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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...

The case for Tesla (dis)interest for electric buses

Electric buses around the world will reduce demand for diesel by 270,000 barrels by the end of this year. Three times the displacement of all electric passenger vehicles in the world (a market where Tesla has a share of about 12 percent). The outcome of a Bloomberg New Energy report, earlier this ye...

Solaris wins 130 articulated ebuses for MZA Warsaw

Today MZA Warsaw, in Poland, signed a contract for the purchase of 130 electric articulated buses Solaris Urbino 18 Electric. The news is reported on the Polish magazine InfoBus. The order will allow Warsaw to eliminate diesel powered buses from the so called “Royal route”, in the center...

Gothenburg to have further 130 Volvo electric buses in operation

Gothenburg will soon have 220 electric bus units on its public transport network. Public transport agency Västtrafik, after having ordered 30 electric buses from Volvo in summer 2018, took the option for another batch of as many as 130 electric buses. The buses will be operated in Gothenburg, Mölnda...

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Rampini stronger in Italy and supplies electric minibus to Madrid

More than one confirmation in Italy and a contract for the supply of 18 electric minibuses to Madrid. It was a good 2018 for the electric buses realized by the Italian company Rampini. A year that saw the company winning  more than one tender in Italy and abroad, with its electric buses E60 and E80....

Mercedes eCitaro elected City Bus of the Year 2019 in Spain

In Spain the Mercedes eCitaro has been awarded with the Spanish prize City Bus of the Year 2019. The ebus from Stuttgart was chosen by a jury made up of 46 experts from transport companies and associations, and the vote is run by the Editec publishing house, Mercedes points out in a press release. M...

BYD double-decker buses. A major delivery in Xi’an (China)

BYD double-decker bus. 200 times. It’s the number of electric double decker bus units that BYD will deliver to the Chinese city of Xi’an. The Shenzhen based manufacturer launched on January 29th the world’s largest pure electric double decker bus fleet. BYD K8S was unveiled in late...

VDL Citea LLE Electric now available also in 11.5 meters length

The VDL Citea Light Low Entry Electric length variant of 11.5 metres is now available. For over 2 years now, the Citea LLE-99 Electric with a length of 9.9 metres has been operating in various operations. With the introduction of the 11.5 metre length variant, VDL aims to offer operators the opportu...

Volvo places electric buses to the fourth Swedish city

Kungsbacka is the fourth Swedish city to order zero emission buses from Volvo. KE’s Bussar, the municipality’s public transport company, has ordered three electric buses and three plug-in hybrid buses from the Gothenburg-based company. These are the first electric buses to operate in tha...

Alstom Aptis in Spain, it’s time for the roadshow

Alstom sends the zero emission bus Aptis in Spain. It won’t be a vacation, though. The bus will experience a six-week roadshow. Aptis will be tested together with local transport companies in Barcelona, Madrid and Vigo. The first operational test starts on January in Barcelona Metropolitan Are...
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