All 90 Solaris Urbino 12 Electric made it to Berlin

Solaris announces it has completed the delivery of 90 Urbino 12 electric buses for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). This was one of the biggest contracts for battery-powered buses in Europe and the largest one for the manufacturer in Germany so far. Berlin now has a total of 123 electric Solaris buses in its fleet. In second […]

10 Hess trolleybuses began service in Fribourg for TPF

At the beginning of December 2020, the Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) put a batch of 10 battery-powered trolleybuses Hess lighTram 19 DC into service. These vehicles are bound to replace the old dual-mode buses on line 1 in Fribourg. Fribourg uses Ventura doors already for many years on its buses. Plug Sliding doors provide good […]

Three full electric lines in Osnabrück

The three MetroBus lines M1 to M3 in Osnabrück, Germany, have been converted in full electric operation since 21 December. 35 electric articulated buses now cover a total of more than 7,000 kilometres on weekdays purely electrically and thus emission-free and quietly. They have been delivered following a first 13-units order (the first year in […]

Electric buses in the Netherlands

After IJssel-Vecht, most zero emission buses circulate in Groningen Drenthe (166) and Amstelland-Meerlanden (100). In 2015, the leaders of the PTAs in the Netherlands came to an agreement. From 2025 on, newly bought buses for public transport can only be emission free. In 2030 the entire fleet (around 5000 buses) has to be clean on […]

280 plug-in hybrid buses from ADL

The first unit has been handed over Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) has unveiled the first of an initial batch of 100 Alexander Dennis Enviro400ER plug-in hybrid buses, and has ordered a further 180 of these zero-emission capable buses for delivery in 2021. The orders form part of a five-year framework agreement for a total […]

New look for Ventura

A new year, a new look for Ventura. In January of 2021, we launched our new website. Our old website had served us well for years but it was time for a change. 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, with many changes to the way we were used to working. We also […]