Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Miami transit agency buys 33 Proterra electric buses

Miami-Dade Transit has ordered 33 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and up to 75 Proterra plug-in chargers. The purchase is part of the agency’s plan to electrify at least 50 percent of the county’s buses by 2035. Proterra will work directly with the county to design and install the charging infrastructure. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos… Read more »

BYD’s articulated e-bus passes Altoona test, now eligible for FTA funding

The K11M, BYD’s 60-foot electric articulated transit bus, has passed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Authority’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is the first electric transit bus of its size to complete the full 15,000-mile durability test. Once Altoona and the FTA finalize the… Read more »

AC Fast Charging: The right fit for medium-duty EVs

What’s the largest mass transit system in the United States? Is it the public transit network? Nope. Commercial airlines? Guess again. Passenger rail? Not even close. Here’s a hint: the vehicles are colored yellow. Give up? It’s school buses, and in terms of sheer numbers this fleet is 2.5 times larger than all other forms… Read more »

New report: 33% of buses will be electric by 2030

E-buses will make up nearly 33 percent of all buses worldwide by 2030, according to a recent report from Navigant Research. The Electric Buses report finds that China will continue to be the global leader in e-bus sales, maintaining 74 percent of the market share by 2030, while North America and Europe will make up… Read more »

Konin, Poland orders six Solaris electric buses

The municipal transit operator Miejski Zakład Komunikacyjnycity (MZK) in Konin, Poland has ordered six Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses and three chargers, which are scheduled for delivery by the end of May 2020. The six 12-meter buses will each feature two 110 kW electric motors and a 200 kWh battery. The three free-standing dual charging… Read more »

School districts have ordered more than 100 Blue Bird electric buses

School districts have ordered more than 100 Blue Bird electric buses. The buses are currently operating in California, North Dakota, and Washington. Blue Bird will deliver additional buses to California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, and Quebec by 2020. Powered by Cummins electric drivetrains, Blue Bird electric school buses are capable of 120 miles of… Read more »

30 Solaris electric buses coming to the islands of Venice

Venice, Italy’s transit operator, ACTV SPA Venezia, has ordered 30 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses, nine fast pantograph chargers, six fixed plug-in chargers, and a mobile plug-in charger. The buses will be deployed on the islands of Lido and Pellestrina, replacing all of the diesel buses currently in use on the islands. ACTV SPA Venezia… Read more »

Alexander Dennis launches double-deck hybrid bus with extended electric range

British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis has launched the Enviro400ER Electric Range, a double-deck hybrid bus that can run up to three miles in electric mode. Built in partnership with BAE Systems, the Enviro400ER’s lithium nickel manganese cobalt battery has a capacity of 32 kWh. Arthur Whiteside, Managing Director of UK Sales at Alexander… Read more »

Proterra launches program to help OEMs build EVs for commercial fleets

California-based electric bus maker Proterra has launched a new program, Proterra Powered, to help automakers manufacture their own electric fleet vehicles. Proterra designs and manufactures battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. As part of Proterra Powered, Proterra will provide OEMs with the electrification hardware as well as… Read more »