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14 Jan 2017

DUTCH CONNEXXION EBUS ORDER FOR BYD

The ebuses will enter service in Haarlem city from September 2017. Each bus is expected to cover 85-90,000km a year, with huge savings of emissions of harmful exhaust gases when compared with diesel-powered vehicles (BYD ebuses emit no pollution at all). As well as being emission free the BYD ebuses are much cheaper to operate too thanks to the lower cost of electrical energy. The agreement signed today calls for the in-service support of the buses by BYD for a 10-year period.



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12 Jan 2017

ING CORPORATE INVESTMENTS GETS SHARE IN DUTCH FULL ELECTRIC BUS PIONEER EBUSCO

ING CORPORATE INVESTMENTS GETS SHARE IN DUTCH FULL ELECTRIC BUS PIONEER EBUSCO International law firm Simmons & Simmons advised ING Corporate Investments, the co-investment branch of ING Bank, on their investment in Ebusco B.V., a Dutch company which develops, markets and sells full electric (public transport) buses in the European market. The transaction was structured as a share issuance that resulted in a minority stake in Ebusco for ING CI. The Dutch Government of Economic Affaires supplies financial support to Ebusco.



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11 Jan 2017

VOLKSWAGEN UNVEILS ID BUZZ ELECTRIC MICRO BUS CONCEPT

VOLKSWAGEN UNVEILS ID BUZZ ELECTRIC MICRO BUS CONCEPT Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the VW board, says: “The Volkswagen brand’s big electric offensive begins in the year 2020 with a completely new vehicle architecture. That is when we will be launching an entirely new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles to the market. By 2025 we want to be selling one million of these vehicles annually. We are making electric mobility the new trademark of Volkswagen.”



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