BUSMAKERS NEWS * WORLDWIDE
* Poland - Solaris Electric Bus is capable of 100 km. emission free travel
(Photo: A Solaris Urbino electric)
Bolechowo, Poland -Busworld (Belgium) -31 May 2012: -- The Solaris Urbino electric bus, with its drive system supplied by Solaris partner Vossloh Kiepe, is capable of 100 km emission-free travel without any need for recharging... The Solaris Urbino electric was first presented in a midibus version in autumn 2011 and already won the Gold Medal for Best Product at Transexpo exhibition. A pre-production vehicle, based on the Solaris Alpino 8.9 LE midibus, currently undergoes demanding trials. Experience gained in this test programme is used in the design of the next vehicles, which will start their operation over the next months. Combined with innovative rapid-charging solutions, Solaris electric buses are set to be fully capable, eco-friendly alternatives to diesel buses.
* Switzerland - The first fuel-cell buses with hybrid technology go into regular service in
(Photo: The Citaro Fuelcell 2012)
Brugg,Aargau,Swiss -Busworld -30 May 2012: -- PostAuto Schweiz AG has become the first company in Switzerland to deploy fuel-cell technology for public road transport. Since the end of 2011, five Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid models have been serving on routes in and around Brugg (in the canton of Aargau) as PostAuto vehicles. Over the next five years, PostAuto will test the fuel-cell drive, using clean hydrogen as fuel. The dense network of routes operated by PostAuto around Brugg is ideally suited to the test in terms of both topography and routing, with a mixture of city traffic, country roads and village streets...
* Canada - Government to test clean vehicle technologies
(Photo: Novabus hybride)
Ottawa,ONT,CAN -Busworld -29 May 2012: -- The Canadian Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced that the Government of Canada is continuing its commitment to advance clean vehicle technologies and work with the automotive industry to make safe, clean and innovative transportation options available to Canadians. Over the next several years, the automotive industry will introduce a range of innovations to improve vehicle safety and to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations...
* Belgium - Van Hool presents the Exqui.City design mettis
(Photo: Van Hool EquiCity Mettes)
Brussels,Belgium -Busworld -4 June 2012: -- Van Hool, the Belgian bus, coach and industrial vehicle manufacturer, has been previewing the Exqui.City Design Mettis at Transports Publics, the biennial European mobility exhibition in Paris. It is a 24 metre long, bi-articulated bus with a (diesel-electric) hybrid drive system that will be used for public transport in and round the city of Metz (France) from September 2013. Mettis, Metz’s public transport project, has ordered 27 Exqui.City bi-articulated, diesel-electric hybrid buses...
* Sweden - Martin Lundstedt appointed CEO of Scania
* Germany - First series production Citaro Euro VI for Wiesbaden
(Photo: Mercedes Citaro Euro 6 2012)
Wiesbaden,Germany -Busworld -1 June 2012: -- ESWE, the local public transport company of Wiesbaden, Germany has taken delivery of the first citybus meeting the future Euro VI emission standard in a handover ceremony attended by Dr. Helmut Müller, Lord Mayor of the provincial capital of Wiesbaden. A further two vehicles are due to be delivered. These are the first series production buses to go into operation featuring the clean Euro 6 technology...
* China - Youngman plans to invest in Viseon
(Photo: Viseon trolleybus)
Pilsting, Germany -Busworld -31 May 2012: -- Viseon Bus GmbH, Pilsting, Germany, and China Youngman Automobile Group Co., Ltd of Jinhua / China have signed an investment agreement, which stipulates that the Chinese automobile and truck company will become majority shareholder of the German bus manufacturer, which was founded in 2008. This was announced by the managements of the two companies on 31 May 2012...
* USA - Luxfer showed AF Cylinders at Busworld Istanbul
(Photo: Optare Luxfer buses)
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