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Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

ABB delivers turnkey charging solution for Milan’s electric bus network

Italy’s industrial capital, Milan, plans to replace its 1,200 diesel buses with electric vehicles by 2030. Public transport agency ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi) chose electronics giant ABB to deliver a turnkey charging solution for its San Donato depot, the first of four fully electrical depots planned for the city and a pilot site for new… Read more »

Proterra to build new EV battery factory in South Carolina

Commercial EV OEM Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) plans to open a new manufacturing plant in South Carolina to produce battery systems for its Proterra Powered division, which provides batteries for other EV-makers’ commercial vehicles, including delivery and work trucks, industrial equipment, buses and more. The new factory will be Proterra’s third battery production facility. In December… Read more »

Midwest Transit Equipment and SEA Electric to power 10,000 electric school buses

SEA Electric and Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE), a major US bus dealer, have partnered to update 10,000 school buses with battery-electric power-systems. The deal will cover both Type A and Type C school buses, and deliveries will take place over the next five years. The buses will be powered by SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive power system…. Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida’s PSTA hopes to deploy 60 new electric buses

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which serves Charged’s home city of St Petersburg, Florida, hopes to add 60 electric buses to its fleet over the next five years. The PSTA board has unanimously approved an agreement with bus-maker Gillig to provide the 60 new e-buses. The procurement, which is expected to cost $80 million, including… Read more »

UK government funds regional battery-electric buses

The UK government has announced the first five winners of its Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) funding program, which is designed to enable transport authorities outside London to fund zero-emission buses. According to Route One, “Kent County Council will get £9.5 million ($12.6 million); Milton Keynes Council £16 million ($21.3 million); and Warrington Borough… Read more »

Siemens to power electric bus depot in Queensland, Australia

Public transit operator Keolis Downer has selected Siemens to deliver charging solutions to its new North Lakes bus depot in Brisbane, Australia. The depot, which is expected to be in service by February 2023, will power 16 electric buses serving some 60,000 residents in the city’s northern suburbs. Siemens will supply 5 Sicharge UC200 and… Read more »

How does Alaska’s first electric school bus handle the winter?

How well do electric school buses do in extreme cold? One anecdotal answer comes from Gerald Blackard, co-owner of Tok Transportation, which operates a single electric bus for the Alaska Gateway School District in the small village of Tok in eastern Alaska. The bus, which was manufactured by Thomas Built Buses, and features a battery… Read more »

Proterra to power next-gen Citi VOLT electric buses from Turkish OEM Anadolu Isuzu

Commercial EV specialist Proterra will provide battery technology for a new generation of electric buses made by Turkish commercial vehicle manufacturer Anadolu Isuzu. Anadolu Isuzu operates in the medium-size bus and truck segments, and sells in around 50 countries, mostly in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company recently took its first 8-meter NovoCiti… Read more »

Nuvve to deploy V2G Hub at Blue Bird electric bus factory

V2G specialist Nuvve plans to install up to 200 of its 125 kW V2G-capable dual-dispenser DC fast charging stations at bus-builder Blue Bird’s delivery facility in Fort Valley, Georgia. This V2G hub will allow newly-built e-buses to act as energy storage assets while they wait to be delivered. Nuvve will create the V2G hub in… Read more »

Los Angeles DOT to install solar and storage microgrid to power 100+ electric buses

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has won a $6-million grant from the California Energy Commission to install an EV fleet charging system that will be powered by a microgrid incorporating solar panels and storage. Earlier this year, Proterra delivered its 25th ZX5 battery-electric transit bus to LADOT in support of the agency’s transition… Read more »