Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Tata Motors delivers first 26 of 340 electric buses to Mumbai

Indian commercial vehicle giant Tata Motors recently delivered 26 electric buses to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), which operates the public transport system in Mumbai. The buses are part of a larger order of 340 electric buses, which will be delivered in phases. The 25-seater Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 electric buses were delivered at… Read more »

MAN Truck & Bus starts series production of the all-electric Lion’s City E

MAN Truck & Bus began series production of battery-powered city buses in October at its plant in Starachowice, Poland. The first customer vehicles to come off the line are 12-meter solo versions of the Lion’s City E: 17 of these will be heading for Hamburg-Holstein’s public transit agency. Malmö, Sweden has placed an order for… Read more »

Nuvve activates V2G school bus project in New York

San Diego-based V2G specialist Nuvve has begun operation of a V2G pilot in White Plains, New York. The batteries on five electric school buses, built by Lion Electric, are now providing power to Con Edison’s grid. The charging and discharging takes place at a depot in North White Plains. When plugged in, Nuvve’s V2G platform… Read more »

Europe’s largest electric bus fleet adds its 500th vehicle

What city currently operates the largest fleet of electric buses in Europe? It’s not Oslo or Amsterdam, but Moscow, which just launched its 500th electric bus. Moscow’s electric fleet is thus the largest in Europe. That’s right—as of October, there were 300 electric buses in London, 259 in Paris, 200 in Berlin and 164 in… Read more »

The Mobility House’s ChargePilot smart charging system to power e-buses in St Louis

Charging solution provider The Mobility House is delivering its smart charging system to St Louis’s Metro Transit agency, which operates a fleet of New Flyer electric buses. The charging project will include 20 150 kW and three 450 kW chargers, with a combined power capacity of 4.35 MW. The first chargers are now in operation…. Read more »

Motiv debuts fifth-gen medium-duty electric chassis

Motiv has announced a new generation of its EPIC chassis for medium-duty fleet EVs. The company says its fifth-generation EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis reduce the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30 percent, while also improving range, acceleration and top speed. The fifth-generation EPIC chassis incorporates BMW’s high-performance batteries in a… Read more »

New report: innovative financing will be needed to electrify truck and bus fleets

Broader collaboration among key stakeholders and a new generation of finance solutions will be needed to electrify trucks and buses at scale by 2050, according to a new report released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), MJ Bradley and Vivid Economics. The authors of “Financing the Transition” interviewed more than 30 fleet operators, as well… Read more »

New software provides data on e-bus battery performance

Battery analytics software company TWAICE has joined forces with ViriCiti, a telematics provider for electric bus fleets, in order to enable OEMs and fleet operators to optimize the management of their e-bus batteries and increase their residual value. “We are very excited to offer our customers the new battery health add-on powered by TWAICE’s battery… Read more »

WRI scores grant from Bezos Earth Fund, hopes to electrify all US school buses by 2030

The Bezos Earth Fund has awarded a grant of $100 million, to be disbursed over a five-year period, to the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization, for two separate climate initiatives. The first project is to develop a satellite-based monitoring system to improve monitoring of changes in land use and associated carbon emissions…. Read more »

Florida makes $57 million in funding available for electric school buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has announced a Notice of Funding Availability for $57 million for the purchase of electric Type C or Type D school buses to replace comparable diesel buses. The grants are part of Florida’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, which also includes EV infrastructure projects. Only school districts within an Air Quality… Read more »