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Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

January 14, 2021Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, is providing battery packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors.

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CTDOT to Add Up to 75 New Flyer Battery-Electric Buses

January 14, 2021The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) awarded New Flyer a contract for 12 Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric, 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses, with options to purchase up to 63 additional zero-emission buses in 35- or 40-foot lengths throughout the remaining term of the five-year agreement.

via Metro Magazine

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Proterra to Take Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Business Public via SPAC Transaction

January 12, 2021Proterra, builder of electric buses, heavy-duty vehicle drivetrains, batteries and charging systems, plans to go public on the Nasdaq exchange via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, the latest in a string of EV companies seeking access to public market financing to meet growing demand.

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BYD, ADL to Design, Assemble Chassis for Electric Buses

January 11, 2021Alexander Dennis Ltd. and BYD U.K. say they will commence with the design and assembly of chassis for the BYD ADL partnership’s electric single- and double-deck buses for the U.K. market, ensuring completed vehicles are built in the U.K.

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MARTA Places Orders with New Flyer for Battery-Electric Transit Buses

January 8, 2021New Flyer of America Inc. says the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has awarded New Flyer with a new order for six Xcelsior CHARGE zero-emission, battery-electric 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses.

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Lightning eMotors delivers first all-electric motorcoach to ABC Companies; order for 200 ZEVs

January 7, 2021Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, announced a $45-million order for its zero-emission powertrain systems from Faribault, Minnesota-based motorcoach supplier ABC Companies.

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Where Do Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Fit into Our Future?

January 5, 2021Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are just one part of the zero-emissions equation, sharing the market with battery electric vehicles.

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Grande West Reports Vehicle Deliveries Back on Track

January 4, 2021Grande West has started delivery of a large order of over 90 buses. The original target, set in the Summer of 2020, was to deliver these buses before year end.

via Metro Magazine

BYD wins order for another 406 electric buses in Bogotá, Colombia

January 4, 2021BYD won an order to deliver another 406 battery-electric buses to the Colombian capital of Bogotá, coming shortly after a previous announcement on 17 December of the delivery of the 470 pure electric buses to the city.

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EV manufacturer Arrival establishes North American HQ in Charlotte NC

December 30, 2020British EV-maker Arrival plans to establish its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company will add 150 new employees and invest $3 million in its new office complex in the trendy South End neighborhood.

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Cuomo Unveils Plans to Transition New York Transit Bus Fleet to All-Electric

December 30, 2020Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change, create healthier communities, improve air quality and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities.

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Berlin receives 90 electric Solaris buses; BVG Solaris electric fleet totals 123

December 30, 2020Solaris has completed the delivery of 90 Urbino 12 electric buses for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe. This was one of the biggest contracts for battery-powered buses in Europe and the largest one for the manufacturer in Germany so far. Berlin now has a total of 123 electric Solaris buses in its fleet.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Launches Electric Transit, School Bus Program

December 29, 2020Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change, create healthier communities, improve air quality, and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities.

via Metro Magazine

Lion Electric Taps Blink for Electric Bus Charging Solutions

December 29, 2020Blink Charging Co., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, has entered into a reseller agreement with The Lion Electric Co., a manufacturer of zero-emission buses and trucks.

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Van Hool ships first CX45E electric coach to the US; 10 more to follow in 1H 2021; Proterra batteries, Siemens traction system

December 23, 2020Van Hool, an independent Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, has shipped the first CX45E, a 100% battery electric coach, to the US.

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

December 22, 2020MAN Truck & Bus began series production of battery-powered city buses in October at its plant in Starachowice, Poland.

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