Application: Public Transit

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KIT Researchers Developing Autonomous Platooning Electric Bus System in Munich

June 21, 2021Autonomous electric buses could make short-range transit safer and more efficient; however, articulated buses or those with passenger trailers require too much energy and are not flexible enough to accommodate the highly fluctuating passenger numbers. The solution could be platooning, in which several vehicles follow each other at short distances, the vehicles being controlled electronically.

via Green Car Congress

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Commercial Vehicle OEM Proterra Debuts on Nasdaq

June 18, 2021Following the completion of the Proterra’s business combination with ArcLight Clean Transition, the OEM began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol PTRA.

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AC Transit Awards New Flyer Fuel Cell-Electric Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Order

June 15, 2021NFI Group Inc. says the Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has awarded NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. an order for 20 zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses.

via NGT News

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NFI Group Unveils First North American All-Electric Double Deck Bus

June 10, 2021NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer and provider of electric mass mobility solutions, has unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double-deck bus.

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Propane Autogas Provides Energy Supply Resiliency

June 10, 2021Propane autogas is a portable, clean energy source that not only keeps fleets operating smoothly every day, but also during times of crisis.

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Innovative Transit Agency Uses Planning, Partnership to Maximize Cost Savings with EVs

June 4, 2021The Central California transit fleet provides lessons learned for fleets to deploy electric transit buses while reducing emissions and costs.

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Twin Transit Authority Adopts WAVE Inductive Charging Technology

June 4, 2021Ideanomics says its subsidiary WAVE, a developer of high-power inductive charging solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has completed another transit authority deployment, adding the Twin Transit Authority in Chehalis, Wash., to its growing list of transit fleet customers.

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VW Starts Turning Greek Island into an EV Oasis

June 4, 2021Volkswagen launched its grand EV experiment on the Greek island of Astypalea this week, which the automaker plans to turn into a model for green mobility in Europe, using it as a lab of sorts for sustainable and carbon-neutral living.

via Autoweek

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BYD Unveils New Battery-Electric Type D School Bus

June 2, 2021BYD, a provider of zero-emission energy solutions, says it is introducing a new battery-electric Type D school bus. With length options of 35, 38 and 40 feet, BYD says its Type D battery-electric school bus is ideal for transporting students to classes, field trips, as well as athletic and band events.

via NGT News

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Gillig Receives Order For 44 Electric Buses In Utah

June 1, 2021Gillig, one of the largest U.S. bus manufacturers, has received a noticeable $44.2 million contract for electric buses and related charging infrastructure. In total 44 buses – 40-foot (12.2m) long – will be delivered to the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Park City Transit for use on heavily traveled corridors.

via Inside EVs

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5 Electric Bus Makers Shifting Into Next Gear

June 1, 2021In the U.S., battery-electric buses are projected to remain the lowest-carbon option in every part of the country, even on current electricity grids. However, just 0.5 percent of the total U.S. public transit bus market consisted of electric buses at the end of 2017 — a nascent market when compared to deployment rates of 12-14...

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N.J. Transit Unveils Roadmap to 100 Percent Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet by 2040

June 1, 2021N.J. Transit said it will continue to aggressively advance its zero-emissions bus program as it released its roadmap to a 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.

via Transportation Today News

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What’s Delivering Electric Fleets? FedEx and ChargePoint Weigh In

June 1, 2021Legacy big-rig makers including Volvo, Daimler, Cummins and Peterbilt are aggressively bringing electric vehicles to market, as are a wide range of startups such as BYD, Proterra, Orange EV and GreenPower. Meanwhile, one of the Biden administration’s earliest big announcements this year was its goal to electrify federal fleets.

via Greenbiz

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Ballard Secures Module Purchase Order for Fuel Cell-Electric Buses

May 28, 2021Ballard Power Systems, a developer and manufacturer of fuel cell products, has received purchase orders from Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., a Poland-based bus and trolleybus manufacturer, for 13 Ballard FCmove fuel cell modules to power 13 fuel cell-electric buses deployed with In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB), which operates bus routes in Frankfurt, Germany.

via NGT News

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SARTA Kicks Off Zero-Emission Bus Tour Through California

May 28, 2021After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020, Ohio’s Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) kicked off its Borrow A Bus (BaB) Zero Emission Tour on May 28.

via Metro Magazine

ACT Expo Webinar Series

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ACT Expo Webinar Series Charts Sustainable, Connected Future

May 27, 2021ACT Expo and ACT News to co-host webinar series leading up to 10th Annual ACT Expo taking place from August 30 to September 2 in Long Beach.

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