Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Florida makes $57 million in funding available for electric school buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has announced a Notice of Funding Availability for $57 million for the purchase of electric Type C or Type D school buses to replace comparable diesel buses. The grants are part of Florida’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, which also includes EV infrastructure projects. Only school districts within an Air Quality… Read more »

Munich electrifies an entire bus line with 8 new Ebusco buses

With the deployment of 8 new electric buses from Netherlands-based manufacturer Ebusco, the Munich Traffic Association (MVG) has fully electrified the city’s bus line 144, which runs over the Landshutter Allee and through Olympia Park. The new 12-meter Ebusco 2.2 city buses join 4 Ebusco buses that were delivered to Munich earlier this year. Line… Read more »

Star Charge and VinBus partner to deploy electric buses in Vietnam

The steady global spread of e-buses is one of the most exciting success stories on the e-mobility front. The latest news comes from Vietnam, where Chinese charging powerhouse Star Charge has partnered with VinBus, a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate VinGroup, to launch fleets of electric buses in several cities. VinBus plans to operate a total… Read more »

Jouley electric school buses arrive in Virginia as part of a V2G pilot

Bus operator Sonny Merryman, utility Dominion Energy, bus builder Thomas Built Buses and heavy-duty powertrain specialist Proterra recently hosted a celebration near Lynchburg, Virginia to officially introduce the Jouley electric school bus to public school officials from across the state. At the presentation ceremony, riders were pleasantly surprised by the silence that replaced the noise… Read more »

Scottish startup offers electric coach service between Edinburgh and Dundee

Travelers have a new option for the 90-minute journey between Edinburgh and Dundee in Scotland. A new service called Ember is operating electric coaches as an alternative to existing diesel-powered bus and rail links between the cities. Founders Keith Bradbury and Pierce Glennie chose the historic port city of Dundee, Scotland’s fourth-largest, because of the… Read more »

Proterra unveils high-power charging solutions for large-scale fleets

Heavy-duty EV builder Proterra has unveiled a new, high-power charging solution designed to facilitate the electrification of large-scale vehicle fleets. Developed in partnership with power systems design specialist Power Electronics, the new charging system offers transit agencies and fleet operators a customizable vehicle charging solution. The new Proterra Energy charging systems can be configured at… Read more »

Blue Bird’s electric school buses now have V2G capability

Since it introduced electric school buses in 2018, the iconic yellow bus manufacturer Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD), has seen a surge in demand. The majority of its e-buses have been sold in California, but they have been deployed all over the US. “With districts able to obtain grants and other financial assistance, [some] locations that… Read more »

BYD to deliver 106 electric buses to Finland

Electric bus maker BYD has secured its first order from Finland. Nobina, a bus transport group that operates throughout the Nordic region, has ordered 64 BYD e-buses for service in Helsinki and 42 for service in Turku. Nobina’s order for its Helsinki fleet includes 20 of BYD’s 40-foot low-floor models and 44 60-foot articulated models…. Read more »

Mercedes eCitaro G electric bus to be available with solid-state batteries

Scientists around the world are hard at work on solid-state batteries, which could offer significant technical and safety advantages over current lithium-ion designs. However, while micro-solid-state batteries are already in commercial use in some applications, most experts believe that large-scale automotive solid-state batteries are still years away from commercialization. Apparently, Mercedes didn’t get the memo,… Read more »

Stena gives Volvo bus batteries a second life

A new agreement between Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop will give second lives to used EV batteries. After the batteries are removed from Volvo’s buses, they will be reused as energy storage units in stationary applications such as buildings and charging stations. Bus batteries are used for many years before they need to… Read more »