructure bill

The US Congress has passed a landmark one trillion dollar (€865bn) infrastructure package, following the Senate’s earlier agreement. President Biden now only has to sign it into law, effectively freeing $15bn in funding for electric transportation, after he had to make concessions.

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Nov 5, 2021 - 04:34 pm

Go-Ahead orders 20 FC buses from Wrightbus

The transport company Go-Ahead has ordered its first fuel cell buses. The order from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus comprises 20 H2 buses of the type GB Kite Hydroliner in the greater London Gatwick Airport area from June 2022.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 04:15 pm

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 […]

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Nov 2, 2021 - 03:48 pm

Leicester to electrify 200 buses by 2030

In England, the city of Leicester has presented a plan that, among other things, envisages converting half of the bus fleet to electric by 2025 and the entire fleet by 2030. This involves more than 200 vehicles.

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Oct 28, 2021 - 03:58 pm

£32Mn in funding for e-buses headed to Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes will see the arrival of 60 new electric buses in 2022 after a £16Mn bid by the MK Council in partnership with Arriva has been successful. Another £16Mn will be available through a special finance arrangement that will be offered to MK, bringing funding to £32Mn, nearly €38Mn.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 03:04 pm

1000 Lion Electric school buses look likely for Canada

Lion Electric has received a conditional purchase order for 1,000 all-electric LionC school buses from Student Transportation of Canada (STC). If grant conditions are fulfilled, this purchase order would allow STC to become the largest operator of zero-emission school buses in North America.

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Oct 11, 2021 - 12:40 pm

New York to convert bus fleet to BEVs by 2035

The New York City Council has passed a bill mandating that the city’s school bus fleet be fully electric by 1 September 2035. This is in accordance with the decision to allow only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to be sold from 2035.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 12:26 pm

ElectReon to install wireless charging in Tel Aviv

In Israel, ElectReon, a company specialising in inductive charging of electric vehicles, has signed a 5-year contract with the Dan Bus Company. The contract provides for an expansion of the wireless charging network for public electric bus lines in Tel Aviv and the wider area.

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Sep 30, 2021 - 03:54 pm

Solaris presents new electric midi-bus

Solaris has added another electric bus to its portfolio. The new Urbino 9 LE electric is a nine-metre-long low-entry bus designed for inner-city routes and intercity routes and, according to the manufacturer, “represents an excellent link between urban and suburban transport in metropolitan areas”.

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Sep 29, 2021 - 04:45 pm

Bologna orders e-buses from VDL

In Italy, the public transport operator TPER (Emilia-Romagna Passenger Transport) has ordered seven Citea SLF-120 Electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach. These are to be deployed in the city of Bologna in 2022. Both parties also want to explore extending the order to up to 20 electric city buses.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 04:44 pm

Keolis to operate 120 e-buses in southern France

The French Région Sud has commissioned Keolis to operate two sections of its regional transport network in the Alpes-Maritimes region of south-eastern France with buses for eight years from 1 January 2022. Within one year, the bus fleet will be all-electric.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/07/sea-electric-to-convert-10k-us-school-buses/
07.12.2021 20:02