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Investment company SKion gets a 20% stake in BMZ

Strategic investment company SKion has acquired a 20% stake in battery supplier BMZ Group. “BMZ is pleased to win SKion as an investor and thus to further expand its positioning in the field of important future topics around the braking of climate change via energy and transport transition&#82...

Milestone of 20,000 bus engines provided by Cummins to Otokar

Cummins and Otokar are celebrating a 16-year long partnership which has seen the delivery of more than 20,000 engines for bus and coach applications. The occasion was marked with the presentation of a celebratory plaque to Otokar from the Cummins team at its engine plant in Darlington, UK. Cummins c...

Konvekta supplies 60% of German e-buses with CO2 technology

60% of German e-buses drive with Konvekta CO2 technology. The figure is outlined by the supplier itself. The use of electric heaters proved to be a real energy guzzler for e-buses, as widely known. To generate one kWh (kilowatt hour) of heating energy, the system needs 1.1 to 1.23 kWh of energy from...

BMZ cooperates with CALB on lithium-ion batteries for EVs

BMZ Group and CALB announced a cooperation in order to manufacture lithium-ion based batteries for several electric vehicles, including electric trucks, buses, light commercial vehicles, agricultural machines, as well as electric construction equipment. The aforementioned cooperation aims at produci...

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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...

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Forsee Power Zen 35 ebus batteries debut in the UK. With CaetanoBus

The Caetano e.City Gold fleet that will hit London roads will be equipped with Forsee Power batteries. The 34 buses will be delivered from 2020. Forsee Power has been a partner of the Portuguese leader CaetanoBus since 2017 and equips the e.City Gold range, for the cities of Guimarães, Porto, Braga,...

ABB to power 40 electric buses in Singapore

ABB will power a 40 electric bus fleet in Singapore. Buses will start operation in 2020. The orders were received from BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies awarded ebus contracts by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), ABB points out. The Swiss company prese...

ABB launches a new roof-charging solution for ebuses

ABB portfolio of solutions for electric buses’ charging has been enriched with a new protagonist: the Swiss group has launched the flexible and automated Panto Up pantograph, designed to make recharging operations more efficient, especially in the case of large fleets of vehicles, where the ne...

e-troFit turns ICE into electric buses. With ZF powertrain

Take a standard diesel bus, remove the internal combustion engine and replace it with electric axle (by ZF) and battery pack. Here we are: a new (more or less…) electric bus is ready for the road. With the awareness that this is a compromise solution, useful during a transition period that may...

Michelin with Proterra to develop a tire optimized for ebuses

Proterra is partnering with Michelin to develop a tire optimized for battery electric bus operations in urban areas. The tire is called Michelin X InCity Energy Z and is being developed in order to reduce rolling resistance, increase load-carry capacity and leverage superior traction, resulting in i...
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