Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Efficient Drivetrains introduces new electric drivetrain for Type A school buses

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), which recently announced a plan to be acquired by Cummins, has introduced its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, suited for Type-A school buses. The Class 4 offering rounds out the company’s electric school bus solution portfolio for the North American market, which now includes Types C, D, and A. With a captive ridership… Read more »

With new order for electric school buses, Motiv Power Systems sees East Coast opportunities

New York-based Educational Bus Transportation has purchased two new Trans Tech eSeries Type A school bus electric school buses featuring electric chassis from Motiv Power Systems. The company deployed one of the Motiv-powered e-buses in 2014. The market for electric school buses in California is already growing – Trans Tech delivered 13 electric buses to… Read more »

BYD sells 9 electric buses to Montreal and neighboring Longueuil

Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city, and the neighboring city of Longueuil have ordered nine electric buses from BYD. The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) will purchase four 30-foot BYD buses, and the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (RTL) is buying five. The new e-buses are expected to deliver a reduction in carbon emissions of more… Read more »

Momentum Dynamics installs 200 kW wireless charging system for buses

Momentum Dynamics has installed a 200-kilowatt wireless charging system to support electric transit buses in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new charging system, which became operational in June, is inside the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Shuttle Park and automatically charges electric buses as they load and unload passengers. The system is Momentum Dynamics’ second in… Read more »

Spanish train maker CAF to acquire Polish bus builder Solaris

Spanish rail equipment manufacturer CAF plans to acquire Polish bus builder Solaris, a move intended to “broaden the company’s range of products in electric mobility and multimodal door-to-door solutions.” Solaris is a global supplier of legacy and electric buses with a presence in 32 countries and a workforce of more than 2,300. Its main markets… Read more »

GreenPower’s electric double-decker buses serving Canadian cruise terminal

Double-decker buses are going electric, and not only in London. CVS Cruise Victoria has been using an EV550 electric double-decker from GreenPower Motor Company to transport tourists to and from the busy cruise ship terminal at Ogden Point in Victoria, British Columbia for almost two years. In February, the company added two more to its… Read more »

Foothill Transit deploys double-decker e-bus with Proterra battery packs

US e-bus builder Proterra and British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis (ADI) are collaborating to produce an electric double-decker bus for California’s Foothill Transit. The new e-bus will enter service in 2019. Foothill Transit already has several Proterra buses in service, and plans to completely electrify its fleet by 2030. Alexander Dennis has been… Read more »

Toronto Transit Commission orders 10 electric buses from New Flyer

New Flyer Industries Canada has won an order from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for ten forty-foot electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit buses, with an option to purchase up to 30 additional buses over the next two years. TTC is the third-largest transit system in North America, operating more than 140 bus routes, as well as… Read more »

Dutch city of Leiden to get 23 Volvo electric buses

Volvo Buses has secured an order for 23 fully electric buses from multinational public transport company Arriva, which has operations in 14 countries across Europe. The new e-buses will operate in the city of Leiden in the province of South Holland. Deliveries will take place between Q1 and Q3 in 2019. Volvo is selling the… Read more »