Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

The 3 biggest EV charging challenges fleet managers face (and why they need expert help)

As commercial fleets electrify, they are finding that they need expert help to design, install and operate their charging infrastructure. During previous tech revolutions, third-party contractors emerged to provide turnkey services to companies for things like data centers and solar installations. Now innovative companies are meeting a similar demand in the fleet charging realm. Charged… Read more »

Atlanta receives $5.4-million federal grant to buy electric commuter coaches

The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) has secured a $5.4-million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low-No Program to purchase electric buses. “We have secured this funding because electrification of Georgia’s public bus fleet is an economic and environmental imperative,” said US Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA). “These new buses will reduce air pollution and increase… Read more »

NYC’s new school bus contract includes electric bus pilot

New York City has finalized a new contract to operate its fleet of school buses, and an electric bus pilot project is part of the plan. The five-year contract, which involves 41 companies, half a dozen municipal agencies, several labor unions, and a budget of $1.5 billion per year, will govern school bus operations in… Read more »

Moscow stops buying diesel buses, will have 1,000 electric buses by the end of 2021

Moscow boasts the largest fleet of electric transit buses in Europe. By the end of 2021, there will be 1,000 e-buses on the streets of the Russian capital. Now the Moscow transit authority reports that it will generally buy no more diesel buses. “Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we… Read more »

ABB to provide charging infrastructure for 1,000 electric buses in Qatar

ABB has won a contract to design, supply, test and commission a new charging network for a fleet of electric buses in the country of Qatar on the Persian Gulf. ABB will provide high-power charging infrastructure for Qatar’s fleet, which is expected to have 1,000 electric buses with a capacity to transport 50,000 passengers per… Read more »

First Bus to build charging hub with 160 e-bus charge points in Glasgow

Transit operator First Bus plans to install 160 charging points at its Caledonia bus depot in Glasgow. There will be space to charge up to 320 electric buses on site. First Bus, which currently operates 337 buses out of the depot, eventually plans to replace half its fleet with electric buses. The first phase of… Read more »

FTA’s 2021 Low-No Grant program funds 49 electric transit projects, including 10 Proterra bus purchases

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced a new $182-million round of funding for transit electrification projects under the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which supports transit agencies in purchasing or leasing low- or no-emission buses and other transit vehicles. A total of 49 projects in 46 states and territories will receive funding in… Read more »

Spanish city of Zaragoza orders 68 Irizar electric buses

The Spanish city of Zaragoza aspires to be a climate-neutral city, and its City Council recently took the decision that all new urban buses would be electric.  The city currently has 4 zero-emissions buses and 111 hybrids, out of a fleet of about 470 vehicles. As Sustainable Bus reports, transit operator Avanza has ordered 68… Read more »

London bus operator orders 195 electric buses from Alexander Dennis and BYD

Five years ago, Alexander Dennis (ADL), a subsidiary of global bus manufacturer NFI Group, formed a partnership with BYD UK to build electric buses, using BYD’s battery-electric driveline technology and ADL’s British-built, customizable bodies. There are now over 400 BYD ADL electric buses operating in London alone, and another 300 vehicles are on order. Now… Read more »

Proterra to deliver 42 electric buses and 75 chargers to Miami-Dade transit agency

Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) and Miami-Dade County have announced a major fleet electrification project. The Florida metropolis will acquire an additional 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, bringing its total fleet of Proterra electric buses to 75. Proterra will install 75 of its branded chargers, packing a total of 9 megawatts of power, at 3 bus… Read more »