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Scania founded Erinion, a company for charging systems

To help its customers and accompany them step by step in the transition to electric, Scania announced that it has established Erinion, a company specializing in private and semi-public charging systems. This strategic move will see the installation of 40,000 new charging points at customer sites and...

Farhym, when bus interior design speaks Turkish (and Polish)

Air ducts, hat and luggage racks, service seats, upholstery, lighting, handrails, passenger monitors, call buttons, and so on. This is the offering of Farhym, a supplier of systems and solutions for the interior design of commercial vehicles: school buses, coaches (double decker included, of course)...

Sustainable Bus Awards 2025: check out the (14) finalists!

To find out who the three winners of the Sustainable Bus Awards 2025 will be, we will have to wait for the awards ceremony during the opening day of the FIAA in Madrid, scheduled to take place in the Spanish capital Oct. 22-25. In the meantime, however, the 14 finalists who will compete for the [&he...

On our visit in Zhengzhou, China, home of Yutong Bus & Coach

SUSTAINABLE BUS editorial staff has flown to the other side of the world, literally making themselves into two, or rather three: if one slice of the team has remained to man the office in Milan, another has packed its bags for Jakarta, for Busworld South East Asia, and yet another – the one th...

Next Mobility Exhibition 2024 in Milan: what to expect?

Next Mobility Exhibition 2024 is ready to go live on 8-10 May in Milan: on the rich menu of the expo, the manufacturers’ proposals – obviously in the name of energy transition, with electric and hydrogen as the main technological players – represent the main courses. Here, then, is...

Olof Persson to replace Gerrit Marx as CEO of Iveco Group

Olof Persson will replace Gerrit Marx as Iveco Group CEO. The latter will leave the Group to take up his appointment as the CEO of CNH Industrial. Persson, who is currently an Iveco Group Board Independent Director, will step in to the role of CEO, having been closely involved in the development of ...

VDL Group, a 2023 in lights and shadows: bus&coach -33%

For the VDL Group, 2023 was a two-sided year. In hot days that saw the Dutch giant get its hands – along with Schmitz Cargobull – on Van Hool, the press note containing the financial results achieved during the past year was released. VDL Groep president and CEO Willem van der Leegte sai...

Electric bus, main fleets and projects around the world

Electric bus adoption in public transport urban fleet is growing all over the world. It started in China, and it has taken a few years for other regions to start the transition. But now Europe is booming: the year 2019 will be remembered as the year when the electric bus sales volumes definitiv...

955 zero emission buses funded in England through ZEBRA 2nd round

Further £143 million (166 million euros) will be invested in England to roll out almost a thousand new zero emission buses. Transport Secretary Mark Harper has confirmed that 955 zero emission buses will hit the road as 25 councils receive funding to decarbonise their bus fleets, with rural areas pr...

“Next-level battery technology is just around the corner”: BorgWarner’s strategies for commercial vehicles, explained by R&D lead Martin Busche

At Mobility Move live in Berlin on 5-7 March 2024, BorgWarner showcases its battery portfolio tailored for electric buses. The company’s three-pillar approach emphasizes innovation, sustainability, and strategic partnerships. BorgWarner has recently announced that it entered a deal with BYD’s ...

Mobility Move 2024: what we have seen in Berlin

Mobility Move is live until 7th March at the Hotel Estrel in Berlin. The one underway is the most successful edition of the event promoted by the VDV and until 2022 named ElekBu. 1,400 attendees are expected by 90 exhibitors. Mobility Move 2024 in Berlin: MAN and BYD MAN showed the autonomous b...

The first exhibitors at IAA Transportation 2024 have been announced

From September 17-22, 2024, IAA Transportation returns to Hannover. In recent weeks we have written about how the incoming edition includes an interesting novelty on the bus&coach side, as there will be an outdoor theme park dedicated to bus&coach. In recent years, the vocation of the Hannov...

Scania – Castrosua intercity e-bus presented to Spanish customers

Scania BEV Low Entry Class II bus made in cooperation with Castrosua (on 75CS body) is ready for the Spanish market. Following the presentation held at Busworld 2023, the vehicles was showcased in Spain during an event with customers and media at the Swedish brand's facilities in Torrejón de Ardoz (...

Wrightbus to launch a H2 coach in 2026

Jean-Marc Gales, Wrightbus CEO, is quoted by Bus & Coach Buyer as saying that "The concept is ready, the predevelopment work has been done, so we are confident we can launch it in 2026". It's not yet clear if the vehicles will be in-house built or realized in cooperation with bodybuilder partners.

Busworld Turkey: the 10th edition is sold out

Sold out. Busworld Turkey, scheduled to take place at the Istanbul Expo Center May 29-31, is sold out. The tenth edition of the event-an important milestone-will welcome as many as 157 exhibitors and aims to surpass the already excellent numbers of the 2022 edition: 11,000 visitors from 84 countries...

42% of the city buses registered in Europe in 2023 are zero emission

The European e-bus market saw a 53% growth in registrations last year: in 2023 as many as 6,354 were registered in EU27 + Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. Over 42% of city buses were zero-emission (BEV and Hydrogen), quickly growing from 15% in 2020 (tripling in three years). Overall, 13,466 buses w...

A guide to public transport exhibitions 2024 in Europe

The year 2024 promises a plethora of trade shows and exhibitions focusing on the latest advancements in public transport and bus technology. These events, spread across various locations, offer valuable opportunities for industry professionals and enthusiasts to gather, share knowledge, and witness ...

24 electric Yutong for the city of Nottingham

Nottingham City Transport (NCT), the English city’s public transport operator, is set to welcome twenty-four new Yutong signature electric buses to its fleet, costing £400,000 each per unit. Source of pictures: Nottingham City Transport Yutong electric buses for Nottingham City Transport Yuton...

Iveco Bus to provide +400 e-buses in Rome

Iveco Bus has won its largest electric bus contract in Italy to date for the supply of 411 battery electric vehicles to the capital’s public transport operator ATAC. The manufacturer has also won 153 e-buses in Milan and 225 in Turin. The contract, signed today 17th January 2024, is worth more...

Van Hool secured a 112-units e-bus order from Qbuzz (NL)

Van Hool has secured a large order for 112 battery buses from Dutch public transport operator Qbuzz, (owned by Italian FS). This follows a previous order of 54 battery buses from Van Hool by Qbuzz landed in March 2023. The models involved in the order are Van Hool A13LE E (56 units; 45 + 3 […...

Solaris wins orders for 100 e-buses between Berlin and Madrid

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the Berlin public transport company, has placed an order for 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses. The buses will be delivered in the years 2024 and 2025. The order can be extended by up to a further 650 articulated e-buses. In Madrid, EMT is going to receive 20 low-e...

Iveco Bus wins 153 e-buses in Milan

Iveco Bus will supply 153 electric buses to Atm Milan. The manufacturer has in fact won the 12-metre lot in the €120 million tender launched by Milan’s public transport company, on the strength of an industrial plan to electrify the entire fleet of 1,200 buses by 2030. By 2026, half the fleet ...

Singapore, LTA awarded 360 e-buses to BYD and Zhongtong

Singapore is on its way to launch its the first large-scale award of electric buses with charging infrastructure. Singapore Acting Minister for Transport Chee Hong Tat just announced two contracts to procure a total of 360 electric buses (with option for further 60 vehicles) and another two contract...

Volvo Buses, the first order for 15 electrics bodied by MCV

Volvo Buses has secured the first order for 15 Volvo 7900 Electric buses with MCV – Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles as coachbuilder, following the agreement made between the two companies in recent months and which we told you about. The order for the fifteen e-buses is placed by Luxembourg-...

End of public transport as we know it? Tune in on 14th December for a videoreporting dealing with on-demand transport and autonomous driving

The landscape of public transport is on the brink of transformation, as technology opens doors to unprecedented flexibility. In our upcoming videoreporting belonging to the Sustainable Bus Tour 2023 initiative, we delve into the intriguing topic: “End of public transport as we know it? On-dema...

Spotlight on the Citymood 12e by IIA: the VIDEO test drive

Manufactured in Flumeri, Southern Italy (some 100 km west of Naples), in one of the largest bus plants in Europe, the Menarini Citymood 12e, launched in late 2021, is the only standard size battery-electric bus featuring the ‘made in Italy’ label. It features a self-supporting steel fram...

Research forecasts 11-13% electric bus sales by 2025 in India

A share between 11 and 13% of new bus sales in 2025 are expected to be electric in India, according to a recent research by investment agency ICRA Limited. The penetration of zero-emission buses stood at 5-6 per cent during the first half of 2023. The Indian e-bus market witnessed a growth of 65% in...

Volvo to acquire battery business from Proterra

The voluntary bankruptcy proceedings of Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company Inc are underway: in this context, Volvo Group has been selected as the highest bidder in an auction for the business and assets of the Proterra Powered unit, at a purchase price of $210 million. The transaction bet...

BKK Budapest issues tender for 50 electric buses

Budapest has plans to deploy 50 new e-buses, as a new procurement has just been launched. Budapest tram fleet is also being renewed: BKK and the Municipality of Budapest, as part of the Széchenyi Plan Plus programme, have purchased 51 new vehicles, of the Urbos 3 type built by the Spa...

Here it comes Temsa – CaetanoBus fuel cell coach

Temsa showcases at Busworld three models from its zero-emission product range at the Busworld Europe, starting with its intercity hydrogen bus, a collaborative project with CaetanoBus. The producer claims this vehicle is capable of covering a distance of 1,000 kilometers on a single refill. The vehi...

MAN, Iveco Bus and Setra win the Sustainable Bus Awards 2024

The Sustainable Bus Awards 2024 were handed over on October 6, 2023, amidst the glitz and glamour of the “Gala Night” at the Busworld Europe 2023 (Bruxelles Expo, 7-12 October). In the “Urban” category, the top accolade was bestowed upon the MAN Lion’s City 10 E. The MAN Lion’s City 10 E emerged as ...

The first MAN e-bus delivered outside Europe goes in South Africa

MAN has delivered its first complete electric bus in Africa, specifically in Cape Town. The Lion’s Explorer E vehicle delivered in South Africa is based on the new Lion’s Chassis E, which is scheduled to go into series production from 2024. This was anticipated by Head of Bus Barbaros Ok...

MAN has produced 1,000 electric buses so far

In mid-September, the 1,000th MAN Lion’s City E rolled off the production line at the MAN plant in Starachowice, Poland, the group states. In the future, the Lion’s City 12 E will be deployed in Madrid, as the vehicles has just been order by the transport company Auto Periferia S.A., a s...

90 Solaris hydrogen buses for the Venice Lagoon

The first Solaris hydrogen buses have arrived in Venice. The four vehicles are 12 meters long-the queen size for urban transport-and represent the green turnaround of the new Avm/Actv, the local public transport company, engaged in urban and suburban mainland. Hydrogen refueling will be provided at ...