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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  • Stagecoach Plan for Flywheels in Cambridge

    26/01/2016

    As part of their Low Emission Bus Scheme application, Stagecoach have requested £5m to support the rollout of 89 double decker Euro VI Flywheel Hybrids. The funding would support the plan for £17m investment from the operator into their Cambridge bus fleet to aid the reduction of congestion and improve air quality in the city centre.

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  • New Plug-in Hybrid "Geo-Fencing" Buses set for service in Bristol

    11/01/2016

    Two "Virtual Electric" ADL Plug-In Hybrids Electric Buses (PHEB) were launched in Bristol this week following the city's successful year as the European Green Capital. The 'zero emissions capable' buses have GPS tracking linked to the engine, which can swtich to run on diesel or electricity, depending on location. Additionally, the bus will be charged both overnight in the depot and wirelessly at the end of the route to ensure that the bus will run on electric for as long as possible.

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  • BYD has Largest Electric Fleet in Europe - Schipol, Amsterdam

    29/11/2015

    35 BYD electric buses are in full service at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, representing Europe's largest dedicated fleet of e-buses. Since the first BYD bus began operations at the airport, 338,000km have alread been covered, with an average energy consumption of 1.2kWh/km representing a saving of 321 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • First Group trials GKN Flywheel hybrids in Scotland

    20/11/2015

    As part of their £77.7 investment in new buses, First Group has purchased five Alexander Dennis 400 Hybrid models. The buses have a GKN Hybrid power flywheel installed as part of the Gyro System which captures energy when the bus brakes. The buses will run on the 'UniLink' route that services the University of Stirling in Scotland.

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  • More Volvo LCEBs for London in 2015.

    01/10/2015

    66 Volvo B5LH Hybrid buses have been added to Transport for London's fleet in 2015 so far. A total of 55 Volvos will be operated by Go-Ahead London predominately in South London, with the remaining 11 run by Tower Transit in the east of the capital. This takes the total hybrid buses in London close to 1500, which is roughly half the number of hybrids in the whole of the UK.

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  • London to trial world’s first electric double decker

    22/07/2015

    A London trial of the world's first electric double-decker bus was announced by the Mayor of London at the first global Clean Bus Summit in London. The double decker buses are made by Chinese manufacturer BYD, which recently revealed the C9, an electric bus which has a range of close to 200 miles. 

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  • Australia unveils electric bus

    22/07/2015

    The first purely electric bus to be designed and built in Australia was revealed last month. The ‘eBus’ has a range of 200km with a maximum passenger capacity of 50 people.

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  • Solar Panels on bus roofs proves useful

    22/07/2015

    Researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have demonstrated that solar panels on a hybrid bus roof can give positive payback results for all three important aspects of bus operations; financial, energy and carbon.

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  • $222m deal for Canadian hybrid buses

    22/07/2015

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MTBA) board of directors Monday approved a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 325 hybrid and gas buses to replace part of the current fleet.

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  • Electric Bus manufacturer receives $55m boost

    22/07/2015

    US Electric Bus Manufacturer Proterra has raised $55m in equity in a Series D round of financing, illustrating that US investors are taking the growth and development of clean bus technologies very seriously.

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