Volvo Upgrades its 7900 Series Electric Bus – and its all-new battery gives it a 125 Mile Range with even more available through wireless charging!
BYD has just tripled the size of its bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California.
Proterra and LG Chem have jointly developed a new battery cell with higher energy density for use in heavy duty vehicles like electric buses and trucks.
13 Electric school buses from Motiv Power will be placed in service in the Sacramento area this school year. 4 more are already in service in the state and 2 more are scheduled to begin operating in Los Angeles soon.
A Proterra E2 electric bus will be part of the shuttle fleet at Zion National Park from August through October. If it performs well, it could begin the transition to an all electric bus fleet at the park.
A study by the National Renewable Energy Lab shows that electric buses are up to 8 times more efficient than buses that run on compressed natural gas.
Los Angeles county’s public transportation agency has signed an agreement with BYD for 60 electrric buses as part of the area’s commitment to lower carbon emissions.
Cummins and TM4 are partnering to bring plug-in hybrid buses with diesel range extender engines to the buses used for inner city transportation. They say the plug-in hybrid buses will cut fuel costs by 50% compared to a traditional hybrid bus.
AVTA has taken delivery of its first 60′ articulated electric bus from BYD. It has 12 more on order.
BYD brought its full lineup of electric truck and bus models to the ACT Expo this week. It even included an all electric fork lift for those looking to eliminate diesel emissions from their freight handling operations.
Originally published on EV Annex. By Galileo Russell, a 24 year-old Tesla shareholder based in NYC. He has been blogging about Tesla since 2012, and is the founder of HyperChange TV, a new YouTube channel about tech and finance news for millennials. To accomplish Tesla’s mission of electrifying the world’s transportation system, Elon Musk is planning […]
Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters of California will introduce an innovative carbon fiber electric bus on April 20. The bus was commissioned by Thunder Sky Winston Batteries of China.
The University of California – Irvine student funded and operated transportation system has placed an order for 20 all electric buses built by BYD in California. It will be the first university to have all zero emissions buses in its fleet.
As exciting as the coming era of electric cars is, with its promise of swift, silent, emissions-free transportation for all, the truth is that trucks are some of the biggest polluters on the road. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 50% of all emissions from the transportation sector are attributable to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks. So where are all the electric trucks? When will you be able to buy an electric truck? What’s going on in the electric truck startup world? For the purposes of this discussion, we will look at four categories of electric trucks — light-duty trucks, delivery trucks, freight trucks, and trash trucks.
Singapore will begin an experiment with self driving buses in a closed loop system in 2018. Toyota will begin selling hydrogen fuel cell powered buses next year. Japan wants hundreds in service for the 2020 Olympics.
The new Proterra Catalyst E2 electric bus is capable of driving more than 600 miles under controlled conditions. Proterra plans to double production to keep up with demand.
Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra, the electric bus company, sat down with Important Media head Scott Cooney to talk about the future of transportation and how to run a successful company that focuses on sustainability.
Toshiba has developed an electric bus using an innovative magnetic resonance wireless charging system that is easy to operate. It comes with an advanced SCiB battery that has especially long life over thousands of recharging cycles.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]
Proterra is a leader in electric bus technology. It is also a pioneer in super fast charging systems. Its CEO, Ryan Popple, says electric vehicles will be the norm in cities within 10 years.