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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...

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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...

Indian electric bus market, what’s going on?

Below, a contribution from Interact Analysis, a market research firm focused on intelligent automation, with a specific department for truck, bus and off-highway electrification. Interact Analysis is cooperating with Sustainable Bus providing in-depth analysis on the dominant market trends and outlo...

Heuliez GX 337 debuts in Germany in Stadtbus Rottweil’s fleet

The electric bus GX 337 Elec by Heuliez Bus (Cnh Industrial) has been chosen by Stadtbus Rottweil for the local public transport in the city of Rottweil (Baden-Wuerttemberg). The electric bus by Heuliez represents the first step of Cnh Industrial along the way of buses’ electrification, and ha...

The electric axle ZF on Optare and New Flyer buses

ZF is highlighting two market successes for its AxTrax AVE electric portal axle (initially known as AVE 130). Firstly, 31 of the famous red London double-decker buses will be equipped with this technology. The electric buses will be built by British manufacturer Optare and comply with one of the str...

BYD at IAA: the articulated now features the pantograph

BYD‘s presence at IAA in Hanover resulted in the showcase of two new products: the world premiere of the 12m modular ebus and the mass produced 18m articulated ebus equipped with a pantograph. Both feature BYD’s stylish new frontal appearance which is now standard on all of its ebuses. LFP bat...

BYD wins second order from Israel. 7 ebuses for Jerusalem

The first full electric buses for Jerusalem will be manufactured by BYD. The China based company received an order for seven 12 metre ebuses, based on an earlier tender won by BYD in 2016. Seventeen buses were supplied to Haifa, a port city in the north of Israel, and have been in operation with pub...
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