Posts Tagged electric buses

Proterra Opens New Electric Bus Factory In U.S. – Video

Proterra, joined by California Governor Jerry Brown, officially commemorated the opening of its new Los Angeles manufacturing facility to serve West Cost transit agencies. The new factory is the company’s second after the Greenville, South Carolina assembly plant, where Proterra already has produced and delivered more than 100 electric buses (out…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 23

BYD Scores Another Major EV Bus Order in London

BYD and ADL (Alexander Dennis) scored a major electric bus order in UK, as RATP Dev London has ordered 36 vehicles. Previously, the Chinese-British alliance was able to secure an order for 51 buses for London. The new order is for the 10.8 m buses that will be delivered in Spring…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 1

Hyundai Aims To Launch 180 Mile Electric Bus In 2018

Hyundai isn’t stopping at passenger vehicles when it comes to electrification; starting next year the company will begin the commercialization of electric buses in South Korea. The unveiling of a new fully electric bus is expected later this month.  And this won’t be the company’s first attempt at this segment either. Hyundai tried…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 4

Proterra Starts Autonomous Electric Bus Trials In US

Nevada, and not for the first time, brings sparks to the electric and autonomous driving development scene.  And one of the most recent projects to debut is an autonomously driven electric buses. Proterra has joined with the University of Nevada, Reno, and its Living Lab Coalition, in the industry’s first autonomous…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 9

Mahindra Aims For 100,000 EV Sales By 2020, We Are Skeptical

Mahindra & Mahindra is now passing along some bold plans when it comes to its future electric vehicle sales. Despite the Indian company only selling about 7,000 EVs since the acquisition of Reva seven years ago (currently known as Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Ltd.), and its extraction of the all-electric e20 after just 1…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 2

Year-Long Electric Bus Test Reveals A CO2 Reduction Of 60%

Toshiba has wrapped up a 12-month test of electric buses equipped with its SCiB batteries, and 44 kW wireless charging system. And as it turns out, medium-size EV buses have potential of reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 60%. The shorter, small-bus was rated at an 40% improvement. The tests were carried…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 24

BYD Begins Expansion Of Electric Bus Factory In California

After a slow start in 2013, BYD’s activity in the U.S. has progressively expanded step-by-step in the electric bus and commercial truck segments. The Chinese subsidiary has already reached the level of hundreds of commercial units built in the US – about 300 buses and 150 trucks, according to a  recent Trucks…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 10