Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Madrid transit agency orders 50 electric buses from Irizar and BYD

The city of Madrid has confirmed plans to phase out all diesel buses. By January 2023, the Spanish capital’s entire fleet will be made up of electric, natural gas and hybrid buses. Transit agency Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT) ordered 30 BYD electric buses last September. Now EMT has awarded a tender for… Read more »

KAMAZ opens Moscow center to build electric buses

Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ has opened a plant to produce electric buses on the property of the Sokolniki Car Repair and Construction Plant (SVARZ) in Moscow. An assembly line designed to produce up to 500 electric buses per year will operate at SVARZ as the first stage. In the second stage, KAMAZ will construct another… Read more »

California Energy Commission announces new incentive program for electric truck and bus infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a project that aims to accelerate the deployment of fueling infrastructure for electric and/or hydrogen trucks, buses and equipment. The $50 million-dollar, multi-year EnergIIZE (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use “a concierge-like model,” working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the… Read more »

Bermuda buys 30 electric buses, plans an all-electric fleet

Now there’s yet another reason to visit the stunningly beautiful Atlantic island of Bermuda. The local government has approved the purchase of 30 electric buses to replace aged diesel buses, the first step in a multiyear strategy to fully electrify the public transit fleet. The purchase represents over one third of the small island’s total… Read more »

Romania to deploy 123 Solaris electric buses

Polish bus builder Solaris has further expanded its penetration of Europe’s public transport market with a hefty order for 123 electric buses in Romania. The total value of the contract is estimated at nearly €65 million. Seven Romanian municipalities have joined in a tender for 131 zero-emission e-buses. Solaris will supply 123 12-meter vehicles to… Read more »

Blue Bird delivers electric school bus equipped with Nuvve V2G tech

Iconic school bus manufacturer Blue Bird has delivered an electric school bus equipped with V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology from Nuvve, one of two Blue Bird Type C electric buses delivered to two school districts in Illinois. The e-buses are powered by the Cummins PowerDrive EV system. Nuvve’s V2G platform allows the bus batteries to store energy,… Read more »

Vancouver public buses to use BAE Systems Series-EV electric propulsion systems

Fifteen public buses in Vancouver, Canada, will be fitted with BAE Systems’ Series-EV electric propulsion system. Series-EV integrates electric motors, controls and batteries. The latest version of the system uses fewer, lighter, and more compact components compared to the previous generation. It’s designed to be easy to install and extremely efficient. UK-based BAE Systems has… Read more »

New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer-range electric bus

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America has unveiled its next-generation electric heavy-duty transit bus, built on its proven Xcelsior platform. New Flyer’s battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE and fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses have logged 4.5 million service miles to date. The new and improved Xcelsior CHARGE NG incorporates three distinct technology advancements: a next-generation battery… Read more »

Blue Bird now has 400 electric school buses delivered or on order

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird is rapidly ramping its EV production. The company, which produces electric versions of all three popular school bus body configurations—Type A, C and D buses—now has 400 electric school buses either delivered or on order, and it anticipates further growth this year. “We achieved almost three-fold growth in electric bus… Read more »

ARBOC’s Equess CHARGE is a fully accessible, low-floor battery-electric bus

Bus manufacturer ARBOC Specialty Vehicles has introduced a new battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus. The Equess CHARGE, which is available in 30-foot and 35-foot models, builds on ARBOC’s proven Equess transit bus platform, and uses EV technology from fellow NFI Group subsidiary New Flyer of America. The Equess platform offers an enhanced level of accessibility—it has… Read more »