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Category: Buses

Blue Bird All American Electric School Bus Qualifies for California HVIP Funding

Blue Bird All American Electric School Bus Qualifies for California HVIP Funding

| December 11, 2017

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced that the Blue Bird All American Electric School bus qualifies for their HVIP Incentive program, which is intended to encourage and accelerate the deployment of Zero-Emission trucks and buses. The program awards up to $95,000 per electric school bus plus an additional $15,000 for vehicles located in […]

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UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

| November 27, 2017

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is getting greener after placing an order for a new 100% electric shuttle bus powered by Motiv Power Systems’ All-Electric Powertrain. This zero-emission electric shuttle bus represents the first Motiv powered shuttle bus to operate on a university campus. Developed in partnership with Commercial Fleet Financing, the electric […]

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Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

| August 29, 2017

RATP Dev, a leader in public transit, announced it has introduced the first electric bus to the transit fleet at Zion National Park in southern Utah. The vehicle, a Proterra E2, is being used full-time on regularly scheduled routes from August through October. It operates alongside the the current LPG-fueled fleet and is part of […]

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Electric Vehicle Fleet Expands in Singapore 

Electric Vehicle Fleet Expands in Singapore 

| August 11, 2017

Electric bus leader BYD is helping Singapore migrate to cleaner transportation with the delivery of new 100% electric vehicles recently.  To commemorate Singapore celebrating 52 years of independence, BYD set their sights on the future by unveiling a new bus that can comfortably transport travelers up to 250 kilometers on a single charge. “We are […]

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Can MIT Solve Your Fleet’s Next Problem?

Can MIT Solve Your Fleet’s Next Problem?

| August 11, 2017

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Jo Craven McGinty caught our attention. Here’s what the story told us: The Boston Public School system held a contest to design a more efficient way to operate its school bus fleet and save money in the process. Sounds good, right? The stakes are high. As […]

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LA Metro Expands Electric Bus Orders

LA Metro Expands Electric Bus Orders

| July 28, 2017

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Los Angeles Metro, one of the largest transportation systems in the United States, voted  to award a contract for 60 40-foot all-electric buses to local manufacturer BYD. According to BYD, this is among the largest single contracts for electric buses in US history, and will directly lead to […]

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Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

| June 23, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that Park City Transit has deployed Utah’s first zero-emission, battery-electric mass transit fleet, which will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. Selected to serve the region’s renowned ski resort community, the Proterra fleet supports Park City’s and Summit County’s transition toward renewable energy and the reduction […]

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Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

| June 12, 2017

Beginning of June the first commercially manufactured all-electric Volvo buses started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxemburg. The operator is Sales-Lentz, which now has 4 electric buses, 12 electric hybrids, and 30 hybrids from Volvo in its fleet. Differdange’s focus on electrically powered buses is part of the city’s ambitious sustainability drive, with […]

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Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

| May 31, 2017

St. Albert in Canada’s oil producing province of Alberta has launched three BYD K9S electric buses as part of the provincial government’s move to broaden its public transportation network in a sustainable manner. Four more electric buses are scheduled to hit the streets of St. Albert by the end of the year. Last year the […]

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New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

| May 11, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced the addition of the Proterra Diagnostic Tool and the Proterra Cold Weather Package to its growing suite of products and services. The Diagnostic Tool is an industry first the company notes: “the only diagnostic platform that allows technicians to access all vehicle systems in one place, […]

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