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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...

UNVI double-decker open top e-bus presented in Vigo

UNVI has recently presented in Vigo (Spain) its double-decker open top electric bus e.DDOT. The bus is equipped with a 400 kW motor. According to previous news, the vehicle is powered by motors integrated in the wheels manufactured by Ziehl-Abegg (ZAwheel) and BMZ batteries. The vehicles has been pr...

Israel’s largest ever electric bus tender goes to BYD

BYD announces it has been successful in winning the majority share of Israel’s largest ever electric bus tender. The substantial order for 100 new generation BYD 12-metre eBuses has been placed by Egged, Israel’s largest city and intercity public transport operator. The order comes as part of Egged’...

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VDL won a 55 electric bus contract for Rotterdam’s operator RET

VDL Bus & Coach has been award with a 55 electric buses contract by Rotterdam public transport operator RET. VDL will also provide the charging infrastructures. Everything should be ready by the end of 2019. The buses will be charged over night at depot and during the service with rapid charging...

Donate blood in an electric bus. Solaris made this possible

Solaris Bus & Coach realized the world’s first mobile blood donation centre in an electric bus, the Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE electric. It is the first of two vehicles of this type commissioned by the Regional Blood Donation Centre (RCKiK) in Katowice. On the day of its première the vehicle won an a...

Sweden, the biggest order of electric buses to date goes to Volvo

Volvo hometown, Gotheburg, takes the lead in the transition to zero emission bus system in Sweden. Volvo Buses, indeed, has just received an order for 30 electric buses 7900 from Gs Buss, subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar, and Public Transport Authority Västtrafik. It is the biggest order so far for...

New managing director for VDL Bus & Coach Sweden

Vdl Bus & Coach Sweden AB strengthens the organization with the appointment of Fredrik Dahlborg as new Managing Director. He will take on his new role from 16 August. In May, Umeå municipality in Sweden has announced that the Dutch company Bus & Coach is the winner of the tender for 25 elect...

New Flyer provides 10 electric buses to Toronto

Ten electric buses by New Flyer (Canadian subsidiary of Nfi Group) will hit the road of Toronto for a first pilot decided by the Toronto Transit Commission (Ttc). The order of Xcelsior Charge includes an option for another 30 electric buses over the next two years. Besides, the plan of Ttc is to tur...
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