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Charging Forward With Transit Infrastructure

June 6, 2024

By Mike Hynes, CALSTART Infrastructure can be one of the most daunting challenges for a transit agency electrifying its fleet. The entire process can be overwhelming, given the cost of equipment and construction, the power requirements that may not be available onsite, and the space constraints that plague so many agencies. New technologies are being…


Heliox Launches 60 kW Buy America-Compliant EV Charger For North American Market

May 23, 2024

Heliox, a Siemens business and producer of DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, launched its new Heliox 60 charger. “The compact and versatile 60 kW EV charger is certified (UL2202, CSA C22.2, Energy Star) and made specifically for the North American market,” according to a press release. “Building on the success of the 50…


BAE Systems To Collaborate With Cummins On Transit Bus Hybrid Drivetrain For 2027 And Beyond

April 24, 2024

BAE Systems and Cummins Inc., have announced plans to collaborate on the integration and certification of a B hybrid-compatible diesel engine and hybrid electric drivetrain for the transit market, targeted for launch in 2027. “The hybrid electric solution will continue to provide transit agencies with a proven and cost-effective technology that reduces fuel use and…


Navigating The Road Ahead: Embracing Green Transformation In Motor Coach Transportation

April 2, 2024

By Jeremy Butzlaff, President of MTRWESTERN As the President of MTRWESTERN, a leading Pacific Northwest based motor coach company committed to innovation and sustainability, I am keenly aware of the pivotal role our industry plays in shaping the future of transportation. With the growing urgency to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the adoption…


Step By Step, Pace Suburban Bus Works Toward Greener Future With Zero-Emissions Transition

April 2, 2024

By Melinda Metzger, Executive Director, Pace Suburban Bus On a blustery day this past January in the Chicago area, staff and Board members with Pace Suburban Bus gathered with elected officials from all levels to celebrate an important milestone in Pace’s history. From our Southwest Division garage, attendees cheered and threw confetti as Pace’s first-ever,…


CALSTART Releases 2024 Zero-Emission Bus (ZEB) Inventory Report

February 28, 2024

CALSTART has announced the release of this year’s Zeroing in on ZEBs, an annual report funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The report provides an updated index of newly adopted transit ZEBs that have been funded, ordered, delivered, and/or deployed within the United States and Canada, according to data collected through September 2023 by local, state,…


Volvo Completes Acquisition Of Battery Business From Proterra Inc., And Proterra Operating Company

February 2, 2024

The Volvo Group recently completed the previously announced transaction whereby the Group acquired the battery business from Proterra Inc., and Proterra Operating Company Inc. According to a press release, “The acquisition, which was made at a purchase price of USD 210M before adjustment for inventory level at closing, includes a development center for battery modules…


ZF Unveils Next Generation AxTrax 2 Electric Low-Floor Axle For City Buses

October 27, 2023

ZF showcased its new AxTrax 2 Low-Floor (LF) electric axle for city buses for the first time publicly in North America at the recent 2023 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO, in Orlando, FL. The new axle represents ZF’s latest e-Mobility solution to support the commercial vehicle industry’s transformation toward a more sustainable future. The…


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…


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