Bridgestone has launched the Bridgestone R192E all-position radial tyre, which has been designed for electric buses.
The R192E is Bridgestone’s first tyre specifically developed for electric buses. It offers ultra-low rolling resistance and high load capacity, maximising the range of an electric vehicle on a single charge while remaining compatible with all bus types. Bridgestone therefore claims the new design will help reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to more sustainable public transport.
“Electric buses will play a crucial role in eliminating city-centre emissions and traffic congestion, which is why we are proud to introduce the first Bridgestone commercial tyre developed for electric buses. The Bridgestone R192E is not only an innovative tyre solution, but a leading example of how Bridgestone is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more sustainable world through its products, services and solutions.”
The development of the R192E tyre aligns with Bridgestone’s E8 Commitment, which focuses on “Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment”. Bridgestone says this tyre addresses both its Ecology and Energy commitments.
Connect Bus has ordered 42 electric Sigma 7 buses from Mellor for Västraffik’s Flex line DRT service in Gothenberg, Sweden.
TransLink has commenced service of the first Nova Bus LFSe+ electric bus on route 100 in Vancouver, Canada.
On Thursday 2 February, Stagecoach celebrated the launch of the UK's first all-electric city bus fleet in Inverness, Scotland.
Karsan has supplied its first e-ATAK electric buses in Italy, delivering 11 of the 18 vehicles ordered for Catania, Sicily.
Forsee Power will equip German electrical systems supplier Kiepe Electric with its battery system on board a new Van Hool bi-articulated bus.
Sonoma County in Northern California has purchased ten battery-electric Proterra transit buses to replace ten compressed natural gas vehicles.
The Go-Ahead Group has placed an order with Wrightbus for 104 electroliner electric buses to operate in Oxford, UK.
Stagecoach has placed an order for 55 Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) Enviro400EV double deckers for Oxfordshire, UK.
National Express West Midlands is investing 150 million GBP in 300 electric buses that will be delivered by the end of December 2024.
The FTA has announced nearly 1.7 billion USD in funding to help modernise US transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses.
The City of Annapolis, Maryland has purchased two BYD battery-electric K7M buses to start electrifying its fleet.
De Lijn has ordered 65 articulated Iveco electric buses for use in Flanders, Belgium. This contract is valued at 48 million EUR.
Kinetic has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to establish New Zealand’s first fully electric bus depot in Panmure, East Auckland.
First Bus has commenced operations of a zero-emission autonomous bus on public roads near Didcot and Abingdon in Oxfordshire, UK.
Minister Eamon Ryan has launched a fleet of 11 BYD ADL Enviro200EV electric buses in Athlone, Ireland's first all-electric bus service.
The government of Canada is contributing 350m CAD towards the purchase of 350 electric buses and their charging infrastructure in Ottawa
The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has doubled its electric vehicle charging capacity using two shipping containers from BP Pulse.
With mobility policies imposed by cities and governments to meet carbon neutrality by 2050, vehicle fleets are being electrified en masse.
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National Express seamlessly integrated a Mercednes-Benz eCitaro electric bus into its Coventry fleet during a trial period in December 2022.
Ebusco has been contracted to supply 15 Ebusco 2.2 12-metre and 5 Ebusco 2.2 18-metre buses to KVS GmbH Saarlouis in Germany.
NFI's subsidiary, New Flyer of America will deliver 14 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses to Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).
VDL Bus & Coach has received its largest electric bus order to date, with a contract to supply 193 new-generation VDL Citeas to EBS.
Wrightbus is supplying thirty new Electroliner electric buses in London following a new financing deal with Rock Road Holdings.
Forsee Power will supply the battery system for the first public school bus order converted into an electric vehicle in France.
The Ludwigslust-Parchim transport company (VLP) has taken delivery of 45 eCitaro electric buses for use in regional transport in Germany.
IVECO Bus has signed an agreement to supply up to 150 E-WAY electric city buses to FS Italiane Group’s Busitalia.
New York's MTA has awarded a contract to Skanska for the construction of a new Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens.
Under a partnership with Daimler Buses, FlixBus will test two prototype long-distance electric coaches in real operating conditions.
Autonomous mobility developer, NAVYA and bus manufacturer, Bluebus have successfully completed operating trials of the Bluebus Autonom bus.
NFI subsidiary, New Flyer has been awarded a contract in Madison, Wisconsin to supply Metro Transit 46 electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses.
Forsee Power will supply the battery systems for the first public school buses in France to be converted into electric vehicles.
Electric bus manufacturer, Switch Mobility has announced that it will unveil three vehicles from its new IeV range at Auto Expo 2023 in India.
NFI's subsidiary, New Flyer Canada will supply 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses to Winnipeg Transit in Manitoba.
Karsan has delivered the first 12 of 56 e-ATA electric buses ordered for use in Brasov and Timisoara, Romania.
In Austin, Texas, CapMetro has exercised options to purchase 30 Heliox 180 kWh depot overhead chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has ordered 50 additional electric buses from Alexander Dennis for the region's Bee Network.
NFI has received a contract to supply 15 Xcelsior CHARGE NG and 54 clean-diesel Xcelsior buses to Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT).
Solaris has signed a contract with the Romanian Municipality of Bucharest for the supply of 100 Solaris trolleybuses for Romania's capital.
Karsan has been selected to deliver 27 e-ATAK electric buses to Start Romagna, which provides bus services throughout Romagna, Italy.
NFI Group's subsidiary, Motor Coach Industries has delivered its first battery-electric J4500 coaches in North America.
The German government is funding an Electrified Coach project, led by Daimler Buses in partnership with research institutes and Flix SE.
Spain: EMT Fuenlabrada has ordered seven 12m 'ie tram' buses from Irizar. They will be equipped with 430kWh Irizar batteries.
GILLIG's 40-foot battery electric bus has received the highest-ever score for safety and reliability in the FTA Bus Test Program in Altoona.
CAF Group company, Solaris Bus & Coach, has been selected to supply hybrid, electric and CNG buses to four cities in Spain.
LVBL has introduced regional Victoria’s first battery electric bus as part of the Andrews Labor Government's Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) trial.
Ebusco has revealed its first Ebusco 3.0 18-metre articulated electric bus, which can travel up to 700km on a single charge.
Vikingbus Danmark A/S has ordered 45 MAN Lion's City 12 electric buses to operate in Copenhagen, Denmark from next year.
Ebusco has signed a contract with Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG (NIAG) for the supply of 12 Ebusco 3.0 12-metre buses.
The Los Angeles Metro Board has approved a 180-million USD plan to implement a BRT network in the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor.
UK research carried out by ComRes for Go-Ahead Group has revealed that zero-emission buses could encourage more people onto public transport.
Houston METRO has contracted Perrone Robotics to provide its autonomous vehicle (AV) kit for the 'METRO Shuttle Bus of the Future'.
Unibuss has ordered 76 electric Lion's City E buses from MAN Truck & Bus to operate in the east of Oslo, Norway.
Wrightbus has announced that the GB Kite Electroliner electric bus is in production in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
Pailton Engineering argues that investment in electric buses could be a positive legacy of the World Cup 2022.
TransLink, has released its Climate Action Plan, detailing its intention to rapidly expand Vancouver's electric bus fleet by 2025.
Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract with Latvian operator, Rīgas Satiksme to deliver 35 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses to Riga.
Arriva has announced that it will be introducing 22 electric double decker buses to the city of Leicester, UK.
Swiftly has aided Proterra in its journey toward fleet electrification with the use of its industry-renowned transit data.
NFI has received firm orders to supply 41 buses to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, with options to supply an additional 432 units.
Metroline has ordered 39 zero-emission electric buses from Wrightbus to operate across London and Hertfordshire.
Karsan has signed a MoU with CREDO GROUP's SCHACMINDO to explore the future electrification of Indonesia's public transport network.
Switch Mobility has partnered with JSW to provide 71 electric buses that will transport employees in India.
Irizar e-mobility will supply Polish operator, MPK Kraków with four zero-emission electric buses to operate in Kraków, Poland.
Métropole Rouen Normandie has confirmed the option for 76 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre electric buses to operate on BRT routes in Rouen, France.
The city of Łódź has contracted Solaris to supply eight Urbino 18 articulated electric buses and the corresponding charging infrastructure.
The first of TransLink’s 15 new electric buses has arrived in Metro Vancouver to undergo testing by Nova Bus and Coast Mountain Bus Company.
Ebusco has received an order to supply 31 Ebusco 3.0 13.5-metre electric buses for Dutch public transport operator, EBS.
Nobina Fleet Norge has ordered 64 low-floor BYD electric buses to be delivered to Nedre Glomma, Norway in Q2 2023.
HESS has received a contract from VBZ to supply 26 battery-powered trolleybuses for use in Zurich, Switzerland.
50 National Express electric double-decker buses have entered service in Coventry, which aims to become the UK's first all-electric bus city.
Public transport operator, Nobina has ordered four Sigma 7 electric buses from Mellor for use in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Red Sea Global (RSG) has signed a purchase agreement for a fleet of electric buses for use on the northwest coast of Saudi Arabia.
BYD has delivered its third K9MD battery-electric bus to the San Francisco Muni Transit Association (SFMTA).
Ebusco has signed a new contract with Svealandstrafiken to manufacture 13 18-metre Ebusco 3.0 buses for Örebro Län, Sweden.
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council has awarded Cincinnati Metro 13.4m USD for electric buses and to modernise its Bond Hill facility.
Milwaukee County Transit System has unveiled the first electric bus that will operate on its new MCTS CONNECT Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route.
New York's MTA has selected The Mobility House to deploy its smart charging and energy management solution, ChargePilot, for NYCT buses.
City Sightseeing Glasgow is converting its entire fleet of open top vehicles to electric buses supplied by Wrightbus.
GILLIG has announced that 45 transit agencies across the US are investing recent federal awards in its clean-energy buses.
BYD has sold a further 3 electric buses to Columbia, Missouri, which has a population of 125,000 and is home to the University of Missouri.
Lion Electric has produced its first 'Made in America' electric LionC school bus in its US factory in Joliet, Illinois.
Wiener Linien has ordered 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses to operate in the Austrian metropolis of Vienna.
Public transport operator, Nobina has ordered 4 VDL Citea LE-122 electric buses that will enter service with Västtrafik in Ale, Sweden.
Irizar e-mobility presented its first right-hand drive Irizar 'ie tram' bus for Go Ahead London at Euro Bus Expo 2022.
UK bus manufacturer, Mellor has presented its new electric Sigma 8 bus for the first time at EuroBus Expo in Birmingham.
Equipmake is showcasing a zero-emission version of the New Routemaster double-decker London bus at Euro Bus Expo.
Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK) has contracted Solaris to supply 18 articulated Urbino 18 electric buses in Kraków, Poland.
At Euro Bus Expo, Alexander Dennis has presented its next-generation battery-electric buses, the Enviro400EV and Enviro100EV.
Danish bus company, Vikingbus has ordered 31 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses for use in Køge, Denmark.
Transport operator, Translink has contracted Wrightbus to supply 100 new battery electric buses in Northern Ireland.
London: new opportunity charging facilities have been installed at the Bexleyheath garage for use by the electric buses on route 132.
Australia: Ten new Kinetic battery-electric buses have entered passenger service on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Tata Motors will supply 200 electric buses to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar as part of the Jammu Smart City project.
Agrale has launched an electric bus in Buenos Aires, Argentina in collaboration with electrification specialist, Equipmake.
Arriva has contracted VDL Bus & Coach to supply 64 electric Citeas to expand its fleet in the North Brabant East concession, the Netherlands.
Solaris has announced that it will supply eight electric buses to public transport operator MZK in Opole, Poland.
Qatar's Minister of Transport has inaugurated the Lusail Bus Depot, which has broken the record for the world’s largest electric bus depot.
Nova Bus has been awarded a contract to supply five LFSe+ 40-foot long-range battery electric buses to the New York State MTA.
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