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Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Austin’s CapMetro orders 30 electric buses, plus EVSE, from New Flyer

Austin’s Capital Metro Transportation Authority has ordered 26 of New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot electric transit buses, and four Xcelsior CHARGE NG sixty-foot buses. The five-year contract includes options to purchase up to 126 forty-foot and up to 15 sixty-foot battery-electric buses, and up to 427 chargers (197 depot plug-in chargers, 197 depot overhead… Read more »

Long Beach Transit orders 20 next-generation New Flyer electric buses

Long Beach Transit in California has ordered 20 next-generation battery-electric 35-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG transit buses from NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America, under a three-year contract. This order is supported by Federal Transit Administration funds. Long Beach Transit serves over 23 million customers annually in Los Angeles County and Orange County. The agency plans… Read more »

Gillig produces its 100th battery-electric bus, with Cummins battery system

Cummins and Gillig have announced the production of the 100th Gillig battery-electric bus built since the two companies began their collaboration on transit vehicles in 2019. The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri. “We’re thrilled that our 100th electric bus is going to Metro, an agency that we have… Read more »

MAN Truck and Bus to transition from diesel to all-electric trucks and buses starting in 2024

MAN Truck and Bus, a commercial subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, began electrifying in 2020. It currently offers a few electrified versions of its trucks, buses and vans. Now the company says it will make the transition to all-electric powertrains, beginning in 2024. In a recent interview with Handelsblatt, MAN CEO Dr. Andreas Tostmann said… Read more »

Canadian fleet operator orders 1,000 Lion Electric school buses

The Lion Electric Company has received a conditional purchase order for 1,000 all-electric LionC school buses from fleet operator Student Transportation of Canada (a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America). The purchase order is conditioned on STC receiving a grant from Infrastructure Canada’s Zero-Emission Transit Fund. Through the ZETF program, the government of Canada aims… Read more »

Buffalo, New York to order up to 150 New Flyer electric buses

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of Buffalo, New York (NFTA-Metro) has issued a five-year contract to NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America, which includes a firm order for 10 Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty electric transit buses, along with an option to purchase up to 140 more. NFTA-Metro provides bus and rail transportation services in Erie and… Read more »

V2G-equipped electric school bus delivers power to grid for 50 hours

Electric school buses are often cited as an ideal use case for vehicle-to-grid technology. Most school buses transport students for only a few hours per day when school is in session, and are parked during the summer months, when demand for electricity is often highest. A number of V2G school bus pilots are underway around… Read more »

Solaris’s new Urbino 9 LE electric bus

Polish bus builder Solaris has unveiled its latest vehicle, the 9-metre low-entry Urbino 9 LE electric. It’s designed both for city and intercity routes, and Solaris calls it “an excellent link between the urban and suburban road network across conurbations.” The new e-bus has been standardized with all Solaris’s other 4th-generation vehicles. Alongside the Urbino… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility

The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Austin transit agency orders 197 electric buses

Capital Metro, the transit agency serving Austin, Texas, has approved the purchase of 197 new electric buses, which will expand its zero-emission bus fleet to more than 200 units. The agency’s eventual goal is to convert its entire fleet of more than 400 buses to zero-emission. The new buses, from Proterra and New Flyer,  support both plug-in… Read more »