Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

BYD delivers 33 electric buses to Barbados

Electric buses are proliferating beyond the usual EV hotspots. Caribbean islands, many of which have short travel distances and high fuel prices, could be great candidates for transit electrification. The Barbados Transport Board recently received 33 BYD battery-electric buses, and two more of the 30-foot buses are to be delivered by December. The buses were… Read more »

Navistar’s IC Bus to deliver 18 electric school buses in British Columbia

IC Bus, a school bus manufacturer owned by Navistar, has secured an order for 18 Type C electric school buses to be delivered to 14 school districts in British Columbia. “We are very happy to announce the first order of our electric CE school bus,” said IC Bus VP Trish Reed. “Electric is an exciting… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 BYD electric buses

EMT Madrid, which operates a fleet of 2,100 buses and a network of 213 bus lines, has ordered thirty 40-foot electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. The company describes the deal as Spain’s largest order for electric buses to date. The announcement follows the delivery of an initial order of fifteen BYD 40-foot models in… Read more »

Moscow’s fleet of 450 e-buses to grow to 2,600 by 2024

Electric buses are proliferating, many of them far beyond the expected early-adopting cities. Russia is hardly an EV hotspot, but there are already 450 electric buses on the streets of Moscow, running on 36 routes. The capital prides itself on having one of the largest e-bus fleets outside of China. Mosgortrans, the city’s major bus… Read more »

Mexico City deploys its first electric bus

The market for electric buses is rapidly expanding far beyond the early-adopter cities of California and Western Europe. Latin America is a new hotspot—e-buses are hitting the streets in Chile and Colombia (Portal Movilidad is a good source for news of the burgeoning southern EV scene). Now ANVES (National Association of Electric and Sustainable Vehicles),… Read more »

Proterra’s new customizable battery pack offers 25-75 kWh of energy in a compact package

Heavy-duty EV-builder Proterra has unveiled a new series of battery packs that offers a customizable energy storage system for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The new, narrower H Series battery packs are designed to be packaged into standard truck frame rails. They have a width of 620 mm, and can be configured with 25-75 kWh of energy… Read more »

London V2G pilot includes 28 electric double-decker buses

V2G is one of the hottest topics in the EV world. Using EVs as a giant virtual battery is a promising prospect for electric utilities—it would offer them an efficient, cost-effective way to manage demand and facilitate the integration of more renewable energy sources into the grid (and create a powerful incentive for them to… Read more »

Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, and utilities need to start planning now

Electric buses and trucks are coming. In June, the California Air Resources Board instituted a zero-emission mandate for truck sales—manufacturers must make zero-emission trucks at least 30% of sales by 2030. Following that announcement, 15 states plus DC have said they want all new trucks to be electric by 2050. Granted, such measures are best… Read more »

Octillion celebrates 100,000 EVs on the road with its batteries, 2 billion km driven

Octillion Power Systems, a Tier 1 supplier of energy storage systems for electric cars, trucks, and buses, has operations in the US, India and China. In India, the company has shipped more than 600 buses worth of batteries. In the US, Octillion supplies batteries to commercial fleet powertrain manufacturer Lightning Systems and other commercial OEMs…. Read more »

Tampa, Florida secures federal grant to deploy four electric buses

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), which serves the Tampa, Florida, metropolitan area, has secured a $2.7-million federal grant to buy four electric buses, which are expected to be in service in two years. The federal grant will cover half the total project cost, which also includes underground wiring and charging stations. HART and… Read more »