Germany issues first grants to decarbonise urban bus fleets
The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) has granted around 600 million euros in funding to procure climate-friendly buses. The largest single purchases are planned by Berlin’s operator BVG and Transdev Berlin with other large purchases in Hamburg and Cologne.
Ebusco delivers electric buses in Germany & Denmark
In the last week, the Dutch electric bus company Ebusco delivered a total of 25 electric buses to Transdev in Frankfurt and to Nobina in Copenhagen. Another two electric buses were handed over to Stadtwerke München, while a large order has been confirmed in Berlin.
Heliox presents Flex charging station for heavy-duty EVs
Heliox introduces its latest charging system, ‘Flex 180 kW,’ designed for high-powered depots and overnight charging across multiple vehicles. Multiobus in Belgium already uses the charging system with GVB Amsterdam and Transdev Hermes in Eindhoven to follow shortly.
North Holland becomes 100% zero-emission bus region
The province of North Holland has launched the first zero-emission bus concession in the Netherlands. It will see operator Transdev replace all buses with combustion engines with electric ones in the Gooi en Vechtstreek region during 2022. The concession will run through 2030.
Transdev Canada invests in electric school buses
Transdev Canada announced the investment of close to CAD$4.5 million in a new fleet of electric school buses with the Quebec company Lion. With a total of 31 vehicles, this move will make them the largest private operator of electric school buses in North America to date.
Transdev coming to Gothenburg with e-buses
Transdev has been selected by the transport authority Västtrafik as the bus operator for the Gothenburg area for the next ten years. Transdev will operate 370 buses of which 160 are new electric buses by December 2020.
Autonomous services with Renault and Transdev
Renault, Transdev Group, IRT SystemX, Institut Vedecom and the University of Paris-Saclay in France have just inaugurated the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project. The Lab is now testing new autonomous, electric and shared mobility services in and around the Paris-Sanclay urban campus area.
BYD completes first electric bus made in France
BYD has completed construction of their first batch of electric buses in their new factory in Allonne, France. The two completed electric buses will be handed over to the Transdev and operate in the community of Agglo du Beauvaisis.
Paris to launch world’s largest electric bicycle fleet
The greater Paris area will be launching a state-funded initiative to move commuters from driving cars and switch to electric bicycles. Starting in September 2019, Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) will set up 10,000 e-bikes for long-term rental, with an option to expand to 20,000, which would make it the world’s largest e-bike rental programme.