Economics

26 Feb 2020

OTOKAR TO PRODUCE IVECO BUSES

OTOKAR TO PRODUCE IVECO BUSES A surprising step in bus production. Iveco Bus signed an agreement with Turkey’s bus manufacturer Otokar Otomotiv to manufacture products under the Iveco Bus brand at Otokar's facilities in Sakarya, Turkey. The agreement was made with the intention that Iveco Bus is maintaining all regular activities at its existing manufacturing sites but it seeks expansion of its manufacturing capabilities.

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06 Feb 2020

FLIXBUS STARTS PILOT PROJECT WITH SOLAR PANELS ON BUS

FLIXBUS STARTS PILOT PROJECT WITH SOLAR PANELS ON BUS FlixBus has installed solar panels on its green bus that runs from Dortmund (Germany), via Eindhoven (Netherlands), Antwerp, Bruges (Belgium) and Calais (France) to London (UK). This route is operated by Kupers Touringcars of the Netherlands and a partner in this solar-project. The solar panels generate energy for the bus’ electrical consumption. This effectively reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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04 Feb 2020

ABB AND ASHOK LEYLAND TEAM UP FOR GREENER ELECTRIC BUSES

ABB AND ASHOK LEYLAND TEAM UP FOR GREENER ELECTRIC BUSES Ashok Leyland, flagship of Hinduja Group, and ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to expand the eco-system for efficient and greener electric bus transportation systems in India. The MoU outlines a partnership to develop a pilot electric bus based on ABB’s flash-charge technology, TOSA, which tops up the battery in just seconds.

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03 Feb 2020

ALSTOM DELIVERS ITS FIRST ELECTRIC APTIS TO STRASBOURG

ALSTOM DELIVERS ITS FIRST ELECTRIC APTIS TO STRASBOURG Alstom is delivering the very first 100% electric Aptis bus to Strasbourg transport operator Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS). The order was given in March 2019 and concerns in total 12 Aptis, each one 12 metres long and equipped with three doors. These Aptis buses will be the first electric buses to reinforce CTS’s vehicle fleet.

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