Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

EV startup Arrival reveals new electric bus

The UK-based startup Arrival has garnered a lot of press interest for securing an order for 10,000 electric delivery vans from UPS, as well as €100 million in investment from Hyundai/Kia. Now the company has unveiled a new electric bus that boasts several innovative features. There are video screens everywhere: a ring around the top… Read more »

WAVE deploys wireless charging system at Oregon bus depot

Wireless charging pioneer Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) has deployed its wireless charging system at a bus maintenance depot operated by Josephine Community Transit, which serves Josephine County, Oregon. The system will wirelessly charge two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses from Complete Coach Works. An additional two vehicles are scheduled to go into… Read more »

Swedish city to deploy 49 Volvo articulated electric buses, with zone management

The Swedish city of Jönköping plans to electrify several bus routes by the end of next year. The Norwegian firm Vy Buss, which will operate the electric routes, has ordered 49 Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses, each of which can carry up to 120 passengers. The new e-buses are scheduled to enter operation in Jönköping… Read more »

Electric buses in Europe: 50 Solaris Urbinos for Poland, 22 Volvo buses for Norway

The Polish city of Cracow has ordered 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses, along with 50 plug-in charging stations. The city’s transit agency, MPK, already operates 400 Solaris buses, including 28 electric buses. The new vehicles will be delivered within a year. The order is worth approximately 36 million euros. MPK was awarded an EU… Read more »

DOT awards $130 million in nationwide Low-No grants for low-emission buses

Federal support for EVs in the US may have dwindled, but it hasn’t disappeared. The US DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program for 2020. The Low-No program funds the deployment of zero- and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities. Eligible projects… Read more »

New buses deployed in the EU are still 85% diesel

Last year, 85% of all new medium- and heavy-duty buses (over 3.5 tons) registered in the European Union were fueled by diesel, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, a trade group that represents 16 major European car, truck and bus makers. “Alternatively-powered vehicles” (including natural gas, hybrid and electric) combined accounted for 15% of… Read more »

Colorado adds medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to its electrification plans

Governments around the world are pursuing policies to speed up EV adoption, but most are piecemeal—a purchase incentive here, an investment in EVSE there. California and the UK are among the few entities that are developing comprehensive plans to electrify all forms of transport. The Centennial State is moving closer to that ideal, and is… Read more »

Tri Delta Transit uses AMPLY Power’s charging platform to save on energy costs

Transit agency Tri Delta Transit, which operates 15 bus routes serving some 250,000 residents in Contra Costa County, California, is using a managed charging software platform from AMPLY Power to optimize its energy usage, while ensuring that its vehicles are charged and ready to work each day. Tri Delta Transit began operating electric buses from… Read more »

Orleans transit agency orders 29 Irizar electric buses

Transit operator Keolis Métropole Orléans, which serves the city of Orleans, France, has ordered 29 Irizar ie tram electric buses. The order is part of the city’s plan to convert its entire public transport system to electric drive by 2025.  The first of the Irizar e-buses are scheduled for delivery in mid-2021. Each bus is… Read more »

Austin’s Park & Zoom buys more electric shuttle buses

Parking service company Park & Zoom, which services the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, has acquired three ZEUS 400 electric shuttle buses from Phoenix Motorcars. The recent purchase follows the acquisition of three ZEUS 400s in early 2019. The ZEUS 400 model has a range of up to 110 miles. Bill Kelley, General Manager of Park &… Read more »