AKASOL OPENS EUROPE’S LARGEST BATTERY PLANT
German battery manufacturer Akasol recently announced the opening of a new semi-automated production facility for high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, including buses. The eMobility pioneer and European market leader has invested €10 million into the new commercial plant at Langen, creating 150 new jobs for the Hesse region within the coming months.Read article
FOURTEEN TROLLEY BUSES FOR ROMANIA
Škoda Electric has started delivery of a trolley bus fleet to transportation company Transurb in the Romanian city of Galati. All together, the Czechs are going to receive 150m CZK (approxi 5.9m euros) for supplying 14 models of its Škoda 26Tr.Read article
LOS ANGELES METRO ORDERS 100 ELECTRIC BUSES
America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses.
L.A.'s new buses are New Flyer's latest design. They feature up to 600 kilowatt-hours worth of lithium-ion batteries, enough for a 230-mile range, according to New Flyer.
ZF-ECOLIFE COACH TRANSMISSION FOR TORQUES UP TO 2,300 NM
Designed for higher input torques and extended functions specifically for coach requirements, the ZF EcoLife is the worldwide benchmark for automatic bus transmissions, according to ZF. This transmission is used in the most demanding application area – the city traffic.Read article
ENERGY-EFFICIENT MAN BUSES FOR HANSEA
The Hansea group – with its 805 buses the largest private bus company in Flanders (Belgium) – renews its fleet which is a great investment in the environment. Hansea ordered 72 new buses from MAN, an investment worth no less than 15 million euros. This makes it immediately the largest order of buses for MAN Belgium in the 12 years that Man/Neoplan buses and coaches have been distributed in Belgium.Read article