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29 Apr 2016

SIX EU-FUNDED ELECTRIC BUSES ENTER OPERATION IN BONN

SIX EU-FUNDED ELECTRIC BUSES ENTER OPERATION IN BONN Two out of six electric buses subsidized from the EU funds will soon start operation in the Bonn bus network in the test mode. Ashok Sridharan, the Mayor of Bonn, and Heinz Jürgen Reining, Managing Director of SWB Nahverkehrsgesellschaft SWB bus and train, inaugurated a demonstration project ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus Systems) in Bonn. The ZeEUS project, co-funded by the European Union, encompasses ten European cities, in which suitainability and cost-effectiveness of electric buses are examined and compared to diesel buses.



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27 Apr 2016

UQM TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEAL WITH COLOMBIAN CREATTI LABS

UQM TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEAL WITH COLOMBIAN CREATTI LABS UQM Technologies, Inc. announced entry into the South American market with a key business relationship in Colombia with Creatti Labs SAS, an electric vehicle integrator that is designing the next generation EV transportation systems for Colombia and other South American markets. Creatti Labs and UQM are collaborating on an electric transit bus platform for the major bus operators in Cali, Medellin and Bogota, which are the three major transportation systems in Colombia.



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22 Apr 2016

NEW SCANIA INTERLINK HIGH DECKER ROLLED OUT

NEW SCANIA INTERLINK HIGH DECKER ROLLED OUT The first new-generation Scania Interlink High Decker coach has just rolled off the production line. These buses will later this spring be in operation with the Norwegian operator JVB. uilt at Scania’s production centre in Lahti, Finland, Scania Interlink High Decker joins the new Interlink family of low, medium and high deckers. Based on the hugely successful Scania OmniExpress, it features the unmistakably attractive Scania styling.



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20 Apr 2016

CUMMINS-LED TEAM TO DEVELOP PLUG-IN HYBRID THAT REDUCES FUEL USE BY 50 PERCENT

CUMMINS-LED TEAM TO DEVELOP PLUG-IN HYBRID THAT REDUCES FUEL USE BY 50 PERCENT Cummins Inc. announced the company was awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50 percent over conventional Class 6 vehicles. When fully loaded, Class 6 vehicles weigh between approximately 19,000 and 26,000 pounds and typical examples include school buses or single axle work trucks.



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