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06 Nov 2016

VOLVO DEVELOPS DOUBLE DECK ELECTRIC HYBRID

VOLVO DEVELOPS DOUBLE DECK ELECTRIC HYBRID Volvo Bus widens its growing electromobility range, with the B5LHC Double Deck Electric Hybrid chassis. It builds on the success of the Volvo 7900 single deck Electric Hybrid bus launched in 2014, and is an extension of the well-proven technology used as standard in the Volvo B5LH Hybrid. The difference lies in a more powerful electric motor, increased capacity lithium ion battery rated at 19kWh and equipment for opportunity charging.



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04 Nov 2016

MARCOPOLO DOUBLEDECKER FOR MEXICAN TRANSPORT OPERATOR

MARCOPOLO DOUBLEDECKER FOR MEXICAN TRANSPORT OPERATOR Marcopolo and Polomex, its bus production operation in Mexico, are completing the development of a unique double-decker coach, which will initially be provided for IAMSA, one of the main transport operators in that country. The new Marcopolo MP 180 MX is exclusively for the Mexican market and incorporates technological innovations and novel items to meet customer demands. It also offers superior standards of comfort, safety, and ergonomics.



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03 Nov 2016

BOSCH VISIONX WILL TURN ROADS INTO DATA HIGHWAYS

BOSCH VISIONX WILL TURN ROADS INTO DATA HIGHWAYS Bosch presented recently 40-ton smart device in the form of a truck tractor – all part of its VisionX concept study on the future of commercial vehicles. “Connected, electrified, and automated – that’s the future of trucks and buses. And that’s what Bosch has encapsulated in VisionX,” says Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. One of the many technologies envisaged in VisionX is platooning. Besides making life easier for drivers on long journeys, this also represents a significant safety improvement. What’s more, platooning offers a major boost to transport efficiency.



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31 Oct 2016

BYD TO SUPPLY ELECTRIC BUSES TO CAPE TOWN

BYD TO SUPPLY ELECTRIC BUSES TO CAPE TOWN Renewable energy technology company BYD has won a bid to supply a fleet of 11 battery electric buses to the city of Cape Town, South Africa. This city aims to become the first city on the African continent to use electric buses for public transport. The city’s transport administration will initially use the easy access 12-metre-long buses as an express service on a 35 to 40-kilometre route between the city’s central business district and the Metro South East region (Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain).



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