Via EV Obsession: Up to $11 million in new funding will be available to projects demonstrating medium + heavy-duty power train electrification or dual fuel fleets, via a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the US Department of Energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) has predicted that this FOA will result in 2 to 4 new funding […]
A Proterra Catalyst XR electric bus drove 258 miles on a single charge in testing recently. That’s far enough to complete most daily bus routes in the US.
Following up on my intro for the “Electrifying Transport” panel at the recent Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum in Vancouver, Canada, his piece shares and summarizes the presentation given by Brian Hansen, Head of Department Citywide Strategies for the City of Copenhagen. While the panel was generally about the electrification of transportation, some of the panelists noted the importance of a […]
The world’s fastest charging electric bus is now operating in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo. According to local transportation authorities, the public bus — which was manufactured in Ningbo and runs along a 24-stop, 11 kilometre route — takes as little as 10 seconds to charge up and be ready for the next leg of its journey. […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. A large number of BYD’s all-electric, zero-emission buses were used during the recent 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles as athlete transportation, according to a recent press release. Considering that this recent event was the biggest Special Olympics yet hosted, with 6,500 different athletes competing and requiring transportation, the […]
In China, some cities have ordered thousands of electric buses. Unfortunately, most cities around the world haven’t even tested out one yet. But the ones that have been piloting them have generally found out that they work well and can cut air and noise pollution while costing the same as a diesel bus on a lifetime basis. […]
Tesla Model 3, Apple Electric Car, BYD Gigafactories, & BYD e6 In Chicago Uber Fleet (Cleantech Talk #6)
Also published on CleanTechnica & EV Obsession. Chris and I had a lot of fun this week running down four hot electric car stories. We had some really interesting updates regarding the Apple electric car and Tesla Model 3 to play with, as well as a huge one from BYD — plans for battery gigafactories […]
Originally posted on EV Obsession There’s a battle ongoing in the world of electric buses, and the latest salvo comes from the Proterra camp, which has just announced its new TerraVolt XR extended-range electric bus. Offering up to 180 miles of driving on a single charge, the new Proterra TerraVolt XR electric bus will offer […]
BYD has introduced two new all electric buses with seating for up to 58 and a range of 200 miles. Both are for highway use rather than urban duty.
What is 80 feet long, has 14 wheels, three electric motors, several tons of batteries and an onboard fuel cell? That would be the Solaris electric bus.
This week in Houston at the 2014 American Public Transportation Expo, China’s BYD revealed the Lancaster eBus, which it claims is the world’s largest EV.