Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Voith’s electric drive system for buses incorporates self-learning energy management

Drivetrain specialist Voith has designed a drive system that uses self-learning energy management to increase efficiency and range. Although the system was originally designed for a Solaris Urbino Bus, it is compatible with many other battery technologies and vehicles, including articulated buses. The system will be introduced to the public at the upcoming IAA Commercial… Read more »

CARB approves plan to invest $423 million from VW mitigation fund in zero-emission trucks, buses

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a plan to invest $423 million that the state will receive from the National VW Environmental Trust. The mitigation plan will invest primarily in zero-emission replacements for heavy-duty trucks, buses and equipment. There is also money to reduce emissions at freight facilities and marine projects, and for… Read more »

Vanner’s new system decouples bus accessories from engine speed

As transit agencies around the world gradually make the transition to electrified vehicles, some companies are finding ingenious ways to try to improve fossil fuel systems in legacy vehicles. Power conversion specialist Vanner has unveiled a new single-belt electrical system which is designed to decouple electrically-powered vehicle accessories from a diesel or CNG engine. The… Read more »

Heliox fast chargers power New Zealand’s first 10 electric double-decker buses.

Netherlands-based Heliox will supply fast charging for 10 electric double-decker buses that are to go into service in Wellington, New Zealand in July. The new e-buses, operated by local transit agency Tranzit, will be joined by another 10 in 2020 and another 12 in 2021. Heliox’s charging network includes a CCS plug-in system for depot… Read more »

AVM sells 58 electric buses to Israeli transit operator

Los Angeles-based Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing (AVM) has signed a memorandum of understanding with UBSI, an operator of more than 650 buses in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, to purchase 58 of AVM’s commercial electric vehicles. AVM unveiled the first vehicle in its line of electric mid-size shuttle buses, the EV27, at the recent Advanced Clean… Read more »

Hamburg transit operator orders 20 Mercedes-Benz Citaro electric buses

Hamburger Hochbahn, which operates 111 bus routes in Germany’s second-largest city, has ordered 20 of Mercedes-Benz’s new battery-electric Citaro city buses. The first two units are to be delivered by the end of this year. The new, fully electrically powered Citaro will enter series production before the end of this year. The drive system of… Read more »

Visitors to Washington DC will soon be riding Proterra electric buses

The Washington, DC Circulator system, which serves six routes in Washington and Rosslyn, Virginia, has deployed 14 Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. The Circulator provides door-to-door transportation to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials along the National Mall at a cost of $1 per ride. It provides more than five millions trips each year…. Read more »

As the case for e-buses solidifies, NYC announces plans to go electric by 2040

New York City has announced plans to convert its public bus system to an all-electric fleet by 2040. Details of the planned conversion are expected to be included in a modernization plan for the city’s transit system that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will release in May. “It does depend on the maturity of the… Read more »

Motiv provides electric chassis for Winnebago, Champion Bus

Iconic RV maker Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) has launched an EV platform, and formed a strategic partnership with commercial EV chassis builder Motiv Power Systems for the development and supply of EV components. As part of the deal, Winnebago intends to make a financial investment in Motiv. Winnebago’s EV is designed for short-range commercial applications… Read more »