Jun 1, 2023 - 10:07 am
Volvo Buses presents electric city bus for Mexico
Volvo Buses has unveiled a new all-electric city bus for the Mexican market that will be manufactured locally. The new model is called Luminus and is available in different lengths from 9.7 to 13 metres and with battery capacities ranging from 280 to 470 kWh.
May 31, 2023 - 01:17 pm
BYD-Castrosua presents first electric city bus
BYD has presented the first electric bus jointly developed with the Spanish chassis builder Castrosua. Both companies signed a manufacturing partnership last year. The first units of the electric bus will soon be in use in Spain.
May 31, 2023 - 11:41 am
Foothill Transit grows fuel-cell-electric bus fleet
Foothill Transit, a public transport agency serving the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in Southern California, is furthering its sustainability efforts with the introduction of Axess EVO-FC buses to its fleet. Manufacturer ElDorado National (ENC) will produce the buses in Riverside, CA.
May 15, 2023 - 11:18 am
Bremen expands electric bus fleet with 35 eCitaro G
Bremen public transport operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) is procuring 50 more electric buses. Mercedes-Benz (EvoBus) has received an order from BSAG for 35 new fully electric articulated eCitaro G buses, while another 15 iebus18 models were ordered from Irizar.
May 8, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Collins Bus presents electric school bus
REV Group subsidiary Collins Bus has announced that its Ford E-Transit Type A School Bus is now available for orders. E-Transit is the first Type A School Bus on an electric powertrain from a full-line automaker.
May 2, 2023 - 01:10 pm
New Flyer secures new H2 order from Nevada
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (USA) has ordered seven fuel cell buses from New Flyer. The public transport provider also signed an option for up to 100 more buses under the five-year contract.
Apr 27, 2023 - 02:04 pm
Stagecoach orders 48 EV double-deckers for London
Wrightbus has secured a new order to deliver 48 zero-emission buses for Stagecoach in London. The British public transport operator expects delivery of the all-electric double-deckers before the year’s end. Plus, these are not the only zero-emission models coming to the capital.
Apr 25, 2023 - 12:50 pm
EPA releases $400 mn in grants for the Clean School Bus scheme
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has freed $400 million in grants for financing “cleaner” school buses, primarily electric ones but also those running on gas. This is the first round of funding coming as grants but follows on from powerful programs.
Apr 20, 2023 - 02:25 pm
Solaris secures record order from Germany
Solaris has announced a record order for hydrogen buses from the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The transport company Rebus Regionalbus Rostock has ordered 52 fuel cell buses from the Polish manufacturer, including 47 vehicles with a length of twelve metres and five articulated buses.
Apr 17, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Qbuzz and OV-bureau order 35 Mercedes eCitaro G
The Dutch public transport operators Qbuzz and OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe have placed an order with Daimler Buses for the construction of a total of 35 fully electric articulated Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses. According to the contract, deliveries are to be completed by 2026.
Apr 17, 2023 - 12:41 pm
Oslo: Unibuss commissions 183 electric buses
The Norwegian capital Oslo got 183 new electric buses on 16 April. The Solaris Urbino 18 electric vehicles will be used in route areas 1 (city centre north-south) and 2 (city centre east-west).
Apr 14, 2023 - 01:53 pm
West Virginia orders 41 electric school buses from GreenPower
The state of West Virginia is acquiring 41 GreenPower custom-built, battery-electric school buses for $15 million. The models include Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses. As part of the order, GreenPower received a $3 million deposit from the state to manufacture the buses in West Virginia.
Apr 14, 2023 - 11:41 am
Koncar orders train batteries from Leclanché
The Croatian train builder Koncar has placed its first order with the Swiss battery system manufacturer Leclanché. The order is for battery systems for two trains that will operate on medium-haul routes in coastal and inland Croatia.
Apr 13, 2023 - 04:28 pm
France adds two Solaris buses to procurement shortlist
Solaris announces that the French Union of Public Purchasing Groups has added two Polish electric bus models to its procurement list. This makes Solaris a potential supplier of electric buses and trolleybuses for public transport projects in France.
Apr 6, 2023 - 11:07 am
ADL to expand electric bus production capacities
British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced an expansion of its electric bus production. The ADL headquarters in Larbert, Scotland, will build the new Enviro400EV double-decker model from August 2023.
Apr 4, 2023 - 01:12 pm
Equipmake will electrify Westway Coaches
Westway Coaches is looking to speed up the electrification process of its fleet. To that end, it is working with the British electric drive specialist Equipmake to retrofit its coaches with electric drives.
Apr 4, 2023 - 11:30 am
Strasbourg orders 60 hydrogen buses from CaetanoBus
Strasbourg public transport operator CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois) has signed a framework contract with Portuguese bus manufacturer CaetanoBus for the delivery of up to 60 hydrogen buses over the next five years.
Apr 3, 2023 - 12:07 pm
Arriva to put 50 battery buses on London roads this year
Bus operator Arriva will integrate 50 battery-electric double-deckers into its fleet in London this year. The StreetDeck Electroliner BEV buses from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus are to be put into service between May and September 2023.
Mar 30, 2023 - 01:57 pm
Washington DC starts 1st phase of e-bus orders
In the USA, Washington DC’s Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has just ordered five 40-foot electric buses from Nova Bus and five from New Flyer. The purchase is part of the WMATA plan to fully decarbonise its bus fleets by 2042.