Buses World News
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SCANIA's INVESTMENT * Europe - In Brazil
* Sweden - Scania CV AB, invest $800 Million in Brazil
--- The scheduled investment should guarantee the technological evolution of the Brazilian unit. Scania thus reinforces its strategy of making Brazil a mirror of its Swedish plants... The plant in São Paulo has become an export platform for Scania and it supplies 30 markets in Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Scania has launched recently its laboratory to develop, test and certify engines in Brazil. The new research area demanded and investment of U$12 million (R$40 million). In 2015, it also announced a new facility for painting and assembling trucks cabins, with and investment of R$96 million...
Södertälje, Sweden - Busworld.org - 3 MAY 2017
Labels: busmakers news Sweden
VDL ELECTRIC BUSES * Europe - Double decker ones, for Transdev
* The Netherlands - VDL gets order for largest electric bus fleet in Europe
--- Dutch public transport company Connexxion has placed an order with VDL Bus & Coach for no fewer than 100 Citeas SLFA Electric. This is the largest order for electric buses in VDL's history and gives Connexxion and its parent company Transdev the largest electric bus fleet in Europe. The order also includes 18 VDL Futuras FDD2. It is the first time that double-deckers will be used for public transport in the Netherlands... All the buses and coaches are destined for the Amstelland-Meerlanden concession in the province of North Holland, a concession characterized by huge passenger demand. The 100 electric Citeas will be deployed for the bus lines serving Schiphol and the surrounding area and on bus rapid transit lines within the concession area... With a length of 14.1 metres, there is room for 86 seats. The door constructions will be adapted to the demanding public transport work. To optimize the flow of passengers and entry and exit, displays will be placed on the outside to show where free seats are still available...
(Photo: A VDL Citea-Electric double decker bus 2017) -- Valkenswaard, Netherlands - Busworld.org - 28 April 2017
Labels: busmakers news Europe, electric buses makers
ELECTRIC BUSES * Europe - By Solaris Bus and Coach S.A.
* Poland - First Solaris electric buses for France
--- By the end of this year, two Solaris Urbino 8,9 LE electric buses will arrive in the French city of Frontignon, on the south coast of the country. The emission free vehicles will use the traditional plug-in technology to charge their 160 kWh batteries. France will therefore become the eighth European country to use these products from Solaris... The city transport operator, Thau Agglo, decided to purchase the buses after the positive tests of the 8,9 meter Solaris buses which took place in the city in the beginning of 2017. Both buses will be equipped with several comfort and safety enhancing features, such as air conditioning, ecological LED lightening and monitoring system. The total amount of battery buses contracted by Solaris, including the two for Frontignon, has risen to 116. That puts the Polish manufacturer in the European top, regarding the electric buses sales...
Bolechowo, Poland - Busworld.org - 30 April 2017
Labels: busmakers news Europe, electric buses makers
VOLVO BUSES * Sweden: Sold to Panama City
* Stockholm - Volvo sells 203 city buses to Panama City
--- Volvo Bus Corporation has sold 203 city bus chassis to the urban public transportation system of Panama City. After the delivery, nearly 1,500 Volvo buses will be running in the capital of Panama. The purchase is a continuation of the delivery made in 2010 of over one thousand Volvo vehicles to Panama... Volvo’s low-floor chassis model is 13.2 m long and equipped with high technology. In addition to EBS brake systems, they are equipped with ESP, the electronic stability program which significantly reduces the possibility of skidding or tipping over... The buses will have air conditioning, Wi-Fi and seats with seatbelts. They will also feature the Fleet Manager, Volvo’s fleet management software that enables operators to control a number of functionalities in the vehicle: fuel consumption and type of driving used by the driver, on-line reports on the vehicle’s position, average speed for the fleet, engine rpms, etc. ...
Stockholm, Sweden - Busworld.org - 22 April 2017
Labels: buses sales, busmakers news Sweden
SOLARIS BUSES * Europe: Ordered by Dutch's Connexxion
* The Netherlands - Solaris enters Dutch bus market
--- A total of 40 new Solaris Urbino 18 articulated buses will be ordered from Solaris by Connexxion, a large Dutch owned by Transdev. This is the first ever order won by Solaris on the Dutch market... Under the agreement 40 Urbino buses are going to be delivered by the end of this year. All vehicles purchased by Connexxion are articulated buses to be equipped with a well known Dutch engines – DAF. Propulsion unit comply with the strict Euro 6 emission standards... The new Solaris Urbino 18 buses will be used in region Amstelland-Meerlanden, within so called R-net public transport system...
(Photo: A new Solaris Bus "Urbino") -- Amstelland-Meerlanden, The Netherlands - Busworld.org - 23 April 2017
Labels: busmakers news Europe
MAN BUSES' * Europe: Purchased by MOVIA
* Denmark - MAN Lions's City GL CNG buses for Copenhagen
--- MAN Truck and Bus AG Trafikselskabet Movia (Movia), a major Danish public transport agency serving Copenhagen and the surrounding district is deploying 41 articulated MAN Lion’s City GL CNG buses on the new BRT line in the city’s north. Since Movia does not itself own any vehicles, Arriva will be operating the line on its behalf... With room for up to 150 passengers and five automatic sliding doors, the buses will help to speed up local public transport in Copenhagen as they run from Herlev through the city centre to the airport. With more than 20 million passengers a year and up to 75,000 passengers a day, the ‘City Line’ is the busiest line in the north of Denmark’s capital... The 310 HP (228 kW) city buses are fuelled with biogas. This means that MAN’s Lion’s City GL A40 CNGs have extremely low-emissions, making them a climate-friendly and economical mobility solution for urban transport...
Copenhagen, Denmark - Busworld.org - 16 April 2017
Labels: busmakers news Europe, public transport systems
CUMMINS & EATON * USA: New 50-50 joint venture
* Ohio - Cummins and Eaton in driveline JV
--- Cummins and Eaton are expanding their partnership in vehicle powertrains with the establishment of a new 50-50 joint venture that will be called Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies... Under the terms of the agreement, Eaton will receive $600 million in cash from Cummins for 50 percent interest in the joint venture... Since 2013, Cummins and Eaton have partnered in the development of a range of SmartAdvantage powertrain systems for heavy-duty trucks. The powertrains combine Cummins diesel engines with Eaton’s transmissions... The joint venture will design, assemble, sell and support all future medium-duty and heavy-duty automated transmissions for the commercial vehicle market...
Beachwood, Ohio, USA - WikipediaBusworld.org - 20 APR 2017
Labels: engine makers