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Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

GreenPower to manufacture electric school buses in West Virginia

GreenPower Motor Company has signed a lease/purchase agreement for a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia, where it will produce electric school buses. The 9.5-acre property includes an 80,000-square-foot building. GreenPower plans to begin production at the facility by the second half of 2022. As part of the agreement, the state will provide up… Read more »

Proterra to deploy solar and battery storage microgrid for electric bus fleet

Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions are collaborating to install a microgrid and EV fleet charging system for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The project, which just secured a grant from the California Energy Commission, includes solar panels and a battery energy storage system. In the event of an extended power outage, electricity stored… Read more »

Asian bus-builder Gemilang to deliver 140 electric school buses to California

Asian bus manufacturer Gemilang International plans to deliver 140 electric school buses to California customers in 2022. The order of 120 units of 12-meter school buses and 20 units of 7.5-meter school buses is the company’s largest single order for electric buses to date. Based in Johor, Malaysia, GML has manufactured bus bodies and assembled… Read more »

BYD delivers over 70,000 electric buses—almost all in China

Since introducing battery-electric buses over a decade ago, automaker BYD has delivered over 70,000 units to customers worldwide. BYD says its e-buses have covered over 3.4 billion miles, and reduced CO2 emissions by 3.8 million tons. The vast majority of these are operating in China, but Europe is a growth area. BYD has delivered over… Read more »

US electric school buses number over 1,700

California clean-energy agency CALSTART has released a new report, Zeroing in on Electric School Buses, which describes the current state of the elect. As of September 2021, there were 1,738 ESBs (every good public-sector report must introduce at least one new acronym) awarded, ordered, delivered and deployed across the US. In total, there are some… Read more »

Proterra to supply batteries for Nikola Class 8 trucks

Nikola and Proterra have announced a multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola’s zero-emission Class 8 semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra’s US-made battery systems feature a customizable design to fit within a variety of vehicles. The companies expect to incorporate Proterra’s products in the Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle and Tre fuel cell electric vehicle. Proterra… Read more »

GreenPower delivers Six BEAST School buses to Thermalito, CA school district

GreenPower Motor Company (NASDAQ: GP) has delivered six BEAST school buses to Thermalito Union Elementary School District in California. This is the largest single delivery of GreenPower’s BEASTs to date. One of the school buses received funding from the Butte County Air Quality Management District, and the other five received funding from the California Energy… Read more »

New Jersey Senate approves bill mandating electric school bus program

The New Jersey State Senate has approved legislation that would require the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to develop and implement an electric school bus program. The bill would provide funding for three years for the purchase of new electric school buses and charging infrastructure in at least 18 New Jersey school districts…. Read more »

Leclanché consolidates e-mobility business, plans to merge it with a SPAC

In December of 2021, Swiss energy storage specialist Leclanché consolidated some of its business into a new Swiss entity called Leclanché E-Mobility, and plans to merge it with a US-listed SPAC. Leclanché plans to add to the SPAC’s $140 million by raising capital from a Private Investor in Public Equity (PIPE). The company says that… Read more »

FlixMobility and MTRWestern to launch Seattle-Eugene electric bus line

FlixMobility, a transit company that operates electric buses on several intercity routes in Europe, has teamed with motorcoach operator MTRWestern to explore the possibility of launching a new electric bus line in the Pacific Northwest. The planned FlixBus route will stop at Seattle, Portland, Corvallis and Eugene, and the companies hope to begin service sometime… Read more »