Clean Air and Green Jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean Thanks to E-Mobility

The transport sector is responsible for 15 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in the region. New report calls to prioritize the electrification of public transport, especially when updating old bus fleets. Electric mobility could foster new investments and jobs, which are key to COVID-19 recovery efforts. The transition to …

Can Electricity Decarbonize the Energy Sector?

The energy sector currently accounts for two-thirds of global carbon emissions; Expedited progress on energy efficiency and low-carbon sources in the energy mix is required to achieve deep decarbonization; As the demand to “electrify everything” grows, the carbon footprint associated with every step of the electricity generation process must be …

ABB and Volvo to Electrify Gothenburg’s City Streets

Starting in 2020, 157 new Volvo electric buses will start trafficking the streets of Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille, powered by charging infrastructure solutions from market leading provider, ABB. This landmark announcement represents an important step towards achieving a sustainable public transport solution for the 180 million trips made by bus …

ABB Unveils Its First Carbon-Neutral Factory

At its site in Lüdenscheid, in the presence of Nico Rosberg, ABB shows how the sustainable energy transition can succeed with digital energy management. With its “Mission to Zero”, the leader in digital technology drives the transition from fossil fuels. After a two-year design and construction phase, as part of …

Electric Buses Roll Out in São Paulo

The BYD buses are scheduled to enter operations in March 2019. BYD has delivered a series of electric buses as part of a zero emissions pilot project in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Equipped with a proprietary lithium-ion battery, each BYD D9W bus is able to cover a range of 250 …

London to Host ‘Europe’s Largest Double-decker Electric Bus Fleet’

The Mayor of London has announced the city will host the largest double-decker electric bus fleet in Europe. Sadiq Khan said 68 new electric double-deckers will be launched across the city next summer, an increase of more than 10-fold on current numbers. He added two routes from Barnet to central …

Electric Buses Put the Big Hurt on Fossil Fuel Companies

Change is a funny thing. You can’t see it, hear it, feel it, or taste it, but one day you look around and suddenly, there it is. Isbrand Ho, managing director for BYD in Europe, tells Bloomberg he was laughed out of the room at a conference in Belgium 7 …