Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Park City Transit deploys six Proterra electric buses under battery-leasing arrangement

Park City Transit has deployed a battery-electric mass transit fleet that will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. A free transit service called the Electric Xpress will provide clean, quiet transportation to residents and tourists throughout the region’s ski resort community. Park City has one of the nation’s most ambitious climate targets – its goal… Read more »

Wuzhoulong’s Chinese e-bus uses UQM drive system

Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors has unveiled a 12-meter bus for the China market, powered by an electric drive system from UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM). UQM’s PowerPhase DT HD250 propulsion system includes a 2-speed Eaton transmission and delivers peak power of 250 kW and torque of 3050 Nm. Wuzhoulong has delivered nearly 3,000 new energy buses,… Read more »

Electric school bus drivetrain builder ADOMANI raises $9 million in IPO

ADOMANI, a California-based provider of electric and hybrid drivetrain solutions, has completed a Regulation A common stock offering, and is now listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ADOM. The initial offering yielded proceeds to the company of approximately $9.2 million. The market value of company crossed $1 billion, as its share price jumped 129%… Read more »

Leclanché to supply batteries for Skoda Electric e-buses

Swiss battery-maker Leclanché and Skoda Electric, a maker of electric drives and traction motors for trolley and electric buses, have signed a Joint Development Agreement under which Leclanché will provide Skoda Electric with battery solutions for its electric bus expansion strategy. Leclanché will provide Skoda Electric with high-energy (larger G/ NMC batteries for overnight charging)… Read more »

BYD Coach and Bus continues US expansion, hires new General Manager

BYD Coach and Bus, which is steadily expanding deliveries of electric buses in the US, has announced the hiring of a new General Manager. Milo Victoria, an industry veteran with 41 years of transit industry experience, will oversee operations of the company’s electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California. BYD employs nearly 700 individuals in… Read more »

Malmö, Sweden orders 13 Volvo electric buses

Bus operator Nobina has ordered 13 electric Volvo buses, which will begin operations in the Swedish city of Malmö at the end of next year, the biggest single order so far for the Volvo 7900 Electric. The buses will run on route 7, a distance of 15 km, and will be fast-charged at the route’s… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains to provide plug-in bus powertrains to 4 Chinese OEMs

Four separate Chinese OEMs have selected a plug-in hybrid drivetrain made by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) to integrate into their 8- and 12-meter buses. EDI will supply its EDI PowerDrive 6000 system, along with the EDI PowerSuite vehicle control software, to Shaanxi Automotive; Ankai; Xiamen Jinlong; and Yaxing Motors. Government regulations in China are driving… Read more »

BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed a Series 6 round of funding, raising $55 million from various investors, including BMW i Ventures. Proterra will use the new money to increase production at its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Los Angeles, and to boost R&D efforts at company headquarters in Silicon Valley. For BMW i… Read more »

Funds from California cap-and-trade program support purchase of 10 electric buses and solar charging stations

California will use $9.5 million from California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s cap-and-trade program, to bring 10 battery-electric buses and supporting infrastructure to serve disadvantaged communities in the south San Joaquin Valley city of Porterville. In addition to the buses, the project includes charging stations and solar panels. Southern California Edison will support the installation… Read more »

No more small pilots: It’s time to convert US transit buses to electric

City buses are an ideal application for EVs. The savings on fuel and maintenance are undeniable. In China, cities are ordering them by the thousand. So why are US cities still piddling around with pilots of a few buses? “The time for pilot programs should be in the rear-view mirror,” writes Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of… Read more »