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Charleroi and Namur order 90 electric hybrid buses and 12 charging stations

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.

Choosing efficient and sustainable alternative fuels for the public transport industry

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  8 February 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis explains why it’s important to implement efficient and sustainable alternative fuels over the short, medium and long term.

Project JIVE launch enables large scale deployment of hydrogen fuel cell buses

Industry news  •  8 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Project JIVE – Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe – has launched marking the large scale deployment of hydrogen fuel cell buses across Europe.

Midland Metro tram heads to Spain for catenary-free conversion

Industry news  •  23 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A Midland Metro tram has travelled to Spain to be fitted with hi-tech batteries allowing it to run catenary-free in the UK from autumn this year.

FirstGroup expands use of alternative fuels and latest-generation bus engines

Industry news  •  18 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Operator FirstGroup has revealed an increase in its use of alternative fuels and latest-generation bus engines across the company’s fleet in 2016.

More cities in Europe turning to electric buses finds report

Industry news  •  10 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A new report published by the UITP reveals an increasing number of cities in Europe and around the world are turning to electric buses to help reduce the public transport carbon footprint.

Bus service featuring wireless charging tested in Swedish urban traffic

Industry news  •  9 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A bus service featuring wireless bus stop charging has begun operating in regular urban traffic in Södertälje, Sweden.

Powering buses of the future

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  8 December 2016  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis looks at how our buses and coaches will be powered in the future and what that means in terms of maintenance.

Fuel cell electric bus project report provides tool for cities & bus operators

Industry news  •  30 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) – a fuel cell electric bus project – has launched a report intended to guide cities and bus fleet operators in understanding the reality of operating fuel cell buses.

Double-decker hydrogen bus unveiled for London

Industry news  •  30 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled the world’s first double-decker hydrogen bus which will be trialled on the streets of London as part of a drive to phase out pure diesel buses.

Alternative Power Supplement 2016

Issue 6 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  30 November 2016  •  

Keolis’ Hanna Björk and Per-Erik Lund discuss ElectriCity: Gothenburg’s exciting electric bus project, with Nottingham’s heart beating with electric buses. The zero emissions race: the epic industry hurdles ahead is covered by Arriva’s Kyle Testo and James Higlett, and UK takes big strides toward clean solutions for bus as digital revolution gathers pace, as discussed by Andy Eastlake…

Bus industry needs to accelerate innovation to save fuel – and to tackle climate change

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 November 2016  •  Kevin O’Connor, Managing Director, UK Bus, Arriva

Kevin O’Connor, Arriva’s Managing Director, UK Bus, explains why the bus industry needs to innovate in order to cut fuel consumption and help tackle climate change.

Reading Buses trials new bus types to speed up route

Industry news  •  28 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Reading Buses is currently testing various vehicles and propulsion systems on its popular purple 17 route.

Barcelona unveils two new electric buses and a rapid-charging station

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Barcelona has welcomed two new electric articulated buses and a rapid-charging station within the framework of project ZeEUS.

A battery bus – definitely not “one-size-fits-all”

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 August 2016  •  Jakub Slavik, consultant

Jakub Slavik, a consultant in transportation and public service management, takes a look at battery bus procurement and insists there is not a “one-size-fits-all” option…

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