Stadtwerke Konstanz has purchased six new electric buses as a prelude to the long-term conversion of its bus fleet. The new Mercedes eCitaro e-buses have already been delivered and are scheduled to enter service on routes 6 and 14 in February.
Since the timetable change on 13 December, seven Solaris electric buses - six Urbino 12 electric solo buses and one Urbino 18 electric articulated bus - have been in service in Offenbach.
The Vatican has just announced that it will be converting its fleet to electric drive. Caritas in Germany, the welfare organisation of the Catholic Church, is moving faster. Caritas for the Archdiocese of Paderborn is one of the pioneers of the change, soon to have 400 electric cars.
Keolis Nederland has now put 246 all-electric buses into service in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, the bulk of the 259 e-bus order placed with BYD at the end of 2019, with the remaining 13 battery buses scheduled for delivery in spring 2021.
Bern's municipal transport operator Bernmobil has issued a public invitation to tender for the procurement of 15 articulated hybrid buses and six standard hybrid buses, including options. These new vehicles will replace an initial part of the gas bus fleet dating from 2006/2007.
The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), through its subsidiary fahma, plans to put two fuel cell buses out to tender across Europe in early 2021. The duo will then be tested by the RMW and the cooperating Verkehrsgesellschaft Oberhessen (VGO) from summer 2022.
The electric village car project in the Rhine-Hunsrück district is entering the second of three planned rounds. After the first project year has run, the eight Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. are changing locations these days, meaning that a further eight Hunsrück villages will benefit from the programme for one year.
Polish bus manufacturer Solaris is pinning its hopes on two large electric bus orders from Greece: apparently Athens and Thessaloniki are looking into expanding their fleets by a total of 1,300 buses in the coming months.
The Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVG) plans to convert bus line 934 completely to electric buses by the end of 2021. Seven articulated electric buses have now been ordered for this purpose. The contract for this was awarded to EvoBus.
In Australia and New Zealand, various government agencies have launched several e-projects, mainly involving e-buses but also, in some cases, the official vehicles of the agencies themselves.
Hannover's energy service provider Enercity has expanded its fleet by nine VW ID.3's. With currently a good 70 electric vehicles, Enercity has almost doubled the share of electric vehicles in its fleet to around 15 percent compared to the previous year.
Bus operator Nobina Sverige has ordered 22 Lion's City E electric buses from MAN Truck & Bus, which recently started series production in Poland. The 22 e-buses will be in use in Malmö from June 2021.
The Turkish bus manufacturer Temsa is exporting its first electric buses to Sweden. Six examples of the MD9 electriCity will be used in future by the bus company Connect Bus in and around the island region of Öckerö.