Published on 10.04.2014
The trial in Ankara is only the latest in a series of European trials of the BYD Electric Transit Bus. More than 25 major cities have evaluated the bus in revenue service. Results have been impressive across many different duty cycles showing that the bus is capable of up to 24-hour, route-service on a single battery charge (usually competed in 3-5 hours off-peak), unlike the competition that requires in route charging every couple of hours. When compared to conventional diesel or natural gas fueled buses, the BYD electric bus has demonstrated a dramatic reduction (from 80 – 90%) in operating and maintenance costs.
Published on 06.04.2014
Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the 17 overarching strategies recommended by a new US National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Published on 05.04.2014
The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), along with partners Transport and Travel Research (TTR) and several other leading UK organisations, are taking part in a 42-month innovative demonstration project which is investigating zero emission urban bus systems. The project, known as ZeEUS, is being co-ordinated by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and is co-funded by the DG Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.
Published on 31.03.2014
Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported recently, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control, according to a recent article in the New York Times.
Published on 26.03.2014
Canadian company Mantra Energy Alternatives Ltd., a subsidiary of Mantra Venture Group Ltd. has started the development of a prototype fuel cell for transportation applications. A version of Mantra's "Mixed-Reactant Fuel Cell" (MRFC) will be designed specifically for integration into vehicles of various types, with the objective of demonstrating a working prototype later in 2014.