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  • Dutch manufacturer Ebusco is using Busworld later this week to reveal its third-generation electric bus, claiming a range of up to 500km on one overnight charge.

  • A new firm, Moblyx, is launching apps that enable users to carry out inspections for a variety of vehicle types, with or without wireless connection.

  • Birmingham has become the latest city to consider a workplace parking levy, as it looks to deal with rising congestion and emissions.

  • Long referred to as the ultimate, classic and iconic van from the 1950s, the Morris J-type is making a triumphant comeback as the Morris JE.

  • Demand from environmentally conscious customers – such as blue-chip companies – is driving the demand for Yutong’s electric coach, says Richard Crump, MD of UK importer Pelican Engineering.

  • An ambitious plan to more than double the South East’s economy by 2050, create 5000,000 new jobs, reduce congestion, cut carbon emissions and boost air quality has been published.

  • Nottingham City Council (NCC) is backing a three-month trial of an electric bus in the city – using ultrafast super-capacitor charging technology – built by Belarus-based BKM Holding.

  • In a bid to increase the take-up of electric vans, Lex Autolease is offering operators the chance to test a Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 electric van for up to two weeks.

  • Foretellix has developed a software language for identifying the vast number of scenarios that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will encounter, and that AV developers can use to track and verify safety performance of their vehicles in tests and simulations.

  • ITT Hub is delighted to be partnering Highways UK, the flagship event for, and about, roads for a modern connected Britain.

  • The new Eminox retrofit emissions solution for Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches, has today received official approval from the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS).

  • For the first time in the UK, members of the public were able to travel on a fully autonomous bus (Level 4), when Fusion Processing demonstrated its CAVstar system
  • Ford is to increase the maximum gross vehicle weight of its Transit van by the end of 2020 to meet demand from the conversion sector.

  • Scania has taken its move to driverless trucks another step forward with the launch of its AXL fully autonomous tipper.

  • Nikola Motor Company is to work with CNH Industrial to speed up the introduction of its hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks to Europe and North America.

  • Van Hool is revealing two electric vehicles at Busworld Europe in October.

  • Swiss battery system manufacturer Ecovolta is launching a cost-cutting traction battery for industrial vehicles such as forklifts and pallet jacks.

  • To meet new regulations, the 34 Caetano electric buses to be delivered to London, will be fitted with a new system that simulates the sound of a diesel bus, to make them safer for pedestrians.

  • German public transport companies Bogestra and HCR have ordered  22 electric buses from Chinese electric automotive giant BYD. This is the first electric-bus order for BYD from Germany.

  • A track is being built that will enable EV batteries to be charged while driving and when stationary.