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Hydrogen Valley is born in Luxembourg. In the sign of Karsan

Europe’s largest fleet of electric midibuses is in Luxembourg and bears the signature of Karsan. Now, again the country nestled between France, Belgium and Germany and the Turkish manufacturer are starring in another project: the national Hydrogen Valley (LuxHyVal) has been officially inaugura…

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Hydrogen Valley is born in Luxembourg. In the sign of Karsan

Europe’s largest fleet of electric midibuses is in Luxembourg and bears the signature of Karsan. Now, again the country nestled between France, Belgium and Germany and the Turkish manufacturer are starring in another project: the national Hydrogen Valley (LuxHyVal) has been officially inaugura…

Electric Bus

Fuel Cell

Another batch of Solaris fuel cell bus headed to Frankfurt

Frankfurt operator In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB) has placed an order for 9 Solaris Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. There are already 23 hydrogen-powered Solaris buses running in the metropolis, supplied in 2022 and 2024. Deliveries of the articulated buses from the latest order are scheduled for July 2025. S…

Interviews

“Next-level battery technology is just around the corner”: BorgWarner’s strategies for commercial vehicles, explained by R&D lead Martin Busche

At Mobility Move live in Berlin on 5-7 March 2024, BorgWarner showcases its battery portfolio tailored for electric buses. The company’s three-pillar approach emphasizes innovation, sustainability, and strategic partnerships. BorgWarner has recently announced that it entered a deal with BYD’s …

Infrastructure

Sustainable Bus Tour

End of public transport as we know it? Tune in on 14th December for a videoreporting dealing with on-demand transport and autonomous driving

The landscape of public transport is on the brink of transformation, as technology opens doors to unprecedented flexibility. In our upcoming videoreporting belonging to the Sustainable Bus Tour 2023 initiative, we delve into the intriguing topic: “End of public transport as we know it? On-dema…

Components

CNG & LNG

Solaris to provide 244 CNG buses (and 110 mild hybrids) in Roma

A few months ago Solaris won tender in Rome for delivery of 110 mild hybrid buses. In last days Solaris has won order for the delivery of 244 CNG buses for the ATAC carrier in Rome (out of a framework agreement for up to 322 vehicles). With the maximum use of options by the ordering party, both cont…

100 CNG-powered Iveco Urbanway are headed to Athens, Greece

Iveco Bus is set to export as many as 100 Urbanway CNG in Athens, Greece. The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has indeed chosen Iveco Bus for its Urbanway CNG articulated model. This bus runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and is compatible with biomethane. A total of 100 units buses…

Solaris wins 322 CNG buses and 110 mild hybrid in Rome

Solaris has won both lots of the tender called by Giubileo 2025 spa for a total of 110 hybrid articulated city buses and as many as 322 CNG vehicles, of which 244 are to be supplied immediately plus 78 are subject to the approval of ATAC‘s new Economic and Financial Plan. The news is reported …

RATP tests passenger information via virtual avatar in Brest (France)

RATP is testing a “virtual avatar” in the French city of Brest for passenger information on the Bibus network. A virtual avatar is indeed on hand in Brest to provide passengers with information about their journey in a innovative way. Bibus and RATP Dev are adding this new technology to …
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Alternative drive coach

Wrightbus to launch a H2 coach in 2026

Jean-Marc Gales, Wrightbus CEO, is quoted by Bus & Coach Buyer as saying that "The concept is ready, the predevelopment work has been done, so we are confident we can launch it in 2026". It's not yet clear if the vehicles will be in-house built or realized in cooperation with bodybuilder partners.

Trolleybus and tramway

Here are the new 4-axle trolleybus for Sao Paolo

With the delivery of the first new-generation 4-axle trolleybus, Metra’s fleet renewal plan for the suburban trolleybus network of EMTU (Empresa Metropolitana de Trasportes Urbanos) of Sao Paulo began. The expansion plan presented in 2023 envisaged the purchase of 80 new trolleybuses equipped …

Discovering Genoa’s new subway trains

The first of 14 trains ordered by AMT to upgrade the metro service has arrived in Genoa. The investment totalled EUR 70 million, fully financed by the Ministry of Transport. The vehicles, registered in the 41-54 series, will be put within a few months into operation on the Genoa metro line, which wi…

New two tram lines will be in service in Casablaca

In Casablanca, the tram is being expanded. Two new lines, T3 and T4, are scheduled to open in june 2024. They will integrate with the existing T1 and T2 lines and increase the length of the network by about 60%. This is quite an achievement for Morocco’s largest city with 4 million inhabitants…

EuMo 2024, towards the Talent in Mobility Awards: time to apply!

Talent in Mobility is the initiative of the EuMo-European Mobility Expo (October 1-3, exceptionally in Strasbourg) to reward public transport professionals. As we told you in late May, nominations are now open for the award, or rather the awards celebrating women and men for their contribution to th…

Sustainable Bus Awards 2025: check out the (14) finalists!

To find out who the three winners of the Sustainable Bus Awards 2025 will be, we will have to wait for the awards ceremony during the opening day of the FIAA in Madrid, scheduled to take place in the Spanish capital Oct. 22-25. In the meantime, however, the 14 finalists who will compete for the [&he…