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  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Hybrid bus trial to begin next year.

      Electric bus trial to begin the following year.

      Source: http://www.zaobao.com.sg/

      (Click on link to view article)

      Edited by gekpohboy 13 Sep `17, 1:21PM
    • A spokesperson from LTA say that the bus trial will last at least one year, to help them understand the challenges of operating this type of bus under our weather conditions, and the kind of environment our buses operate in. This would help them to improve the way they operate the alternative-energy buses.

      (陆路交通管理局)发言人表示:“新巴士将会试用至少一年,协助我们更好地了解,在本地热带气候和交通情况的环境下,较广泛地使用新巴士在运作上会面对什么样的挑战。在这之后,我们能借鉴试验的经验,调整有关采用替代能源巴士的做法。”

      Edited by gekpohboy 18 Jun `17, 3:40PM
    • According to the tender document, the hybrid buses may have many new features, such as an automatic bus loading counter, a device that keeps bus driver awake, and a tyre pressure monitor system.

      根据招标书,这些混合动力巴士可设有多项新功能,包括自动计算车上的乘客人数、装置提醒车长不要打瞌睡的防劳累系统,以及轮胎压力监督系统等。

      Edited by gekpohboy 18 Jun `17, 3:39PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,326 posts since Nov '03
  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,252 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      I really hope they can consider ADL Enviro500 Hybrid..👍🏻

      All MAN A22s again and A95s

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,326 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      All MAN A22s again and A95s

      I believe if those two models then its the 3 doors version.Hybrid could be ADL/Volvo/MAN & electric could be BYD/MAN or even Volvo.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • French trainmaker Alstom eyes Singapore electric bus market

      French trainmaker Alstom estimates it will have an electric bus ready for the Singapore market by 2019 as it looks to road transport for growth.

      The company's aim to diversify into other mobility businesses gained traction with its recently unveiled electric low-floor buses and autonomous shuttles.

      Alstom has been heavily reliant on rail and related businesses, with 43 per cent of revenue currently attributable to this segment.

      Mr Jean-Francois Beaudoin, Alstom's senior vice-president of Asia-Pacific, told The Straits Times: "We want to grow a new business - electric buses."

      He said Alstom's recently launched Aptis battery-powered, low-floor buses offered "a tram-like service" and, unlike others, are designed and conceptualised as electric vehicles from the start.

      Currently, two prototypes have been supplied to the French transport authority for assessment.

      Mr Beaudoin said the company will target the "large market" in the Ile-de-France region, "which will lead the transformation from diesel buses to electric ones in France".

      It is targeting Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.

      Alstom is also looking to introduce its e-buses in Singapore, and has informally presented the Aptis to the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

      "There is a push from LTA to move towards electric buses," Mr Beaudoin said. "The product will require modifications to make it suitable for Singapore."

      This is because "a lot of energy" will be used for air-conditioning. "This requires a different battery capacity while ensuring that costs do not become prohibitive," he said.

      Nevertheless, he estimates that a product will be ready for Singapore by 2019.

      Mr Beaudoin noted: "Alstom has already proven its technology leadership with metros and tramways, and we expect our entry into the electric bus market... to revolutionise urban transportation."

      Elsewhere, the French group acquired a minority stake in EasyMile, a manufacturer of driverless shuttles, earlier this year. The €14 million (S$22.6 million) investment is part of Alstom's ambition to become a one-stop urban mobility solutions provider.

      EasyMile operates an autonomous shuttle in Singapore's Gardens by the Bay, and in a business park in California.

      It recently started similar operations in Taiwan, and is in talks to expand its presence there.

      For the second quarter ended June 30, Alstom booked €1.9 billion of orders, compared with €900 million over the same period last year.

      The company stated that sales, at €1.9 billion, were up 5 per cent organically over the first quarter of this year.

      It added that by 2020, adjusted Ebit (earnings before interest and tax) margin should reach around 7 per cent, up from an average of 5.3 in the last three years.

      (Plagiarised from The Straits Times)

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,326 posts since Nov '03
    • Looking forward to a greener commute? Yes, we’re building a more environmentally friendly public #bus fleet 🚌🍃

       

      We’ve just awarded a contract for 50 diesel hybrid buses to Volvo East Asia (Pte) Ltd. Commuters like you, can enjoy quieter and smoother rides with these low-emission buses! This also means a more comfortable working environment for our bus captains 😊

       

      To better understand how these buses can be deployed under #SG’s climate and traffic conditions, the 50 buses will be rolled out gradually by the second half of 2018.

       

      And if you’re wondering about any plans for electric buses – we’ve put up a Request for Information recently, and you can expect to see electric buses plying our roads by 2019. So stay tuned here for the latest updates!

      Quite from LTA FB

       

      So,Volvo Asia is awarded to supply 50 hybrid buses...Wonder what length and power rating it has?Parallel hybrid again?

  • Formususeonly's Avatar
    155 posts since Sep '16
    • LTA should have awarded the Hybrid Package to MAN . MAN uses Series Hybrid rather than Parallel hybrid and also MAN Lion City Hybrid is based on German A21 Chassis ( A22 for us ) which mean local operator are easier to learn about the Hybrid bus as they have the knowledge of the bus (A22) 

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    1,929 posts since Oct '12
    • LTA AWARDS CONTRACT FOR 50 DIESEL HYBRID BUSES TO VOLVO EAST ASIA (PTE) LTD

      News Releases
      11 Oct 2017

          The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the tender to procure 50 diesel hybrid buses at about S$30 million to Volvo East Asia (Pte) Ltd.

      2.  This is part of LTA’s efforts to build a more environmentally friendly public bus fleet. Not only can commuters expect quieter and smoother rides, bus captains can also enjoy a more comfortable working environment. To prepare our bus workforce for this change, LTA will work with industry partners to help upgrade and upskill our bus professionals through the Singapore Bus Academy.

      Diesel Hybrid Buses

      3.  Building on LTA’s single-unit diesel hybrid bus trials, 50 diesel hybrid buses will be rolled out gradually for service by the second half of 2018. These low-emission buses will help us better understand the operational challenges that come with the wider deployment of such buses under our tropical climate and traffic conditions, which will enable us to calibrate our approach in adopting diesel hybrid buses in the future. This will also help bus technicians and engineers better understand the technical challenges in maintaining such buses. Details of the services which the 50 diesel hybrid buses will be deployed to will be announced closer to the implementation date.

      4.  In response to LTA’s tender, Volvo East Asia (Pte) Ltd. had earlier submitted a high quality proposal with the best value for money and hence was awarded the contract. The company has a strong track record, with their buses forming about a third of the entire public bus fleet currently in Singapore. In determining the award of the tender, besides the price, LTA also considered many quality aspects of the participating bidders, such as their relevant experience, track records, technical capabilities and compliance to local regulations.

      Electric Buses

      5.  To help LTA gather more up-to-date information on the latest electric bus and charging technologies, a Request for Information for electric buses was put up by LTA on 2 October 2017. The tender to procure 60 electric buses will also be called soon. Commuters can expect to see electric buses deployed for service by 2019.

      goo.gl/AkyAAf

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,326 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by Formususeonly:

      LTA should have awarded the Hybrid Package to MAN . MAN uses Series Hybrid rather than Parallel hybrid and also MAN Lion City Hybrid is based on German A21 Chassis ( A22 for us ) which mean local operator are easier to learn about the Hybrid bus as they have the knowledge of the bus (A22) 

      Parallel hybrid using engine transmission meaning jerky rides but advantage is going uphill when fully loaded.Anyway,I suspect its the 7900 hybrid B5LH 12m 5L 240hp/918nm 4 cylinders diesel plus Volvo I-SAM 160hp/800nm Electric motors..

      Combined power is 400hp/1718nm hahaha

    • Wonder who is the electric bus winner?Still long way to go but I predict is either BYD or MAN.

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    1,929 posts since Oct '12
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,326 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TIB987K:

      FYI, each bus costs $600k ...

      Yeah i know cause 50 buses cost 30mil..Its CBU version same like the UK type.

      Sadly,they dont use series hybrid from BAE or Siemens.

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    1,615 posts since Aug '07
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    20,326 posts since Nov '03
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