Electric hybrid buses - Articles and news items

Volvo and Heliox introduce new charging station for electric buses

Industry news  •  21 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Volvo Buses and Heliox introduce charging station so electric buses and charging stations from different manufacturers can be used together.

Two Urbino 12 electric vehicles purchased by Unibuss

Industry news  •  3 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Two Urbino 12 electric vehicles have been purchased by Unibuss, marking a new electric era for the Norwegian public transport operator.

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.

Bus service in Swedish town of Värnamo goes electric

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.

Tesla takes next step towards high passenger-density urban transport

Industry news, Z homepage promo  •  1 August 2016  •  Jonathan Marriott, Eurotransport

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…

Cleaner buses for the West Midlands after £3m funding win

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…

Life-saving air quality plans given green light in Greater Manchester

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…

Bus Fire Safety: Safer battery systems in electric buses

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…

ElectriCity take stock of Gothenburg’s pioneering electric bus service

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.

Bus operator AVL orders hybrid plug-in buses for Luxembourg City

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.

Operator TEC orders electric bus system for Namur

Industry news  •  26 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Belgium city of Namur will receive an electric bus system following a contract agreement between public transport authority and operator TEC and Volvo.

Volvo to launch hybrid bus pilot scheme in India

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 […]

TfL announce two further electric bus routes for London

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 […]

Gothenburg launches first electric bus route

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. […]

Gothenburg welcomes Volvo electric 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 […]