ALEXANDER DENNIS ENTREGA PEDIDO DE 20 BUSES DOBLE PISO PARA OPERACIÓN URBANA EN SINGAPUR

LOS BUSES CORRESPONDEN AL MODELO ENVIRO 500

Redacción Colombiabus – Alexander Dennis Limited

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), una subsidiaria de NFI Group Inc. (NFI), uno de los Los principales fabricantes de autobuses globales independientes del mundo, anunciaron hoy que el primero de los 50 nuevos autobuses de dos pisos Alexander Dennis Enviro500 ha entrado en servicio en la red de la Autoridad de Transporte Terrestre (LTA) de Singapur.

Los autobuses se adaptaron a los requisitos de la autoridad, lo que resultó en un diseño de tres puertas y dos escaleras que ayuda a subir y bajar de forma más rápida y fluida. Tras la adjudicación del pedido por parte de LTA en abril de 2019, un equipo multifuncional de ingenieros de Alexander Dennis trabajó con el cliente y los proveedores para diseñar y construir un autobús que refleje plenamente los requisitos operativos de los ajetreados servicios de autobús de Singapur.

Los nuevos vehículos de dos pisos Enviro500 tienen tres puertas para pasajeros y dos escaleras acristaladas, y la de la parte trasera del vehículo conduce directamente a la puerta de salida. Los pasillos totalmente libres de escalones en ambas cubiertas garantizan que los pasajeros puedan moverse por el vehículo con facilidad. Los componentes del motor y la transmisión se reubicaron para permitir este diseño de piso bajo completo. Otras mejoras incluyen el uso de la última tecnología de carrocería compuesta de aluminio y una serie de nuevas características de seguridad y ahorro de energía.

Los 50 nuevos autobuses Alexander Dennis Enviro500 de LTA se han asignado a los operadores de autobuses SBS Transit, SMRT Buses y Tower Transit. Se unen a 216 autobuses Enviro500 anteriores que ya estaban en funcionamiento en Singapur. Todos contarán con el apoyo local de las instalaciones de 25.000 pies cuadrados del fabricante.

NFI es un fabricante líder mundial de autobuses de soluciones de movilidad masiva bajo las marcas New Flyer® (autobuses de tránsito de servicio pesado), MCI® (autocares), Alexander Dennis Limited (autobuses de uno y dos pisos). ), Plaxton (autocares), ARBOC® (autobuses seccionados de piso bajo y de servicio mediano) y NFI Parts ™. Las acciones ordinarias de NFI se cotizan en la Bolsa de Valores de Toronto con el símbolo.

Alexander Dennis Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”) es un líder mundial en el diseño y fabricación de autobuses de dos pisos y también es el mayor fabricante de autobuses y autocares del Reino Unido. ADL ofrece vehículos de uno y dos pisos bajo las marcas de Alexander Dennis y Plaxton, y tiene más de 31,000 vehículos en servicio en el Reino Unido, Europa, Hong Kong, Singapur, Nueva Zelanda, México, Canadá y Estados Unidos.

VOLVO BUSES RETURNS TO THE LEADER IN THE ROAD SEGMENT IN MEXICO WITH 230 UNITS IN 2021

THE VOLVO-IRIZAR COMBINATION, NOW THE MOST PREFERRED

Colombiabus newsroom – Revista Via Libre / William Marroquín

Volvo Buses landed in Aztec lands in 1998, thanks to the purchase that the Swedish manufacturer made of all the rights of the former Mexicana de Autobuses (MASA), always at the Tultitlan facilities of Mariano Escobedo, in the state of Mexico. It currently employs more than 1,300 collaborators and in its production facilities it allocates 50,000 square meters, in an area of ​​more than 22 hectares that allows future expansion.

There, 4 integral buses are produced, 3 road buses (9800, 9800DD and 9700 for North America) together with the 7300BRT. While in chassis versions for bodywork, Access and ProCity models are available for the urban segment, while in highway or foreign applications as they are called in Mexico, the portfolio is made up of the B8R, B11R and B13R.

2021 has been a very important and successful year for the road segment in Volvo Buses México, as the brand returned to the first place in sales of road buses, exceeding 230 units between January and October of this year, reaching a market share close to 60%, surpassing Scania which registered 119 units, Mercedes-Benz with 26 and MAN with 6.

The possibility of offering both integral and chassis buses has helped to improve the portfolio for the country’s transporters and also a more intense work with the bodybuilders, where since the end of 2020, the approach with Irizar de México has allowed the constructor of Spanish origin reached 70% of its sales, with units mounted on Volvo chassis, and also, this is the preferred combination at the moment by Mexican highway operators.

FLIXBUS BEGINS OPERATIONS ON REGULAR ROUTES IN BRAZIL AS OF DECEMBER 1

ADAMANTINA WILL BE THE FIRST ALLY OF THE GERMAN GIANT

Colombiabus newsroom – FlixBus / William Marroquín

Since mid-2021, the intention of the German passenger transport giant FlixBus to enter the Brazilian market was announced, where the regulatory framework that would allow the operation was pending. Well, the time has come, and the company is getting ready to serve its first two routes, connecting São Paulo with Rio de Janeiro and with Belo Horizonte.

Unlike many European cities, where there are predetermined stops for boarding, considering that few has or have adapted terminals, in the Brazilian case the departures from São Paulo will be at the Tiete Terminal, with arrivals at both the central transport centers from Rio as Belo Horizonte.

To link São Paulo with Rio de Jainero, FlixBus, together with its ally Expresso Adamantina, will have eight frequencies, while to connect Belo Horizonte, four offices have been defined. The company’s website is now available for travelers to purchase tickets, and the first departure will be at 00:30 on December 1.

To quickly attract more travelers, tickets are being offered at a very special price and the first 1,000 who registered and redeemed a promotional code were able to purchase them for less than one real, equivalent to 18 cents. FlixBus’ initial operation will be focused on the Southeast of Brazil, so they hope to rapidly expand their radius of action with five additional routes, whose destinations are currently being kept in reserve.

Although the lines will be operated by Adamantina, the company’s first local partner, the buses will have the FlixBus brand and will follow the company’s international standard, which includes services such as free Wi-Fi on board. Promotional prices will turn the market upside down, since a Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo ticket has a regular price of 49.90 reais ($9.03) and is being offered in this new scheme for 19.90; for its part, the route to Belo Horizonte is announced to be 33% cheaper.

THE VOLVO B380R BUS REMAINS STRONG IN PERU’S BUSINESS TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION LINE RECEIVES EIGHT NEW BUSES

Colombiabus newsroom – Volvo Group Perú / William Marroquín

Business transportation for mining activities has been one of the segments that has allowed Peruvian highway bus operators to resist the onslaught of this pandemic and keep them active. Large multinationals are in charge of the exploitation contracts, such as the Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, which extracts copper and molybdenum in Arequipa with the highest safety standards.

For the main economic activities in Peru such as mining, construction and transport of personnel in general, there is a bus that has been positioning itself as one of the leaders in the preferences of companies, and it is the Volvo B380R. Engineered with the latest technology, where safety, fuel efficiency, comfort and reliability are paramount.

Transportes Línea, which is recognized for its paint scheme based on red and also for keeping the windows covered with micro-perforations that simulate red paint, is one of the main customers of the B380R, choosing it together with the Irizar i6S model, built in the Botucatu plant to mobilize staff.

Eight new units will arrive at the Cerro Verde operation with a chassis that stands out for being the lightest among its competitors, with great power for engine displacement, making it very economical in fuel consumption, delivering 380HP and complying with the Euro 5 emissions standard. Also, the delivery of torque is important, since the propeller reaches 1,785Nm, allowing capacity to recover and accelerate in any change.

An important novelty of these Volvo B380R is the DSS (Driver Support System) system that includes the devices of the active safety package such as adaptive cruise control, driver distraction alert, automatic emergency braking and warning of involuntary lane departure, so that, true to the values ​​of every Volvo bus, it stands out for the protection of the occupants, including the motorcyclist.

SOLARIS LOGRA IMPORTANTE PEDIDO DE 20 BUSES PROPULSADOS CON HIDRÓGENO PARA REPÚBLICA CHECA

PRIMER CONTRATO DE BUSES SOLARIS DE HIDRÓGENO EN EL PAÍS

Redacción Colombiabus – Solaris Bus & Coach

Usti nad Labem, es una ciudad de la República Checa cercana a la frontera alemana y a unos 90 minutos de Praga, la capital del país. Por tamaño ocupa el séptimo lugar, con una población que supera los 100.000 habitantes, con una importante actividad industrial, además de ser un gran distribuidor de tráfico ferroviario y con bastante movimiento en su puerto fluvial.

En esta ciudad las cosas en lo que respecta a la movilidad sostenible van a cambiar radicalmente, desde finales de 2022 e inicio de 2023, pues el operador de transporte público de la ciudad Dopravní, ha firmado un importante acuerdo con el constructor polaco Solaris, formalizando un pedido por 20 buses Urbino 12 propulsados con la tecnología de celdas de combustible, teniendo como energético al hidrógeno.

El acuerdo contempla un período de 8 años y durante este tiempo el transportista puede solicitar hasta 20 autobuses de hidrógeno. Una vez realizado el pedido de los vehículos, éstos se entregarán en un plazo de 420 días a partir de la firma del contrato de compra. Este es el primer contrato de autobuses de hidrógeno en la República Checa, sin embargo, no es la primera colaboración entre el fabricante de autobuses y la ciudad de Ústí nad Labem. Actualmente, 44 autobuses Solaris con diferentes tipos de sistemas de propulsión están desplegados allí en transporte público.

El autobús de hidrógeno Urbino 12 es el vehículo tecnológicamente más avanzado del fabricante. Los autobuses de hidrógeno en cuestión estarán equipados con dos motores eléctricos de 125 kW cada uno, paquetes ultramodernos de pilas de combustible de 70 kW y cinco tanques compuestos para el almacenamiento de hidrógeno con una capacidad total de 1560 l. Gracias a la tecnología aplicada en ellos, serán capaces de cubrir al menos 350 km con una sola recarga. También contarán con una batería de tracción Solaris High Power relativamente pequeña cuya función es apoyar la celda de combustible en momentos de mayor demanda de energía eléctrica.

Para mejorar la seguridad de los pasajeros, los vehículos contarán con un sistema de control de temperatura y presión de los neumáticos. Además, los autobuses de hidrógeno Urbino 12 con destino a la ciudad de Ústí nad Labem contarán con un sistema de conteo de pasajeros, un sistema para pasajeros con discapacidad visual, así como tomas de carga USB para cada fila de asientos. También estarán equipados con aire acondicionado que utiliza una bomba de calor de CO2.

La revolución del hidrógeno está realmente en marcha. En la actualidad, Solaris ha firmado contratos y entregado casi 100 autobuses de hidrógeno Urbino 12 a sus clientes. La empresa ha celebrado contratos y acuerdos marco con transportistas de Austria, Francia, Países Bajos, Alemania, Polonia, Suecia, Italia y ahora República Checa.

HIGER PRESENTS ITS FIRST AZURE LINE ELECTRIC BUS FOR LATIN AMERICA

TRIALS IN SAO PAULO WILL LAST 6 MONTHS

Colombiabus newsroom – Higer Latinamerica / William Marroquín

With about 23 million inhabitants, São Paulo is the tenth most populated city on the planet and the second in Latin America, where more than 6.5 million vehicles circulate daily, experiencing phenomenal traffic jams, which can reach several kilometers, causing commuting is a nightmare. They also generate great pressure to seek sustainable mobility solutions that contribute to a better quality of trips within cities.

The city is also preparing for the electrification of its public transport, and they hope to take their first steps, that is why there is a commitment so that the great Brazilian metropolis will have at least 2,600 electric buses by 2024. This announcement by the Mayor of São Paulo, Ricardo Nunes, has accompanied the presentation for Latin America of the new Chinese Higer Azure A12 bus that will begin tests in the city.

Although the bus has been built in China, it is prepared to receive contributions from suppliers in Brazil, it is 12.2 meters long and capable of moving 70 passengers with two access doors. With a common gross vehicle weight of 13,700Kg, it is slightly lighter than equivalent buses and can reach a range of up to 270Km, while the batteries can be recharged in a maximum of 3 hours.

A curious detail is that at least to start its commercial life, it is not expected to arrive as a chassis to be bodied locally, in fact it is expected that it may arrive in the next import quotas that are expected to be approved in Brazil. Despite its imported origin, Higer has entered into alliances with important brands located in the country, which are partners and suppliers of components for its manufacture: Valeo for air conditioning, ZF provides the axles, Dana the transmission, the address is of Bosch origin, TRW developed the suspension, Wabco took care of the brakes, Michelin with its wheels and Mobitec will be responsible for the electronic routers.

The bus will arrive in a PKD configuration in Brazil and the mechanical components of the aforementioned brands will be installed in the country, but Higer will be in charge of both the bodywork, batteries, powertrain and telematics systems.

“Higer’s great technology is managing power inverters and controllers, as well as batteries. We have a five-in-one package, with an improved center of gravity unlike other brands, with that we gain in weight and maintenance cost. Monoblock technology, which we are proposing in Brazil, is the most appropriate. That’s because the electric bus is very sensitive to weight and volume. Higer has a chassis, but the Brazilian bodies are very heavy, which leaves between a ton and a half more »explains Marcello Barella, Sales Director for Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Uruguay at Higer Bus.

To make it easier for operators to acquire the bus, Higer has signed alliances with EnelX and Engie to develop financial and operating leasing models with terms never seen before: contracts that may be extended up to 15 years, where the bus will return to the manufacturer once it is finished its useful life. The agreements also include the cost of replacement of the batteries in the eighth year, spare parts, recharging infrastructure and of course, the payment of energy. They are terms in accordance with the reality of the operation, which will allow that during the useful life of the vehicle, its costs are cheaper than other options on the market.

ALIANZA ZEBRA ANNOUNCED A NEW COMMITMENT FOR USD1.000 MILLION FOR EBUSES IN LATIN AMERICA

PRODUCTION IS ALSO EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN THE REGION

Colombiabus newsroom – C40 Cities / William Marroquín

Important announcements have been made during these days, in the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), which have repercussions at a global level. Also, multiple commitments to accelerate the electrification of transportation in Latin America have been signed during the world meeting.

One of them of great importance has been signed by the ZEBRA Alliance, an association directed by the Climate Leadership Group, known as C40 Cities and the International Council on Clean Transportation. The alliance works to support the deployment of more than 3,000 electric buses in Latin American cities. The investor group has publicly pledged through ZEBRA to make more than $1 billion available for well-structured zero-emission bus projects in the region.

AMP Capital (Australia), Enel X (Italy), ARC Global Fund (United States), Ascendal Group (United Kingdom), Ashmore Group (United Kingdom), Copec Voltex (Chile), EDP (Brazil), John Laing (United Kingdom) ), VEMO (Mexico) and VIP Green Mobility (Switzerland), are the investors who pledged to provide financial resources to deploy electric buses in the region.

These companies have already participated in electromobility projects in Latin America, mainly in the provision of both electric buses and infrastructures of the Red (Transantiago) systems in Chile, Transmilenio in Bogotá and Metrobus in Mexico City. They have also participated as a provider of funds for the development of batteries and propellants for the electrification ecosystems of the fleets.

In addition to the $1 billion investor commitment, a group of bus manufacturers and distributors, including new members Volvo, Zhongtong, IUSA, Busscar and Rennorgy, have pledged to make zero-emission vehicles available commercially available in Latin America and, where possible, produced locally.

These commitments expand the group of bus manufacturers with a formal interest in the region, which already included companies such as Andes Motor, BYD, CreattiEV SAS, Foton, Higer, Sunwin, Vivipra and Yutong, all of them with a declaration signed at the end of 2020.

Innovative business models and financial mechanisms are being developed and applied to enable the large-scale deployment of electric buses, such as the separation of ownership and operation of the buses seen in Santiago and Bogotá, and the separation of ownership of the chassis of the bus and the battery in São Paulo.

Business models like these, in which manufacturers and investors play a crucial role, can help municipalities and private operators overcome lack of capital and difficult access to credit, reducing financial risks. Over time, these investments will continue to expand bus deployment
electric throughout the region.

Colaboración entre Global Passenger Network (GPN) y Busworld LATAM

La unión de estas tres empresas de autocares ha sido solo el comienzo de la expansión en esta región.

Redacción Colombiabus – Busworld

En los últimos años, Global Passenger Network (GPN) ha centrado su atención en la expansión de su red en Latino América. Esta expansión se inició en 2019 con la adhesión a GPN de tres nuevos miembros compañías de autocares:

  • SGM Solutions & Patagonia Transfers – GPN Argentina
  • ASB Chile – GPN Chile
  • Viamex – GPN Mexico

La unión de estas tres empresas de autocares ha sido solo el comienzo de la expansión en esta región. En el futuro, GPN está buscando expandir aún más su membresía en más países de esta zona del globo. Los esfuerzos se están centrando en fortalecer su programa de afiliación con empresas latinoamericanas del sector, que consecuentemente proporcionarán más valor a las compañías miembro de la red que forman parte de GPN en Latino América. Por todo ello, la estructura de GPN se está actualmente revisando para incluir un enfoque futuro centrado en la regionalización de la organización.

Para ayudar a este nuevo enfoque ayudará muchísimo la colaboración de GPN con Busworld LATAM participando en el Evento que tendrá lugar en Buenos Aires, Argentina del 21 al 23 de septiembre de 2022. Busworld LATAM se alinea perfectamente con el plan de acción de regionalización de GPN. Por esta razón, GPN ha decidido organizar su Asamblea General de Otoño 2022 en Buenos Aires ( que será organizada por GPN Argentina “SGM Solutions & Patagonia Transfers” y su CEO – Mauro Gaspar)  – en paralelo con Busworld Latin America. Esta colaboración será mutuamente beneficioso tanto para Busworld como para GPN.

Los miembros y socios de GPN que asistan a la Asamblea General también visitarán Busworld Latin America, ya que GPN expondrá en el Evento y los miembros de GPN serán invitados como ponentes a los seminarios organizados durante el Evento Busworld LATAM para compartir su experiencia y conocimientos con toda la industria del autocar en esta región.

Por otro lado, será una gran oportunidad para que los operadores de autocares y proveedores de empresas de autocares de esta región tengan un mayor conocimiento sobre los beneficios que tendrían al unirse como miembros o socios a la organización y  puedan recibir más información sobre GPN.