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.
The student led transportation system at the University of Montana has ordered to zero emissions electric Porterra buses for its campus routes. They will be delivered in September. 2016.
This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]
Following up on the best things about electric cars, in our 6th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into what EV drivers and enthusiasts consider to be the best ways to promote EVs and spread the EV revolution. Responses from EV drivers (from the […]
We here at CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 are launching our first report. It’s a report that was made possible by the thousands of readers who completed a handful of surveys we created to dive deeper into the electric car market. I think the report, Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want, fills a number of important […]
The Brighsun electric bus has a certified range of 1,004 kilometers, more than double that of any other bus and enough to go from Melbourne to Sydney.
After talking with BYD at Solar Power International last month, BYD invited Important Media’s Kyle Field over for an inside look at the latest and greatest creations from BYD at their Lancaster, California, electric bus factory. Zach covered the launch of the facility back in May of 2013 on our sister site EV Obsession and […]
Via EV Obsession: Mass adoption of electric transportation (this includes off-road applications) would lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The new report — “Environmental Assessment of a Full Electric Transportation Portfolio” — also notes that […]
BYD buses have won the largest electric bus contract in US history in the State of Washington. The contract may be good for up to 800 buses in total.