May 9, 2023 - 02:36 pm
APC to invest £77 million in e-mobility research
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is investing £77 million in seven UK-based automotive collaborative research and development projects. The funding pot is made up of £38.4 million from the government, combined with £38.7 million from the automotive industry.
Jun 14, 2022 - 04:03 pm
Ireland orders up to 800 Wrightbus electric buses
The National Transport Authority (NTA) of Ireland has entered into a framework agreement with Wrightbus for the supply of up to 800 battery-electric double-decker buses over a five-year period. Under this agreement, 120 StreetDeck Electroliners have already been placed on firm order.
May 31, 2022 - 02:44 pm
Wrightbus orders battery systems from Forsee Power
Forsee Power has received another major order from Wrightbus. The Northern Irish bus builder is ordering Zen Slim battery modules from the French battery manufacturer for 420 of its electric buses. In addition, the battery systems of the Pulse model are to be supplied for Wrightbus’ hydrogen programme.
May 30, 2022 - 12:56 pm
RVK orders up to 100 H2 fuel cell buses for Cologne
In Germany, Regional Transport Cologne (RVK) has made an order for up to 100 fuel cell buses. In the Europe-wide tender for the hydrogen-powered buses, Polish manufacturer Solaris was awarded 20 guaranteed and 20 optional buses and Wrightbus from Northern Ireland has taken an order for 20 guaranteed and 40 optional buses.
Nov 11, 2021 - 03:45 pm
Northern Ireland spends £100m on clean buses
In two separate projects, the government of Northern Ireland has invested more than £100m in its zero-emission bus fleet. Already as part of this scheme, 80 battery-electric Wrightbus buses purchased by Translink have just been unveiled.
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.
Sep 23, 2021 - 12:21 pm
Wrightbus presents electric & fuel cell single-decker buses
The Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus is introducing a new single-deck bus with battery and fuel cell propulsion. The new models of the GB Kite series in the Hydroliner FCEV and Electroliner BEV variants can each accommodate up to 90 passengers and are scheduled to go into series production in 2022.
Feb 24, 2021 - 12:55 pm
Voith to deliver electric drives for Wrightbus
Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus has selected Voith as its exclusive partner to supply the electric drive system for the second generation of its battery-electric and fuel cell buses for Europe.
Oct 18, 2020 - 04:51 pm
Wrightbus to use Supercaps by Skeleton Technologies
Wrightbus has turned to Skeleton Technologies to give them the first chance at commercialising their latest ultracapacitors. The Estonian company and Northern Ireland’s Wrightbus are gearing up for testing in fuel cell buses.
Oct 6, 2020 - 07:21 pm
20 fuel cell buses by Wrightbus for Birmingham
The English city of Birmingham has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses. They will be manufactured by Wrightbus and will be used by the bus operator National Express West Midlands from April 2021.
Mar 9, 2020 - 03:59 pm
Scotland awaits 15 fuel cell double-decker buses in spring
The 15 fuel cell buses that were ordered from Wrightbus by the Scottish city of Aberdeen last year will be delivered with some delay in spring 2020. After an initial test phase, the hydrogen fuel cell buses will go into regular service this summer.
Sep 26, 2019 - 02:28 pm
Wrightbus files for bankruptcy
The Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus has had to file for bankruptcy and has been put under receivership. The company was unable to find a buyer to continue the business in its current form.
Jun 4, 2019 - 03:29 pm
H2Bus consortium is born
A consortium of hydrogen and bus companies, including Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen have united to create H2Bus. Together, they intend to popularise the technology across the European continent.
May 13, 2019 - 06:24 pm
London: TfL orders 20 fuel cell double-decker buses
Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 fuel cell double-decker buses from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus. The transit operator will use the hydrogen-powered buses in the British capital starting next year on routes 245, 7 and N7.
Nov 1, 2018 - 02:53 pm
Wrightbus presents double decker fuel cell bus
Wrightbus present what they claim to be the world’s first double-decker fuel cell bus at the Euro Bus Expo. The StreetDeck model uses a fuel cell from Ballard to power a Siemens drivetrain. And, Wrightbus has got an exclusive client at hand.