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Category: Buses

Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

| June 20, 2018

Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD), the public transportation provider in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and XL, a player in connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced a successful deployment of six hybrid-electric (HEV) passenger vans in RVTD’s paratransit fleet. Using regenerative braking and electric assist during driving, the XLH electrification technology increases fuel […]

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HART to Demo Electric Bus in Downtown Tampa

HART to Demo Electric Bus in Downtown Tampa

| May 30, 2018

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will be demonstrating electric battery-powered bus with Proterra, Inc., and Hillsborough County to highlight what it calls “the cleaner, more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly transit option for Tampa.” “Creating opportunities for people to step inside of a  Proterra Catalyst 40-foot zero-emission transit vehicle, ask questions and see the technology […]

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GreenPower Receives Order for Two All-Electric School Buses

GreenPower Receives Order for Two All-Electric School Buses

| February 22, 2018

GreenPower Motor Company has received an order for two of its Synapse 72 all-electric school buses for the Rialto Unified School District, which will be ready by the summer of 2018. Rialto operates a fleet of 68 school buses to support the transportation needs for students attending 29 elementary, middle and high schools. Commenting on […]

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Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

| February 9, 2018

Prevost / Nova Bus announced that it will offer FuelSense® 2.0 featuring DynActive™ Shifting — a  fuel-saving technology from Allison Transmission that is designed to deliver up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software. Through a set of proprietary software enhancements, the new FuelSense 2.0 technology uses DynActive Shifting to […]

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Volvo to Bring Autonomous Electric Buses to Singapore

Volvo to Bring Autonomous Electric Buses to Singapore

| January 23, 2018

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive to create new solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable public transport. For Volvo Group this will be the first autonomous […]

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Chinese City First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

Chinese City First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

| January 8, 2018

The city of Shenzen, China which currently utilizes 16,000 buses, more than the five largest North American bus fleets combined, has finished a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses and become the world’s first city to electrify its entire public transit bus fleet. Shenzen has methodically electrified its bus fleet in recent years to […]

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LA Department of Transportation Taps Proterra for 25 Zero-Emission Buses

LA Department of Transportation Taps Proterra for 25 Zero-Emission Buses

| January 8, 2018

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will receive 25 35-foot Proterra Catalyst electric buses in 2019, in response to a significant commitment by the City of Los Angeles to deploy an all-electric bus fleet by 2030. The procurement will be funded in part by […]

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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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