Posts Tagged: Electric Buses

Proterra’s ZX5 next-generation electric transit bus

Proterra has sold electric buses to over 120 customers in North America—more than any other manufacturer, the company claims. Now Proterra has introduced its fifth-generation battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The ZX5 is available in 35-foot and 40-foot versions, and with battery capacity of 220, 440 or 660 kWh. The 660 kWh… Read more »

Toronto operating 60 electric buses from 3 vendors

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which claims to have the largest fleet of electric buses in North America, is now deploying its third new electric bus model. The TTC has approved procurement of 60 electric buses from three manufacturers: New Flyer, Proterra and BYD Canada. Approximately 35 e-buses are already in service across the city…. Read more »

Shaffhausen, Switzerland to deploy 15 Irizar e-buses

The historic city of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is located on the River Rhine, which provides not only a picturesque setting, but a reliable source of hydroelectric power—an ideal source of green energy for the city’s new electric buses. Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (the equivalent of our Federal Transit Administration) has tested and certified the electric… Read more »

BYD delivers 33 electric buses to Barbados

Electric buses are proliferating beyond the usual EV hotspots. Caribbean islands, many of which have short travel distances and high fuel prices, could be great candidates for transit electrification. The Barbados Transport Board recently received 33 BYD battery-electric buses, and two more of the 30-foot buses are to be delivered by December. The buses were… Read more »

Navistar’s IC Bus to deliver 18 electric school buses in British Columbia

IC Bus, a school bus manufacturer owned by Navistar, has secured an order for 18 Type C electric school buses to be delivered to 14 school districts in British Columbia. “We are very happy to announce the first order of our electric CE school bus,” said IC Bus VP Trish Reed. “Electric is an exciting… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 BYD electric buses

EMT Madrid, which operates a fleet of 2,100 buses and a network of 213 bus lines, has ordered thirty 40-foot electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. The company describes the deal as Spain’s largest order for electric buses to date. The announcement follows the delivery of an initial order of fifteen BYD 40-foot models in… Read more »

Moscow’s fleet of 450 e-buses to grow to 2,600 by 2024

Electric buses are proliferating, many of them far beyond the expected early-adopting cities. Russia is hardly an EV hotspot, but there are already 450 electric buses on the streets of Moscow, running on 36 routes. The capital prides itself on having one of the largest e-bus fleets outside of China. Mosgortrans, the city’s major bus… Read more »

Mexico City deploys its first electric bus

The market for electric buses is rapidly expanding far beyond the early-adopter cities of California and Western Europe. Latin America is a new hotspot—e-buses are hitting the streets in Chile and Colombia (Portal Movilidad is a good source for news of the burgeoning southern EV scene). Now ANVES (National Association of Electric and Sustainable Vehicles),… Read more »

Proterra’s new customizable battery pack offers 25-75 kWh of energy in a compact package

Heavy-duty EV-builder Proterra has unveiled a new series of battery packs that offers a customizable energy storage system for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The new, narrower H Series battery packs are designed to be packaged into standard truck frame rails. They have a width of 620 mm, and can be configured with 25-75 kWh of energy… Read more »

London V2G pilot includes 28 electric double-decker buses

V2G is one of the hottest topics in the EV world. Using EVs as a giant virtual battery is a promising prospect for electric utilities—it would offer them an efficient, cost-effective way to manage demand and facilitate the integration of more renewable energy sources into the grid (and create a powerful incentive for them to… Read more »