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Tampa, Florida secures federal grant to deploy four electric buses

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), which serves the Tampa, Florida, metropolitan area, has secured a $2.7-million federal grant to buy four electric buses, which are expected to be in service in two years. The federal grant will cover half the total project cost, which also includes underground wiring and charging stations. HART and… Read more »

New sessions announced for the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering

Charged is organizing a virtual conference on EV engineering September 1 – 3, 2020 that includes live webinar sessions, interactive Q&As, on-demand webinars, and whitepaper downloads. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing,… Read more »

Tri Delta Transit uses AMPLY Power’s charging platform to save on energy costs

Transit agency Tri Delta Transit, which operates 15 bus routes serving some 250,000 residents in Contra Costa County, California, is using a managed charging software platform from AMPLY Power to optimize its energy usage, while ensuring that its vehicles are charged and ready to work each day. Tri Delta Transit began operating electric buses from… Read more »

Dominion Energy selects Thomas Built Jouley for electric school bus initiative

Dominion Energy has selected Thomas Built Buses (TBB) as the provider of 50 electric school buses, which will make up the initial phase of Dominion’s electric school bus replacement program in Virginia. According to TBB, this program represents the largest deployment of electric school buses in the US to date. TBB’s Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley is… Read more »

New report: Electric trucks and buses are a win-win-win

A new study quantifies what commercial EV-makers have been saying for years: electric trucks and buses are a triple win. They save money for fleet operators, and reduce both local air pollution and carbon emissions. Furthermore, in California (among other places), they generate jobs and economic benefits. American bus-builder Proterra is headquartered in Silicon Valley… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

Issue 55 – May/June 2021 Featuring: AMPLY Power offers EV fleets guaranteed uptime and zero charging challenges 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs A closer look at humidity control methods for EV electronics HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems Study: Four… Read more »

Florida to use VW Dieselgate funds to install fast charging stations, and to buy more diesels

The good news: Florida plans to invest $25 million from Volkswagen’s Dirty Diesel settlement in a network of highway charging stations. The (potentially) bad news: the state could choose to spend the rest of the settlement funds to replace existing diesel engines with newer, slightly cleaner, diesel engines. As part of Volkswagen’s punishment for getting… Read more »

China dominates global electric bus market, but US builders still have a tech edge

As regular Charged readers know, dozens of cities in North America and Europe (and a couple in South America) are gradually adding electric buses to their fleets. But Western transit agencies are doing small-scale pilots. New York City’s MTA has 10 fully electric buses in service, and another 15 on order, out of a total… Read more »

University of Georgia orders twenty electric buses

The University of Georgia has ordered 20 Proterra Catalyst E2 buses. A $10-million grant awarded to the university by Georgia’s State Road and Tollway Authority made the purchase possible. The Catalyst E2 features two electric motors, 510 horsepower and 24.6 MPGe. Catalyst buses have previously been ordered by Florida State University, University of Montana, Duke University… Read more »