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De Lijn orders 60 e-buses from Van Hool and VDL

The board of directors of De Lijn has approved the order for 60 electric buses from Van Hool and VDL for 36 and 24 units respectively. This order is a next step in De Lijn’s programme to make its entire fleet and accompanying infrastructure emission-free by 2035. The board of directors also ap...

Solaris places 161 hybrid buses in Wallonie (Belgium)

Solaris has won a tender for the supply of 161 Urbino 12 hybrid buses, together with an 8-year maintenance service. The tender was issued by Opérateur de Transport de Wallonie (OTW), a public transport operator from the French-speaking part of Belgium. The vehicles will make their way to Wallonia in...

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...

UNVI double-decker open top e-bus presented in Vigo

UNVI has recently presented in Vigo (Spain) its double-decker open top electric bus e.DDOT. The bus is equipped with a 400 kW motor. According to previous news, the vehicle is powered by motors integrated in the wheels manufactured by Ziehl-Abegg (ZAwheel) and BMZ batteries. The vehicles has been pr...

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Anna Westerberg appointed new president of Volvo Buses

Anna Westerberg has been appointed as president Volvo Buses and new member of Volvo Group Management. The information has been made public by Volvo Group today 19 January 2021. Anna Westerberg will take on her position as of February 1st, 2021. Anna Westerberg new president Volvo Buses The departure...

The first VDL Citea new generation go to Lahti (Finland)

The Finnish city of Lahti, this year’s European Green Capital, will have the first VDL Citea new generation Citea at its disposal. Koiviston Auto Group was the first to order this new e-bus from VDL Bus & Coach, entirely based on an electric driveline.  VDL, the new generation Citea goes to Laht...

Ten Caetano fuel cell buses headed to Wiesbaden (Germany)

The public transport operator of Wiesbaden chose Caetano to deliver 10 hydrogen buses in the last quarter of 2021. In Germany the Portuguese producer has already been selected as the supplier to deliver four hydrogen buses to Bielefeld’s Transport Company and supplied two hydrogen buses to the eFarm...

Irizar e-mobility gets the Bus of the Year 2021 award in Spain

Irizar e-mobility starts the year with two new awards. Beyond the Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year 2021 won by the waste collection truck Irizar ie truck, the new generation of the 12-metre Irizar ie bus has earned the Bus of the Year 2021 award in Spain. Ten units were recently delivered i...

Twaice joins European Battery Alliance

Battery analytics software company Twaice is now a member of the EBA250, the industrial development programme of the European Battery Alliance. The goal of the European Battery Alliance is to ensure that all Europeans benefit from safer traffic, cleaner vehicles and more sustainable technological so...
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