Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

MCI launches new D series battery-electric commuter coach

Bus and coach manufacturer Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of the NFI Group (which also includes the New Flyer and Alexander Dennis brands), has unveiled its new zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE, and also launched its new D series of coaches. The battery-electric D45 CRT LE CHARGE integrates CHARGE propulsion technology… Read more »

Transport provider First Student orders 260 electric school buses from Lion Electric

First Student, a major provider of student transportation, has ordered 260 all-electric LionC school buses from the Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV). This is the largest single order of school buses in Lion’s history, and is expected to make First Student the largest operator of zero-emission school buses in North America. The new Lion Electric… Read more »

AMPLY Power and Duke Energy collaborate on solar-powered overhead charging solution

Fleet charging management provider AMPLY Power is working with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a commercial brand of Duke Energy that provides renewable energy, backup power and managed energy services, on a new combination solar canopy and overhead EV charging solution. The patent-pending Pantograph In-Depot Equipment (PIDE) Canopy Mount is designed to enable fleets to reduce… Read more »

Thomas Built Buses delivers 50th Proterra Powered electric school bus

Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, together with vehicle dealer Sonny Merryman and commercial EV manufacturer Proterra, recently celebrated the delivery of the 50th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus. The milestone delivery went to Loudon County Public Schools in Virginia as part of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Initiative…. Read more »

BYD introduces electric Type D school bus

BYD, a major manufacturer of transit buses, is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. According to the company, the new e-bus offers “unparalleled safety features and performance, wrapped in a sleek design that will have students wanting to step onboard.” BYD’s Type D school bus will come in 35-, 38-, and 40-foot lengths, and… Read more »

Montgomery County, Maryland deploys microgrid to support electric bus charging

AlphaStruxure, a provider of Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions, has won a contract to deploy an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project for Montgomery County, Maryland. The project will enable transit operator Ride On Montgomery County to convert at least 44 buses from diesel to electric power. AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of… Read more »

EV maker Endera acquires school and shuttle bus OEM Metro Titan

Commercial EV specialist Endera has acquired Metro Titan, a school and shuttle bus manufacturing company.  The acquisition gives Endera the capability to deliver electric commercial vehicles in all 50 states. From its Ohio-based facility, Endera will manufacture electric Type A school buses, shuttle buses, and paratransit vehicles for the DOT, healthcare, airport, university, corporate, municipal… Read more »

AMPLY Power to manage charging of electric school buses in Palermo, California

AMPLY Power offers managed charging services to operators of EV fleets. Its newest customer is the Palermo Union Elementary School District in Northern California. AMPLY helped to secure funding from the Butte County Air Quality Management District, and local utility PG&E provided charger rebates and “make ready” EVSE incentives, eliminating the need for any upfront… Read more »

Swiss city of Basel orders 62 electric buses from Mercedes and Hess

The city of Basel, located on the Rhine at the confluence of Switzerland, Germany and France, plans to fully electrify its bus routes, and power them with 100% renewable energy, by 2027. Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB)’s fleet currently includes 115 buses serving 14 routes (there are also 135 trams serving 9 lines). The city’s latest tender… Read more »

Chicago Transit Authority to use ViriCiti’s monitoring system for its 23 electric buses

ViriCiti, founded in 2012, makes a fleet monitoring system focused on electric buses and trucks. The system is designed to give fleet operators a real-time overview of the status, state of charge, range and location of their vehicles, and to help train drivers to maximize range and efficiency. The company says it’s working with over… Read more »