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ALL-ELECTRIC BUS PILOT PROGRAM FOR NEW YORK
The new zero-emission, all-electric buses support environmental sustainability, are quieter than traditional buses, and will feature amenities such as Wi-Fi and USB ports to enhance customer experience.
Recently started was a three-year pilot program for 10 all-electric buses with the goal of reducing emissions and modernizing the MTA's bus fleet. Using lessons learned from the initial phase of the pilot, the MTA intends to order an additional 60 all-electric buses.
Timing of the larger order will be dictated by the buses' performance during the initial phase of the pilot.
BVG OFFERS SNEAKERS WITH BUILT-IN TRANSIT PASS
Berlin’s transit authority, BVG, will release its own limited edition line of sneakers, in collaboration with Adidas Originals, that will include an annual transit pass, enabling the wearer to get free travel on subways, trams, trains, buses, and ferries anywhere within Berlin public transit zones from January 31st to the end of the year, CityLab reports.Read article
VOLVO AND NTU OF SINGAPORE TO TRIAL AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC BUSES
Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive to create new solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable public transport.Read article
APTIS TESTING STARTED
The French companies Alstom, NTL, and RTM have started testing the Aptis electric bus they developed together. The vehicle has meanwhile run on line 82 of the Aix-Marseille Provence Méditerranée Metropole network, under real operating conditions. Aptis is an innovative mobility solution co-developed by Alstom and NTL, the prototypes of which are manufactured at NTL’s site in Duppigheim (Bas-Rhin).Read article
ELECTRIC VAN HOOL COACHES WITH PROTERRA BATTERY TECHNOLOGY.
Development of an all-electric version of the Van Hool CX series coaches in partnership with Proterra, a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles is underway. The new Van Hool CX45E and CX35E models utilize the CX platform and will feature Proterra E2 battery technology along with a fully-electric drivetrain designed to deliver exceptional operational, environmental and passenger benefits. The CX Electric Vehicle partnership will bring together the resources of — ABC Companies, Van Hool, and Proterra — each committed to technology innovation.Read article