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Solaris has sold another 20 e-buses in Cracow

Cracow has once again opted for Solaris buses. A contract was signed for the delivery of 20 Urbino electric buses to the city. 7 articulated and 13 12-metre e-buses will join Cracow’s fleet in just one year’s time, manufacturer states. The total value of the contract, concluded as a result of a tend...

Stress level: what hurts? [The Battery Cycle #7]

Below, a new contribution fromClaudius Jehle, CEO of volytica diagnostics GmbH*.It’s the seventh of a series of knowledge articles (a cycle, indeed) on a series of topics around Li-Ion Batteries,written by Claudius and other field-related experts.Feedbacks, questions and contributions...

Iveco Bus plans to relaunch production in Italy

Iveco Bus is applying to European funds in order to “initiate manufacturing investments and Research & Development activities that will capitalise on the skills and products of the national automotive supply chain, with particular focus on the dedicated component sector”, Iveco Group...

Enel X will test Arrival e-bus in Italy

Enel X and Arrival have entered into a partnership to test the zero-emission battery electric bus in Italy. Timing of the trial has not been specified so far. The aim is to foster the growth of electrified public transport globally through increasingly high-performance and competitive solutions. The...

NTA goes with Wrightbus: up to 800 electric DD buses awarded

NTA has ordered 120 buses from Wrightbus. The acronym identifies Irish National Transport Authority. The order includes consists of double-deck battery-electric buses (100 headed to Dublin Bus, 20 to Bus Éireann) from Bamford Bus Company (trading as Wrightbus, as reported in the manufacturer press n...

What we have found at EuMo 2022. A sum-up

The 2022 edition of the European Mobility Expo (EuMo) in Paris has been kicked off yesterday. A three-day event dedicated to the (sustainable) mobility of the present and the future, with the world of buses meeting with that of technological solution, as well as the field of alternative and shared m...

CATL to supply LFP batteries to Solaris

CATL is going to supply LFP batteries to European leading electric bus manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach. The bus builder will benefit from CATL Cell to Pack (CTP) technology, CATL points out in a press note. In the bus segment, CATL is already into agreement with Quantron and VDL. CATL is today ...

Karsan’s Autonomous e-Atak lands in Norway

An autonomous bus on the streets of Norway. It was provided by Karsan, which in these days presented in Stavanger the Autonomous e-Atak, with which the Bursa-based parent company enters the Northern European market, representing in fact the first self-driving bus in the Old Continent. Norway is one ...

BUS2BUS 2022: what we found under Messe Berlin’s spotlights

Yesterday saw the opening of the two-day BUS2BUS 2022 exhibition, Berlin’s bus trade fair. The venue for this key event for the German market is Messe Berlin’s pavilions 20 and 21, which once again welcomed visitors and vehicles, after a completely digital edition due to the pandemic. Bu...

Switch Mobility announces £300m investment in UK and India

A massive £300 million investment plan in the UK and India. This has been announced by Switch Mobility, as part of its strategic objective to become a market leader in carbon neutral public and commercial transport. The new technical center will be opened in Warwick, UK, and will be the focal point ...

Rnv expands the electric fleet by welcoming 15 eCitaro

Fifteen new electric buses signed Mercedes (eCitaro) for the urban transport of Ludwigshafen, Mannheim and Heidelberg. So the German operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (Rnv) continues to expand and electrify its fleet by welcoming the first 15 of the 30 latest generation “stars” with sol...

Greenmot equips its factory to produce retrofit kits

As the project to convert diesel buses into electric buses is progressing well, with Green-eBus successfully passing the first development milestone, clocking up the first kilometers with its new electric motor (responding perfectly to the constraints of driving, including uphill driving and untimel...

Solaris awarded 87 hybrid buses in Barcelona

Solaris has been awarded an order for 87 hybrid buses that will be used in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain). The hybrid fleet will be managed by AMB (Area Metropolitana de Barcelona), the institution that administers urban transport in...

Oxford to roll out 159 electric buses within ZEBRA scheme

A fleet of 159 electric buses is set to serve Oxford and its surrounding areas after a bid for government funding was approved. Oxfordshire County Council has been awarded £32.8 million from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme. Oxford: electric buses are coming Along with £43.7m from...

Sustainable Bus becomes media partner for TUMI E-Bus Mission

Ambitious steps are needed to limit global warming and to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. The electrification of urban buses is considered an important element in the decarbonization of urban transport. It also helps to reduce local air pollution and increase the quality of life in urban a...

Long-distance truck and coach market according to Interact Analysis: an ‘electrification battle’ between battery-electric and H2 technology

Heavy-duty commercial vehicles, being them trucks of coaches, will continue to be diesel-powered for a few years. Anyhow, «In the long term, we’re looking at an electrification battle between battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology in this sector». Who is going to win? «In the wider comme...

Volvo Buses secures new electric bus orders in Finland

Volvo Buses secures new orders for electric buses in Finland. That’s right, because the Gothenburg-based company will deliver an 82 Volvo 7900 electric buses to three locations in Finland: 61 are destined for Helsinki and represent the largest ever order for Volvo Buses in Finland, while two o...

Where will hydrogen come from in the future? [The Hydrogen Hub #1]

Below, a contribution from EMCEL, a German-based engineering company focusing on hydrogen, fuel cells and e-mobility. It’s the first of a series of articles on topics around hydrogen economy and applications. Feedbacks, questions and contributions are welcome (at info@sustainable-bus.com) Hydr...

Bus2Bus 2022: appointment in Berlin on 27 and 28 April

The international bus and coach industry will meet on 27 and 28 April at the Berlin Exhibition Centre for the third edition of Bus2Bus, after a 2021 event held online for obvious pandemic reasons. Product innovations, specialist presentations and networking events make BUS2BUS one of the industry&#8...

Karsan sells a first Autonomous e-Atak to Vy Buss in Norway

Karsan has delivered the first batch of Level-4 autonomous buses ready for real road conditions in USA and Europe, to Romania. And new orders are coming from Northern Europe, Norway. The Autonomous e-ATAK is already testing the roads in Stavanger, Norway. Autonomous e-ATAK, launched one year ago, wa...

SOH… What is that? [The Battery Cycle #6]

With today’s article, we are crossing the line from rather short-term effects to the vast field of degradation, to which we will dedicate a whole chain of articles in 2022. But to begin, it is instrumental to understand some basic principles. What is the excessively used “SOH”? How is it defined, wh...

Up the curtain on the new Scania Interlink

Up the curtain on the Scania Interlink new generation. With it, Scania has introduced an entirely new range of buses for urban operations, starting in 2019 and with continuous updates ever since, not least to the BEV portfolio. The new Scania Interlink has new chassis and body and offers fuel saving...

Mercedes eCitaro G tested at 2,000 metres in Italy

A fully electric bus Mercedes eCitaro G was tested for the first time on the Alpe di Siusi, in Italy, at an altitude of 2,000 metres. “This is the first ever test of an 18-metre long battery-electric bus for local public transport at this altitude. It is a special moment for zero-emission mobi...

Barcelona receives first Caetano hydrogen bus

The first of eight state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell buses built by CaetanoBus arrived at a Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) depot this week. At the same time, Iberdrola has already started producing green hydrogen in its Zona Franca plant, where these urban buses will soon be supplied,...

25 Ebusco 2.2 e-buses on delivery in Frankfurt and Copenhagen

Ebusco is supplying multiple buses to Transdev in Frankfurt as well as to Nobina in Copenhagen. A total of 25 e-buses model 2.2 is currently on delivery. Recently the King of the Netherlands yesterday officially opened Ebusco new factory hall in Deurne by putting the Ebusco ...

100 Yutong fuel cell buses headed to Beijing

100 Yutong hydrogen buses are bound to Beijing’s public transport operation. 30 fuel cell bus units have been delivered on December 2021. On the same day, the “Batch Delivery and Strategic Cooperation Signing Ceremony for Yutong Group · State Power Investment Corporation Fuel Cell Produc...

European roadshow for the new e-ATA of Karsan

From Turkey to France, via Romania and Italy. The European roadshow of Karsan’s new all-electric e-ATA range has begun. The new zero-emission, high-range electric buses from Karsan, which is helping to shape public transport in cities across many countries with its range of commercial vehicles...

Daimler Truck listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

With an official ceremony held early this morning, Daimler Truck was launched on Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This is the actual completion of the spin-off that separates the truck and bus business from the car and van one. «Our future is in our own hands now», said Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board o...

Volvo electric buses to be offered in Latin American tenders

Volvo Buses is the first European bus manufacturer to become a partner of ZEBRA, a large collaboration launched in 2019 to accelerate the deployment of zero emission buses in major Latin American cities. The agreement will require Volvo Buses to implement a number of activities, including the provis...

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...

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...

ChargePoint takes over Dutch e-fleets telematics company ViriCiti

ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle charging network operating in North America and Europe, today announced it acquired ViriCiti, a leading provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets.  ChargePoint acquired ViriCiti for a total purchase price of approximately €75 mi...

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...