Electric & hybrid buses - Articles and news items

Large order placed for hybrid buses in Norway

Industry news  •  25 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

Tide Buss in Norway has ordered 35 electric buses, meaning the city of Trondheim has the largest electric bus fleet in the country.

Proterra secures three-year lease program with New York MTA

Industry news  •  22 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

New York MTA has leased five Proterra Catalyst E2 buses that are outfitted with WiFi and USB charging ports.

FTA announces $55 million in grants to support low or no emissions buses

Industry news  •  21 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced $55 million in grant selections through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel technologies.

Clemson Area Transit purchases further electric buses

Industry news  •  11 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) has purchased ten 40′ electric Proterra Catalyst® E2 buses and related charging infrastructure.

The future belongs to electric transit buses

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  1 September 2017  •  Gleb Mytko, Global Industry Analyst with the Freedonia Group

Gleb Mytko, Global Industry Analyst with the Freedonia Group, speaks to Eurotransport about the popularity of electric transit buses.

Scania delivers record number of hybrid vehicles to Norway

Industry news  •  1 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

Scania are set to deliver 140 buses – including many hybrid vehicles – for public transport in Kristiansand, south-west of the Norwegian capital Oslo. The order includes a fleet care package in which the company takes full responsibility for vehicle repair and maintenance.

Going green: at what cost?

Issue 4 2017, Z homepage promo  •  31 August 2017  •  Professor John Miles

With expectations constantly rising for a greener future, Professor John Miles highlights some of the financial implications and barriers of truly sustainable urban transport.

Five new buses join the Boreal Norge AS fleet

Industry news  •  23 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Five new Urbino 12 electric will boost a fleet of Boreal Norge AS, which is one of the leading Norwegian public transport operators.

First 100% electric, zero emissions BRT route opens in the U.S.

Industry news  •  22 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100% battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August 2017. The route will be the first in the U.S. to feature an all-electric bus service.

Krakow is paving the way for electric buses

Industry news  •  14 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Municipal Transport Operator of Krakow has presented 20 new Solaris Urbino vehicles, extending the city’s investment in electric buses.

The transit bus of the future is green

Industry news  •  7 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Public bus operators in the US have begun to invest in environmentally friendly models.

Kiepe Electric to supply 185 systems for San Francisco

Industry news  •  7 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) have placed an order for 185 new Flyer XT40 buses equipped with In Motion Charging technology from Kiepe Electric.

Brussels orders its first electric bus

Industry news  •  3 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The biggest public transport company in Brussels, STIB, has ordered the first electric buses to its fleet from Solaris.

345 new buses added to MBTA’s service fleet in Boston

Industry news  •  31 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

345 new buses have been added to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) service fleet in Boston.

MZA order ten electric buses for Warsaw

Industry news  •  18 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

MZA, Solaris Bus & Coach and BZ WBK Leasing S.A. have signed an agreement for a delivery and leasing of ten electric buses.