Incase You Missed It! – A Quick January News Round-Up

eCoachManager have put together a few articles from recent news from January 2018.

Incase you missed it here is the round-up from last month!

VDL Confirms Stadtwerke Osnabrück Tender

The Dutch manufacturer has won the contract for electric buses in Germany.

German Stadtwerke Osnabrück announces that VDL Bus and Coach has been selected as its system supplier for the future electrification of the local transport. As the system supplier VDL delivers both the charging stations and the electric buses. The first thirteen of the VDL Citea SLFA Electrics, which will be emitting no harmful substances, and also produce less noise than the regular buses will be delivered in late 2018.

The final product will be running on the 41 lin between Düstrup and Haste.

‘’“With these vehicles, the line will be the first fully electric line in the city centre,” points out Dr Stephan Rolfes of Stadtwerke Osnabrück. A rapid charging station will be placed at both ends of each line, and there will be another in the municipal bus depot. “In addition to the rapid charging stations, the bus depot will be equipped with 14 additional charging stations this year,” he added.’’

Eminox Upgrades Its 400 Buses For London’s Low Emission Bus Zones

Eminox which is based in Lincolnshire has upgraded over 400 buses which are ready for the introduction to the new low emission bus zone, LEBZ. These will be across London for the Go-Ahead Group, Tower Transit and Arriva.

These buses will have Euro 6 upgrades with the Eminox SCRT which will be designed and manufactured in the UK. This has been proven to reduce NOx and NO2 emissions by upto 99 percent and PM, Particulate Matter by 95 percent.

Carlos Vicente, Retrofit Sales Director for Eminox, said: “We are proud to be the largest contributor to the TfL programme and have worked closely with all of our customers to make this happen. The number fitted is growing daily to the latest clean bus standards.’’

“Emission levels across the UK are becoming an increasing focus as a primary way to reduce air pollution, so it is great to see how much of an impact our SCRT is having in these areas.’’

“Over the next two years, this focus is only going to become more intense as the new London Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is introduced and Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are announced across the country. Bus, coach and specialist vehicle operators will be looking for the most cost effective way to upgrade their vehicles in order not be charged on a regular basis for entry into a variety of UK cities.”