According to Pike Research, the Chinese market will constitute the majority of global electric bus sales, while more developed markets will see ups and downs.
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Electric vehicles (EVs) have their partisans and detractors. Supporters see the be-all and end-all transportation solution, while opponents argue the technology is too young. Somewhere between the two extremes lies the truth: today’s commercially available EVs have strengths and weaknesses compared to internal combustion engine (ICEs). The strong points include lower operating costs and lack… Read more »
Jay gets to play with all the coolest toys – he’s tested lots of EVs, from SUVs to roadsters to motorcycles. The latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage features a hot rod for public transport buffs – the Proterra Ecoliner electric bus. Designed from the ground up as an EV, the new bus has been… Read more »
Gothenburg, Sweden will be installing two ultra-fast Opbrid Bůsbaar charging stations, which will charge three Volvo plug-in hybrid buses, as part of the HyperBus project.
The California Air Resources Board approved an additional $27 million for its Air Quality Improvement Program, which provides incentives to buy advanced-technology cars and trucks.
The Chinese firm BYD is the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer – it has delivered over 300 units worldwide, and has orders for 1300 more in 2012.
Varley Electric Vehicles, a division of one of Australia’s oldest specialty vehicle manufacturers, announced this week that it will retrofit a Brisbane City Council bus as an EV.
Startup battery maker A123 Systems scored a potentially massive new contract Thursday, with a deal to supply lithium-ion battery packs to Tata Motors, India’s largest automaker, for hybrid commercial vehicles. A123’s lithium iron phosphate battery packs, featuring the company’s prismatic cell technology, are expected to be deployed on city buses during the second half of… Read more »
The EVs will be sold under the Smith brand, and will combine Wanxiang’s components with Smith’s proprietary drive and battery platforms.
Enova and Freightliner, in a bid to sell more of their new commercial EVs, are sweetening the pot with their Green for Free™ initiative.