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Berlin orders 15 Solaris electric buses

Berlin’s public transit operator BVG has ordered fifteen 12-meter electric buses from the Polish manufacturer Solaris. The new e-buses will arrive in the German capital in 2019, joining five Solaris electric buses already in BVG’s fleet. The Berlin battery buses will be powered by axles with integrated traction motors, and will use a set of… Read more »

Spanish train maker CAF to acquire Polish bus builder Solaris

Spanish rail equipment manufacturer CAF plans to acquire Polish bus builder Solaris, a move intended to “broaden the company’s range of products in electric mobility and multimodal door-to-door solutions.” Solaris is a global supplier of legacy and electric buses with a presence in 32 countries and a workforce of more than 2,300. Its main markets… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 50 electric buses from Irizar and BYD

The city of Madrid has confirmed plans to phase out all diesel buses. By January 2023, the Spanish capital’s entire fleet will be made up of electric, natural gas and hybrid buses. Transit agency Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT) ordered 30 BYD electric buses last September. Now EMT has awarded a tender for… Read more »

ZF CeTrax electric drive goes into production

ZF has announced that the production of its CeTrax electric drive will start in the third quarter of 2020. CeTrax will be ZF’s second electric drive to go into volume production. Bus builder Solaris has chosen CeTrax to power its new Urbino 15 LE electric bus. “CeTrax is another building block on the way to… Read more »

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Letter from Italy: Tiny EVs rule, cops get charged

Tourists love Europe for its endless variety: just cross a border and you’ll encounter a different language, different architecture, different food – and a different mix of electric vehicles. On this summer’s trip, I visited Amsterdam, which has a huge variety of electrified transportation options; Switzerland, a car-loving country where Teslas are slowly but surely… Read more »

Voith’s electric drive system for buses incorporates self-learning energy management

Drivetrain specialist Voith has designed a drive system that uses self-learning energy management to increase efficiency and range. Although the system was originally designed for a Solaris Urbino Bus, it is compatible with many other battery technologies and vehicles, including articulated buses. The system will be introduced to the public at the upcoming IAA Commercial… Read more »

Polish city orders 30 battery-equipped trolleybuses

The city of Gdynia in Poland has ordered 30 battery-equipped trolleybuses from the Polish firm Solaris Bus & Coach, at a total cost of around $28 million. In addition to traditional trolleybus drivelines, which draw power from overhead wires, the new Solaris buses will be fitted with batteries that enable driving off the traction line…. Read more »

The inevitability of electric buses

Electric transit buses enter the fast-follower market stage as the leaders work to remove the last barriers to adoption. Q&A with Proterra’s Ryan Popple and ABB’s Daan Nap on the state of the market and charging standards in North America and Europe. With each passing year, more decision makers are realizing that city buses are an… Read more »

European electric bus manufacturers agree on open charging interface

As more European cities begin trials of battery-electric buses, a group of bus manufacturers and charging infrastructure providers has agreed to develop voluntary charging standards in advance of official regulations. The objective is to ensure reliability and compatibility across bus brands and charging systems. The European body CEN-CENELEC and the international standards organization ISO/IEC are… Read more »