Published on 05.03.2015
Gazprom Germania and Polish bus manufacturer Solbus are bringing natural gas-powered public transport to the streets of Warsaw with their recent launch of 35 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) buses. The project partners, together with distribution partner Lider Trading, won a public tender to supply the LNG buses late 2013, issued by Warsaw’s municipal transport company Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe sp. z o.o. (MZA).
Published on 04.03.2015
Torino based Karsan-Italy will engage in the marketing, sales and aftersales activities for Karsan-branded vehicles in Western Europe. The 6 meter Jest is a low floor mini bus which gives urban passangers large bus comfort, as well as an efficient, economic, ecological operation for the owner. It has been designed for ease of entry and exit, is wheelchair accesible and is the smallest, most economic line bus type operation vehicle available designed for seated and standing passengers as well. The 8-meter low floor Atak is a larger version of Jest with a passenger capacity of 60 including standing. The Star is the short-distance intercity transportation/ shuttle bus version of Atak, featuring a high floor, best in class luggage space and can accommodate up to 29 seated passengers.
Published on 02.03.2015
To more fully serve the diverse needs of the North American transit market, Proterra Inc., provider of zero-emission, battery-electric buses, launched a new extended-range product line. With the introduction of the new TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles between charges. This newest high-energy density battery complements the existing TerraVolt FC fast-charge battery which has been extensively tested over nearly one million customer revenue miles.
Published on 01.03.2015
Kyotokyukou Bus Incorporated, OF Kyoto, Japan, has taken delivery of five Long Range Battery Electric Buses from industry pioneer BYD Company Ltd. The delivery ceremony held was widely covered as it not only represented electrified public transportation, but also Japan, a nation built on engineering excellence, for the first time acquiring high tech vehicles from their neighbour China.
Published on 28.02.2015
4.783 entries by 2.102 participants from 53 countries: a 53 member-strong jury comprised of international experts convened from 20 to 22 January 2015 at Schuppen 52 located in the port of Hamburg to determine the winners of the iF Design Award 2015. The result: 1.629 entries in the disciplines of product design, communication design, packaging design, interior architecture and professional concepts have been recognized with the iF label and 75 entries were honored with the coveted iF gold award. The iF design award night, where the winners will be duly celebrated, took place on 27 February at BMW Welt in Munich.