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27 Sep 2020

FIRST ORDER FOR BYD EBUSES IN FINLAND

FIRST ORDER FOR BYD EBUSES IN FINLAND BYD has entered the Finnish bus and coach market for the first time after securing an order from public transport operator Nobina. The order compromises a total of 106 BYD eBuses from which 64 units are for Nobina services in Helsinki and 42 units for Nobina’s operation in Turku. Among them the new BYD 15-metre low-floor model. It is the largest order ever for BYD's eBuses in Finland.

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26 Sep 2020

JAPANESE COACH COMPANY BUILDS A MAZE WITH SIXTY COACHES

JAPANESE COACH COMPANY BUILDS A MAZE WITH SIXTY COACHES Like all around the world coaches in Tokyo have come to a standstill. One coach company found an alternative use for its sixty coaches and formed a maze with them as part of a tour to a theme park. It are sightseeing buses from the company Hato Bus, one of Tokyo’s biggest coach operators. Due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the company had to shut down all its usual tours for several months.

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25 Sep 2020

KEOLIS STARTS 5G AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRIAL IN STOCKHOLM

KEOLIS STARTS 5G AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRIAL IN STOCKHOLM In Stockholm, Sweden, a new autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial using 5G technology has started. The vehicle will be remote controlled and supervised using 5G. The trail is an initiative by Keolis in partnership with Urban ICT Arena, Telia, Ericsson Intel and T-engineering and will run from 24 September to 8 October 2020. The autonomous minibus will drive along a 1.6 km route and serve the National Museum of Science and Technology, the Maritime Museum, the Nordic Museum and Vasa Museum.

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24 Sep 2020

PROTERRA UNVEILS THE NEW ZX5

PROTERRA UNVEILS THE NEW ZX5 Proterra’s has launched its next-generation electric transit bus, the ZX5. It is based on a decade of delivering the Proterra Catalyst and employs the same technology that broke the world record for longest EV range. Proterra states that the ZX5 features faster acceleration, industry-leading gradability, and battery storage offering a range of more than 300 miles per charge.

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23 Sep 2020

AUSTRALIAN BRISBANE IS STARTING A TRIAL WITH SUNLIGHT POWERED ELECTRIC BUSES

AUSTRALIAN BRISBANE IS STARTING A TRIAL WITH SUNLIGHT POWERED ELECTRIC BUSES An electric bus that runs on 100% solar power is set to be trialled on Brisbane streets as the Brisbane Times reports. The bus is being developed by transport operator Transdev. The bus, which can transport more than 60 passengers, can travel up to 300 kilometres on one charge.

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