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Škoda Transportation Group introduced a new electric bus for Prague

The new Škoda E CITY electric bus was presented today at the 10th edition of the Central European fair CZECHBUS, where Sustainable Bus has marked presence.It is a brand new electric bus model from the Škoda Transportation Group. Prague will thus be the first city to operate this modern and environme...

Solaris, Isuzu and MAN win the Sustainable Bus Awards 2022

The fifth edition of the Sustainable Bus Awards has its winners, and they are named Solaris Bus & Coach, Anadolu Isuzu and MAN Truck & Bus. The Solaris Urbino 15 LE Electric is a battery-electric bus that pushes the boundaries of e-mobility out of the city center and into the Class II segmen...

Proterra lands on European market for Isuzu electric buses

Turkey-California axis is born. Isuzu and Proterra, in fact, have announced a collaboration for Isuzu’s Citi Volt electric buses, which will be equipped with Proterra’s battery systems. This collaboration marks the entry of the American company in the European public transport market. No...

Balancing inhomogeneities, or why a LFP bus sometimes stops

What is Sudden Depletion Event? Why balancing between cells is crucial? How to preserve SOC in the best possible way? Why it is instrumental to highlight the aspect of proper balancing already during tendering? Welcome to a new article of the Battery Cycle – a series of articles dedicated to demysti...

Arrival launches a Global Service Network Program

Arrival has announced the launch of a Global Service Network Program addressed to customers and aimed at making bus and van repair and maintenance activities simpler and more efficient. The program will be based on Arrival’s digital Service Platform to train and certify any technician to servic...

Sidney goes electric: the city’s e-bus fleet expands

Sidney is increasingly green, Sidney is increasingly electric. Yes, because the city’s e-bus fleet expands and gets the largest e-depot in Australia. And so do the commuters, seeing more green power on Sidney’s inner-West urban streets via Transit Systems currently operating 15 electric buses – with...

Siemens charging technology for Australian zero-emission e-buses

Siemens’ charging technology infrastructure for eco-friendly buses made in Australia. Yes, because the Australian manufacturer Custom Denning has chosen Siemens electric bus charging stations and digital depot management solution for  its fleet of fully Australian designed and built Element el...

Hitachi Energy sees the light today. The rebranding is concluded

Hitachi Energy is, from today, the new brand name of the formerly known Hitachi ABB Power Grids. The business has renewed its Purpose to «advancing a sustainable energy future for all». New brand was announced in summer 2021. Through its Sustainability 2030 strategic plan, Hitachi Ene...

National Express in talks to buy Stagecoach

National Express is in talks to buy Stagecoach. The takeover would result in a all-share deal to create a business with a fleet of 36,000 buses and coaches. The news has been confirmed by National Express itself, and is widely reported on the UK press. Stagecoach would be valued at about £445m, repr...

Zürich: when it comes to depot management system, VBZ turns to PSI

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) has commissioned PSI Transcom GmbH to implement the depot management system PSItraffic/DMS. In the future, the new system will monitor and control around 240 buses and 260 streetcars in a total of eight garages and depots across all operations. In addition, almost ...

Bluebus to deliver up to 158 e-buses in Paris by 2023

Bluebus is expected to deliver up to 158 electric buses in Paris, following the maxi tender awarded in 2019 and the 2021 framework agreement just signed for a maximum period of 4 years. The French company won the tender together with Heuliez Bus / Iveco and Alstom. Earlier this year, also in the fra...

Irizar awarded 113 e-buses in Paris

Irizar e-mobility has signed an agreement with the RATP (La Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to supply as many as 113 electric buses in Paris. They will be new generation Irizar ie bus model 100% zero emissions electric buses. Irizar is staying firmly committed to the French market. In 2016,...

BYD ADL to deliver up to 200 e-buses to Ireland’s NTA

Alexander Dennis Limited and BYD UK have signed a framework agreement with the National Transport Authority of Ireland (NTA) for the delivery of up to 200 BYD ADL Enviro200EV zero emission battery-electric buses. An initial firm order for 45 buses was agreed at the same time, with delivery commencin...

Three fuel cell DD buses launched in Dublin

In Ireland, the National Transport Authority (NTA) in conjunction with Bus Éireann has recently unveiled three new hydrogen double-deck buses that will initially be used on commuter services in the Greater Dublin Area. The three fuel cell buses were recently purchased by the NTA and are servicing on...

Go-Ahead Group to become a carbon neutral company by 2045

Go-Ahead’s entire fleet of 5,000 UK buses will be converted to zero emission vehicles by 2035. It’s just one of the pillars of the company’s strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2045. The Go-Ahead Group sets out a strategy to lead the transport industry in carbon reduction by achieving...

Siemens to power Bernmobil electric bus network

Siemens has been awarded a contract by Bernmobil, the Swiss capital’s public transport company, to supply charging infrastructure solutions for the operation of 14 new electric buses (they are going to be delivered by Irizar e-mobility). These are to be deployed on Lines 19 and 21 beginning in early...

Moscow will no more buy diesel buses for public transport

By the end of 2021 there will be 1,000 electric buses in operation onto Moscow’s roads. For 2.5 years of operation, electric buses have already traveled more than 40 million kilometers and carried more than 90 million passengers. “Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we ...

Edinburgh, an electric bus fleet funded by SP Energy Networks

Lothian Buses’ first four BYD ADL Enviro400EV electric double deckers are funded as a flagship project of SP Energy Networks’ £20m Green Economy Fund. SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower group, a Principal Partner for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held in Gla...

Aarhus, Denmark: 29 e-buses launched

29 new Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated have just been put in operation in Aarhus in Denmark. The second biggest city in Denmark is the latest of several cities to implement electric buses on a larger scale. In June 2020 the six largest Danish municipalities set a commitment to buy only zero emission...

Osnabrück, the 4th MetroBus line soon electrified

Fourth MetroBus line goes electric in Osnabrück, north west of Germany (one year ago it was three e-lines). The PTO Stadtwerke Osnabrück has just announced that line M5 will be completely converted to electric operations by February 2022: the conversion of the final turnaround at Waldfriedhof Dodesh...

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122 MAN gas buses will hit the road of Egypt capital city Cairo

122 gas buses will hit the road of Egypt capital city. The Cairo Transportation Authority (CTA) has awarded MAN with an order for 122 CNG-fuelled buses. The first two vehicles were already delivered at the end of last year. The delivery of an additional 60 vehicles is planned for July 2019, and the ...

Mercedes eCitaro, Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr follows Hamburg and Berlin

From the end of January three Mercedes eCitaro will be operating in Mannheim and Heidelberg for the operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH. This delivery follows the ones in Hamburg and Berlin. The zero emission bus, equipped with a ZF electric axle (the same adopted by the Solaris Urbino electric), has...

The first eCitaro for Hamburger Hochbahn has been delivered

The first public transport company to order the Mercedes eCitaro has today received the first unit of the vehicle. Mercedes delivered the first series production model of an urban bus with a fully-electric drive system to the public transport company Hochbahn AG in Hamburg. It is part of an order fo...

600 fuel cell buses on European roads thanks to H2BusEurope project

H2BusEurope project: 600 fuel cell buses to be deployed in Europe, 200 of them in Denmark. It’s the goal of H2BusEurope project, selected by the Connecting Europe Facility program (CEF) for a proposed award on close to EUR 40 million. The H2BusEurope project, developed by the hydrogen company ...

ATM Milano: electric buses are the present

ATM, Milan’s municipal public transport company, has launched last year the most ambitious Italian project to date aimed to the electrification of bus fleet. ATM plans to convert the whole fleet (1,200 buses) to zero emission electric drives by 2030. Now, 25 electric buses by Solaris are runni...

Heuliez: «The electric bus is a natural step». Rémy Foyer speaking

Heuliez Bus and is the brand of CNH Industrial that produces, in the French plant in Rorthais, electric and hybrid buses, beyond those fuelled with diesel and gas. The plant employs 420 people, of whom 10 per cent are engineers. The 12-metre and the articulated electric bus (named GX 337 Electric an...
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