Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Baton Rouge to add three BYD electric buses to its fleet

Battery-electric bus builder BYD has received an order for three K9S electric buses from Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Capital Area Transit System (CATS), which operates 29 bus lines and provides over 2 million rides annually. The new e-buses will go into operation later this year. BYD’s K9S has a range of 150 miles and a capacity… Read more »

FlixBus tests electric buses on long-distance European routes

FlixBus, which operates a network of long-distance buses in Europe, plans to test electric buses on some of its routes. Beginning in April, the first Flix-E-Bus will begin test operations on the route between Paris and Amiens, France. A second Flix-E-Bus will hit the road between Hessen and Baden-Württemberg, Germany, this summer. Long-distance buses are… Read more »

E-bus maker Proterra orders 57 fast chargers from Tritium

US electric bus builder Proterra has placed an order with Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium for 57 Veefil-RT 50 kW DC fast chargers.  The chargers will be manufactured at Tritium’s recently opened manufacturing facility in Torrance, California, and will be available to Proterra customers across the US. Tritium worked closely with the Proterra team to provide… Read more »

ABB fast chargers support two different brands of e-buses in Trondheim

Swiss electronics giant ABB will supply eight of its HVC 450P charging stations to support a fleet of 35 electric buses in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. This is one of the first projects in which e-buses from two different brands will use the same charging infrastructure. The 25 Volvo 7900 and 10 Heuliez GX… Read more »

GreenPower receives order for two Synapse electric school buses

California’s Rialto Unified School District, which operates a fleet of 68 school buses serving 29 schools, has ordered two Synapse 72 electric school buses from GreenPower Motor Company, for delivery by the summer of 2018. GreenPower offers a range of electric buses with low-floor or high-floor bodies.  GreenPower’s e-bus is based on a clean-sheet design,… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains delivers electric bus powertrains to Golden Dragon in China

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has fulfilled its largest order of all-electric buses for Golden Dragon in China. The EDI PowerDrive 6000EV system was integrated into a fleet of 18 Golden Dragon 10.5-meter buses, which will run on urban and rural routes around the city of Nantong, China. The EDI PowerDrive 6000 received Chinese government certification… Read more »

Catalina Island, California to deploy three electric tour buses

China-based BYD, which has manufacturing facilities in California, now claims to be the largest battery-electric bus manufacturer in North America. Its buses are in service with municipal transit systems and airports around the US. The latest transit fleet to go electric is the Catalina Island Company, which has announced plans to deploy three BYD C6… Read more »

California ARB approves $663-million funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

The California Air Resources Board has approved $663 million in new funding for projects to reduce emissions, particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities. The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight projects. While diesel trucks account for only 2% of vehicles in the state, they emit the majority of the… Read more »