* 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...
* Swiss - Filling station for fuel cell postbuses in operation
Brugg,Aargau,Swiss -Swiss Post (PR) -22 May 2012: -- PostBus Switzerland Ltd has launched the first Swiss hydrogen filling station in Brugg (Aargau). It supplies fuel for the vehicles that PostBus has been using since December 2011 to test fuel cell technology for public transport. The gaseous hydrogen is produced directly at the filling station. All the electricity needed to generate the hydrogen comes from renewable energy sources...
* 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
(Photo: Martin Lundstedt)
Södertälje,Sweden -Busworld -3 June 2012: -- The Board of Directors of Scania has appointed Martin Lundstedt new President and Chief Executive Officer of Scania AB. He takes up his new position on 1 September 2012 and succeeds Leif Östling, who has been appointed member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. Changes will also be made in Scania’s Executive Board on the same date...
* 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...
* South Korea - Borgwarner two-stage Turbocharging System for Hyundai Diesel Engines
(Photo: Borg Warner turbocharger)
Seoul,SK -Busworld -28 May 2012: -- Boosted by BorgWarner’s regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging technology, the 5.9-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine from Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) is the first commercial vehicle engine in Asia equipped with a two-stage turbocharging system... BorgWarner’s award-winning R2S system provides outstanding performance, significantly boosts fuel economy and helps the engine comply with Euro 5 emissions standards. Since late 2010, the 260 HP (194 kW) diesel engine has powered medium-duty urban buses and trucks in South Korea including the Aero Town and Green City...
* USA - Luxfer showed AF Cylinders at Busworld Istanbul
(Photo: Optare Luxfer buses)
Riverside,CAL,USA -Busworld (Belgium) -24 May 2012: -- Luxfer Gas Cylinders, an international
manufacturer of lightweight, fuel-efficient carbon composite cylinders
and systems for containment of compressed natural gas (CNG), exhibited
its innovative, space-saving alternative fuel systems at the recent
Busworld International Trade Fair in Istanbul, Turkey... Luxfer’s commitment to alternative
fuel and bulk gas transportation markets resulted in record sales in
2011 of lightweight, aluminium-lined carbon composite cylinders for
containment of CNG, biomethane and other alternative fuels. Luxfer is
providing efficient gas-transportation solutions to a growing number of
bus and truck original equipment manufacturers, vehicle converters and
gas companies in North America, South America, Europe and Asia...
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