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Volkswagen To Invest $1.7 Billion Into Electric Trucks, Buses

Much like its German automotive rival Daimler, Volkswagen is planning to go big with its electric and automated truck and bus plans.  In total, VW Truck & Bus will invest some €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) into electric power-trains, autonomous systems and cloud-based software. The company intends to develop its own electric…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 14

Cummins Teams With Gillig To Make 200-Mile Electric Buses

Cummins began the APTA public transportation show in Atlanta with a big splash, announcing its first electric vehicle partnership with GILLIG. If you aren’t familiar with the name (we don’t blame you), GILLIG is one of the leading transit bus manufacturers in North America, and is now looking to use…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 24

BYD & ENEL Pursuing 90 EV Bus Project In Chile

90 electric buses would be one of the largest tenders ever in South America.   Taking into consideration the region and the scale, it might be a contract that only BYD can fulfill right now. BYD says that “this agreement seeks to make available at least 90 buses to the current operators….

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 11

BYD Furthers U.S. Expansion Plans – Video

BYD wants to make more buses in the US from CNBC. BYD, often referred to as the Warren Buffett-backed Chinese automaker, is now finishing the third phase of its expansion of its U.S. production facility in Lancaster, California – now capable of building up to 1,500 electric buses annually. Previously, the assembly…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 0

Proterra Becomes First U.S. Electric Bus Maker To Join CharIN CCS

Proterra has become the first North American EV bus manufacturer to become a member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), which is an international standardization organization to develop and establishing the Combined Charging System (CCS) – DC fast charging. CharIN is trying to leverage adoption of CCS Combo, which on the…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 15