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21 May 2019

RATP HAS AWARDED ALSTOM AN ORDER FOR 50 APTIS ELECTRIC BUSES

As in April announced Alstom is one of the three manufacturers choosen by the Paris public transport company RATP to deliver electric buses. In the first tranche of the tender Alstom is now awarded an order for 50 of the Aptis electric buses. The amount of the framework contract could reach 133 million euros and is 100% financed by Île-de-France Mobilités. These Aptis buses, 12 metres long, will play a role in the massive renewal of the bus fleet of the Île-de-France network.



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20 May 2019

FIRST GLASGOW INVESTED HEAVILY IN LOW EMISSION BUSES

Bus operator First Glasgow has reached a milestone after investing over £30m in 150 new Alexander Dennis low emission buses in the last six months. Further investment is planned as First Glasgow intends to continue to improve the air quality benefits of its fleet, as well as increasing passenger comfort. To advance safety, some of the new buses have been fitted with the SmartVision system – camera's instead of mirrors.



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20 May 2019

SCANIA LANZA CHASÍS HÍBRIDO EN AUSTRALIA

El primer híbrido de segunda generación con volante a la derecha de Scania que se promociona como el "primer bus urbano híbrido silencioso del mundo", afirma la compañía. McHarry's Buslines, con sede en Geelong, un cliente de Scania desde hace mucho tiempo, ha pedido tres buses híbridos Scania K320 UB 4x2 de Generation II con volante a la derecha, y se espera que el primer vehículo entre en servicio a fines de este año en octubre.



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