Published on 13.12.2014
Since the fall of 2014 King County Metro Transit, the Seattle bus operator, has been testing the first battery trolley buses of the type Xcelsior XT40 on its routes. As the buses are equipped with traction batteries, they can drive up to about 3-5 miles without overhead contact lines and bypass obstacles easily.
Published on 12.12.2014
Israeli defence company Elbit Systems, which will exhibit at the forthcoming Fuel choices Summit in Tel Aviv, is developing an electric bus charging system that would allow vehicles to boost their batteries at terminal stations. There, the buses would connect to supercapacitors that charge the buses quickly so that they can operate for precisely calculated distances, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Published on 11.12.2014
Transport for London (TfL), Arriva and UK bus manufacturer Optare have introduced the latest electric buses to the capital’s fleet. The two Optare MetroCity buses are now in service in Croydon on a route used by around 4,700 passengers a day. The buses are the latest addition to Europe’s greenest bus fleet and will increase TfL’s experience and understanding of this relatively new technology. The buses have zero tail pipe emissions at point of use, resulting in lower overall carbon emissions.
Published on 10.12.2014
The South Korean Gyeong Gi Provincial Government has agreed to trial double deck buses on a number of routes from Seoul to surrounding provinces throughout the month of December to assist with problems of overcrowding and ADL have been chosen to work with them on this project using the low-emission Enviro 500.
Published on 09.12.2014
It is an imposing 21 m long and provides space for up to 191 passengers as standard. It consumes well below 0.5 l/100 km per passenger and has only minimal emissions: The CapaCity L high-capacity articulated bus makes an important contribution towards counteracting the transport problems in inner cities, says Mercedes-Benz.