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BYD-ADL e-Buses for London Fleets

July 26, 2017 in batteries, Electric Drive, Europe, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

China’s BYD and Britain’s Alexander Dennis
Supplying All-Electric Vehicles to UK Transit

China’s BYD and ADL, Britain’s Alexander Dennis Ltd, are talking up deployment of fully battery-electric transit buses in and around London.

BYD is also stepping up its manufacturing and assembly work in Europe.
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Washington Nod for CCW’s ZEPS Buses

July 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Master Contract for Transit Buses Rebuilt
With 100% Battery-Electric ZEPS Driveline

Complete Coach Works has secured a Master Contract with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services allowing its ZEPS/zero emission propulsion system buses to be listed under the agency’s Electric Up-Fit Category.
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Metro Nod for ENC’s Low-NOx CNG Buses

June 27, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, milestones, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Board Approves Staff Recommendation for Eldorado
To Supply Up to 600 Forty-Footers with L9N Engines

The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a staff recommendation to purchase 295 forty-foot compressed natural gas-fueled transit buses from ElDorado National – California. If contracted, ENC will be a new supplier to the agency.
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Lightning Rebrands, Broadens Its Services

May 30, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Alternative Fuels, Companies, delivery vehicles, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, municipal fleet, New Products, paratransit, Technology, telematics, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Renamed Company Offering Fuel-Saving Capabilities
For Commercial and Government Fleets Using All Fuels

Lightning Systems has re-branded, adding capabilities taking the Colorado company far beyond the fuel-saving hydraulic hybrid to services for all fleets and fuels, and moving its corporate headquarters.
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Clean Energy RNG for LA Metro Buses

May 29, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Contract Kicks Off with a One-Year Pilot,
Could Lead to RNG Supply for 2,200 Buses
With Estimated Annual Use of 38 Million GGEs

Clean Energy Fuels has an agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide its Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas for the LA Metro fleet of CNG/compressed natural gas transit buses.
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TM4 and Cummins Form J.V. for PHEVs

May 15, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘TM4’s Expertise and Real-Road Experience Will Be Instrumental’

Citing its experience in the China market, TM4 announced last week a joint venture with Cummins to develop a PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain for “for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional hybrid buses.
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New Flyer 110 CNG Artics for NYCT/MTA

May 13, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

They Are the Agency’s First CNG-Fueled 60-Foot Artic Buses
Under a Contract Worth $95 Million, the Manufacturer Says

New Flyer Industries disclosed a contract with New York City Transit/MTA Bus for 110 of its CNG-fueled 60-foot articulated Xcelsior buses.

“The state-funded contract is a firm order,” New Flyer said, “valued at $95 million (U.S.).”

“Since 1988, MTA has purchased over 2,200 buses from New Flyer,” executive VP for sales, marketing and customer program management Paul Smith said in a release.

Long Experience

“This will be the first time the MTA is taking delivery of compressed natural gas buses in a 60-foot configuration,” he said.

New Flyer cites “nearly 20 years of experience developing CNG systems and delivering over 8,500 CNG-powered transit buses.” The Winnipeg-based company claims “invaluable experience that benefits our customers with the most advanced CNG bus in the industry… benefits include a 20-year certified CNG tank and a fire- suppression system that comes as a standard feature on all New Flyer CNG buses.”


New Flyer noted too that it’s opened a facility in Jamestown, N.Y. facility to manufacture bus components, and that “components assembled in Jamestown will be integrated into these 110 XN60 Xcelsior CNG buses” for New York City.

Long in Gestation

The company said last year that it was bidding to supply 139 of its 60-foot CNG buses to NYCT (F&F, March 18, 2016).

Also last year, Hexagon Composites reported a long-term supply agreement with New Flyer for all-composite Type IV CNG cylinders from its Hexagon Lincoln subsidiary, now part of Agility Fuel Solutions (F&F, February 26, 2016).


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Karsan Bids to Build ‘American’ CNG Bus

May 12, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, manufacturing, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Turkish Company ‘Currently in Discussions with a U.S.-Based Manufacturer’

Turkey’s Karsan is gearing up to display a 42-foot compressed natural gas-fueled transit bus at the UTIP Global Transport Summit next week in Montreal – and says it wants to build the “Sunshine” vehicle in the U.S. to meet federal “Buy America” funding requirements.
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US Hybrid for FC Bus Demo in Costa Rica

May 11, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ad Astra Coordinating ‘Ecosystem Project’ Including Air Liquide

Busy US Hybrid is completing the conversion of a 35-foot Van Hool bus to hydrogen fuel cell operation at its facility in Connecticut for trials in Costa Rica. The “Hydrogen Ecosystem Project” project is being coordinated by Texas-based Ad Astra Rocket.
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BYD for All-Battery Trucks, Buses, Lifts

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, industrial, New Products, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Small to Large for Chinese EV Leader at ACT Expo 2017

BYD, the automotive arm of a large Chinese battery manufacturer that says it’s the world’s largest producer of electric vehicles, is continuing its North America push by showcasing its latest advancements in battery-electric buses, trucks and materials handling equipment here at ACT Expo.
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SunLine H2 Buses, Hydrogenics H2

April 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, event, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, milestones, money awarded, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$12.5 Million for Five Hydrogen Fuel Cell New Flyers
With Hydrogenics Stacks and Hydrogen Supply Gear

Timed for Earth Day tomorrow, SunLine Transit Agency is today celebrating the award of a $12.5 million California Climate Investments grant for five zero-emission, New Flyer transit buses, with onboard fuel cell stacks and new renewable hydrogen generating and dispensing gear from Hydrogenics.
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Trillium for PennDot, Earth Day CNG 99¢

April 20, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of 29, in Johnstown, Will Support CamTran CNG Buses
As Trillium CNG Offers 99¢ Fuel at Ten Stations for Earth Day

Love’s Trillium CNG has opened the first of 29 compressed natural gas fueling stations it’s building for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The company also said today that it will serve up CNG fuel for just 99¢ per gasoline gallon equivalent at ten of its outlets this Saturday, April 22.
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BYD Transit Buses for Cal and Maryland

April 20, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three 35-Foot K9 Vehicles for Howard, Two 40-Footers for SolTrans

BYD has placed three of its 35-foot K9S 100% battery-electric zero-emission buses with Howard County Transit in Maryland, and two 40-foot K9 vehicles with SolTrans of Solano County, Calif.
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Trillium CNG for HART Buses in Tampa

March 24, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Complete Operations and Maintenance Services:
Work to Include New Controls for IMW Compressors

Love’s Trillium CNG says it’s been tapped to provide complete operations and maintenance services to the Tampa-based Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority in support of HART’s compressed natural gas fueling station for buses.

Trillium, selected after a competitive solicitation process, will upgrade the station too.
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Nanaimo CNG Buses, Jordair-Bauer Fueling

February 27, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

24 New Flyer Xcelsior Buses Make for a 100% CNG Fleet,
As Jordair Helps Fuel Gas Supplier FortisBC’s Own Vehicles

British Columbia’s Regional District of Nanaimo has taken delivery of 24 compressed natural gas-fueled XN40 Xcelsior buses by New Flyer, making for a 100% CNG-fueled RDN fleet. All of the new buses are expected to be in service by the end of the spring.
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Wave WEVC for AVTA Gets UL Field Nod

February 27, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

High-Power Wireless Charging for AVTA’s BYD Buses

Salt-Lake City-based Wave reports UL/Underwriters Laboratories field evaluation certification of its 50-kilowatt unit for Southern California’s Antelope Valley Transit Authority.
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20 Fuel Cell Buses for OCTA and AC Transit

February 15, 2017 in Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20 New Flyer Hydrogen Buses at Two California Agencies
To Be First-Ever Manufacturer-Integrated FC Buses in USA:
‘Production Volume to Gain Efficiencies & Drive Costs Down’

Two large California transit agencies will each deploy ten hydrogen fueled New Flyer buses under the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium. updated February 18 & 21
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