Market Monitoring

Please note: The LCEB accreditation scheme has now been superseded by the Low Emission Bus accreditation scheme which compares GHG savings with conventional Euro V diesel buses rather than Euro III buses for the LCEB scheme.

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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  • Los Angeles Metro takes delivery of first electric buses

    16/06/2015

    The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has officially taken delivery of their first 5 battery electric transit buses from BYD. 

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  • Cummins Westport unveils natural gas engine

    16/06/2015

    Cummins Westport Inc. will unveil the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7 litre medium-duty natural gas engine, at ACT Expo in Dallas, Texas, US.The engine is currently in field trials with full production expected to commence in mid-2016, and will be used for school bus, shuttle bus, medium-duty truck and vocational applications.

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  • Six Electric buses for Park & Ride in York

    01/06/2015

    The Park&Ride at Monks Cross near leads is to be served six new electric buses, with help from the fourth round of the Green Bus Fund. The site is operated by First York, who chose local manufacturer Optare’s Versa as their model of choice.

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  • NAFA Fleet Management Association issues new sustainable accreditation standards

    01/05/2015

    In hopes of replicating the standardization model that has overhauled green building, the primary US industry association for commercial vehicle fleet managers this week unveiled a tiered rating system for evaluating and publicizing environmental performance.

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  • Shetland Council commissions hydrogen study

    01/05/2015

    Shetland Islands Council is to carry out a study looking into opportunities to develop projects involving hydrogen, following the lead of Aberdeen, which recently opened the UK’s first wind generated hydrogen refuelling station for buses.

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  • Biodiesel-Electric Hybrid bus in-service in San Francisco

    01/05/2015

    The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), has taken delivery of its first New Flyer Industries electric trolley and biodiesel-electric hybrid buses.

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  • All buses in Amsterdam to be electric by 2025

    01/05/2015

    Amsterdam City Council is planning for all electric bus fleet, with the transition from diesel buses to electric ones to be complete by 2025.

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  • China‚Äôs high speed train company develops ultra-quick charging

    01/05/2015

    China's high-speed train manufacturer, China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation (CSR), unveiled what could be the world's quickest-charging electric bus at the company's industrial base in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang province, on Thursday. The bus runs on a battery that takes just 30 seconds to be fully charged.

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  • BYD predicts record sales in US

    01/05/2015

    BYD Co., the Chinese automaker part-owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., projected it will sell as many as 200 electric buses in the U.S. this year after securing its biggest order from a mass-transit operator.

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  • Elbeit brings batteries to bus market

    01/05/2015

    Elbeit, an Israeli electronics company has developed a high-performance battery technology that could be suitable for electric buses.

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