Published on 22.04.2014
The first BYD eBus battery-powered, 40-foot bus is set to roll off the assembly line in a former recreational vehicle factory in Lancaster, California, on April 28th, to be delivered to the local transit authority. It runs off the line in a defunct manufacturing plant that once made massive, gas-guzzling recreational vehicles, which now is reinstalled to produce carbon-free transportation.
Published on 20.04.2014
As of May last year, Volvo Buses’ electric hybrid bus has been undergoing field tests on route 60 in Gothenburg. That project has now been evaluated and the results show that the new buses are popular with passengers and drivers and also with residents along the route. Volvo Buses is taking part in the EU’s Hyperbus project together with public transport company Västtrafik, Business Region Göteborg, Göteborg Energi and the city’s Traffic & Public Transport Authority.
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 09.04.2014
A new bus concept by designer Tad Orlowski integrates large LCDs on the broad sides of public transport buses. The screens can display a variety of information, including paid advertising, bus information and TV coverage.
Published on 29.03.2014
The Brazilian subsidiary of Volvo Buses will deliver 132 buses to the BRT-system of Belo Horizonte, consisting of 89 articulated buses and 43 conventional vehicles. Volvo says that this order confirms Volvo Buses’ leading position within the BRT segment.