Eicher Motors launch LMD truck variants to serve the booming e-commerce industry

Eicher Trucks and Buses, a part of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) introduced five new variants in the light and medium (LMD) truck segment to cater to the burgeoning transportation needs of the e-commerce industry that grows at an exponential rate of 50% every year. The trucks are equipped to take on higher volumes from long … Continue reading “Eicher Motors launch LMD truck variants to serve the booming e-commerce industry”

Singapore to tide land and labour shortages with driverless buses by 2022

Image by: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Despite its dense population, Singapore’s articulate road and transport policies keep its roads less congested than most South Asian nations. In an effort to promote this efficiency as well as tackle land and labour shortages, the country has begun controlled testing of self-driving public buses in three neighbourhoods. The buses … Continue reading “Singapore to tide land and labour shortages with driverless buses by 2022”

World’s largest electric bus fleet to be operational by end of 2017

Shenzhen’s bus service has been transitioning to achieve a 100% operational electric fleet by the end of 2017 in order to deal with the city’s dire air quality. BYD, the company responsible for about 80% of the city’s buses became the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles exporting its products to over 200 cities across 5o … Continue reading “World’s largest electric bus fleet to be operational by end of 2017”

Centre to extend grants to cities looking to invest in EVs for mass transport

The government has invited proposals from cities with a population above 10 lakh to avail incentives up to Rs 105 crore under the FAME India scheme to promote mass adoption of electric vehicles in multi-modal public transport. The proposals will be selected based on parameters like the population of a city, its average pollution level, … Continue reading “Centre to extend grants to cities looking to invest in EVs for mass transport”

World’s first virtual train track unveiled in China

China has begun testing a new form of public transport dubbed the Autonomous Rail Rapid (ART) system in October 2017. This electric powered ‘smart bus’ is a cross between a bus and a train which can carry up to 300 passengers across 3 carriages at speeds up to 70 kmph. Although ART’s physical appearance may … Continue reading “World’s first virtual train track unveiled in China”