Fuel cell and battery-electric buses for Auckland
As Auckland Transport continues to accelerate the Low Emissions Bus Roadmap, the public transport provider has ordered two ‘extra-large’ electric buses from Chinese giants Yutong and six BYD electric buses, as well as the city’s first fuel cell bus that will – also a first – be made in New Zealand.
Electric buses are rolled out in Wales
Following electric bus trials in Cardiff that began in 2018, Newport is now going to become the first city in Wales to sport the country’s first electric bus. By April 2020 the city will receive another 14 electric buses.
BYD, ST and Yutong share Singapore electric bus order
Singapore has contracted three companies with an order for 60 electric buses to be delivered in 2019/ 2020. The contracts went to BYD, ST Engineering and Yutong-NARI. At the same time, Singapore Power announced their plan to build 1,000 charging points in the city-state.
Flixbus launches first long-distance electric bus route in France
Munich-based bus operator Flixbus has entered the electric age in France yesterday, as it launched two electric buses that will go the long distance. The coach service runs between Paris and the city of Amiens and electrive.com was live at the launch event in Paris, just at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
German Flixbus to use Yutong E-buses
The long distance bus operator Flixbus is planning to introduce its first electric bus line in France. On the road between Paris and Amiens the company wants to use two electric buses as of April, which will be made by Chinese Yutong.