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MADRID WILL BUY 520 NEW CNG AND 50 ELECTRIC BUSES IN 3 YEARS

Colombiabus Newsroom – EMT Madrid

EMT MADRID WILL INVEST 177 MILLION EUROS

The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) is a company that belongs to the City Council of the Spanish capital and is in charge of managing the mobility of the city in the different means of transport: bicycles, cable car, municipal cranes, public parking lots and of course, city buses.

EMT recently held the tender to acquire 520 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023, in addition to the purchase of 50 new electric buses. These orders will help to further renew the fleet in the Spanish capital, removing the oldest and most polluting vehicles from the municipal company. These new fleet orders are aligned with the announcements of the Madrid City Council, whereas of January 2023, EMT will not provide service with diesel buses and its entire fleet will be made up of electric, natural gas and hybrid vehicles.

The awarding of the CNG buses, which had a basic tender budget of 161.2 million euros, will ultimately involve an investment of 151.5 million euros. The procedure has been divided into three lots: the first, for 250 buses, has been awarded to Solaris Bus with the Urbino CNG model; the second, of 170 buses, has gone to Scania and its Scania N280 CNG Castrosúa model and the third batch, of 100 vehicles, has been awarded to Evobus with the Mercedes Citaro CNG model.

The delivery of the 520 buses will take place in three years: the first 190 buses of this acquisition will arrive in 2021, in 2022 another 200 buses will be added and in 2023 another 130 vehicles will be received. With this delivery schedule, the 383 diesel buses that the municipal company currently has can be withdrawn from service. This year 250 vehicles will stop operating and next year, the remaining 133.

On the other hand, the award of the electric buses will involve an investment of 25.9 million euros. The procedure has been divided into two lots: the first, of 30 standard electric buses, which will be assigned to Irizar and its ieBUS model, and the second, of another 20 units, will correspond to the BYD K9UB bus. With this order, the electric fleet will grow to 179 units at the end of this year and the electrification of 8.6% of the EMT park will be achieved.

Currently, the EMT Madrid fleet is one of the most modern in Europe, with an average age of 5.75 years and vehicles that incorporate the latest technological advances in terms of safety, comfort, environmental requirements and accessibility.

HIGER BUS WOULD ASSEMBLE BUSES IN BRAZIL AND STUDY OTHER LATIN COUNTRIES

Colombiabus Newsroom – Portal Movilidad

THEY HAVE ALSO EVALUATED OPTIONS FOR TRANSMILENIO

Higer Bus is one of the main Chinese bus builders and was established in 1998, it belongs to the same business group that owns the King Long and Golden Dragon brands, being capable of producing about 35,000 buses per year of all technologies (diesel, gas, electrical and fuel cell). Likewise, it has maintained the alliance with Scania with which they manufacture 10,000 vehicles per year.

This alliance continues to consolidate and is now taking another step with the Azure line, designed with technical support from Scania, with 100% electric technology, concentrating for the moment on the Brazilian market. Although they are preparing the development to have the version powered by hydrogen. Currently, the Chinese firm has electric models that range up to 18 meters and with developments in the Latin American nation of 23-meter bi-articulated and 15-meter standards with double rear axles.

However, they recognize that they have a disadvantage compared to other Chinese brands such as BYD, Yutong and even their King Long cousins, who have taken steps in Latin America not only with electric vehicles. «We are a bit behind in Latin America, our introductory force today is Brazil, which has a very fast absorption capacity and good prospects for the next few years,» said Marcello Barella, Higer’s Director for South America.

The idea is to participate in the fleet renewal plan of the city of Sao Pablo, which by 2034 estimates a replacement of 1,200 buses per year. They also hope to participate in electromobility projects in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, although it will depend on alliances with energy providers such as Enel or Engie, which are the main investors.

“In the case of Transmilenio, we talk a lot with companies, but the problem in South America is not the type or what brand, it is financing. Without an investment group that accompanies the manufacturers, it is very difficult to enter the markets», Barella mentioned to Portal Movilidad.

TMB BARCELONA BEGINS A BID TO ACQUIRE 210 HYBRID AND ELECTRIC BUSES

Colombiabus Newsroom – The New Barcelona Post

THE DELIVERY OF THE BUSES WILL BE STAGED UNTIL 2025

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) will invest more than 400 million Euros in the next six years to modernize and make its bus fleet more sustainable. According to the current TMB roadmap, all diesel vehicles will be amortized and only clean buses will be incorporated, preferably with electric traction.

Framed in this plan, the company this week started the tender to acquire 210 electric and hybrid buses for an amount of 116 million euros. The new vehicles will serve to replace others with more polluting technologies and 15 years old.

«We want the Barcelona bus network to be innovative, efficient, safe and, above all, clean and sustainable, in line with the objectives of the European Union to decarbonize transport and combat the climate emergency», explains the President of TMB, Rosa Alarcón. TMB’s strategic commitment not only includes the purchase of clean buses but also of its auxiliary vehicles and necessary infrastructure and the promotion of hydrogen and biogas.

The current tender for 210 electric and hybrid buses is divided into five lots, of which two correspond to 100% electric and zero-emission vehicles, totaling 78 units. Of these, 29 will be articulated with fast charging and will be used for the electrification of the H16, H12 and V15 lines, the three of which are in great demand. The rest will contribute to the goal of making half of TMB’s bus fleet electric powered by 2030.

MERCEDES-BENZ VITO: 25 YEARS EXPORTING FROM THE VITORIA PLANT IN SPAIN

Colombiabus Newsroom / Mercedes-Benz Vans

MORE THAN 2 MILLION VANS PRODUCED AT THE PLANT

More than a quarter of a century ago, production of the Vito mid-size van began at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, in northern Spain. This first generation of light commercials not only marked a new era for the star brand, but also the rebirth of the facilities located in the Basque capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Thanks to the investment to modernize the factory, the annual production capacity rose to 80,000 vehicles, incorporating many automated processes and a state-of-the-art logistics center to have one of the brand’s most modern planes.

The Mercedes-Benz Vitoria production plant currently has about 4,900 employees, occupying an area of ​​642,295 m². Since the expansion in 2001, the production buildings now cover a total area of ​​370,000 m², the equivalent of around 50 football fields. The factory supplies nearly all world markets, including Latin America, and since 1995 has manufactured more than 2 million vehicles.

Most of the production is occupied by the Vito, which was again extensively renewed in 2020. In that same year the electric eVito Tourer with a range of 421 kilometers was introduced, as well as the efficient and powerful OM 654 family of diesel engines from 2 liters and four cylinders. In addition to the Vito, the V-class and the eVito, since 2020 the EQV, which became the first fully electric premium minivan from Mercedes-Benz built in Vitoria.

The Vitoria-Gasteiz factory was built in 1954 and began producing vehicles for the DKW brand the following year. Mercedes-Benz AG, as it was also called at the time, was closely linked with Auto Union in the following years, before acquiring full ownership of the production site in 1981. From 1988 to 1995, Mercedes-Benz produced the MB 100, a light van that was launched in 1981 in Germany and was the predecessor to the Vito, as well as its sisters, the Viano and the V-Class.

CRECE EL OPTIMISMO POR LA CELEBRACIÓN DE BUSWORLD EUROPE EN OCTUBRE DE 2021

Redacción Colombiabus

YA ESTÁ VENDIDO EL 75% DE LOS ESPACIOS DISPONIBLES

En el viejo continente parece que lo peor ya pasó y todo apunta a que pronto se llegará al punto de inflexión para tomar el camino hacia arriba de la recuperación, la reactivación y la nueva normalidad; mientras tanto, en otras partes del mundo la contención del virus va avanzando. Por eso, no queda más camino que seguir hacia adelante y el equipo de Busworld lo sabe, por eso se han tomado las cosas muy en serio y los preparativos para lo que será la celebración de los 50 años de la organización y la cita en Bruselas, del 9 al 14 de octubre de 2021.

La preparación sigue sin detenerse, las campañas de medios se están reservando y comenzarán en abril. Asimismo la organización de Busworld Awards ya tuvo su primera reunión y enviará las invitaciones a todos los fabricantes de autobuses. Mientras tanto, el departamento de ventas sigue agregando nuevos expositores, cada día para seguir ocupando los espacios que quedan disponibles en el recinto de Brussels Expo, en Bruselas.

Daimler Buses y Volvo Buses, dos nombres importantes de la industria del autobús a nivel mundial, han confirmado oficialmente que no participarán en la próxima edición de Busworld Europe. Sin embargo, los grandes fabricantes como VanHool, MAN, Scania, Irizar, Iveco, Solaris, Anadolu Isuzu, BYD, Alexander Dennis, EBusco, Caetano Bus (con Toyota), Yutong, Marcopolo y otros ya confirmaron su presencia.

Nombres importantes de la industria de componentes y que participan de la mano con los fabricantes de autobuses como Thermo King, ZF, Allison Transmission, Denso, Continental, Bosch, Siemens y Valeo, por mencionar algunos, también reservaron su espacio y estarán presentes en Busworld Europe. Carroceros como Beulas, Ferqui, Unvi, Auto Cuby, Erener, Erduman, Guleryuz, Indcar e Integralia también se alistan para presentar sus mejores creaciones.

Solamente los carroceros y constructores de autobuses, representan 30.000 metros cuadrados en Brussels Expo. Muchos estrenos y los mejores autobuses, autocares y minibuses estarán en exhibición, como siempre. A la fecha, Busworld registra 303 expositores y ha vendido el 75% de su espacio total, las marcas que quieran presentarse no deberían posponer su decisión para no quedarse por fuera de la cita.

“Estamos muy agradecidos con nuestros leales expositores que nos brindan su confianza. Nos aseguraremos de que no se arrepientan de estar junto a nosotros. El Dr. Nicholas Butler dijo una vez: «El optimismo es esencial para los logros y también es la base del coraje y el verdadero progreso». Estamos trabajando e invirtiendo por nuestra parte para que los autobuses y autocares vuelvan a circular, junto con nuestros valientes expositores y nuestra red mundial. Gracias por todo el apoyo.
¡Nos vemos en octubre!» Declaró muy emocionada Mieke Glorieux, Directora de Busworld Europa.


IRIZAR IEBUS AWARDED AS 2021 BUS OF THE YEAR IN SPAIN

Colombiabus Newsroom – Irizar eMobility

THE SPANISH BUILDER STARTS 2021 WITH AWARDS

Irizar e-mobility, the Irizar Group division dedicated to electromobility created in 2018, has started 2021 with recognitions, both for the electric ieTruck, as well as the new generation 12-meter long ieBus, which has been awarded the award Bus of the Year 2021 in Spain.

The distinction, awarded by the Editec Group (owner of the prestigious Viajeros y Transporte3 magazines) and the jury, made up of a large representation of urban transport operators, gives this award to Irizar e-mobility vehicles. In 2015, the so-called i2e, obtained this recognition and three years later, in 2018, the Irizar ieTram was worthy of this distinction.

«Starting the year receiving both awards fills us with pride and satisfaction,» Imanol Rego, General Director of Irizar e-mobility says. «This recognition is the result of the commitment we have made in recent years to technology, innovation and sustainability in all kinds of applications.» The bus was presented for the first time in 2014 and runs on the routes of different European cities such as Madrid, London, Marseille, Genoa or Luxembourg, among others.

A CONVENIENT UPGRADE

In 2019, the European Busworld event in Brussels was used to present the new generation of the 12 m long Irizar iE bus for the first time. A 100% electric, zero emissions bus that offers a sustainable urban mobility solution to respond to the transport needs of the city.

In addition to an attractive aesthetic design, this new generation, available in 10, 12, 15 and 18 meters, incorporates an evolution of its battery packs. Space has been optimized and, consequently, greater passenger capacity and greater modularity.

The new generation of more efficient batteries in combination with a brake regeneration system, further reduce consumption, also offering greater autonomy for the vehicle. The new Irizar ie bus offers up to five positions of interoperable slow charging points using a combo 2 hose. The slow charging of the vehicle takes 3 hours, but there is also the option to perform a fast charge by pantograph. The charging power can vary from 50 kW to 600 kW.

EBUSCO SIGUE COSECHANDO DISTINCIONES

Redacción Colombiabus

EL CONSEJO ALEMÁN DE DISEÑO PREMIÓ AL EBUSCO 3.0

El fabricante holandés de buses eléctricos EBusco, sigue cosechando reconocimientos gracias a su diseño y tecnología, aplicados en el desarrollo de su autobús eléctrico EBusco 3.0, lanzado en octubre de 2019 durante la pasada Busworld Europa celebrada en Bruselas.

Ebusco gana el prestigioso concurso de marca automotriz de renombre internacional. Ebusco es el ganador en la categoría de Vehículos Comerciales. Otros ganadores en esta competencia son marcas como Porsche, Bentley y Volkswagen. Esta vez, el constructor de autobuses fue premiado durante el Automotive Brand Contest celebrado en Alemania, que tiene la distinción de ser la única competencia neutral de diseño internacional para marcas de automóviles que se ha convertido en un importante evento mundial en el sector.


El jurado del Consejo Alemán de Diseño quedó muy impresionado con el lanzamiento exitoso de este autobús, que ha venido a cambiar las reglas de juego en la fabricación de vehículos de pasajeros. Gracias a su chasís construído en fibra de carbono, una reducción de peso del 33% y además es capaz de alcanzar hasta 500 km con una sola carga. Con este nuevo desarrollo, Ebusco se equipara a los autobuses propulsados por motores diésel, pero sin emisiones, mejor seguridad, más confort y más espacio para los pasajeros.

Foto: EBusco

Ebusco desarrolló este innovador autobús totalmente eléctrico con un equipo multifuncional de expertos, formados en la industria aeroespacial, automotriz y electrónica, que se enfocan principalmente en desarrollo de piezas elaboradas a partir de materiales compuestos, mientras que la propuesta de estilo interior y exterior estuvo a cargo de KesselsGranger DesignWorks. Los primeros buses Ebusco 3.0 fueron enviados a operación en Munich y se espera que para 2021, rueden más de 50 unidades en ciudades europeas.

PREMIANDO LO EXCEPCIONAL

El Automotive Brand Contest es la única competencia internacional de diseño para marcas de automóviles y se ha convertido en un evento importante en el sector. Con esta competencia, el Consejo Alemán de Diseño rinde homenaje al diseño excepcional de productos y comunicación y llama la atención sobre la importancia fundamental de la marca y el diseño de la marca en la industria automotriz.

Los premios se otorgan en 13 categorías de concurso y cuatro categorías especiales. Las categorías cubren todo el espectro de diseño y van desde el diseño y conceptos de vehículos a través del diseño de marca y la creación de redes multimedia hasta campañas y eventos. Ebusco recibió fue declarado ganador en la categoría de Vehículos Comerciales, en un evento donde factores como la calidad del diseño y el grado de innovación, tienen un peso decisivo en el proceso de evaluación.

Foto: EBusco

La competencia, organizada por el German Design Council es uno de los principales centros de competencia del mundo en comunicación y transferencia de conocimiento dentro del diseño, la innovación y la marca. El jurado interdisciplinario está compuesto por representantes de los medios de comunicación, los sectores de diseño y comunicación de marca y universidades. Las propuestas son evaluadas de acuerdo con los criterios del concepto general, ajuste de la marca, la estética y la funcionalidad del producto; adicionalmente el jurado considera aspectos como la longevidad y la sostenibilidad de las creaciones participantes.