Electric Buses: Local and Affordable Solutions using Lead-Acid Batteries?

Electric Buses: Local and Affordable Solutions using Lead-Acid Batteries?

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Why can’t we engineer a low-cost electric bus platform using Lead Acid batteries, along with charging and mechanized swapping infrastructure tailor-made for specific local needs? Electric buses are the serious talk of the ‘auto’ town these days, so it may appear as if the era…

Alstom Aptis Electric Urban Mobility – 2017 Busworld Europe

Alstom Aptis Electric Urban Mobility – 2017 Busworld Europe

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Aptis, an unique urban e-mobility product, has received “Innovation Label” at Busworld Awards this year.  At the 2017 Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium, French rail and passenger transport firm Alstom displayed its unique electro-mobility solution for city applications. Inspired from the design…

BYD Midibus Battery Electric 8.7m – 2017 Busworld Europe

BYD Midibus Battery Electric 8.7m – 2017 Busworld Europe

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BYD´s all-new low-floor midibus targeted at European markets.  At the international Busworld exhibition this year at Kortrijk, Belgium, Chinese electric bus maker BYD has unveiled its all-new 8.7-metre battery-powered `Midibus´. This new European-spec e-bus augments the brand´s wide range of electric bus portfolio that already covers…

Fully Automatic Transmission in City Buses: ‘Shifting to ‘D’ Mode’

Fully Automatic Transmission in City Buses: ‘Shifting to ‘D’ Mode’

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How are fully-automatic transmission technology getting along in Indian city bus segment? We catch-up some insights from DTC’s experiences on low-floor city buses equipped with fully-automatic gearboxes. Automated shifting is popular in cars, you like them? Well, I sure don’t. They are generally dull…

Electric Bus Race: Indian OEM Trio Moving Ahead

Electric Bus Race: Indian OEM Trio Moving Ahead

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Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, and Mahindra are working on their own pure-electric bus platforms, without any major foreign partner for technological support. Nowadays, it is smart and classy for the Indian OEMs to develop their own all-electric bus platform for mass transportation, thanks…