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Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Solaris’s new Urbino 9 LE electric bus

Polish bus builder Solaris has unveiled its latest vehicle, the 9-metre low-entry Urbino 9 LE electric. It’s designed both for city and intercity routes, and Solaris calls it “an excellent link between the urban and suburban road network across conurbations.” The new e-bus has been standardized with all Solaris’s other 4th-generation vehicles. Alongside the Urbino… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility

The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Austin transit agency orders 197 electric buses

Capital Metro, the transit agency serving Austin, Texas, has approved the purchase of 197 new electric buses, which will expand its zero-emission bus fleet to more than 200 units. The agency’s eventual goal is to convert its entire fleet of more than 400 buses to zero-emission. The new buses, from Proterra and New Flyer,  support both plug-in… Read more »

Equipmake and Beulas unveil electric double-decker bus with 250-mile range

Vehicle electrification specialist Equipmake and Spanish coachbuilder Beulas have partnered to develop an electric double-decker bus. The new Jewel E features an electric powertrain designed and developed at Equipmake’s facility in Norfolk, UK, along with a body produced by Beulas in Girona, Spain. Equipmake’s Zero Emission Drivetrain (ZED) is modular and scalable, capable of supporting… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility

The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Oregon’s Lane Transit orders 19 New Flyer electric buses and charging infrastructure

The Lane Transit District, which serves the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon metro area, has placed an order with New Flyer (a subsidiary of the NFI Group) for 19 battery-electric 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes 6 depot chargers and commissioning by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions. The order follows New Flyer’s recent delivery of… Read more »

Wrightspeed partners with Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses and trucks to electrified drive

Wrightspeed, the firm founded by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, builds electric powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Now the company has announced an agreement with vehicle manufacturer Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses, trucks and specialty vehicles to EVs and/or PHEVs. The companies aim to produce 5,000 vehicles over the next five years. For the… Read more »

Otokar presents e-Kent C electric bus, with batteries from Webasto

Turkish bus manufacturer Otokar presented its new e-Kent C electric bus at the recent IAA Mobility show in Munich, with an eye to winning more orders from European bus operators. In the coming months, Otokar will organize roadshows and demos in Europe for the e-Kent C, which is already in serial production. The name “Kent”… Read more »

GreenPower’s BEAST electric Type D school bus features an integrated body and chassis design

GreenPower Motor Company (NASDAQ: GP), a manufacturer of EVs serving the cargo and delivery, shuttle, transit and school bus markets, unveiled a new purpose-built electric school bus at the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California. The BEAST (Battery Electric Automotive School Transportation) is a 40-foot Type D battery-electric school bus that can… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz launches electric bus chassis for Brazilian market

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric bus chassis developed for the Brazilian market. The eO500U chassis will be launched in 2022 for Brazil and Latin America, and will also be commercialized in Europe and Oceania. The new chassis was developed by Mercedes’s Brazilian engineering team, and has been extensively tested in Germany. It is a… Read more »