Published on 27.03.2015
The new MAN Lion’s Intercity is aimed at customers in the large European standard intercity bus segment. The vehicle is well-appointed for intercity travel and shuttle transport as well as use as a robust school bus. This distinguishes the high-floor bus, which is available in 12 and 13 m length versions, from the Lion’s Regio. A 290 hp D08 common rail engine powers the two-axle bus. Depending on which seating option is selected, the Lion’s Intercity has a maximum of 55 seats (59 for Lion’s Intercity C) and a maximum of two wheelchair spaces and one wheelchair lift.
Published on 26.03.2015
XALT Energy (originally founded in 2009 as Dow-Kokam, LLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, signed a global exclusive agreement with Hybrid Kinetic Group (HK Group) of China for the supply of its Lithium Titanate (LTO) batteries from its manufacturing facilities in Midland, Michigan for all-electric buses in China. Production is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2015. The multi-year contract, valued at more than $1.0 billion, will create 300 new high-tech and manufacturing jobs in Midland this year. Hiring is underway with 80 positions expected to be filled in April.
Published on 25.03.2015
Transportation Power Inc., a leading provider of clean vehicle and stationary energy storage technologies and products, announces that it has achieved several significant new milestones in its development of battery-electric, hybrid, and fuel cell propulsion technologies for heavy-duty vehicles including trucks, tractors, and buses. Two of these milestones occurred, when TransPower conducted a demonstration of four fully functional battery-electric Class 8 trucks, just hours after the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced its award of nearly $9 million to TransPower for new electric truck and tractor demonstration projects throughout the state of California.
Published on 24.03.2015
Global demand for buses is projected to advance more than five percent per annum to 664,000 units in 2018, twice as fast as the 2008-2013 rate of increase, finds Freedonia in her report “World Bus”. Five major trends will drive growth. The major one is expansion in the size of the global urban population.
Published on 23.03.2015
Allison Transmission recently entered the Bolivian bus market in Santa Cruz de la Sierra with the first urban buses equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions.