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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...

Altas Auto goes all in on electric buses

Electric turn for Altas Auto, Latvia-based company active in the production of small buses. The Lithuanian manufacturer, in fact, from 2022 will focus on electric vehicles, setting itself the goal of achieving at least 20% of its sales with electric vehicles. And that’s not all: by 2025 Altas ...

Sustainable Bus magazine #4 is out!

The latest Sustainable Bus magazine, September 2021 issue, is out. The MAN Lion’s City E stands on the cover, while other prominent zero emissions bus models such as Isuzu Novociti Volt and Solaris Urbino hydrogen have been tested and put under the lens within the magazine. Interview? VDV Vice...

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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...

Canada, Westcoast Sightseeing’s going green with BYD

Westcoast Sightseeing is moving toward the electrification of the whole fleet, BYD Canada has been chosen as the preferred partner for the transition. The transport company, that prides itself to be the largest private bus operator in Vancouver, has in fact agreed to work exclusively with BYD on con...

Five Urbino electric to Sales-Lentz in Luxembourg

Sales-Lentz in Luxembourg has ordered five Solaris electric buses. The Polish company started its cooperation with Sales-Lentz (that has several electric buses by Volvo in the fleet) last year when it delivered its first vehicle to Luxembourg. Having ordered a bus with a conventional combustion engi...

Munich to buy 40 electric buses. First 4 come from Ebusco

Stadtwerke München (SWM) planned the procurement of 40 electric buses for the city’s transit operator MVG. The first order has been placed to Ebusco. The Dutch company will provide its new generation Ebusco 2.2 in four units. The first 6 buses (also two articulated electric buses will be delivered, ...

Ebust Test 2018 in Bonn: VDL, Solaris and Sileo are facing

Electric buses at the starting blocks: they’ll have the opportunity to show their value on Bonn’s streets during three days test. Ebus Test 2018, focused this year on articulated electric buses, is underway. There are three contenders: Solaris Urbino 18 Electric, VDL Citea Slfa-181 Elect...
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