Published on 08.12.2013
This plug-in hybrid bus is based on the mid-size Hino Melpha bus equipped with external power supply function. Hino has combined a high capacity lithium-ion battery with the hybrid systems they have cultivated over the years to create a plug-in hybrid bus that can be charged externally.
Published on 07.12.2013
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved a project for production of 300 clean-energy buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to gradually replace old fossil-fueled buses which have been contributing to environmental pollution. The project will be implemented by Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO) between now and 2015 at a total investment of approximately VND 163 billion (USD 7.8 million). The buses will be built on Brazilian Mercedes-Benz chassis.
Published on 05.12.2013
The Poncho is developed as Hino's small-sized EV community bus concept, which gets power from batteries.
UK GOVERNMENT AWARDS £598K FOR HYDROGEN FUEL CELL RANGE EXTENDER WITH MICRO-BEAD H2 STORAGE FOR BEVS
Published on 04.12.2013
The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) have awarded £598,000 (US$980,000) to micro-bead hydrogen storage company Cella Energy (earlier post) and its partners MIRA, Coventry University and Productiv to develop a hydrogen generation system to extend the range of battery electric vehicles. The award is part of the Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation Platform Integrated Delivery Programme 8 (IDP8) competition.
Published on 30.11.2013
Vivacity+, the 8-meter bus produced by BredaMenarinibus, will soon be on the market in a new full-electric version, made in Italy, but with a Dutch heart. BredaMenarinibus has chosen Ebusco to develop and enforce with a full electric traction its midibus. The electrically-driven e-Vivacity will be available on the market from mid-2014, it will premiere on 26 and 28 November in Bologna, at the historical plant of BredaMenarinibus, the Finmeccanica Group company that since more than 90 years is designing and producing vehicles for the local public transport.