Electric hybrid buses - Articles and news items
Industry news • 10 February 2017 • Katie Sadler, Eurotransport
Public transport operator TEC Group has placed an order for 90 electric hybrid buses and 12 charging solutions for Charleroi and Namur.
Industry news • 16 January 2017 • Katie Sadler, Eurotransport
The city of Värnamo in southern Sweden has placed an order for four Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses in order to create a sustainable public transport system.
Following the acquisition of Solarcity in a $2.6 billion agreement, this article discusses how Tesla could shape the future of high passenger-density urban transport…
Industry news • 1 August 2016 • National Express
The West Midlands will soon be enjoying better air quality because of cleaner buses. National Express West Midlands (NXWM) has won £3 million of government funding to buy 29 new buses fitted with the latest green technology…
Industry news • 1 August 2016 • Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
The Air Quality Action Plan, feeding into the over-arching Low-Emission Strategy, includes a range of measures to improve air quality and reduce emissions across Greater Manchester, focusing on ‘key priority areas’ in urban centres and near major roads which currently fail to meet UK Government and EU air quality objectives…
Issue 3 2016 • 20 June 2016 • Fredrik Larsson, Johan Anderson, Petra Andersson and Bengt-Erik Mellander
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries offer great energy and power densities accompanied with long battery life time. However, if a mechanical fault occurs or the batteries over-heat, the flammable electrolyte of the Li-ion battery may pose a risk. For Eurotransport, colleagues from the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP) and Chalmers University of Technology explore further, identifying the risks involved with electric buses…
Industry news • 15 June 2016 • Mandy Parrett, Editorial Assistant
One year after the launch of Gothenburg’s all-electric concept and hybrid bus route, the ElectriCity partnership reflects on the project’s success.
Industry news • 9 June 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Bus operator AVL (Autobus de la ville de Luxembourg) has placed an order with Volvo for 5 electric hybrid buses for operation in Luxembourg City.
Industry news • 1 December 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Volvo Buses will begin a hybrid bus pilot scheme in the Indian city of Navi Mumbai as part of a government initiative to promote environmentally-friendly vehicles. Volvo Buses, alongside the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) authority, will introduce hybrid vehicle technology to the city and its surrounding areas in early 2016. The introduction coincides with […]
Industry news • 15 July 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
According to Transport for London (TfL), 51 new buses will begin operation on two London electric bus routes in autumn 2016. The contract to operate electric routes 507 and 521 was awarded by TfL to Go Ahead following a competitive tender process. The 51 new electric buses will begin service on the capital’s second and […]
Industry news • 15 June 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
The Swedish city of Gothenburg has launched its first electric bus route powered by renewable energy. The new Volvo electric buses will begin service on the city’s route 55 powered by renewable electricity from wind power and hydropower. Volvo has provided the bus route with three completely electrically driven buses and seven electric hybrid buses. […]
Industry news • 7 May 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
New Volvo electric buses are being tested in Gothenburg ahead of an official launch on the 15 June 2015. The Volvo electric buses will serve route 55 between Lindholmen and Chalmers/Johanneberg in Gothenburg. This new route will be served by three all-electric buses and seven electric hybrids. The vehicles are equipped with battery packs that can […]
Industry news • 16 March 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Stockholm Public Transport (SL) has installed Siemens charging stations at each end of the electric hybrid bus route between Ropsten and the Karolinska Institute. Siemens, together with Vattenfall have provided a system that can charge the lithium battery of an electric hybrid bus in only six minutes. Fully charged, the buses can operate seven kilometres […]
Industry news • 6 November 2014 • Siemens
Frank Horch, Hamburg Minister of Transport, and Ulrike Riedel, board member of the Hamburger Hochbahn AG, presented the new electric hybrid bus for Hamburg’s downtown district…