Irizar e-mobility has won a contract to supply seven fully electric buses to EMT Fuenlabrada.
The operator has purchased seven 12m Irizar ‘ie tram’ bus. This bus model has been designed to look like a tram in order to alter the public’s perception of bus travel.
Features of this bus model include that it is relatively quiet at below 70dB with the air conditioning on and has good capacity – space for 26 seated passengers as well as up to 54 standing passengers . The new buses also come with USB charging ports.
To be accessible, the buses are low-floor vehicles that are equipped with a ramp. There will also be priority spaces and seats for passengers with reduced mobility, sound and light-emitting door buttons and stop buttons with braille.
The buses will be equipped with external radar technology to detect obstacles.
The electric buses will have 430kWh Irizar batteries that can be charged using an inverted pantograph or a Combo 2 charging outlet. The drive unit will be a 206kW central motor. The range of the ie tram bus will be sufficient for 16 hours of operation.
Alexander Dennis has confirmed that Stagecoach is its launch customer for the Enviro100EV small electric bus, with an order for 20 units.
Electreon and MAHLE’s wireless positioning methodology DIPS has been selected for the global SAE J2954 standard.
Contracts to deliver 360 electric buses and their charging infrastructure have been awarded to four companies across Singapore.
Operators can now order a pre-defined Ebusco 2.2 low-floor bus with a battery pack of more than 400 kWh through the Consip system.
VDL Bus & Coach has demonstrated that its new generation Citea electric bus can cover more than 500 kilometres under operating conditions.
Daimler Buses has delivered its first series-production Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G fuel cell articulated buses to Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (RNV).
Solaris Bus & Coach is set to deliver 10 new electric buses to the City of Gniezno, following a recent agreement between the two parties.
Wrightbus has launched a new series of zero-emission electric buses in Oxford as part of the city's effort to achieve net zero by 2040.
New vehicle charging facilities at Dublin Bus' Summerhill Depot have been completed and are due to enter operation this week.
Wrightbus has been awarded a new contract to deliver a further 80 electric buses to Abellio for operation in London.
Karsan has commenced deliveries of its 18-metre e-ATA electric buses ordered by TPER for service in Bologna, Italy.
BYD will supply four Dreamer Type D Battery Electric Buses to Attridge Transportation and York University in Canada.
Abellio has officially debuted its brand-new line of single-deck electric buses, the e.City Gold, in London.
Arriva has won an additional two bus contracts and has announced plans to invest in 87 new electric buses in London.
Washington Metro's first two 60-foot electric buses have entered service on route W4 from Anacostia to Deanwood.
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has ordered 35 Enviro500EV electric double-deck buses from NFI subsidiary, Alexander Dennis.
Dancer Bus has presented two fully electric buses at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has launched a fleet of four new electric buses.
Karsan has signed a distributorship agreement with Damera to supply its electric buses in the US.
The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and BC Transit are investing $248.5mn in buses and public transit infrastructure.
Wrightbus has received a new order to supply 34 Electroliner electric double-decker buses to Arriva in London.
NFI subsidiary, Alexander Dennis has unveiled its latest next-generation electric buses: the Enviro100EV and Enviro400EV.
In Norwich, First Bus has started operating its first seven StreetDeck Electroliner electric buses manufactured by Wrightbus.
Busworld Europe 2023 hosted the EU ZEB Conference, which discussed the transition of the European bus and coach sectors to zero emissions.
German carrier, SWK Mobil Krefeld, has ordered ten emission-free Urbino 12 hydrogen buses from Solaris Bus & Coach.
Blue Bird has delivered its 1,500th zero-emission electric school bus to Modesto City Schools in California.
Volvo Buses has introduced its first 100% electric city bus in Latin America with a demonstration of its Volvo BZL Electric model.
Sicilian carrier, AMTS Catania, has ordered 42 Urbino electric buses from Solaris as part of a 2022 Consip tender.
Metrolinx is working with ten transit agencies to continue the company's commitment to electrify bus fleets across Ontario.
Swedish public transport operator, Nobina Stockholm, has ordered 55 new Urbino 15 LE electric buses from Solaris.
Roam has commenced passenger operations of its locally-made Roam Move electric shuttle bus in Nairobi, Kenya.
Last week, the ZEB Conference at Busworld shed light on whether a zero-emission future is in sight for the bus and coach industries.
BYD premiered two new electric buses at Busworld Europe in Brussels. This included the BYD-UNVI DD13 and the BYD eBus B12.
At Busworld Europe 2023 in Brussels, Yutong's premium luxury electric coach, T15E, won awards for Design and Ecology.
NFI has received new orders from California’s Omnitrans to deliver 22 New Flyer electric and hydrogen-powered 40-foot transit buses.
NFI's subsidiary, New Flyer of America, has extended the range of its articulated Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric bus by 30%.
MAN Truck & Bus presented the world premiere of its Lion’s City 12 E LE and Lion’s Intercity LE 14 low-entry buses at Busworld on 6 October.
At Busworld, IVECO Bus unveiled its new E-WAY H2 electric bus, which can be powered using plug-in battery charging and hydrogen refuelling.
On 6 October, Van Hool unveiled its 24-metre double-articulated electric bus model ordered by Île-de-France Mobilités for operations in Paris.
At Busworld, Solaris has launched the latest model of its Urbino 18 electric articulated bus, featuring new driveline architecture.
On 6 October, Turkish bus manufacturer, Otokar presented four new zero-emission bus models at Busworld Europe.
NFI has partnered with American Battery Solutions (ABS) to procure battery packs for its electric transit buses and coaches in North America.
MAN has delivered a Lion's Explorer 12 E electric bus to Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) in Cape Town, South Africa.
XCharge Group has partnered with SGS to open a brand new charging station testing facility in Coslada, Madrid.
Equipmake has been selected by Big Bus Tours to repower 10 double-decker, open-top buses with its electric drivetrain technology.
VDL Bus & Coach has won a contract to supply an additional 50 electric buses for KVG Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft in Kiel, Germany.
Solaris has been selected to supply an additional 9 Urbino 12 electric buses to Miejski Zakład Komunikacyjny (MZK) in Opole, Poland.
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Wrightbus’s first double-decker electric ‘low bridge’ buses will launch in Leicester next month for operation by Arriva.
Roam has introduced the Roam Move electric shuttle bus to help advance the electrification of transport in Kenya.
CapMetro has executed an option to order 26 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG transit buses from New Flyer to operate in Austin, Texas.
The Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybus has completed a series of test drives in Vancouver, Canada, advancing Solaris' launch into North America.
The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has added six BYD | RIDE electric buses to its fleet.
Škoda Group will supply the complete electrical equipment for three trolleybuses being manufactured by Solaris for Landskrona, Sweden.
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The UK government has announced up to 129 million GBP in funding to help local transport authorities deploy additional zero-emission buses.
Gmina Miejska in Głogów, Poland has ordered its first five electric buses and the related charging infrastructure from Solaris.
Tata Motors has delivered 400 Starbus electric buses to the Delhi Transport Corporation via its subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd.
The city of Szczecinek in Poland has ordered five fully electric buses from Hungarian bus manufacturer, Ikarus.
First Bus has begun rolling out a new fleet of Wrightbus electric buses in York with the view of fully electrifying its fleet this year.
The City of Burlington in North Carolina has taken delivery of two BYD | RIDE electric buses to operate as part of its Link Transit Fleet.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that more than 80 electric buses have entered service in the south London borough of Sutton.
BYD has delivered 10 double-decker BYD B12C01 electric buses to Chile to operate as part of the RED Mobility system in Santiago.
The Harrogate Bus Company has ordered 39 electric buses to convert its fleet of buses in North Yorkshire to electric power.
Arlington Transit (ART) has purchased its first four battery-electric buses manufactured by GILLIG to replace aging vehicles in its fleet.
Yutong won 6 trophies at the 2023 Electric Bus - Performance Assessment Competition (EB-PAC) for its 10.5m and 12m Yuguang electric buses.
In Latvia, Solaris has delivered two Urbino 12 electric buses to SIA "VTU" and an Urbino 8.9 LE to Valsts Asinsdonoru Centrs.
Proterra has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and has announced that it is now taking action to maximise the value of its business.
The Washington Department of Transportation and Amtrak are replacing a diesel bus on the Amtrak Cascades route with an electric vehicle.
Blue Bird has delivered 20 Vision electric school buses to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) in Florida.
Ebusco has been contracted by Fraport to provide its first delivery of electric airport buses for Frankfurt Airport in Germany.
Pelican Bus + Coach has announced that it will be launching the Yutong GTe14 electric coach to the UK market in the first quarter of 2024.
BYD UK and Alexander Dennis have handed over its 1,500th electric bus as part of an order for Go-Ahead London.
Transport for London (TfL) has added the 1000th zero-emission bus to its fleet: a Wrightbus StreetDeck Electroliner operated by Metroline.
Stadtwerke München (SWM) has selected Ebusco to supply 28 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses for Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) in Munich.
Karsan has been selected to supply up to 320 electric buses in Italy through a tender launched by public procurement agency, Consip.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has contracted New Flyer of America to supply 80 low-floor battery-electric buses.
BasiGo has partnered with AC Mobility to launch its Pay-As-You-Drive electric bus service in Rwanda.
Yutong's battery-powered electric bus can handle all kinds of extreme weather conditions with its plethora of adaptive capabilities.
Driver training, vehicle testing and route piloting is now underway on the first battery-electric buses delivered to Dublin.
NFI's New Flyer of America will deliver 26 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG transit buses to the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).
First Bus has commenced work to transform its Norwich Roundtree Way site into a fully electric depot for 70 Wrightbus vehicles.
NFI's subsidiary, Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has delivered three battery-electric MCI J4500 CHARGE coaches to Roberts Hawaii.
The Municipality of Legnica, Poland has selected Solaris to supply the city's first six electric buses and their charging infrastructure.
Electric and low-emission school bus manufacturer Blue Bird will present its next-generation Vision electric school bus at STN Expo West.
Daimler Buses has won a tender with HTM for eCitaro and eCitaro G city buses along with the electrification infrastructure for The Hague.
Germany: Ebusco, which manufactures electric buses and charging systems, has signed a contract with SWEG for up to 25 12m Ebusco 2.2 buses.
Yutong has begun the delivery of its premium 18m battery electric buses to Kazakhstan. Each one has a range of 400km.
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The first of 50 new Alexander Dennis electric buses have been delivered to First Glasgow's Scotstoun depot.
The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority has ordered four electric buses from Alexander Dennis and BYD to run in Sheffield, UK.
Orléans Métropole has contracted Irizar e-mobility to supply seven 12-metre electric Irizar 'ie tram' buses for the French metropolis.
Solaris has signed a contract to deliver 56 articulated electric buses for transport operator, AarBus in Aarhus, Denmark.
The Transportation Authority of Trøndelag County has selected Electreon's wireless Electric Road System to power AtB's BRT routes.
Solaris has delivered 10 Urbino 12 electric buses, along with the charging infrastructure, to JGSP Novi Sad in Serbia.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and VDL signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the UITP Global Public Transport Summit.
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded 1.7bn USD to projects investing in cleaner bus fleets.
Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) has awarded a contract to NFI for the supply of 100 high-capacity electric buses and their associated charging infrastructure. This ...
Zenobē and National Express are deploying the first fully electric shuttle bus service for customers attending Glastonbury Festival.
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