Hybrid Buses - Articles and news items

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.

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 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.

More Routemasters on London’s bus network

Industry news  •  8 February 2016  •  Charlotte Batchelor

Bus route 68 is the latest on the Transport for London (TfL) bus network to be served by New Routemaster buses..

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 […]

Worldwide alternative energy bus sales continue to rise

Industry news  •  24 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new study has discovered alternative energy buses now represent 7 percent of all global bus sales and is expected to grow 14 percent by 2020.

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. […]

Luxembourg orders double articulated hybrid buses with battery drive from Hess and Vossloh Kiepe

Industry news  •  4 December 2014  •  Vossloh Kiepe

Voyages Emile Weber, the bus operator in Luxembourg, has ordered another three 24 m long double articulated hybrid buses of the type “lighTram” from the Swiss vehicle manufacturer Hess AG and the traction specialist Vossloh Kiepe…

VDL Bus & Coach equips their hybrid buses with tailored-made Thermo King air-conditioning units

Industry news  •  8 October 2014  •  Thermo King

VDL Bus & Coach chose custom air-conditioning systems from Thermo King for 120 of its hybrid buses to be used in Flanders, Belgium…

Funding secured to expand Europe’s largest green bus fleet

Industry news, News  •  29 May 2013  •  Transport for London (TfL)

£5m will help purchase four electric and 90 hybrid buses…

Transport Minister launches first diesel-electric hybrid buses in Kent

Industry news, News  •  19 March 2013  •  Arriva

“We are also pleased to be the first company in Kent to run hybrid buses…”

44 Volvo hybrid buses for Arriva in the UK

Industry news, News  •  15 March 2013  •  Volvo Buses

Arriva North West in the UK have taken delivery of 44 Volvo B5LH double decker buses with Wrightbus bodywork…

£3.9m hybrid bus fleet launched for Dudley & Wolverhampton

Industry news, News  •  13 March 2013  •  Centro

A £3.9 million fleet of greener, more comfortable and distinctive buses has been launched for Dudley and Wolverhampton…

Arriva brings ‘green’ hybrid buses to Birkenhead

Industry news, News  •  11 March 2013  •  Arriva

Arriva Merseyside celebrated the arrival of its first fleet of hybrid technology buses as they rolled into Birkenhead this week…

Eco-friendly Solaris Buses for Two Cities in Lithuania

Industry news, News  •  14 March 2012  •  Solaris Bus & Coach SA

Two Lithuanian cities have chosen a total of 30 climate-friendly Solaris buses to renew their fleets over the coming months…