by Tiana May
08 Mar 2023
Compressed Natural Gas
Yutong has commenced delivery of 300 Yuwei E12 electric buses and 500 CNG buses to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The vehicles will be delivered in batches throughout 2023 to improve public transport in Uzbekistan.
This is the country’s first order for a large quantity of ‘new energy vehicles’.
By procuring 300 battery electric buses, Uzbekistan hopes to decarbonise public transport and become a leader of electrification in Central Asia.
As Tashkent has a hot and dry climate, Yutong has equipped the vehicles with several customised features, including an independent liquid cooling system for the traction batteries.
In addition, the new vehicles feature a motor sediment protection and anti-condensation structure to reduce the potential for faults.
Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) has awarded a framework contract to MAN Truck & Bus and Daimler Buses for up to 350 electric buses.
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) first long range electric bus has begun regular revenue service on Route 20.
Blue Solutions and Bluebus have partnered with Forsee Power to develop a 100%-French solid-state battery system.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has commenced construction on an electric bus facility at its Bladensburg Garage.
VIA Transit has debuted eight 40-foot GILLIG electric buses to provide more sustainable public transport options in San Antonio, Texas.
Comeca, a company specialising in electrical solutions, has announced the appointment of Marion Birkel, new Commercial Director in Europe.
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Ventura Bus has contracted Zenobē to install charging infrastructure for its fully electric Ivanhoe bus depot in Victoria, Australia.
Ebusco has signed a new contract with Svealandstrafiken for the delivery of up to 64 13.5-metre electric buses.
Saudi Arabia's first electric city bus, a Yutong E11 pro, has commenced operations in Jeddah in line with the nation's Vision 2030 plan.
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a 25.3 million GBP investment to support the production of 119 Wrightbus electric buses
Transdev has added three Yutong E13 electric buses to its public transport fleet in Auckland, New Zealand.
Comeca has been involved in the 1st French project to retrofit 49 Crossway gas buses into electric buses for school use.
Oakville Transit has unveiled its first Karsan e-Jest electric buses, which will operate in Oakville, Ontario.
Electric vehicle developer, Roam is collaborating with Hitachi Europe to rollout accessible electric transport in Africa.
Stagecoach West Scotland has unveiled 27 electric buses to expand its fleet of electric vehicles operating in the county of Ayrshire.
Warrington Borough Council has approved plans to replace Warrington’s Own Buses’ entire fleet of 105 buses with electric vehicles.
Switch Mobility has delivered the first SWITCH EiV 22 electric double decker buses to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport in Mumbai.
BC Transit will commence infrastructure upgrades at its Victoria Gorge Road location from April 2023 to prepare for its first electric buses.
IVECO BUS will supply 120 E-WAY electric city buses to Autoguidovie Group, the largest privately owned public transport company in Italy.
The European Commission has proposed to make all new city buses in Europe zero-emission at tailpipe from 2030.
Ebusco, a pioneer and frontrunner in the development of electric buses and charging systems, has released a trading update for 2022.
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Public bus operator, KVG Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft (KVG) has ordered three Sigma 7 electric buses from Mellor for use in Kiel, Germany.
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Danish transport operator, Tide Bus, has opened Scandinavia’s largest electric bus depot in Aalborg, Denmark.
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Public transport operator, Transdev AB has ordered 52 electric buses from BYD for use in Gästrikland, Sweden.
EMT Madrid has announced that its first bus rapid transit (BRT) service will begin operations from May 2023.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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