Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

California ARB approves $663-million funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

The California Air Resources Board has approved $663 million in new funding for projects to reduce emissions, particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities. The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight projects. While diesel trucks account for only 2% of vehicles in the state, they emit the majority of the… Read more »

Shenzhen goes fully electric with over 16,000 electric buses

Electric buses are in service in many North American and European cities, notably London, which has committed to eliminating pure diesel (non-hybrid) buses, and Los Angeles, which plans to make its fleet emissions-free by 2030. 12 major cities have pledged to buy only all-electric buses starting in 2025. However, these efforts pale in comparison to… Read more »

Yosemite National Park buys two Proterra electric buses

California’s Yosemite National Park has ordered two Proterra Catalyst electric buses. The world-famous tourist destination will be the first US National Park to add zero-emission buses to its permanent shuttle fleet. With more than five million visitors each year, Yosemite relies on its shuttle program to encourage park visitors to park once and use a… Read more »

Gothenburg electric buses to use ABB 450 kW fast charging

The Swedish city of Gothenburg will use ABB’s 450 kW Opportunity Charging (OppCharge) system to power two new electric buses. OppCharge is an open charging interface that can be used by any manufacturer. It uses an automated pantograph on the charging infrastructure to connect the bus to the charging point. Due for delivery in spring… Read more »

Proterra sells 10 electric buses to San José airport

The San José City Council has approved the purchase of 10 Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure for use at the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). Proterra’s E2 series 35-foot electric buses feature a 440 kWh battery pack with an estimated range of 251 miles. Proterra was bidding… Read more »

Thomas, Blue Bird and IC Bus introduce electric school buses

Three major school bus manufacturers – Thomas, Blue Bird and IC Bus – introduced battery-electric buses at the recent National Association for Pupil Transportation trade show in Columbus, Ohio. Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses introduced the Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus, affectionately known as Jouley, which has a capacity of 81 passengers and is to go… Read more »

Electric Mercedes Citaro city bus to debut in 2018

Mercedes-Benz will introduce its all-electric Citaro city bus in September 2018 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover. The plug-in Citaro will feature a Li-ion battery pack with a modular design, enabling customized solutions. The vehicle is driven by electric wheel hub motors at the rear axle, a system already proven in the Citaro… Read more »

AKASOL opens European production facility for commercial EV batteries

German battery manufacturer AKASOL has announced the opening of a new semi-automated production facility for commercial vehicle batteries. The company has invested €10 million in the new commercial plant at Langen, in the Hesse region of Germany. The facility has a capacity of 600 MWh of battery systems per year, enough to equip up to… Read more »

Kansas City airport deploys 4 BYD 30-foot electric buses

Kansas City International Airport has taken delivery of 4 BYD electric 30-foot coach buses, which will serve as parking lot shuttles, bringing passengers to the airport terminals. BYD built the e-buses at its Lancaster, California manufacturing facility, and customized them to include luggage racks for passenger use. BYD offers 7 electric coach and bus models,… Read more »

Mayors of 12 major cities pledge to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025

The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, pledging to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and to create substantial zero-emission zones in their cities by 2030. The signatories also pledged to procure zero-emission vehicles for city… Read more »