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WARSAW GETS ITS FIRST ELECTRIC ARTICULATED SOLARIS BUSES
The Municipal Bus Company in Warsaw has just leased an 18-metre-long electric bus – the new Solaris Urbino 18 electric. It is the first vehicle of that kind in the capital and one of the first electric articulated buses in Europe.Read article
SWISS DEVELOP HIGH-PERFORMANCE BATTERIES WITH IMPROVED SAFETY
Researchers from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have devised a new battery prototype: known as "all-solid-state", this battery has the potential to store more energy while maintaining high safety and reliability levels. Furthermore, the battery is based on sodium, a cheap alternative to lithium. Read about the research in more detail in the journal Energy and Environmental Science.
Busworld Latin America presents the Busworld Academy Conference: ‘Passenger Focused Mobility’
The main focus of the second edition of the bus and coach event Busworld Latin America will be the Busworld Academy Conference. For this edition, already taking place one year after the first exhibition, it was decided to organise a big conference with a smaller version of the exhibition next to it.
The Busworld Academy Conference has a full three-day programme starting on the morning of 5 December 2017 with an Inaugurational Ceremony at 10.30 am and closing with a last seminar on 7 December at 5 pm.
HYDROGEN ‘TICKS ALL THE BOXES’ FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
A major aspect of the COP 23 climate change conference being held in Germany is to emphasise the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Transport, which is responsible for 23 per cent of worldwide CO2 emissions, is at the forefront of concerns. Electromobility is generously served up as an elixir on occasions such as this, however battery driven electric cars remain a niche market.Read article
ZF PRESENTS NEW ELECTRIC CENTRAL DRIVE FOR CITY BUSES
Clean air, no noise is the result of the new ZF test vehicle specification with central drive as an electromobility solution for city buses. Already in volume production is the high-power AVE 130 electric portal axle, the other parts will follow soon.Read article