Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

St Louis’s new fleet of 18 New Flyer electric buses powered by ABB chargers

The city of St. Louis, Missouri fleet plans to deploy 18 electric buses on the city’s busiest routes. Charging infrastructure for the 60-seat New Flyer buses will be provided by Swiss/Swedish electronics giant ABB. St. Louis transit agency Metro Transit says it expects the e-buses to reduce carbon emissions by 100 to 160 tons per… Read more »

InCharge Energy and partners to deploy 42 electric school buses in California

California’s Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) has approved a plan to deploy 42 electric school buses and associated charging infrastructure. The new e-buses will serve more than 31,000 students at 42 schools.  Illinois bus manufacturer IC Bus and dealership Creative Bus Sales will supply the 42-passenger IC electric buses. InCharge Energy, a provider of… Read more »

Prague to deploy 20 Trollino 24 bi-articulated trolleybuses

A consortium comprised of Solaris Bus & Coach, Solaris Czech and Škoda Electric has submitted a winning bid in a tender for 20 bi-articulated Trollino 24 trolleybuses to Prague public transport operator Dopravní podnik. The deliveries will be carried out within 24 months of the signing of the contract, and the vehicles will roll onto… Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida’s PSTA receives $18 million federal grant for electric buses

The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernize and electrify America’s bus systems. One of these grants will go to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which serves Charged’s home city of St Petersburg, Florida. The PSTA grant is for $18,399,000, the second-largest amount… Read more »

Denver transit agency orders 17 Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America has received a new contract from Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) for 17 Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot heavy-duty electric transit buses. This is New Flyer’s first battery-electric bus order from RTD, which delivers 33 million bus rides per year on 124 routes in the Denver metro area. Colorado’s Electric Vehicles Plan… Read more »

New York’s MTA orders 60 more battery-electric buses from New Flyer

The New York City Transit Authority has ordered 60 Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot heavy-duty electric transit buses from New Flyer of America (a subsidiary of the NFI Group). The order is supported by Federal Transit Administration funds. NYCT is already operating 15 New Flyer e-buses previously delivered to by. The NYCT and the MTA Bus… Read more »

Rhode Island’s RIPTA orders 14 electric buses, plus EVSE, from New Flyer

New Flyer of America (a subsidiary of the NFI Group) has received a new order from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) for 14 Xcelsior CHARGE forty-foot heavy-duty electric transit buses. The order includes five ABB 50 kWh depot chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions, the company’s infrastructure services division. NFI offers a wide range… Read more »

BYD introduces Type A electric school bus with V2G tech

BYD has introduced a Type A battery-electric school bus that features vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. Type A school buses are typically used on routes with fewer students, or for transporting students with disabilities. The BYD Type A can seat up to 30,… Read more »

New Jersey Transit orders 8 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric buses

New Flyer (a subsidiary of NFI) has received a firm order from New Jersey Transit for eight Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses, with options to purchase up to 75 more battery-electric buses under a five-year contract. NJ Transit is America’s third-largest public transit agency—it serves around 270 million passengers per year, and has… Read more »

Oslo transit agency orders 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses

As US cities experiment with electric bus pilots, one transit agency in Norway is already replacing its existing e-buses with next-generation models. Oslo transit agency Unibuss has ordered 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses in a deal worth approximately €100 million ($115 million). Poland-based Solaris has been selling buses to Unibuss since 2006. The Norwegian… Read more »