Published on 01.05.2015
Two special trolleybuses have left the Solaris plant in recent weeks. The Trollino with the number 1000 went to Salzburg in Austria. The 1001st Solaris trolleybus was built for trolleybus operator PKT in Gdynia, who today celebrated the handover of the vehicle, which is fitted with the latest environmentally-friendly technologies.
Published on 29.04.2015
The new Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L is a further solution to the high density of traffic in cities. The longest complete Mercedes-Benz of all has a length of 21 metres and can carry up to 191 passengers. This XXL bus is therefore able to replace around 50 passenger cars on the roads, relieving urban traffic congestion. Already today, more than half of the world's population lives in cities. Buses are the most effective way to give large numbers of people mobility, and therefore allow them to be part of their social surroundings.
Published on 28.04.2015
BYD Co. posted a 910 percent rise in net profit for the first quarter, reversing last year's earnings slump as sales of "new energy" vehicles such as EVs and hybrids gained momentum. It is also a manufacturer of electric buses. BYD, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, said it earned net profits of 120.9 million yuan ($19.4 million) in the quarter, in line with the company's forecast of between 100 million and 150 million yuan.
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.