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23 Jan 2017

ALSTOM INVESTS IN DRIVERLESS VEHICLE EASY MILE

ALSTOM INVESTS IN DRIVERLESS VEHICLE EASY MILE French urban public transport equipment manufacturer Alstom is investing $14.8 million, and thus taking a minority stake, in EasyMile, an innovative start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. The investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase. In parallel, Alstom and EasyMile have signed a commercial partnership agreement aiming at joining their forces to provide integrated solutions for urban transportation. Alstom will be present at EasyMile’s board.



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20 Jan 2017

VOLKSWAGEN TRUCK & BUS INCREASES SALES TO 184,000 VEHICLES IN 2016

VOLKSWAGEN TRUCK & BUS INCREASES SALES TO 184,000 VEHICLES IN 2016 Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold around 184,000 trucks and buses under the MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands in fiscal year 2016. This marks a 3 percent increase over the previous year. Of this, MAN Truck & Bus accounted for 83,200 vehicles, 5 percent up on the previous year. Scania unit sales rose by 6 percent over the previous year to 81,350 trucks and buses. On the other hand, unit sales at Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus contracted by roughly 17 percent to 20,370 vehicles, reflecting the protracted difficult economic situation in South America, particularly Brazil.



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18 Jan 2017

BYD MIGHT DELIVER ELECTRIC BUSES TO ARGENTINA

BYD MIGHT DELIVER ELECTRIC BUSES TO ARGENTINA Chinese electric b us manufacturer BYD has been officially selected as the recommended company by the evaluation committee in Argentina for the purchase of 50 electric buses on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. The tender was launched as a pilot project for the introduction of electric public transport in different cities throughout the country. The bid evaluation committee chose BYD amongst a pool of 5 bidders for its successful 12-meter electric bus, which is already widely used in cities such as London, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, etc.



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