Published on 21.04.2015
All Amsterdam buses will have to be completely emission-free in 2025, the municipality of the city and the local public transport operator GVB have decided. The current fleet of diesel buses will fully replaced by electric and fuel cell vehicles. The ferries used for crossing the IJ, the main waterway in the city, will also be getting electric drive.
Published on 20.04.2015
Next week, the sixth edition of Busworld India will open its doors at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. It will be held from 28 to 30 April and is being organised by Busworld and its local partner in India, Inter Ads. Year after year, the number of exhibitors and visitors has been growing. In 2013, 93% of the exhibitors stated they would like to exhibit again in the next Busworld India. The 2015 edition will be confirming this positive trend.
Published on 19.04.2015
The US public transport organisation APTA shows in its latest research shows that 41.3% of U.S. public transportation buses are using alternative fuels or hybrid technology as of January 1, 2014. This is in striking contrast to the 2.1% of automobiles using alternative-fuels in 2013. If you add in flex-fuel automobiles, the percent for automobiles is 4.2%, according to the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Outlook.
Published on 14.04.2015
China is currently subsidizing the development of e-mobility, making just under €7.7 billion (US$8.4 billion) available in the period to 2016, and is the global frontrunner in e-mobility subsidies by far, according to the Q1 2015 E-Mobility Index published by consultancy Roland Berger. The report also found that while Japan increased its subsidies slightly to €171 million (US$187 million) through 2016, most of the major automotive nations have seen the public subsidization of e-mobility decline dramatically. The US and Italy offer the least subsidization.
Published on 13.04.2015
Sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in China nearly tripled to 12,440 vehicles in the first two months from the same period a year earlier, reports the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. The automakers delivered 5,996 EVs and 6,444 plug-in hybrids in January and February 2015.