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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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BYD School Bus Wins ‘Best Green Bus Technology’ Award

August 3, 2023

Organizers of the STN EXPO recently announced that the BYD | RIDE Type A school bus “The Achiever” earned honors as the “Best Green Bus Technology” of 2023. The vehicle — one of a line of buses that includes the Type D “Dreamer” and soon-to-be released Type C “Creator” — was assembled at BYD Coach…

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ABC Companies Kicks Off ‘Charge On America’ Phase II Zero Emissions Cross Country Tour

July 26, 2023

ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment and electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, has launched the Phase II Zero Emissions Cross Country Tour, which kicked off departure from ABC’s Newark, CA, facility this week. The ABC “Charge on America” Zero Emissions Cross Country Tour follows a…

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