The city of Moscow has signed a contract for 1,000 electric buses from KAMAZ. There are also plans to purchase another 200 electric buses from GAZ Group, said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport. The vehicles will come to the capital over the next 2 years. Moscow... Read more →

Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) is ordering up to 100 electric buses from MAN Truck & Bus. VHH also recently ordered 95 Mercedes-Benz Citaro E electric buses, with an option for 155 more. (Earlier post.) VHH has already called for the first 48 eBuses from the new framework agreement with MAN.... Read more →

Public transport provider Verkehrsbetriebe-Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) has ordered 95 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro/eCitaro G buses. The first of the fully electrically powered and locally emission-free buses is expected to be delivered by the end of this year, while the other vehicles will be delivered in the first half of 2024. In addition,... Read more →

Volvo Buses is changing its business model in Europe and will apply the same successful model as it has in several other markets. This means that Volvo Buses will focus its production on chassis and together with external bodybuilders offer customers in Europe a complete range of city and intercity... Read more →

The German carrier Stadtwerke Aschaffenburg Verkehrs GmbH has opted for 12 Solaris hydrogen buses: 10 Urbino 12 hydrogen and 2 Urbino 18 hydrogen units. This is Solaris’s first order for the 18-meter hydrogen-powered buses that were launched in autumn last year. (Earlier post.) The ordered buses will roll out onto... Read more →

IVECO BUS, a brand of Iveco Group N.V., has been awarded a public tender for the supply of 120 E-WAY full electric city buses for Autoguidovie Group, the largest Italian privately owned local public transport company. Available both in standard and articulated versions (9.5, 10.7, 12 and 18 meters), E-WAY... Read more →

European Commission proposes 2030 ZEV target for new city buses, 90% CO2 reductions for new heavy trucks by 2040

The European Commission has proposed new CO2 emissions targets for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) from 2030 onwards. The Commission proposes phasing in stronger CO2 emissions standards for almost all new HDVs with certified CO2 emissions, compared to 2019 levels, specifically: 45% emissions reductions from 2030; 65% emission reductions from 2035;... Read more →

WiTricity wirelessly charges YuTong autonomous e-buses

WiTricity is collaborating with YuTong Bus, the number one bus brand in China, to provide wireless charging for YuTong’s autonomous e-buses. This marks the first commercial application of wireless charging for an autonomous electric e-bus, with WiTricity providing a key feature in one of the most advanced public transportation systems... Read more →

Fukuoka Prefecture, Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT), and Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) will conduct trials of a small fuel cell electric bus (FC bus) that runs on hydrogen on the BRT Hikoboshi Line , a bus rapid transit (BRT) system planned for launch around the summer of 2023.... Read more →

IVECO BUS, a brand of Iveco Group N.V., signed a framework agreement with the Flemish government-owned public transport enterprise De Lijn for the sale of a first batch of 65 E-WAY full electric city buses and further batches up to a total of 500 vehicles. The vehicles will be deployed... Read more →

The number of electric bus routes in Moscow continues to increase. Now 1050 electric buses serve 79 bus routes in Moscow. Every day they transport more than 430,000 passengers. Recently the Russian manufacturer KAMAZ started to produce improved electric buses at the SVARZ eco-plant. The updated models have more visible... Read more →

IVECO BUS, a brand of Iveco Group, signed a three-year framework agreement to supply up to 150 E-WAY full electric city buses to Busitalia, the FS Italiane Group’s bus company that mainly operates local public transport services, directly and through subsidiaries. It will represent the largest order for E-WAY city... Read more →

NFI Group subsidiary New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has received new firm orders for 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses from Winnipeg Transit. The contract also has options to be extended for up to four years to purchase up to 150 40-foot zero-emission buses (ZEBs). In total, NFI will... Read more →

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) signed a definitive agreement with Tata Motors’ fully owned subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd. for operation of 1,500 electric buses in the city of New Delhi. As part of the agreement, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd. will supply, operate and maintain 1,500 units of 12-meter... Read more →

The Romanian Municipality of Bucharest (Municipiul Bucuresti) has executed a contract for the supply of 100 Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybuses, with a base contract value of almost €60 million. The vehicles will arrive in the Romanian capital at the end of 2024. The Bucharest Municipality (Municipiul Bucuresti) has selected Solaris... Read more →

VIKINGBUS Danmark A/S has ordered 45 MAN Lion’s City 12 E electric buses, which will be on the road in Denmark’s capital city from next year. The transport company won a tender to operate bus routes in Copenhagen from the Public Transport Authority (PTA) Movia and will in future operate... Read more →

NFI Group subsidiary Alexander Dennis has received an order for an additional 50 zero-emission double-deck buses from Transport for Greater Manchester, doubling the total on order for the franchised Bee Network bus system to 100. These additional 50 British-built electric buses will enter service in parts of Bury, Rochdale and... Read more →

By the end of this decade, Daimler Buses intends to offer all-electric coaches with its Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands. To accelerate development, Daimler Buses has teamed up with research institutes and experts from the industry to form the Electrified Coach project (ELCH). The project is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry... Read more →

Ebusco, a developer of electric buses and charging systems, revealed the first Ebusco 3.0 18-meter bus. With a starting weight of just 14,500 kg, the bus is ground-breaking in terms of weight. Combining the lightweight body with efficient battery packs of 350+ and 500+ kWh, the Ebusco 3.0 18-meter has... Read more →

GILLIG announced that it received the highest-ever score for a battery-electric bus tested at Altoona, with a total score of 89.5. (Report Number: LTI-BT-R2021-12) GILLIG Battery Electric Bus by Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), Charlotte, North Carolina The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Bus Test Program, conducted by the Larson Transportation... Read more →

Electreon, a developer of wireless and in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology for commercial and passenger EVs, will be deploying its technology in the first-ever public wireless road project in Germany. This project will power a public electric bus. In collaboration with EnBW, a provider of charging infrastructure for... Read more →

At the beginning of 2023, Moscow will announce an auction for the purchase of another 1,000 electric buses. Nearly 500 of these will be added to the SUE Mosgortrans bus fleet and hit the streets of Moscow in 2023 while the rest of the electric buses will be received in... Read more →

New Flyer of America has selected Modine’s EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) in New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit electric bus model. Introduced early in 2021, the Xcelsior CHARGE NG bus incorporates three distinct technological advancements, including high-energy batteries that extend range up to 13%; advanced protective battery... Read more →

Unibuss, one of Norway’s largest bus companies, has a{ordered} 76 all-electric Lion’s City E buses—59 solo and 17 articulated e-buses—for Oslo from MAN Truck & Bus. For MAN, this is the first e-bus order from Norway. 22 MAN Lion’s City E are already in service in Malmö, Sweden. KEOLIS also... Read more →

The Mobility House has been selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deploy its smart charging and energy management solution ChargePilot for New York City Transit (NYCT), the largest public bus fleet operator in the US. During the year-long pilot program, The Mobility House will manage charging for 27 charge... Read more →

The Wiener Linien transport company in Vienna, Austria has ordered 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro vehicles. The low-floor buses with zero local emissions will be delivered from next year until 2025. By the end of 2025, Wiener Linien will convert nine of its more than 100 routes to operation with the all-electric... Read more →

Solaris won a tender held by public transport operator Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK) in Cracow for the delivery of electric buses. At the end of October the carrier signed a contract with the manufacturer for the delivery of 18 articulated electric vehicles. The contract is worth more than PLN 98... Read more →

The Danish bus company Vikingbus has ordered 31 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro all-electric vehicles. In future, they will mainly be used in Køge, a harbor town south of the Danish capital Copenhagen in the east of the island of Sjӕlland. The regular service also includes trips to the municipality of Stevn, which... Read more →

Phoenix Motor, a manufacturer of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, and Pegasus Specialty Vehicles, has formed a strategic partnership jointly to develop Type A electric school buses, targeted for the North American market. The agreement targets a minimum of 300 Type A school buses to be built within the next three years,... Read more →

The city of Poznań’s public transport operator MPK Poznań has purchased 25 hydrogen-fueled buses from Solaris Bus & Coach. The tender was for 15 vehicles, but the carrier exercised its option of extending the order by another 10 buses. The hydrogen units will join the fleet of MPK in the... Read more →

EPA awarding $965M to 389 school districts for clean school buses

The US Environmental Protection Agency, through its Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, is awarding nearly $1 billion to 389 school districts spanning 50 states, Washington, DC, and several Tribes and US territories. The funding will help school districts purchase more than 2,400 clean school buses that will accelerate the... Read more →

CARB announces $130M 2nd round for Volkswagen Mitigation zero-emission transit, school, and shuttle bus funding

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that the second installment of funding for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Zero‑Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is available. Applications for transit and shuttle bus funding continue to be accepted and applications for school bus funding is reopening. This solicitation is open... Read more →

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) mobilized a $135-million climate financing package for VinFast Trading and Production Joint Stock Company (VinFast) for manufacturing Vietnam’s first fully-electric public transport bus fleet and first national electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The assistance will support Vietnam’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and... Read more →

bp ventures has invested $6 million in all-electric ride-hailing business Freebee, a Miami-based company that provides free, on-demand transportation to local communities through their mobile app Ride Freebee. bp led the business’ $8-million Series A funding round, with support from Freebee’s current infrastructure capital partner, Tensile Mobility. Freebee’s free-to-the-user trips... Read more →

Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America and subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), announced the delivery of TBB’s 200th Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus to Monroe County Public Schools in Indiana. Monroe became the first county in the state... Read more →

California has spent more than $1.2B on cleaning up school buses; additional $1.8B slated over next 5 years

A report published by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in consultation with the California Energy Commission (CEC), shows California investments to clean up old, polluting school buses have already exceeded $1.2 billion. The Legislature has appropriated an additional $1.8 billion over the next five years for zero-emission school buses... Read more →

BAE Systems, a leader in heavy-duty electric propulsion, will provide ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group, with its Gen3 product line solutions for ENC’s next-generation battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell transit buses. ENC’s Axess Battery Electric Bus (EVO-BE) and Axess Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus (EVO-FC)... Read more →

EPA nearly doubling Clean School Bus Rebates awards to $965M

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following increased demand, with school districts from all 50 states applying for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates during this first round of funding. In May, EPA had announced the availability of... Read more →

VIA Motors, a provider of electric drive technology and sustainable mobility solutions for a wide variety of Class 2 – 5 electric commercial vehicles applications, has received a purchase order for 2,000 Class 3 VIA electric cutaway chassis cabs from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles. Pegasus will leverage the flexibility of VIA’s... Read more →

At IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, BYD unveiled its new eBus Blade Platform—an electric bus chassis based on BYD’s Blade Battery technology—alongside an upgraded model in its eBus range, and also introduced two zero-emission eTrucks. BYD eBus Blade Platform uses the BYD Blade Battery. (Earlier post.) In the Blade Battery,... Read more →

Solaris unveiled its Urbino 18 hydrogen bus, the company’s second hydrogen bus in its zero-emission offering. Solaris’s new vehicle doesn’t feature a conventional engine compartment as it has been equipped with a modular drive system. The space thus saved allowed the bus maker to increase the vehicle’s passenger capacity. Also,... Read more →

ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc. and a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses and emission-free technology, announced that the next generation of its zero-emission products, Axess Battery Electric Bus (EVO-BE) and Axess Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus (EVO-FC), are now in development. Both buses utilize... Read more →

Alexander Dennis (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, is expanding its zero-emission bus portfolio with the addition of new electric bus products fully designed and integrated in-house using its own expertise. Available for customer delivery from late 2023, a new... Read more →

Foton Mobility and Transit Systems Australia announced the arrival of two hydrogen fuel cell buses. The hydrogen buses are equipped with the fuel cell system jointly developed by SinoHytec and Toyota. (Earlier post.) The hydrogen fuel cell buses have been added to Transit Systems growing green fleet of sustainable transport... Read more →

A new tool from the California Energy Commission (CEC) provides a snapshot of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on the state’s road for the first time. Another displays information about companies with in-state zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing operations. According to CEC staff analysis, there were 1,943 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles... Read more →

FTA announces $1.66B in low- and no-emission bus funding

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced $1.66 billion in grants to transit agencies, territories, and states across the US to invest in 150 bus fleets and facilities. More than 1,100 of those vehicles will use zero-emissions technology; this year’s funding will nearly double the number of no-emission transit... Read more →

California to receive more than $236M to support transit agencies’ transition to zero-emission buses

US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) announced that 17 local governments and transit agencies will receive more than $236 million in grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to aid the transition to zero-emission buses. This funding comes from DOT’s Buses and Bus Facilities Program and Low... Read more →

The Kaohsiung City (Taiwan) government has teamed up with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) to work on projects such as smart electric buses and smart city development, with the aim of becoming an arena that offers a comprehensive business and service model to attract global manufacturers to invest in... Read more →

At Prawaas 3.0 in Hyderabad (India) earlier this month, Eberspaecher presented its new all-electric air-conditioning system AC135 AE, especially developed for hybrid and battery-electric driven buses in the Asia-Pacific region. Market forecasts show that by 2030, 40% of the bus fleet in India will consist of BEVs. In this context,... Read more →