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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…


ABC Companies Highlights Charging Infrastructure Challenges In New Video

September 14, 2023

As the United States continues its ambitious journey toward reducing emissions and combating climate change, the motorcoach industry stands out as a beacon of hope. These modern vehicles not only remove emissions equivalent up to 81 cars per trip, but also contribute to reducing road congestion. However, while motorcoaches have historically been at the forefront…


Amtrak To Use Electric Bus, Owned And Operated By MTRWestern

August 29, 2023

The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Amtrak are replacing a diesel-powered bus with an electric vehicle (EV) on the Amtrak Cascades route. Daily mid-day buses provide additional connectivity beyond the morning and evening train service between Seattle and Bellingham, WA. The Cascades Thruway buses also stop in the Washington cities of Everett and Mount Vernon and connect with…


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…


RTC Celebrates Sustainability Benefits Of State’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Buses

August 22, 2023

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has announced its commitment to sustainability with the addition of two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to its fleet. This technology is the first of its kind in Nevada, and the buses are the first hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to be operational statewide, according to RTC.…


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…


Blue Bird Delivers 20 Electric School Buses To Miami-Dade (FL) County Public Schools

August 16, 2023

Blue Bird Corporation, a producer of electric and low-emission school buses, has announced it is supplying 20 electric school buses to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) in Florida, the first zero-emission vehicles in the district’s all-Blue Bird fleet of school buses. “M-DCPS is the third-largest school district in the nation with more than 335,000 students…


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…


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