Market Monitoring

This section provides the latest market news for low carbon buses in the United Kingdom, the number of vehicles in circulation and where they are in service. You can search for specific items of news by typing in a keyword.

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  • Volvo Buses and ABB to develop hybrid and electric bus fast charging solutions


    Volvo Buses and ABB have partnered to develop fast charging solutions for electric-hybrid and full-electric Volvo buses.

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  • Hybrid Electric Buses in Stockholm


    Volvo, SL (Stockholm Public Transport) and a Swedish power company Vattenfall are going to evaluate the performance of hybrid electric buses in regular bus traffic in Stockholm. A field test involving 8 hybrid electric buses will begin this fall.

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  • Electric buses recharge in 15 seconds


    In Geneva, ABB Sécheron and its partners have concluded a pilot operation of their electric bus system TOSA. Instead of using overhead lines, the buses power up in just 15 seconds at specific stops and at the terminus station. 

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  • Electric buses hit the street in York


    Six electric Optare Versas operated by First are running on a new park-and-ride service in York, launched on 12 June. It takes to six the number of sites around the city, making it one of the largest park-and-ride operations in the UK. 

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  • CNG Filling Station Has Started Operation in Budapest


    Publicly owned gas company Fogáz recently started to operate a second CNG supply point in Budapest. The facility will refuell city buses purchased by Budapest's city-owned public transportation company BKV. The opening continues Budapest’s initiative to adopt natural gas as an environmentally friendly and cost-saving alternative to petrol and diesel-based transport.

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  • Vienna introduces first hybrid buses


    Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transportation company, is in the process of adding six new hybrid buses to its fleet. 

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  • Nottingham adds 17 Optare electric buses to its fleet


    Nottingham City Council has ordered 17 electric buses, which has one of the largest fleets of electric buses for public transport in Europe.

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  • Electric buses for Glasgow


    The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has ordered two Optare battery-electric buses for operation on the half-hourly service which links the city centre with the Riverside transport museum. The buses will cost £456,400 and will be delivered in the autumn.

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  • Manchester invests £3.5m in more hybrids and first electric Optare buses


    Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has ordered 16 more Optare buses, including hybrids and electric models, which will bring the total to 115 low carbon Optare buses operating in the area.

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  • All City Buses in Seoul Will Go Green


    Seoul city has announced that the replacement of 8,750 city buses in total from existing diesel buses to clean natural gas-fuelled buses would be completed upon replacing 13 more this year.

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