Published on 18.09.2014
The Turkish bus manufacturer Bozankaya will introduce its new electric bus to the rest of the world during the coming IAA in Hannover, Germany. According to Bozankaya its E-Bus is one step ahead in terms of energy consumption, environmental awareness and efficiency. The manufacturing of the E-Bus, whose accumulator system has been developed by the company’s German engineering centre Bozankaya GmbH, is undertaken by Bozankaya Inc.
Published on 17.09.2014
Following a successful validation program, a new Flybrid bus KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), developed by Torotrak PLC will enter service in the UK with operator Arriva, applied in a Wrightbus bus. Wrightbus, which estimates a five-year operator payback for the technology, exhibited a KERS-equipped bus at the Cenex LCV show this month. This is the first customer bus from Arriva to be fitted with the system and will be the first fully mechanical hybrid bus to travel on a public service route in the UK.
Published on 16.09.2014
Turkish vehicle manufacturer Bozankaya A. S. will launch its locally developed Tramway and Trambus public transport vehicles at the coming Berlin Innotrans exhibition. Fitted with state of art technology they will be introduced as European public transport solutions, being designed by Turkish engineers and manufactured by Bozankaya, which is a 100 percent Turkish company.
Published on 15.09.2014
A new “heavyweight” in the automotive components sector has been created with the acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. by ZF Friedrichshafen AG. TRW announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen, which will see all outstanding TRW shares acquired for US$105.60 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.5 billion. The announcement that TRW is changing hands followed a separate statement from ZF Friedrichshafen announcing the sale of its 50 per cent share in the ZF Lenksysteme GmbH joint venture to partner Robert Bosch GmbH for an undisclosed sum; this transaction is said to have been made to satisfy antitrust requirements prior to the acquisition of TRW.
Published on 14.09.2014
China’s Sinotruk announced that it will start the construction of its Brazilian plant in Lages city, Santa Catarina state, in October. The plant site will cover an area of more than 1 million m3 and will include 34,000 m3 under roof. Construction is expected to take approximately one year and production will begin in July of 2016, according to Joel Anderson, president of SBTC Indústria de Veículos S/A, which has the commercial and technology rights of the Chinese brand in Brazil.