Published on 17.05.2013
Volvo Buses’ new plug-in hybrid buses will hit the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in May as part of a field test. The innovative technology will facilitate a reduction in fuel consumption by a full 75% compared with current diesel buses. With more than 1,000 hybrid buses sold, Volvo Buses is world leading in terms of hybrid technology for heavy vehicles. Volvo is now taking another key step toward even more energy efficient and cleaner transport.
Published on 15.05.2013
Twelve trolleybuses from Viseon and Vossloh Kiepe have been put into operation in Riyadh. The buses manufactured by Vision now take up passenger operation on the campus of the King Saud University in this city. They are equipped with state-of-the-art traction equipment from Vossloh Kiepe, the Düsseldorf specialist in this field. The new trolleybuses are integrated into the campus little by little and are used by the students and the personnel of the university. The vehicles are operated in a five minute cycle after a timetable.
Published on 11.05.2013
Transit experts say Chicago’s transportation system is falling far behind without bus rapid transit, or BRT, which has been implemented in cities around the world, from large metropolises like Mexico City to smaller towns like Eugene, Oregon. But Chicago now has plans to catch up. The city says it will construct two BRT lines over the next five years.
Published on 10.05.2013
BYD and the City of Lancaster announced the arrival of two BYD manufacturing facilities in Lancaster. BYD, a leading international firm specializing in rechargeable batteries, vehicle manufacturing and green energy technologies, will begin operating an electric bus manufacturing facility and an Iron-Phosphate energy module (large-scale battery) manufacturing facility in the coming months. These mark the first manufacturing facilities in the United States for BYD Motors Inc, a Los Angeles-based subsidiary of the Chinese firm BYD Company Ltd .
Published on 09.05.2013
The city of Panaji has organised a 'Ladies special' bus service that has drawn praise from women, who now say that the service should not only be extended to other routes, but also have a late evening bus for women returning home late from work as well.