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Please note: The LCEB accreditation scheme has now been superseded by the Low Emission Bus accreditation scheme which compares GHG savings with conventional Euro V diesel buses rather than Euro III buses for the LCEB scheme.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

241 news articles found  [Displaying 81 to 90]

  • Bombardier secures first order for wireless charging system

    28/02/2014

    Bombardier is aiming to break into the bus market this year by securing its first order for a wireless system it has developed to charge electric vehicles.
    The manufacturer is planning to start selling one of the most advanced charging systems in the world to public transport authorities on the back of commercial trials that will start next month.

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  • India's first electric bus starts running in Bangalore

    27/02/2014

    The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) introduced the country’s first electric zero-emission bus in the city on Thursday.

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  • Nottingham council bus fleet to go fully electric

    11/02/2014

    Nottingham City Council is to buy 11 more electric buses, thanks to £1.5 million of funding from the Department for Transport. 

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  • Southeast Asia's largest electric bus order awarded to BYD

    10/02/2014

    Malaysia's Prasarana Transit has announced that BYD Ltd won the bid to supply 15 new battery electric transit buses. The 15 electric buses will be operated by Rapid KL, a Prasarana subsidiary, to be used as shuttle buses on capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur’s first BRT line exclusively for electric buses. As one of Malaysia's largest public transportation groups, Prasarana is responsible for the management and planning of Malaysia metro, buses and other public transportation assets.

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  • Green transport for Johannesburg

    10/02/2014

    Green public transport is now a reality in Johannesburg after two Metro buses were equipped with compressed natural gas.
     
    Metro Bus chief financial officer Sabata Makoele said the buses would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by using diesel dual fuel technology. The city opted for the technology as the most appropriate for commuter buses, which will be implemented in its Metrobus and Rea Vaya bus fleets.

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  • UITP launch Zero Emission Urban Bus System project

    23/01/2014

    A strong commitment for cleaner urban transport was demonstrated with the launch of the Zero Emission Urban Bus System (ZeEUS) project, one of the largest electromobility projects funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. 

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  • FirstGroup to cut fuel costs with hybrid bus order

    18/01/2014

    FirstGroup announced it is to spend £70m on 425 buses, including new hybrid and electric buses that are designed to deliver deep cuts in carbon emissions and fuel costs.

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  • São Paulo to introduce its first fleet of fully electric buses

    15/01/2014

    São Paulo is preparing to roll out its first fleet of fully electric buses in an effort to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of the transport system. The city has already begun phasing out fossil fuel-powered buses as part of its goal to have the entire municipal bus fleet run on renewable fuels by 2018.

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  • Wireless electric buses arrive in Milton Keynes

    09/01/2014

    Baroness Susan Kramer, the Minister of State for Transport, launched an all-electric bus route in Milton Keynes that will test whether electric buses can perform on a par with their diesel counterparts in a real world operational environment. 

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  • Electric buses hit the streets in London

    20/12/2013

    Two electric buses have hit the streets of London as part of a trial to see if the technology is suitable for shorter routes around the capital.

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