Buses

Girardin acquires School Lines, Blue Bird dealer for the state of Connecticut

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 5:03pm

School Lines Connecticut will continue to offer the complete line of Blue Bird and Micro Bird by Girardin buses and minibuses with their best in class diesel, propane, gas, CNG and electric powertrains.

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  • School Lines Connecticut will continue to offer the complete line of Blue Bird and Micro Bird by Girardin buses and minibuses with their best in class diesel, propane, gas, CNG and electric powertrains.
  • "We are pleased to welcome the School Lines Connecticut team to the Girardin Family of businesses," said Dave Girardin, President of Girardin.
  • "We love to see our dealers reinvesting in the Blue Bird network," said Phil Horlock, President and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation.
  • Girardin has been a Blue Bird Dealer for over 50 years and is a Joint Venture partner with Blue Bird in Micro Bird Corporation which builds all Micro Bird by Girardin minibuses.

DGAP-News: Diesel Buses Become EV Buses - Voltabox Concludes Long-term Retrofit Framework Contract

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:01am

- Voltabox supplies high-performance battery systems for diesel buses and trucks; first conversions of Mercedes Citaro buses already started in 2019

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  • - Voltabox supplies high-performance battery systems for diesel buses and trucks; first conversions of Mercedes Citaro buses already started in 2019
    Delbrck, Germany, February 12, 2020 - Voltabox AG [ISIN DE000A2E4LE9] has secured a long-term framework contract with e-troFit GmbH based on a cooperation that was started last year.
  • As such, Voltabox is now the preferred supplier of high-performance battery systems for e-troFit's conversion solutions for diesel buses.
  • This enables the reduction of emissions in city centers on a broader front," explains Jrgen Pampel, CEO of Voltabox AG.
  • In the past fiscal year, e-troFit nominated Voltabox AG as the supplier of the battery unit for conversion kits for buses and trucks.

Volvo Buses Receives Order for 60 High-capacity Electric Buses From Malmö

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:42am

Nobina has placed an order for 60 high-capacity electric buses which will enter service in Malm next year.

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  • Nobina has placed an order for 60 high-capacity electric buses which will enter service in Malm next year.
  • In a short space of time, we have taken orders for 220 electric buses from two of Sweden's largest cities.
  • The electric high-capacity buses ordered by Nobina in Malm are of the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated model, which was launched in autumn 2019.
  • Delivery of the 60 electric buses will start in January 2021 and all the buses will be delivered by April the same year.

December Market Conditions Underperformed Expectations

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 2:00pm

Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 auction volume increased dramatically in December, and pricing dropped more than expected.

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  • Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 auction volume increased dramatically in December, and pricing dropped more than expected.
  • Trucks sold retail also lost value, as the market continues to lose tolerance for trucks with anything other than low mileage.
  • The medium-duty market was mixed, with cabovers stable, Class 4 conventionals mildly weak and Class 6 conventionals recovering.
  • Since January is typically a slow month for volume, we dont expect much change in the market, said Chris Visser, Commercial Truck Senior Analyst at J.D.

Class 8 Retail Depreciation Relaxed in November

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

Power Valuation Services reported that auction conditions are similar to last month.

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  • Power Valuation Services reported that auction conditions are similar to last month.
  • Depreciation relaxed and pricing movement in the retail channel is only noticeable in trucks about to turn three years old.
  • The medium-duty truck market experienced a mixed month, with cabovers and Class 6 conventionals turning in an unimpressive performance.
  • Power Valuation Services (formerly NADA Used Car Guide) is a leading provider of vehicle valuation products and services to businesses.

Scania Delivers 450 Buses to Abidjan - Studies Local Biofuel Production

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:10am

SDERTLJE, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scania has signed an agreement with the Ivorian Ministry of Transport and SOTRA, the Abidjan Transport Company, to deliver 450 buses.

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  • SDERTLJE, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scania has signed an agreement with the Ivorian Ministry of Transport and SOTRA, the Abidjan Transport Company, to deliver 450 buses.
  • The bus delivery forms part of a major initiative to upgrade SOTRA's fleet and improve public transport in Abidjan, Cte d'Ivoire.
  • "With this agreement, Scania further strengthens its position in West Africa as a provider of sustainable solutions for urban mobility," says Anna Carmo e Silva, Head of Buses and Coaches at Scania.
  • Scania will supply 400 low-entry 13-metre buses and 50 18-metre articulated buses, bodybuilt by Marcopolo.

Volvo Buses Demonstrates Electric Autonomous Solution for Bus Depot

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:01am

GTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Volvo Buses shows the significant potential of autonomous buses in depot.

Key Points: 
  • GTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Volvo Buses shows the significant potential of autonomous buses in depot.
  • The live demonstration, one of the world's first for a 12 m electric and autonomous bus at a bus depot, represents an important milestone in Volvo Buses' autonomous journey towards safer, cleaner and more efficient public transport.
  • "This marks a very important step in our autonomous journey as we now have successfully shown the commercial benefits an autonomous solution can deliver in a bus depot," says Hkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.
  • Volvo Buses believes that part of the answer will be connected, autonomous and electric buses.

Volvo Buses Demonstrates Electric Autonomous Solution for Bus Depot

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:57am

GTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Volvo Buses shows the significant potential of autonomous buses in depot.

Key Points: 
  • GTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Volvo Buses shows the significant potential of autonomous buses in depot.
  • The live demonstration, one of the world's first for a 12 m electric and autonomous bus at a bus depot, represents an important milestone in Volvo Buses' autonomous journey towards safer, cleaner and more efficient public transport.
  • "This marks a very important step in our autonomous journey as we now have successfully shown the commercial benefits an autonomous solution can deliver in a bus depot," says Hkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.
  • Volvo Buses believes that part of the answer will be connected, autonomous and electric buses.

United Kingdom Electric Bus Market Report 2019: UK Market Anticipated to Record a CAGR of 46% During 2020-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:20am

The "United Kingdom Electric Bus Market, By Seating Capacity, By Battery Type (Lead Acid & Lithium Ion), By Application (Intercity; Intracity; & Airport Bus), By Bus Length, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "United Kingdom Electric Bus Market, By Seating Capacity, By Battery Type (Lead Acid & Lithium Ion), By Application (Intercity; Intracity; & Airport Bus), By Bus Length, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • An electric bus is powered by electricity and uses electric motors or traction motors for propulsion.
  • The United Kingdom Electric Bus Market is segmented based on seating type, battery type, application, bus length, region and company.
  • The major player operating in the UK Electric Bus Market are BYD/ADL, Volvo, Optare, Mellor Coachcraft, Pelican Yutong Buses and others.

Buyers Taking Advantage of Ample Supply, J.D. Power Finds

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:36pm

Power Valuation Services reported that the used sleeper tractor market is oversaturated, leading buyers to desire lowest-mileage equipment.

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  • Power Valuation Services reported that the used sleeper tractor market is oversaturated, leading buyers to desire lowest-mileage equipment.
  • The medium-duty truck market remained somewhat unpredictable, with cabovers and Class 4 trucks performing well, and Class 6 conventionals pulling back this month.
  • Power Valuation Services.
  • Power Valuation Services (formerly NADA Used Car Guide) is a leading provider of vehicle valuation products and services to businesses.