Tag: Public Transport

Jun 30, 2020 - 03:15 pm

Santiago de Chile receives 150 new BYD buses

A further 150 BYD electric buses went into service in Santiago de Chile, bringing the total number of BYD electric buses in Chile to 455. Among other things, the new bus shipment will serve Avenida Bernardo O’Higgins, known as Alameda, in the historic part of the city.

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Jun 27, 2020 - 09:04 pm

Wellington New Zealand to up electric bus numbers

The city of Wellington is to increase the number of electric trolley buses from only two per cent up to 22 per cent. Through service provider Metlink, 98 new e-buses have now been ordered, which are to arrive in New Zealand between mid-2021 and early 2023.

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Jun 27, 2020 - 08:48 pm

Biggest Danish cities to only buy electric buses from 2021

The six largest municipalities in Denmark will now procure only electric city buses from 2021. To this end, the cities of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Vejle and Frederiksberg have now signed the Climate Cooperation Agreement with the Danish Ministry of Transport.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 05:41 pm

EU approves infrastructure funds in North Germany

The European Commission supports the establishment of charging stations for electric vehicles in Schleswig-Holstein through the German state. At least 1,500 additional charging points are to be created in Germany’s northernmost federal state and up to six bus depots are to be equipped with charging stations.

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Jun 18, 2020 - 04:22 pm

Kattowice orders 5 Solaris electric buses

Solaris has received another electric bus order from Poland. Katowice’s public transport operator PKM needs five Solaris Urbino 12 electric to complement the ten e-buses already ordered by the capital of Silesia. They are set for delivery in Q2/2021.

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Jun 18, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Arrival presents electric bus concept

The English vehicle developer Arrival, previously known primarily for electric delivery vans, has presented the concept of an electric bus. The Arrival Bus is to be manufactured in local micro-factories designed for the assembly of all Arrival vehicles.

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Jun 18, 2020 - 01:12 pm

Mercedes to launch articulated eCitaro G e-bus in 2020

Mercedes-Benz has presented the articulated version of its electric city bus as eCitaro G and says deliveries will begin before the end of this year. The manufacturer also announces the first battery update – for both solo and articulated models.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 05:46 pm

Barcelona releases tender for 8 hydrogen buses

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) is also relying on hydrogen as part of the conversion of its bus fleet. After TMB had ordered a total of 23 articulated battery-electric buses from Solaris and Irizar in February, a tender for the purchase of the first fuel cell buses has now been launched.

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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 25, 2020 - 01:26 pm

Rome fails to procure fuel cell buses

Rome’s transport company ATAC has failed to procure hydrogen buses. Somehow, not a single bid was submitted for a tender for five H2 buses published in February 2020. And this is not the first time: At the beginning of 2019 another hydrogen bus tender for Rome was equally unsuccessful.

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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 18, 2020 - 05:30 pm

Keolis orders 20 electric buses for use in Odense

The public transport operator Keolis will replace 20 of the 70 buses in the Danish city of Odense with electric buses. The electric buses manufactured by Yutong are to be delivered next spring and integrated into regular service.

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May 17, 2020 - 04:42 pm

London slowly reopens with increase in Congestion Charge

The British capital unlocks as TfL resumes service on most London Underground lines. The opening goes hand in hand with the Mayor reintroducing the Congestion Charge and ULEZ. Both had been suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown to enable key workers to travel freely.

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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 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 - 04:14 pm

Tier Mobility integrates Bosch’s old e-scooter fleet

About two months after taking over the electric scooters of Bosch’s discontinued scooter sharing service Coup, Tier Mobility is now starting to build up their multimodal service in Berlin. Also, the electric scooters are soon to be offered in two more cities.

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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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