Solaris to supply four hydrogen buses to Artois Mobilités

Solaris has secured a new contract in the French market. The manufacturer will supply four 12-meter Urbino hydrogen buses to Artois Mobilités for TADAO transport network in northern France. The contract will be completed at the beginning of 2025. Solaris Bus & Coach’s offer was selected in a tender issued... Read more →

Nobina, a major transport operator in Sweden, has ordered a total of 88 Solaris electric buses for its fleet operating in three regions: Skåne, Värmland and Malmö. This includes 55 units of the Urbino 15 LE electric as reinvestment for Skåne region, 15 units for Värmland, and 18 units of... Read more →

German carrier Oberbergische Verkehrgesellschaft (OVAG) has ordered 15 Solaris hydrogen buses. These vehicles will enhance the public transport fleet in the German city of Gummersbach. The contract will be executed in 2025. The 15 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are equipped with fuel cells with a total power of 70... Read more →

ABB has launch of an innovative new package consisting of AMXE250 motor and HES580 inverter, tailored for electric buses. The motor offers high torque density for improved dynamic performance, as well as a quieter operation for increased passenger comfort. The first 3-level inverter in the market for electric buses, the... Read more →

EPA selects some 530 school districts to receive nearly $900M from Clean School Bus Program rebate competition

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected approximately 530 school districts spanning nearly every state, Washington, D.C., and several Tribes and US territories to receive nearly $900 million in funds from the Clean School Bus Program rebate competition to replace older, diesel fueled school buses. These rebates will help... Read more →

IndianOil equips Indian Army with hydrogen fuel cell bus; MoU to deploy jointly fuel cell technology for heavy-duty e-mobility

IndianOil has handed over a hydrogen fuel cell bus to the Indian Army. This landmark event was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IndianOil and the Indian Army to pioneer the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell technology for heavy-duty e-mobility. The Indian Army is committed... Read more →

Pollution Probe, in partnership with the Mobility Futures Lab, RFS Energy and Southland Transportation Ltd., presented the results of a pilot program demonstrating the use of an electric school bus (ESB) in Calgary, Alberta. From September 2022 to June 2023, a single Blue Bird ESB was deployed in collaboration with... Read more →

Daimler Buses delivered a turnkey, electrified depot for ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft in Wiesbaden and supplied a total of 120 battery-electric eCitaro buses since the start of the project in 2019. The experts from Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Buses, set up the entire e-infrastructure required to... Read more →

The public transport company of the Flemish Region of Belgium, De Lijn, has awarded a framework agreement for up to 100 vehicles, allowing it to rely on Irizar e-mobility’s 100% electric Irizar ie tram buses for premium public transport services. The vehicles will be destined for special projects, such as... Read more →

Cummins’ Accelera Battery System to power BMC Otomotiv electric transit buses in Europe; BP97E NMC battery pack

Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc., is collaborating with BMC Otomotiv, a leading manufacturer of buses and trucks in Turkey and throughout Europe, to provide battery solutions for their transit bus operations. The companies have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for Accelera to power BMC’s... Read more →

GILLIG expands zero-emission lineup with introduction of BAE Systems & Ballard-powered hydrogen fuel cell electric bus

GILLIG, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States, will be expanding its transit bus portfolio with a hydrogen fuel cell powered bus, to be developed in collaboration with BAE Systems and Ballard Power Systems. The GILLIG hydrogen fuel cell bus, which is currently in development, will... Read more →

Daimler Buses and battery systems expert BMZ Poland partner for next generation of e-bus batteries

Daimler Buses and battery systems expert BMZ Poland, a key entity in the BMZ Holding group, have entered into a strategic partnership for the development and supply of the next generation of e-bus batteries. Together with Daimler Buses, BMZ will further develop the existing battery technology specifically for the requirements... Read more →

In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB), the public transport operator in Frankfurt am Main, has placed an order for 9 Solaris Urbino 18 articulated hydrogen buses. There are already 23 hydrogen-powered Solaris buses running in the city, supplied in 2022 and 2024. Deliveries of the articulated buses from the latest order are scheduled... Read more →

Ballard announces largest order in company history: 1,000 fuel cell engines for Solaris

Ballard Power Systems has signed a Long Term Supply Agreement (LTSA) with its customer Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell engines through 2027 for the European transit bus market. The LTSA consolidates existing orders for approximately 300 fuel cell engines, while adding after-market and... Read more →

Volvo Buses is extending its European electromobility offer to include operations outside and between cities. The new Volvo 8900 Electric is an electric low-entry bus for city, intercity, and commuter operations. The Volvo 8900 Electric is built on the all-new Volvo BZR Electric chassis—a platform based on a Volvo Group... Read more →

Cologne puts in 4th order for hydrogen Solaris buses, bringing hydrogen fleet total to 84

The public transport operator in Cologne, Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK), has once again chosen Solaris as the supplier of hydrogen-powered buses. Nine of the buses are Urbino 12 hydrogen buses with a length of 12 meters, while eleven are articulated Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. After the order is fulfilled, the... Read more →

Daimler Truck marks 1,000th delivery of Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus

Daimler Truck has delivered 1,000 Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school buses in the North American market. The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley, the electric school bus model in the Thomas Built Buses product portfolio, was unveiled in 2017. The 1,000th Jouley Bus, part of a larger order, goes to the Meriwether County... Read more →

GILLIG to supply King County Metro with up to 395 battery electric buses

Under a new five-year contract, GILLIG will supply King County Metro with an initial order of 89 GILLIG Low Floor Battery Electric buses as well as the option to additionally purchase up to 306 of the zero-emission vehicles. The order marks the first procurement of GILLIG Battery Electric Buses for... Read more →

Solaris to supply 22 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to Île-de-France Mobilités

With the support of the CATP (Centrale d’Achat du Transport Public), Île-de-France Mobilités launched a tender for the purchase and maintenance of 22 hydrogen buses. The aim is to evaluate the potential of hydrogen technology for the region’s public transport system. Solaris Bus & Coach has now been selected to... Read more →

GILLIG delivered the first 35 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Albuquerque’s ABQ RIDE, with an additional 18 scheduled for mid-2024. This inaugural purchase marks a major transition for the agency as they replace old diesel-hybrid buses with new, eco-friendly, and cost-effective GILLIG buses. These buses are designed to provide... Read more →

Motiv Power Systems completes Altoona testing with highest score for medium-duty electric bus in 7 year or higher service-life category

Motiv Power Systems announced that its electric shuttle bus built in partnership with Turtle Top and Davey Coach has successfully completed the Federal Transit Authority’s (FTA) Bus Test Program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Motiv’s shuttle bus performed well across all categories, and received an overall score of 89.1 on a 100... Read more →

CALSTART has released this year’s Zeroing in on ZEBs, an annual report funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The report provides an updated index of newly adopted transit zero-emission buses (ZEBs) that have been funded, ordered, delivered, and/or deployed within the United States and Canada according to data collected... Read more →

At mobility move 2024, the electric bus conference with associated trade fair of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), held from 5- 7 March in Berlin, bus manufacturer Daimler Buses will be presenting for the first time a Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G fuel cell—an electric articulated bus with a hydrogen... Read more →

GILLIG, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the US, announced that GERCO LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, has acquired select assets from Lightning eMotors and Lightning Systems through a receivership sale, and has hired a number of former engineering employees of Lightning. In line with this... Read more →

NREL announces $5M Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA) program

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced the $5-million Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA) program; the CBPA is funded by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office). Managed by NREL, the CBPA program provides free technical assistance to create comprehensive and customized bus electrification plans for school... Read more →

HEULIEZ, the urban bus brand of Iveco Group has been selected by Régie des Transports Métropolitains (RTM, the public transport operator of Marseille) to supply 200 electric buses, with a contract worth €125 million. This significant order marks a major step forward in the large-scale electrification of Marseille’s public transport... Read more →

Galați, Romania buying 40 Solaris e-buses

The authorities of the city of Galați, Romania, selected Solaris as the supplier of 40 modern electric buses through a tender procedure. Solaris will deliver 20 battery buses in a 9-meter version and another 20 with a length of 12 meters. The e-buses will be equipped with both plug-in charging... Read more →

German transport operator LNVG contracts for 23 Solaris hydrogen buses

Solaris Bus & Coach and public transport operator Lokale Nahverkehrsgesellschaft mbH (LNVG) in the District of Groß-Gerau signed a contract for the supply of 15 Urbino 12 hydrogen units and 8 articulated Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. This is the first order placed by this carrier with Solaris. The hydrogen buses... Read more →

Solaris has signed a contract with German operator Ruhrbahn GmbH to supply 19 hydrogen-powered buses to Essen. The vehicles are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025, marking the first presence of Solaris buses on the streets of Essen. The order includes the delivery of nine Urbino 12 hydrogen models... Read more →

IVECO BUS has won a €300-million contract to supply 411 E-WAY units to ATAC S.p.A—Azienda per la mobilità, the public transport company of Italy’s capital city. With these E-WAY units, Rome’s public transport company will have the largest fleet of IVECO BUS electric buses operating in the country. The delivery... Read more →

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) ordered a record 180 electric, zero-emission school buses from Blue Bird Corporation, including 150 All American and 30 Vision model buses. The order is the single largest order of electric school buses from a school district in Blue Bird’s history. Blue Bird All American... Read more →

Siemens acquires Heliox, specialist in eBus and eTruck fast charging solutions

Siemens AG has completed the acquisition of Heliox, a provider of DC fast charging solutions, serving eBus and eTruck fleets and passenger vehicles. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Heliox employs approximately 330 people. The acquisition complements Siemens’ existing eMobility charging portfolio, adding products and solutions ranging from 40 kW to megawatt... Read more →

The Italian operator AMT Genova (Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti SpA) has ordered 112 articulated Solaris Trollino 18 trolleybuses—one of the largest single order for articulated trolleybuses to date for the manufacturer. The contract's value exceeds €100 million. In addition to traditional electric propulsion, the trolleybuses for Genoa will also be... Read more →

Rheinbahn Düsseldorf orders 10 Solaris hydrogen buses

The German operator Rheinbahn Düsseldorf has ordered 10 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. The manufacturer will deliver the vehicles to Düsseldorf in 2025. The city has set itself the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2035. The city has been implementing its strategy by adding both battery-electric and hydrogen-powered units... Read more →

The US Environmental Protection Agency selected 67 applicants to receive nearly $1 billion through EPA’s first Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition. The awards will help selectees purchase more than 2,700 clean school buses in 280 school districts serving more than 7 million students across 37 states. Areas receiving the... Read more →

Turkey-based TEMSA, a coach, bus, and light-truck manufacturer operating in 70 countries worldwide, is partnering with Minespider to collect key data, integrate Battery Passports and comply with the new EU Battery Regulation. Minespider is a technology company offering a blockchain-based platform for tracking supply chain data and creating more sustainable... Read more →

The board of De Lijn, the public transport authority and operator in Flanders, Belgium, has approved the purchase of 92 standard (12 m) electric buses from BYD Europe.The order represents an investment of more than €43 million. This order of 92 standard e-buses follows the awarding by De Lijn’s board... Read more →

Ballard Power Systems signed a new Long-Term Supply Agreement (LTSA) with NFI Group Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions in North America and Europe. The agreement marks a new phase in the established partnership between Ballard and NFI, focused on... Read more →

Metro Vancouver diesel buses transitioning to renewable diesel

In Canada, Vancounver’s TransLink is introducing renewable diesel into its bus fleet as a cleaner fuel option, in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As a low-carbon fuel, renewable diesel offers up to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to fossil fuel diesel. The Surrey Transit... Read more →

The transport company EMT Madrid has ordered 20 low-entry Urbino 9 LE electric buses and 30 Urbino 12 electric buses. Deliveries will be completed by the end of July 2024. EMT Madrid already has 250 Urbino 12 CNG buses and 60 Urbino 12 electric buses in its fleet. With the... Read more →

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlin’s public transport company, has placed an order for 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses. The buses will be delivered in 2024 and 2025. The order can be extended by up to a further 650 articulated e-buses. The contract was awarded as part of a framework agreement,... Read more →

The California Energy Commission (CEC), through its Clean Transportation Program, has granted a $2.9-million award to a project team led by The Mobility House to implement 12 bidirectional chargers at four California school locations. The project, termed “Replicable V2X Deployment For Schools (RVXDS),” will utilize school bus fleets to mitigate... Read more →

Solaris to supply 105 electric buses to Milan

Solaris Bus & Coach has secured another contract to supply electric vehicles to Milan. This time, the Italian city will receive 105 Urbino 18 electric buses. Consequently, the public transport operator ATM Milano has become one of the largest recipients of zero-emission buses featuring the Solaris brand. The delivery of... Read more →

IVECO BUS, the urban, intercity and tourist bus brand of Iveco Group N.V., has signed a contract to supply 153 new electric buses to Azienda Trasporti Milanesi S.p.A. (ATM), Milan‘s public transport company. The E-WAY model selected by ATM is a night-time charging version equipped with the latest NMC battery... Read more →

BC Hydro announces vehicle-to-grid pilot project for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

BC Hydro announced Canada’s first vehicle-to-grid pilot project for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The bidirectional charging trial project for medium-sized vehicles such as buses, and heavy-duty vehicles like transport trucks, is the first of its kind in the province, and the country. BC Hydro is working with testing and research... Read more →

Solaris has delivered 7 Urbino 9 LE low-entry electric buses to the German city of Erlangen. This marks the first order from Germany for the brand’s shortest model. This bus can also be used on suburban routes, providing flexibility to operators in managing their bus lines. The buses are powered... Read more →

Irizar e-mobility is diving into the international market and will supply 32 100% electric zero-emissions buses to the state of Yucatán in Mexico. The first units will be put into operation on 30 December in the Va-y-Ven public transport system. The route will be 100% electric, unique in Latin American... Read more →

Solaris Bus & Coach and the Warsaw Public Transport Authority (ZTM) signed a contract for the delivery of 12 articulated Urbino 18 electric buses in 2024-2025, adding to the existing fleet of 150 electric buses from Solaris already serving the public transport network in the capital of Poland since 2015.... Read more →

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation and Generate Capital, a sustainable investment and operating company, have formed a joint venture (JV) named Clean Bus Solutions, LLC to meet the increasing demand for electric school buses and accelerate the adoption of clean transportation of students in North America. The joint venture’s... Read more →

LG Energy Solution and Impact Clean Power Technology sign multi-year NCM battery module supply agreement for electric buses in Europe

LG Energy Solution and Impact Clean Power Technology (ICPT), a supplier of heavy-duty battery systems for public transportation, signed a supply agreement for NCM lithium-ion battery modules. Over the next three years, LG Energy Solution will deliver around 200,000 units of battery modules manufactured at its Wroclaw plant in Poland... Read more →