Published on 24.09.2014
The plug-in hybrid drive reduces diesel fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Total energy consumption is reduced by 60%. The Volvo Electric Hybrid Driveline is an extension of the well-proven driveline used in the Volvo 7900 Hybrid. The difference lies in a more powerful electric motor, increased energy storage and equipment for overhead conductive opportunity charging. The bus is equipped with a 150 kW electric motor that delivers maximum torque of 1200 N•m (85 lb-ft) and is powered by a 19 kWh Li-ion battery pack as well as a 240 hp/918 N•m Volvo D5K 240, 4-cylinder, in-line Euro 6 diesel engine with common rail injection.
Published on 19.09.2014
More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide -- a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions -- could be eliminated by 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, according to a new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
Published on 18.09.2014
The Turkish bus manufacturer Bozankaya will introduce its new electric bus to the rest of the world during the coming IAA in Hannover, Germany. According to Bozankaya its E-Bus is one step ahead in terms of energy consumption, environmental awareness and efficiency. The manufacturing of the E-Bus, whose accumulator system has been developed by the company’s German engineering centre Bozankaya GmbH, is undertaken by Bozankaya Inc.
Published on 16.09.2014
Turkish vehicle manufacturer Bozankaya A. S. will launch its locally developed Tramway and Trambus public transport vehicles at the coming Berlin Innotrans exhibition. Fitted with state of art technology they will be introduced as European public transport solutions, being designed by Turkish engineers and manufactured by Bozankaya, which is a 100 percent Turkish company.
Published on 12.09.2014
Proterra Inc. has selected Toshiba as the battery supplier for its next-generation, all-electric bus. The new fleet will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate performance and long-life capabilities that is used in a wide range of applications, from EVs to grid energy storage.