Following earlier reports that Mercedes-Benz (Daimler) was working on an electric version of its Citaro bus, company execs have revealed that the electric Citaro will be entering series production in 2018.
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The South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai will unveil a new, all-electric bus product within the near future (reportedly, this month). The electric bus has a tentative market launch date of sometime in 2018, according to local news sources.
Electric bus company VDL sent its congratulations to Dutch passenger transport company Hermes for passing the 1,000,000 kilometer milestone with 43 VDL Citeas electric buses it has been operating in the Southeast Brabant concession.
Electric bus manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach has announced the receipt of an order for 100 of its VDL Citeas SLFA electric buses and 18 of its VDL Futura FDD2, the company’s flagship electric double-decker bus.
The City of Porterville in California has entered into a sales contract with GreenPower Motor Company for the purchase of 10 EV350 40-foot zero-emission, all-electric, transit buses. The purchase will see all 9 of Porterville Transit’s routes go fully electric. Accompanying the purchase, 11 charging stations are to be installed at the transit service’s maintenance […]
The electric bus wave is upon us and cities are very eager to use them to paint a greener face. Companies such as BYD and Proterra are taking center stage and bitterly fighting for this new lucrative market. In fact, both romanced the city of Long Beach in California (my home base) for some time. The BYD K9 edged out the latter, so we are exploring it in more detail.
ABB announced on Tuesday that it has brought two new fast chargers to Luxembourg City’s central station as part of the rollout of a new plug-in hybrid bus system in the city.
Carbridge, the onsite provider of airport ground transportation services for the Sydney Airport, announced that it has placed orders for 40 more pure electric buses from BYD. The contract was finalized at the end of January — just 3 months after the first BYD Electric Blu bus was first put to use at the Sydney Airport.
Global battery storage solution provider for mobile and stationary applications Microvast announced that it delivered more than 7,500 fully electric and electric-hybrid buses in 2016, which is a new record for the company.
It seems that Volvo and ABB can’t stop, won’t stop, rolling out electrified transit solutions in Europe. The team over at Volvo reached out to us to share that the Belgian cities of Charleroi and Namur have put in orders totaling 90 Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses paired with 12 fast charging stations from ABB.
One-third of new fleet bus purchases will be electric by the year 2020, according to the CEO of Proterra Ryan Popple. Along with that assertion, the Proterra exec has predicted that electric buses will account for half of all fleet bus purchases by 2025, and 100% of fleet bus purchases by 2030. The comments were […]
The California Air Resources Board will be awarding up to $10 million in grants as part of a new school bus electrification and alternative fuels program known as The Rural School Bus Pilot Project, according to recent reports.
Harrogate (roughly 90 kilometers northeast of Manchester) will soon be home to a fleet of 8 all-electric Volvo buses, following an order put in with the Swedish bus manufacturer by the Harrogate Bus Company
The heavy-duty electric bus firm Proterra recently secured $140 million in new funding through a recent Series 5 funding round. These new funds, which were raised in partnership with the financial industry giant JP Morgan, will reportedly be used for the “dramatic” acceleration of production capacity on both coasts of the US, as well as the […]
Following the award of $9.5 million in funding by the California Air Resources Board, the City of Porterville in California will be acquiring and deploying 10 GreenPower Motor Company EV350, 40-foot, all-electric transit buses (in addition to various charging infrastructure), according to an email sent to CleanTechnica.
While hydrogen fuel cell buses may well prove to be the best choice in some niche applications, it seems that the fuel economy claims used by some proponents to date to argue for their use aren’t very accurate, going by a new report from NREL. To be clear, though, the figures aren’t bad per se […]
As a result of Long Beach Transit’s zero-emissions battery-electric bus program, the Long Beach–Qingdao Sister City Association has awarded Long Beach Transit and BYD with its inaugural Green Partners CleanTech Award, according to an email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. The award is meant to give credit to the two organizations for their positive […]
BYD recently landed a big prize in the nascent but highly competitive electric bus market. It won the 2016 Electric Bus of the Year Award by the Los Angeles Sustainability Coalition, as announced at a recent event celebrating sustainability efforts in the region, according to an email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. The 2016 Electric […]