Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Volvo receives largest-ever order of electric buses for Trondheim, Norway

Transit operator Tide Buss has placed an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses for the city of Trondheim, Norway, Volvo’s largest-ever order of fully electric buses. Trondheim’s transit agency, AtB, was among the first in Europe to order hybrid buses from Volvo in 2010. The new acquisition will bring Trondheim’s fleet of electric buses… Read more »

Federal Low-No Vehicle program awards $55 million in grants for transit buses and infrastructure

The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced $55 million in grants to local transit agencies through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program. Fifty-one projects in 39 states will receive funding. One recipient is the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), in Charged’s home town of St Petersburg, Florida. PSTA will receive $1,000,000 to… Read more »

Clemson Area Transit acquires a second fleet of 10 Proterra electric buses

Clemson Area Transit (CATbus), which serves 1.9 million riders annually in three South Carolina counties, has purchased ten 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure. The new e-buses will join six Proterra buses already operated by CATbus in Seneca, SC. In 2015, Seneca became the first city in the US to operate an… Read more »

Two electric school buses, powered by Motiv Power Systems, go into service in California

Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, California has taken delivery of two electric Type C Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales, featuring powertrains from Motiv Power Systems. Built on Ford’s F59 chassis, the new e-buses have a capacity of 48 passengers and a range of up to 85 miles…. Read more »

Electric double-decker bus begins trial in York

The historic city of York has become the first UK city outside London to test a fully electric double-decker bus. Local bus manufacturer Optare delivered the first Metrodecker EV, which will join several e-buses already operating in the city, in a ceremony attended by members of the City of York Council. Optare’s Metrodecker EV, unveiled… Read more »

20 electric buses in 3 Canadian cities to demonstrate OppCharge protocol

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is leading a pilot project in which at least 20 electric buses supplied by New Flyer and Nova Bus, along with 7 overhead chargers supplied by ABB and Siemens, will demonstrate the interoperability of the OppCharge protocol. The trial’s 18 consortium partners include manufacturers, utilities, transit… Read more »

China Yuchai delivers 76 diesel PHEV buses to Shenzhen transport operator

China Yuchai has delivered 76 diesel plug-in hybrid buses to Siweimei Motor Transport, a provider of private group transport in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. This is Siweimei’s second large order of plug-in buses – it purchased 110 units at the end of 2016. The buses’ powertrain includes Guangxi Yuchai Machinery’s YC6A270-50 7.26-liter diesel engine…. Read more »

Indian truck builder developing battery swapping system for electric buses

Ashok Leyland, India’s second-largest truck-maker, has announced a partnership with startup SUN Mobility to develop a battery swapping system for electric buses. The initial focus will be on city transit buses, followed by smaller delivery trucks, inter-city buses and long-haul trucks, Ashok Leyland CEO Vinod K Dasari told The Mint. SUN Mobility is led by… Read more »

Irizar to deliver 19 electric buses to Madrid and Barcelona

Bus manufacturer Irizar, based in Ormaiztegi, in the Basque region of Spain, has won a contract to supply fifteen electric buses to Madrid and four electric articulated buses to Barcelona. Madrid’s Municipal Transport Company has purchased fifteen 12-meter buses, each with a 376 kWh battery pack, as well as fifteen 100 Kw chargers for night… Read more »