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Electric bus covers 1,100 miles on single charge

An electric bus has covered over 1,000 miles on a single charge to claim a world record for driving the longest distance by an electric vehicle on a single charge. Proterra’s 40-foot bus squeezed 1,101.2 miles from 660 kWh of energy storage capacity. The creators of the bus hope their technology will have a disruptive impact on the transit market because of its…

Uber model to target buses

Mercedes-Benz is to invest 50 million dollars in new on-demand minibus services in London and other European cities, which will work like Uber. The first vehicles to be used by the service will be from the Vaneo range, but the long-term aim is for Mercedes to provide purpose-built minibuses optimized for on-demand shared rides, including on-board vehicle sensors, electric drive, and…

Driverless buses to revolutionise transport in Cambridge

Cambridge looks set to become a test bed for driverless buses – otherwise known as autonomous mass-transit travel. The Affordable Very Rapid Transit (AVRT) would run overground on segregated routes and tunnelled sections . Headed up by Professor John Miles, an expert on transport systems at the University of Cambridge, a feasibility study estimates the cost of a 75kms network…

Sleeper bus service launched in the land of the car

Buses in Britain have a poor image largely due to decades of underinvestment and our car-centric culture. However, neither of these factors had prevented the launch of a luxurious inter-city sleeper bus service in the land of the car. Ethical, Reliable Travel Insurance you can trust Up to 30% online discount for single-trip policies. Get your quote Cabin is a new…

Re-inventing the bus

In fifty years, it is expected the vast majority of people will live in cities not yet been built. The quality of their design will determine the quality of life for billions of people. Designing a city from the ground up offers the rare opportunity to reverse the dominance of car culture that is such a blight to today’s urban…