Daimler Invests $153 Million in Electric Bus Manufacturer, Proterra

Daimler Invests $153 Million in Electric Bus Manufacturer, ProterraElectric Bus manufacturer Proterra has recently received an investment of $155 million from the German automotive corporation, Daimler. Daimler is the largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the two companies plan to collaborate to convert a variety of heavy-duty vehicles to sustainable Continue reading

FlixBus Will Test the First Electric Bus for Long-Distance Connections

FlixBus Will Test First Electric Bus for Long-Distance ConnectionsAround the world, scores of city bus fleets have been implementing electric buses to help reduce their carbon footprint. For now, these have been limited to local bus lines, however this year, FlixBus has announced its plan to be the first company in the world to test long-distance electric buses. This move could have Continue reading

National Parks Promote Eco-Tourism with Electric Buses

National Parks Promote Eco-Tourism with Electric BusesIn response to increased yearly traffic, Yosemite National Park has recently decided to incorporate two electric buses into its fleet. The buses, produced by Proterra Catalyst, are battery electric and produce zero emissions in contrast to Yosemite’s current fleet of diesel-electric hybrid shuttles. The new electric buses could have the potential to Continue reading

European Bus Provider heads for America’s highways: FlixBus expands to the US in 2018

German Bus Giant heads for America's highways: FlixBus expands to the US in 2018“Next stop: Hollywood!” This could be the next announcement from one of Germany’s leading bus providers, Flixbus, as it plans to expand beyond Europe’s borders for the first time. A small team is already based in Los Angeles, California to probe the situation. The proposed expansion will be Continue reading

Hydrogen buses to debut at Tokyo 2020

toyota hydrogen bus
Toyota decided to bet on hydrogen as an alternative fuel some years ago. As the next big step in its strategy, the Japanese company will introduce a fleet of 100 fuel cell transportation vehicles in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The new buses, which are expected to become part of the City, were already launched earlier this year, with the aim of acclimatizing Tokyoites to their use. Continue reading

The World’s Weird and Wonderful Buses

Weird and Wonderful Buses
Intercity buses have long had a dubitable reputation among the American public. Quite unfairly, we might add, as they have become one of the most efficient modes of transportation in the 21st century.

Still, when most Americans think about buses, school trips or overcrowded public transportation might be the first thing that jumps to mind. If you look at the rest of the world, however, it’s a whole different story. Continue reading