TIDE bus – Denmark

Kruse A/S – Nakskov, Denmark

We congratulate Kruse A/S – Nakskov, Denmark, for the purchase of two E12-buses from Yutong.
Kruse A/S must use the buses for their assigned service in Nakskov – according to tender Movia A18.

Here you see pictures of the loading of the 2 buses on M/V “GLORIOUS LEADER” in China as the beginning of the buses’ final destination – Denmark.
The 2 buses are the start of a total of 99 Yutong E12 buses that will be delivered to bus operators in Denmark during the coming season – in addition to Kruse A/S’s 2 buses for driving in Nakskov, Tide Bus Danmark A/S will receive 31 buses for company’s bus service in Herning and Næstved and Umove A/S a total of 66 buses for driving in Copenhagen, Fredriksberg, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Hvidovre, Herlev, Ballerup, Lyngby-Taarbæk with garage in Bagsværd, Gladsaxe Municipality.

The very first 20 Yutong E12 buses delivered to Denmark was to Umove A/S in the spring of 2019 for driving in Movia, Roskilde city. In the coming season, well over 100-150 Yutong E12 buses will be in operation in Denmark.

Anette Larsen from Yutong Eurobus Scandinavia AB in Denmark says thank you to Kruse A/S for a good collaboration for these 2 buses and looks forward to handing over the buses to Kruse A/S in mid-May 2021.
And looks forward to the subsequent deliveries to Tide Bus Danmark A/S and Umove A/S

Umove purchase of 20 units. E12 Yutong buses – Denmark

To the left Kitty Hu, Wang Guanyuan, Benedikt G.Gudmundsson, Johnny B. Hansen director Umove, Mikael Drasbek Kanstrup operations manager Roskilde og CFO Yutong Eurobus, Ulfur Björnsson.
Umove CEO, Jonny Hansen och CEO Benedikt G Gudmundsson, Yutong Eurobus Scandinavia AB.

Roskilde vælger fuld model for elbusser-Denmark

As the first municipality in Denmark, Roskilde has chosen to let all internal municipal bus lines operate 100 per cent. of electric buses. It decided the city council at its meeting yesterday evening.
In the city of Roskilde, the municipality, in cooperation with the Movia company, implements electric buses on all nine municipal bus lines, with which the municipality has full decision-making power. This applies to the busy city buses 201A and 202A as well as lines 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209 and 212. Together, it comprises about 2.8 million. passengers annually. The electric buses will run from April 2019.

Mayor Joy Mogensen is pleased that the municipality of Roskilde has taken the lead in the green change of public transport.
”I am very pleased that Roskilde City Council, with the decision that all city buses should run on electricity, can make a contribution to slowing down the climate change that the municipality has had close to life in the form of floods. Someone must go forrest in the turnaround to green public transport, and I am pleased that we can do this here in Roskilde, ”says Joy Mogensen.

The chairman of the municipality’s Climate and Environment Committee, Karim Friis Arfaoui, reiterates that electric buses do not emit any local air pollution (NOx and particulate matter).
”There is also no local discharge of CO2 from electric motors, which means that the municipality will save 1,400 tonnes of CO2 annually. This corresponds to the fact that 470 more electric cars suddenly drove on the roads – they could each drive 20,000 km a year – well felt within the boundaries of Roskilde Municipality, ”says Karim Friis Arfaoui.

The buses will also shrink less, which could be felt especially in the densely populated areas of Roskilde city center.

Managing Director of Movia, Dorthe Nøhr Pedersen, sees Roskilde Municipality as ”first mover”, which will push for a development that will surely extend to the rest of Movia’s area – and the rest of the country.
”Movia, together with the municipalities and regions, has agreed on a common goal that bus operations should be fossil-free in 2030. So we are very pleased that the municipality of Roskilde is now leading and can inspire other municipalities to live up to the common climate and environmental goals, ”says Dorthe Nøhr Pedersen.

It is the company Umove East, which has won the offer for electric buses in Roskilde Municipality. Managing Director of Umove, Johnny B. Hansen, states that the buses in Roskilde will come from the world’s largest bus manufacturer – the Chinese company Yutong. The manufacturer has many years of experience with electric buses. And produces a total of 300 buses a day. It will also be the Chinese manufacturer to supply the equipment to charge the buses and provide the service of the total of 20 electric buses. This will happen from a completely new garage, which Umove will build in Marbjerg near Trekroner.

Movia is preparing for the next offer, where the carrier also expects to see electricity on lines 2A and 18 in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, as well as Ballerup and Egedal are expected to introduce electric buses on three bus lines in connection with the tender.

Oslo Buss -Travel with Northern Europe’s first full-electric tour bus!

Travel with Northern Europe’s first full-electric tour bus!

As the first bus company in Norway, we have now started the phasing out of fossil-fueled buses and introduced all-electric tour buses. Our customers and society in general expect a green environmental profile and we believe that an investment in this will benefit us, our customers and society.

Source from OsloBuss.no


102 Yutong e-buses will run in Bergen (NO) for Keolis. Even 15 meter units have already arrived

Yutong e-buses are ready for Bergen. Two batches of E12 electric buses left the port of Shanghai, China, and are on their way to reach the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium. The information has been released today by Keolis. 

The buses will be delivered as part of a contract awarded by Skyss, the public transport authority of Bergen, Norway, to Keolis in June 2019 to operate and maintain 138 fossil-free buses (of which 102 fully electric vehicles).

The order for 88 Yutong E12 buses signed in late 2019 is still the largest battery-electric bus order in Norway. The Chinese manufacturer has just won the tender issued in Turin (Italy) for as many as 100 e-buses, setting a first in Italy.

source: Keolis

88 Yutong e-buses to operate in Bergen

 The first batch of 29 e-buses left Shanghai on July 19th, and the second batch of 30 e-buses left Shanghai on July 28th.  The 102 electric buses (of which 88 are 12 meters long and 14 are 15 meters long) were ordered to Yutong at the end 2019. A third batch is expected to be shipped on August 4th. 

Also 14-meter Yutong e-buses for Bergen

This is an important milestone showing that Keolis is on track on the mobilization planning for an operating start on December 1st, the public transport company points out. On top of these electric buses, Keolis has ordered 10 trolleybuses to Solaris and 26 HVO buses to Volvo.  

The model, named Yutong E12, is a 12-meter electric bus with 34 seats and 422 kWh battery capacity. The same model is in operation in Roskilde (Denmark) and was delivered in Santiago de Chile.

Bergen, charging infrastructure for Yutong e-buses

At the same time, infrastructure work is being undertaken at Bergen Mannsverk depot to install charging infrastructure.

Keolis highlights in its press note: «The management team has been recruited, and the 285 Full Time Equivalent drivers are being voluntarily transferred from the incumbent operator or recruited externally. The electric buses will therefore arrive in Bergen on time to start a dedicated training programme. Expected to carry 17 million passengers a year, the fossil-free buses will contribute to improving quality of life for the nearly 300,000 inhabitants of Norway’s second largest city, where we already operate the tram network».

source: Keolis

July 29th, 2020

CEO of Keolis Norge Gry Olsen and CEO Yutong Norway Benedikt G. Gu∂mundsson

CEO of Keolis Norge Gry Olsen and CEO Yutong Norway Benedikt G. Gu∂mundsson

Chinese-Icelandic electric bus service in Gothenburg – Iceland

The passenger traffic fair in Gothenburg had global features. The Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong sold at the Gothenburg trade fair the first electric buses that Yutong sold in the Nordic region.

Customers are local traffic in Reykjavik, Straeto. The deal had been negotiated earlier, but the final signing of the deal took place in Yutong’s stand at the fair, where Yutong also showed a city bus of the same model that Straeto has now bought.

Yutong Vice President meets President of Iceland

On the picture from left Mr Magnus Gislason, Mr Kjartan Olafsson, Mr Olafur Ragnar Grimsson President of Iceland, Mr Wang Feng, Mr Benedikt G. Gudmundsson

Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson President of Iceland and Mr Wang Feng Vice President of Yutong China met in Iceland. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss about cooperation between Yutong, largest bus manufacturer in the world, and Yutong Eurobus ltd in Iceland.

Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson has shown his interest in the project and cooperation between Icelandic and Chinese companies. Iceland with it’s pure nature is excellent land to be one of the first in Europe to have Chinese pure electric buses for testing and promoting. The “New Energy Product Line” in Yutong is very interesting for Icelandic operators like other operators in Europe.

YUTONG Workshop and Office in Finland

YUTONG Workshop and Office in Helsingfors – Finland

Kinesisk tillverkare lovar 300 kilometer på en laddning – Finland

De helelektriska bussarna som rullar ut på vägarna i Esbo och Kervo på måndag går på el producerad med vattenkraft.

Mjukt och tyst glider bussen i väg från det som ska bli en laddningsstation i Alberga i Esbo. Den ser ut som vilken buss som helst, med två upphöjda boxar på taket och ett klistermärke med en elsladd på sidan.

Laddningsstationerna är i dag bara cementplattor, vissa har bråte ovanpå. Men trots att de helelektriska bussarna ska frakta passagerare om några dagar råder det ingen panik hos bussbolaget Pohjolan Liikenne. De kinesiska Yutong-bussarna lovar nämligen upp till 300 kilometer på en laddning.

Pohjolan Liikenne utgår från 200 kilometer mellan laddningarna för att ha beredskap för svåra förhållanden. Schemat är uppgjort så att bussarna kan laddas vid depån i Norra Böle. På 2,5 timmar är batterierna fulla igen.

Fem elbussar krävdes

Elbusstekniken har tagit stora kliv framåt de senaste åren. Trots att elbussarna är dyrare än dieselbussar kan de redan nu bli förmånligare om man tar med driftskostnaderna i ekvationen. Det säger Pohjolan Liikennes vd Heikki Alanko vars bolag står för en historisk bedrift ur Helsingforsregionens trafik HRT:s synvinkel.

När HRT för första gången upphandlade eldriven busstrafik förväntades operatören ha minst fem elbussar på linjerna från Alberga i Esbo. Pohjolan Liikenne satsade betydligt mer än så och erbjöd 30 helelektriska bussar. Vid årsskiftet ska bolaget, som hör till VR-koncernen, ha ytterligare fem elbussar i drift.

– Aldrig förr har det hänt att vi har fått mycket mer och mycket bättre för samma pris, säger Anttila.

Heikki Alanko vill inte gå in på detaljer när det gäller bussarnas pris men är tydlig med att ett större parti var affärsmässigt motiverat. Antalet elbussar har ökat snabbt i många europeiska länder och enligt Alanko är Finland lite på efterkälken. Han föredrar ändå att övergången sker spontant i stället för strikta krav.

– Då går det bara fel, säger han.


De nya bussarna tillverkas i Zhengzhou i Kina och är vad Yutong-bolagets Europachef Ma Kai kallar ”allra bästa Kinakvalitet”.

– Här i Finland har ni världens bästa luft och förstår kanske inte problemet. Men vi i Kina har mycket luftföroreningar och har gjort stora tekniksatsningar, säger Ma Kai.

Yutong-bussar kan man åka med i bland annat i Danmark, Storbritannien, Bulgarien, Frankrike och på Island. Erfarenheterna i Reykjavik gör att den finska vintern inte väntas bli något problem. De flesta problemen har de facto haft en mänsklig förklaring – till exempel att ovana förare glömt att ladda fordonet.

Busschauffören Risto Vormala på Pohjolan Liikenne säger att det finns ett klart intresse för att köra de nya bussarna. Det krävs extra utbildning i bland annat elsäkerhet innan man kan sätta sig bakom ratten. Vormala testkör alla nya elbussar och har redan fattat tycke för modellen.

– Det är en av de bästa bussarna jag kört under mina trettio år som busschaufför. Den är mjuk i rörelserna och har bra bromsar.

Säte plockades bort

Risto Vormala förklarar också varför det inte är tyst inne i bussen när den är i rörelse.

– Låggolvsbussar är aldrig riktigt tysta eftersom det inte finns något bagageutrymme eller mjuka säten som dämpar ljud. Men den här är tystast av alla låggolvsbussar jag kört.

I trafiken, för dem som inte befinner sig ombord, är den också tyst. Den observationen bygger Vormala på folks reaktioner.

– När jag har testkört bussarna har det hänt att folk inte hört bussen och blivit förvånade när de plötsligt sett den, säger han.

Tero Anttila säger att elbussarna ändå inte är så tysta att det skulle behövas ett konstgjort motorljud för trafiksäkerhetens skull.

Däremot finns det myndighetsbestämmelser som förklarar en till synes märklig lösning inne i bussen. Längst bak finns det plats för fem säten men bara fyra är tillåtna på grund av viktbegränsningar. Alltså är det mittersta sätet borttaget.

Source from https://www.hbl.fi