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Vehicle-Grid Integration: Unlocking EV Value

March 16, 2021VGI options can enhance the overall value proposition of EVs and create new revenue streams as fleets embrace vehicle electrification.

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New Flyer Unveils Battery-Electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG

March 16, 2021New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ incorporates three distinct technology advancements to deliver a high-performance bus, including next generation high-energy batteries that extend range up to 13%, advanced protective battery packaging designed for easy install and simpler serviceability, and a new lightweight electric traction drive system with up to 90% energy recovery.

via Metro Magazine

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Canadian city of Hamilton adds Ontario’s first carbon-negative bus

March 16, 2021The city of Hamilton and Enbridge Gas publicly announce the first renewable natural gas bus in Ontario. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is now the first public transportation authority in Ontario to use this renewable fuel to transport customers.

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New British hydrogen bus will offer zero-emission range of up to 300 miles

March 4, 2021Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., announced that its next generation double deck hydrogen bus will deliver a zero-emission range of up to 300 miles. It will be powered by a Ballard fuel cell power module through the efficient Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS).

via NGV Journal

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BAE Systems to Deliver Electric Propulsion Systems in Vancouver

March 4, 2021BAE Systems will fit 15 public transit buses in Vancouver, Canada, with the company’s all-electric propulsion system. The fleet is the first in North America to benefit from the next-generation Series-EV zero-emission technology.

via Metro Magazine

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United States: Lincoln completes project to use biogas as vehicle fuel

March 3, 2021Mayor of Lincoln Leirion Gaylor Baird announced the successful completion of a project to use the biogas from a city wastewater facility to produce vehicle fuel. The Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU) began the biogas sustainability initiative at the Theresa Street Water Resource Recovery Facility in 2017.

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RNG is a clean transportation fuel

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RNG: Drive Clean in 2021 or Drive Clean (Maybe) Later?

March 2, 2021RNG is carbon negative for HD transport, offering cost-effective and immediate climate benefits as a zero-emission equivalent fuel.

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica)

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EVs Have New Momentum, But Let’s Keep Our Eye on the Ball

March 2, 2021Recent developments for EVs at the national level are cause for celebration, but important work remains with states and local communities.

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ID. BUZZ to Be VW’s First Autonomous Vehicle

March 2, 2021Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, a brand within the Volkswagen Group, announced on March 1 that it will conduct autonomous driving field trials in Germany this year with a version of its electric ID. BUZZ model. The model will be outfitted with a self-driving system by Argo AI, an autonomous software provider in which Ford and Volkswagen...

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San Diego MTS Retires Last Diesel Buses, Expands Electric Fleet

March 2, 2021The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System hit a major clean-air milestone: retiring the last of its diesel buses and adding two more electric buses to its fleet.

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ARBOC Unveils the Battery-Electric Equess CHARGE Transit Bus

March 1, 2021ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., an independent bus manufacturer, has introduced its battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus: the zero-emission Equess CHARGE.

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Fleet Awards for ACT Expo 2021

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Nominations Open for 2021 ACT Expo Fleet Awards

March 1, 2021Fleet Awards to highlight ongoing sustainability efforts from fleets across the country and from every major on-road transportation sector.

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Ocean View School District Selects The Mobility House to Electrify School Bus Fleet

February 26, 2021Ocean View School District in Oxnard, Calif., has selected The Mobility House, a company that integrates electric vehicles into the power grid, to provide smart charging for the district’s new electric bus fleet project, construction for which is now complete.

via NGT News

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Anaheim Transportation Network Lands $5M Clean Energy Grant

February 26, 2021The Anaheim Transportation Network was awarded a $5 million grant to advance its effort to become California’s first all-electric transit operator. The grant, awarded by the California Energy Commission, will be used to acquire charging stations, batteries, and the other solar infrastructure required to support ATN’s MicroGrid and zero-emission vehicle fleet.

via Metro Magazine

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ARBOC Introduces Battery-Electric, Low-Floor Bus

February 26, 2021ARBOC Specialty Vehicles (ARBOC) has unveiled its first fully accessible battery-electric, low-floor bus: the Equess CHARGE. Available in 30-foot and 35-foot models, the Equess CHARGE builds on ARBOC’s Equess transit bus platform and New Flyer’s EV technology.

via Metro Magazine

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Auckland plans to power its public transport bus fleet with hydrogen

February 23, 2021Auckland Transport (AT) and Hiringa Energy Limited are looking at trialing hydrogen powered bus services – using a hydrogen refueling facility being developed in south Auckland.

via NGV Journal