Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Proterra CEO: Electric buses are close to inevitable

The economic case for electric transit buses has become a no-brainer, Proterra CEO Ryan Popple told Bloomberg in a recent interview. The energy cost of a typical e-bus is about 20 cents per mile, compared to about 75 cents per mile for diesel. The up-front costs for e-buses are substantially higher, but Proterra recently introduced… Read more »

Indianapolis buses to use wireless inductive charging

EV charging company Momentum Dynamics has partnered with BYD and Indianapolis Public Transportation (IndyGo) to install three 300 kW inductive charging points in Indianapolis. The charging points will be placed along the Red Line transit route, enabling IndyGo’s fleet of 31 electric buses to charge en route. Momentum Dynamic currently operates wireless inductive chargers in four… Read more »

Anaheim Transportation Network orders 40 BYD e-buses for area around Disneyland

Anaheim Transportation Network, a non-profit that operates shuttles around Disneyland and other local tourist sites in Anaheim, has ordered 40 additional e-buses from BYD, which has a manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. Half of the order will be for 40-foot BYD K9M buses. The remainder of the buses will range in size from 30 feet… Read more »

Silicon Valley airport purchases 10 Proterra e-buses to replace CNG fleet

San José International Airport (SJC), which provides services for the Silicon Valley area, is purchasing a fleet of 10 Proterra e-buses to transport passengers between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center and terminals. Funded in part by a $5-million zero-emissions grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the electric buses will replace the aging CNG fleet… Read more »

FTA to offer $85 million in funding for low emission buses

The U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program, a funding opportunity for recipients to purchase electric and low-emission buses. The program has $85 million in competitive grant funds available for public transit agencies, state transportation departments, and tribes. Program applicants will be evaluated based on their need,… Read more »

Proterra and Mitsui create $200-million credit to scale battery leasing program for electric buses

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has partnered with Japanese conglomerate Mitsui to create a $200-million credit to scale up Proterra’s battery leasing program. Proterra customers will be able to purchase an electric bus and lease the batteries over the 12-year lifetime of the bus. Through the battery lease, Proterra says the initial capital expense for the… Read more »

America’s biggest cities could save up to 60% on fuel by electrifying buses

America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37 percent on fuel costs by electrifying buses and light-duty fleet vehicles, according to a report by EV charging company AMPLY Power. The report also found that charging regimes focused on off-peak hours can save up to 60 percent compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles… Read more »