Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Wrightbus launches fuel cell-powered double decker bus

Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus showed a production-ready fuel cell-powered double decker bus at the recent Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham, UK. Wrightbus developed the Streetdeck FCEV with funding from the EU-backed Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe project (JIVE, which some would call a fitting name). The new Streetdeck FCEV bus features a… Read more »

Turkish Jest Electric city bus uses BMW i3 motors and batteries

BMW has agreed to supply i3 motors and batteries to Turkish manufacturer Karsan for a battery-electric city bus called the Jest Electric, which is produced in Bursa, Turkey. The synchronous motor that will be used to power the Karsan Jest Electric generates peak output of 125 kW (170 hp) and maximum torque of 250 N·m…. Read more »

Heliox delivers multi-standard bus charging system to Luxembourg

Fleet EVSE manufacturer Heliox has delivered a multi-standard charging solution to Luxembourg bus operator Sales-Lentz. The new system allows electric buses from different manufacturers to charge with different interfaces. Vehicles using the Bus-Up and Oppcharge interfaces can charge with one Heliox OC charger, and automatically switch from one standard to the other. Heliox delivered a… Read more »

Cummins, the diesel engine powerhouse, has had a busy year expanding its EV systems development

Cummins is a huge presence in the diesel engine market around the globe. The company designs, manufactures and sells billions of dollars’ worth of diesel engines (and some engines powered by “alternative fuels” such as natural gas). Ranging from 2.8 to 95 liters, the company’s engines are found in nearly every type of vehicle and… Read more »

Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models

Colorado-based Lightning Systems has announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and E-450 Cutaway. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery will begin by the end of 2018. The new models have a 14,500-pound GVWR and a range of 110 miles. Peak power is 220 kW (295 hp) and torque is… Read more »

BYD delivers first electric bus to Indianapolis transit authority

BYD has delivered a K11 60-foot battery-electric bus to Indianapolis public transportation provider IndyGo, the first of 13 ordered by the agency. “BYD has delivered the first bus on time, and this allows us to begin working with operations and emergency services on training, and testing battery range.” said Justin Stuehrenberg, IndyGo’s VP of Planning… Read more »

New Flyer wins contract for 40 electric buses in Montréal and Laval

Montréal and the nearby suburb of Laval intend to electrify their bus fleets – the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de Transport de Laval (STL) have committed to buy only electric buses after 2025. The two transit agencies have awarded New Flyer Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, a contract… Read more »

AKASOL begins mass production of batteries for Mercedes eCitaro electric bus

This fall, AKASOL is set to begin mass producing batteries for Mercedes-Benz’s eCitaro. AKASOL’s first-generation battery systems will contain ten battery modules for up to 243 kWh per vehicle and a charging rate of up to 300 kW. In order to make this possible, AKASOL uses a water-cooling system to keep its batteries at 25° C in various… Read more »