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VDL introduces electric buses to Switzerland

Pilot with VDL Citea SLFA Electric in Basel VDL Bus & Coach will deliver a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) version VDL Citea SLFA-181 Electric to Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB). This bus is the first electric articulated bus for Switzerland and is part of a pilot project. It will involve testing on all bus lines in Basel, Switzerland, starting late this year. Through this pilot, BVB intends to gain some initial practical experience with electric bus operation. From 2027 BVB will use exclusively 100% renewable drive technology. “We look forward to this new bus and are convinced that our passengers will also...

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Students Team VIRTUe builds a smart home for DTW

First step on the way to Solar Decathlon in Dubai An interactive clock indicating the energy consumption, the use of direct current to save energy, a large shared space that makes living efficient and social: these are just some of the characteristics of the innovative and sustainable home that the student team VIRTUe of the Eindhoven University of Technology has built on the TU/e campus. With this house, they will represent the Netherlands in the international construction competition Solar Decathlon in November in Dubai. On Monday 4 June, the house will be officially opened during Dutch Technology Week. Connecting...

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TU/e wins Dutch sustainability award

Wageningen University loses first place for the first time in 6 years Eindhoven University of Technology ranks first on this years’ SustainaBul-ranking. The list ranks Dutch higher education institutions based on the sustainability performance. The ranking was made public today at the National Day for Sustainability in Higher Education, which coincidently took place at TU Eindhoven. The jury praised the university mainly for its student teams working on sustainability projects. One of them is Solar Team Eindhoven, the three-time winner of the cruiser class at the World Solar Challenge. Another example is TU/Ecomotive, with its fully recyclable car. This year...

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“IBIS PowerNEST can solve the natural gas issue”

Climate change exists. Global temperatures rise higher each year, causing polar ice caps to melt and sea levels to rise. It’s an exercise in frustration to rely on governments to come up with a solution. Instead, lasting solutions will most likely come from the private sector. One such company is IBIS Power, a company that combines solar panels and wind turbines to create a complete energy solution for buildings five stories and higher. More on IBIS Power, PowerNEST and Alexander Suma here While finishing his PhD at the University of Miami in 2009, IBIS founder Dr. Alexander Suma became...

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VDL presents charging plaza in Valkenswaard

VDL has opened a charging location for electric vehicles on the grounds of VDL ETS (Enabling Transport Solutions) in Valkenswaard. Up to seven vehicles can be charged simultaneously in different ways. The speed at which the transition to sustainable transport solutions is occurring makes it necessary to gain even more insight into the complete chain of electric heavy-duty transport. This insight is of great importance to the further development of VDL Groep’s leading position as a specialist in the electrification of heavy-duty transport vehicles. Loading facility supplier Heliox from Best is one of the parties involved in this project,...

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Hydrogen and electricity station on A58 near Best

Rijkswaterstaat South Netherlands is investigating the possibility of setting up a new service station for cars and trucks on the A58 motorway near Best, with electric charging stations and a possibility for trucks to fill up with hydrogen. The intention is to build this service station in a circular manner, supplying the service station with its own energy supply. Another option is to create a test strip where companies can test and demonstrate their innovations in practice. All this is part of the efforts to turn the A58 into the “Brabant Energy Corridor”. According to the Eindhoven Metropolitan Region, one of...

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Province of Brabant to use Amber’s shared cars

From now on, employees of the province will be able to make use of electric shared cars for their appointments. On May 14, 2 BMW i3’s of Amber were delivered to the provincial government building. For this moment, this will be a one-year pilot project. According to a provincial spokesman, the collaboration with Amber fits in with Brabant’s sustainability ambitions. At the same time, the province wants to offer its employees more customised services in sustainable mobility and thus, among other things, reduce parking pressure. The shared car is useful for employees who prefer to come to work by...

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Heliox acquires investment to power its growth

Heliox and private equity investor Waterland join forces for extra growth in high power charging solutions for e-mobility. The goal is to ensure the international market development and implementation of fast charging infrastructure for electric buses and other heavy-duty vehicles. The exact amount of the investment hasn’t been disclosed. Heliox, located in Best and founded in 2009 with roots in the Philips organisation, has used its know-how from consumer electronics power conversion, to develop a CCS plug-in charger for electric buses in 2013. Heliox has developed a fast-charging technology together with leading European vehicle manufacturers and public transport operators....

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Flight Forum offers employees e-bikes

Employees at Flight Forum have another full month to get to know the e-bike, starting for one week. In this way, the business park at the airport hopes to offer employees an alternative to the car. This is part of a campaign that “encourages to leave the car a couple of times a week and instead to take the (electric) bicycle”. So far there are almost one hundred participants, who have already cycled some 3300 kilometres all together. “Despite its favourable location for car traffic directly on the A2, Flight Forum is experimenting with alternative ways of business mobility...

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The first ‘Data Centre of the Future’ is in Eindhoven

Eemshaven is already being filled with them and they account for approximately 5% of the national energy consumption: data centres. Because of the strong growth of the internet and everything connected with it, more and more capacity is needed, but how can you do this in a sustainable way? To give a good example, the company EcoRacks has, therefore, opened the first ‘Data Centre of the Future’ on Friday in Eindhoven. EcoRacks uses Immersed Computing in this data centre. This technology was developed by the Haarlem company Asperitas and can make data centres more sustainable and efficient. Instead of...

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