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Transitioning to electric transport solutions has its obvious benefits, ranging from reduced environmental impacts to lower operating costs.  However, it is not an easy leap to make. The operator of an urban bus network converting to zero-emissions technology, for example, would have to consider factors such as vehicle acquisition and suitability, charging infrastructure, power supply, Continue reading Uptake of electric bus uptake bolstered by turnkey electrification, lofty goals, fresh funding

Zero-emissions transport company Nexport has announced it will build an electric vehicle plant in the South Highlands of New South Wales (NSW).  The $A700 million facility will be built on a 51-hectare site in the town of Moss Vale. The construction work alone is expected to employ 700 people and, once operational, Nexport expects the Continue reading NSW to get electric bus factory

Californian heavy electric vehicle manufacturer Proterra has unveiled a new electric bus called the ZX5 that is claimed to be capable of a substantial 529km battery range between charges. The company says its fifth-generation electric bus has been specifically engineered to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of customers, with a design that maximises the amount Continue reading Electric bus fleets continue to grow, spurred on by new models and ever-advancing tech

Growing global electric bus fleet aided by tech, manufacturers and infrastructure Cast your eye over a car manufacturer’s website and you’ll no doubt see myriad environmentally friendly offerings.  All-electric variants, hybrid models and even the odd hydrogen-powered derivative are growing in number as the industry strives to cut emissions, meet government targets and avoid penalties.  Continue reading Electric buses paving the way to cleaner cities

Adelaide Airport has announced plans for an all-electric bus fleet, which may be introduced as early as 2021.  The new buses will be used for both the land- and air-side sections of the airport and will help it meet its sustainability targets. If everything goes to plan, Adelaide Airport could also be the first airport Continue reading Electric buses for Adelaide airport

Mercedes engineers grapple with passenger comfort for eCitaro bus Keeping bus interiors at the right temperature is a substantial task at the best of times, considering the huge internal volume, large glass area, frequent door-openings and constantly changing passenger loads.  According to Mercedes-Benz, the overall energy consumption of a city bus doubles at -10°C compared Continue reading How to heat and cool an EV bus