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Blue Bird Delivers 13 Electric School Buses To Bowling Green Independent Schools In Kentucky

September 22, 2023

Blue Bird Corporation, a provider of electric and low-emission school buses, is supplying 13 electric school buses to the Bowling Green Independent School District (BGISD) in Kentucky. The school district serves approximately 4,400 students in eight schools. BGISD launched a pilot program to expand its school bus fleet with zero-emission vehicles to help advance student…


Capital Area Transit System (CATS) Expands Green Fleet With 6 New BYD | RIDE Buses

September 22, 2023

CATS, the Capital Area Transit System, of Baton Rouge, LA, has welcomed six BYD | RIDE zero-emission buses to its fleet. With the latest delivery, CATS will soon be operating a total of 15 battery electric BYD | RIDE buses, strengthening its commitment to environmentally friendly public transportation. “Dedicated to connecting passengers to what matters…


Vanner Begins Serial Production Of 17.1 kW, 600 Ampere 600VDC To 24VDC Liquid-Cooled Converter For ZEV And Hybrid Vehicles

August 29, 2023

Vanner Inc., has announced the beginning of serial production of the company’s latest 17.1 kW, 600VDC to 24VDC liquid-cooled converter with Silicon Carbide Solid-State Switching (SiC) for ZEV and hybrid vehicles. “This technology builds on our legendary 300 ampere 600VDC to 24VDC air-cooled converter. Named the Hybrid Beltless Alternator™ (HBA™), the 300-ampere air-cooled converter has been in serial production since 2011,…


BYD’s Double-Decker Electric Buses Arrive In Chile

August 24, 2023

BYD, a global manufacturer of new energy vehicles and electric batteries, marks a new milestone for electromobility in Chile with the arrival of the first double-decker electric buses that will be part of the RED Mobility system. “This involves 10 BYD B12C01 buses, with a focus on greater autonomy. The buses charge from 0 to…


BYD | RIDE Showcases Battery-Electric Link Transit Bus At WSTA

August 17, 2023

BYD | RIDE showed off its battery-electric transit solution this week at the 47th Annual Washington State Transit Association (WSTA) Public Transportation Conference, Vendor Expo and State “Roadeo.” On display was a K8M, one of 11 BYD buses recently added to the Link Transit fleet in Wenatchee, WA. Link Transit serves Chelan and Douglas counties, operating…


Vanner Begins Serial Production Of Its IAP2™ Total Accessory Electrification With Allison’s Electric Hybrid eGen Flex™ System For Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

August 15, 2023

Vanner Inc. has announced that Santa Clara (CA) Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will be receiving over 90 GILLIG electric hybrid buses equipped with Vanner’s Increase Accessory Power 2™ (IAP2™). IAP2™ will provide total accessory electrification, powering air conditioning, air compressor, electric fans and all 12V/24V loads. IAP2™ converts and manages accessory electrical energy from the Allison…


ABC Wraps Up Zero Emissions Tour, Unpacks Challenges Of Public EV Charging Infrastructure

August 12, 2023

ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment as well as electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, has completed its recent Phase II Zero Emissions Cross Country Tour, “Charge On America,” driven by Peoria (IL) Charter. Piloted by James Wang, of Peoria Charter, the “Charge On America” tour…


MobilityTRANS Donates Ford E-Transit Van To Help Pope Francis Center Serve Those In Need

August 8, 2023

The Pope Francis Center, of Detroit, MI, recently took delivery of a new Ford E-Transit van, customized by Livonia, MI-based MobilityTRANS, to provide safe transportation for guests requiring additional assistance. MobilityTRANS, a division of Forest River Bus, installed a flexible seating system, wheelchair lift, security mechanisms, passenger assist steps, grab bars, windows, and a climate…


BAE Systems To Provide Electric Drive Systems For Toronto’s Newest Battery-Electric Buses

July 26, 2023

BAE Systems, a leader in heavy-duty electric propulsion, will supply up to 541 Gen3 electric power and propulsion systems for the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) new fleet of battery-electric buses, allowing them to run free of emissions. BAE Systems’ electric propulsion technology has been operating in TTC buses since 2006. The company’s Gen3 offering builds on…


Nova Bus Ends Bus Production In The United States

June 21, 2023

Nova Bus is exiting bus production in the U.S. market. Consequently, the company has decided to close its Plattsburgh, NY, manufacturing and delivery facility by 2025. Production in North America will be focused to its Canadian facilities located in Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac (Quebec) and Nova Bus will continue its Canadian business. “The strategic decision to…


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