Cardiff charges ahead with first electric bus trial

It will run along Route Six, taking passengers from the civic centre via the city centre and on to Cardiff Bay

Siemens wins Danish charging points order for electric buses

It will provide up to 40 high power charging (HPC) stations across 45 municipalities

EU greenlights €70m German scheme for electric buses

The German Government’s €70 million (£62m) public support scheme for electric buses and charging infrastructure has been approved by the European Commission. The initiative will support public transport operators until the end of 2021, covering additional costs for buying electric and plug-in hybrid buses rather than conventional diesel buses. To qualify for the support, operators […]

All-electric bus rolls into Manchester

  Manchester is trialling its first 100% electric bus. The Volvo 7900e will be part of the free Metroshuttle service and will be charged using a pantograph, which is attached to the roof of the bus. That’s expected to enable the bus to recharge more easily throughout the day. The eight-week trial will monitor vehicle […]

World record breaking journey for electric bus

  An electric bus has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US. The feat was achieved on 4th September when Proterra’s Catalyst E2 travelled 1,101.2 miles on one charge – in New Carlisle, Indiana. The battery used for the journey had 660MWh of energy storage […]

Electric buses…stopping at a town near you

The government has committed £11 million to bringing electric buses to towns around the country. Local authorities and bus companies in Bristol, York, Brighton, Surrey, Denbighshire and Wiltshire have been awarded the funding under the government’s ‘Low emission bus scheme’ to help them buy 153 cleaner buses. The successful bidders will use the funding to […]

Fully electric bus routes in London by end of the year

The first fully electric bus routes in central London will be rolled out by the end of the year. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced 51 electric buses will operate two routes in the capital in a bid to improve air quality. They will be part of routes 507 and 521, joining the 22 […]

Swiss electric bus charges up in 15s

An electric bus which charges up in 15 seconds has hit the streets of Geneva in Switzerland. In the 15 seconds that people spend getting on and off the bus, the system transfers 2.5kWh. That’s enough to keep the bus on its appointed rounds for another three or four stops. Only when it reaches the […]

Cities ‘could save millions by using electric buses’

Electric buses could help cities save millions for society and the environment. That’s the finding of research by car manufacturer Volvo and KPMG which analysed a city with around 500,000 inhabitants and 400 buses. It stated e-buses would save cities up to SEK100 million (£7.8m) per year. They could also reduce 33,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. […]

Volvo to launch new hybrid electric bus

Volvo is to officially launch its new plug-in hybrid bus this week. It claims the 7900 Electric Hybrid model is silent, cleaner and will lower fuel usage and carbon dioxide by up to 75% compared to a conventional diesel bus. The bus can run for around seven kilometres on an electric motor but also has […]