Application: Public Transit

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.

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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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Toyota Motor Europe strengthens strategic alliance with CaetanoBus and Finlog in fuel cell bus business

December 18, 2020The enhanced strategic alliance with bus manufacturing and sales company CaetanoBus, and Finlog, a passenger car financial service company, aims to accelerate the spread of hydrogen mobility.

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Transit Site Rendering for ATN

Transit Electrification Leads to Innovative Partnerships

December 16, 2020Leading transit agencies are developing complex battery electric bus projects requiring innovative partnerships to execute.

Clean Cities Coalitions promote EVs

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New York State Clean Cities Coalitions Host Electrifying Medium- & Heavy-Duty Trucks in New York Event

December 16, 2020The Clean Cities Coalitions work to promote the advancement of alternative fuels and the electrification of fleets across New York.

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Europe’s largest electric bus fleet adds its 500th vehicle

December 15, 2020What city currently operates the largest fleet of electric buses in Europe? It’s not Oslo or Amsterdam, but Moscow, which just launched its 500th electric bus.

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The Mobility House’s ChargePilot smart charging system to power e-buses in St Louis

December 14, 2020Charging solution provider The Mobility House is delivering its smart charging system to St Louis’s Metro Transit agency, which operates a fleet of New Flyer electric buses.

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Lion Uses Electric Buses to Advance V2G Technology

December 14, 2020Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. says its proposed business combination partner, Lion Electric has successfully used its electric school buses to supply electricity back to Con Edison utility customers.

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Nuvve Corporation Activates Bidirectional Flow of Energy from Electric School Buses to Con Edison’s Grid in New York

December 10, 2020Nuvve Corporation has begun using the batteries on five electric school buses (e-buses) to provide power to Con Edison’s grid, marking the first time in New York State history that electricity has flowed from buses into a utility’s grid.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans announces next-generation eSprinter based on newly developed Electric Versatility Platform

December 10, 2020Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed a new Electric Versatility Platform for the large van segment. This e-drive platform will be the technical basis for the next-generation eSprinter.

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