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Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Amsterdam orders 84 next-generation VDL Citea electric buses

Amsterdam public transport agency GVB will expand its electric fleet with the purchase of 84 new-generation VDL Citeas from VDL Bus & Coach. The agency will begin deploying the new electric buses in 2023. VDL will deliver 30 articulated VDL Citeas of type LF-181 and 54 VDL Citeas LF-122. VDL is also responsible for deploying… Read more »

BAE Systems to provide 500 electric drive systems for Ontario hybrid bus fleets

BAE Systems has been selected by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to provide more than 335 electric drive systems for its new fleet of hybrid transit buses. This follows an order of 165 additional Series-ER systems for nearby Mississauga Transit (MiWay). BAE Systems sees its Series-ER (Electric Range) system as a bridge technology that can… Read more »

Colorado provides $65 million for electric school bus grants

Governor Jared Polis of Colorado has signed SB 193 into law, providing $65 million for an electric school bus grant program. The state will award funding to school districts to help finance, purchase and maintain electric school buses, and to install charging infrastructure. New federal funding for electric school buses is available from the EPA’s… Read more »

Electreon to provide wireless charging infrastructure to Israeli bus operator Electra Afikim

Wireless charging provider Electreon has signed an agreement with Electra Afikim, which operates some 1,400 buses on 450 lines in Israel. Electreon will provide Electra Afikim with wireless charging infrastructure that will enable simultaneous charging of 30 buses. As part of the agreement Electreon will provide maintenance, support and operation services for the next 12… Read more »

Milan orders an additional 75 Solaris electric buses

Italian transit operator ATM Milano has placed a third order for electric buses with Polish firm Solaris, under an existing framework agreement for 250 vehicles. Two batches of electric Urbino buses, 140 in total, have already been delivered. Now ATM has ordered 75 more Urbino 12 buses, and they’re scheduled to hit the streets of… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders an additional 90 Irizar electric buses

Madrid’s Municipal Transport Company (Empresa Municipal de Transportes, or EMT) has placed a fifth order for electric buses with Spanish OEM Irizar. The latest order is for 90 buses, and will bring the number of Irizar e-buses in EMT Madrid’s fleet to 175. The latest generation of Irizar’s ie electric bus is equipped with a… Read more »

EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses

The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses. This 500 big ones represents the first round of funding from the $5-billion investment authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Portions of the rebates can… Read more »

California’s Santa Barbara MTD orders 9 battery-electric buses from New Flyer

NFI Group subsidiary New Flyer of America has received two new orders from the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) for a total of 9 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The orders were supported by funding from the Federal Transit Administration. MTD provides bus service in Southern Santa Barbara County, California, delivering nearly… Read more »

The facts about recent electric bus fires in France

False or misleading posts about EV fires flood the internet on a daily basis. The latest spurious sensation was a natural gas-powered bus that caught fire in Italy—a video of the catastrophic conflagration was posted online, and within hours, it had travelled around the world and back again, falsely described as an EV fire. In… Read more »

Exro Technologies to supply Coil Drive Systems to Vicinity Motor for electric bus powertrains

Exro Technologies has agreed to provide up to 2,500 of its Coil Drive Systems to electric bus manufacturer Vicinity Motor. Exro’s Coil Drive System includes an electric motor and a Coil Driver, a dynamic smart controller that’s designed to eliminate the need for multiple motors. Vicinity Motor supplies shuttle transportation vehicles for public and commercial… Read more »