Published on 01.04.2015
BYD is to supply a total of 13 of its advanced pure electric 12m electric buses to Nottingham City Council (NCC), along with associated charging equipment. The bus purchase has been facilitated by a £1.4m grant from the DfT Green Bus Fund. The remaining funds of £2.1m have been raised via the NCC Workplace Parking Levy.
Published on 31.03.2015
Scania has inaugurated its city bus production in Narasapura in the Indian state of Karnataka in the presence of the Swedish and Indian transport ministers. Scania has so far invested about SEK 400 million (EUR 40 m.) in Narasapura, where the company has al so been assembling trucks since 2013.
Published on 30.03.2015
Boreal Transport Norge AS of Stavanger, Norway, will start operating two fully electric buses of Ebusco in their regular public transport operations. The electric buses are developed and built by the Dutch company Ebusco BV of Helmond, a manufacturer of 100% electric buses. They are the first, produced by a Dutch manufacturer, and the first100% electric buses which will be going into regular service.
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.