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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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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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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Love’s Trillium CNG: Fuel AND Buses for Miami-Dade

February 12, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, Game Changer, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Groundbreaking Bus Procurement Task for Fuel Provider:
300 CNG-Fueled New Flyer Xcelsior Vehicles Already on Order,
Two New Public CNG Fueling Stations to Be Miami-Dade’s First
As Fuel Provider Pledges 20% Renewable Natural Gas Content

Love’s Trillium CNG revealed a blockbuster win on Thursday: a ten-year, $330 million-plus contract for two public-access fueling stations each able to support 250 compressed natural gas-powered buses for Florida’s Miami-Dade Transit – and the task of procuring those buses for the agency: 300 of New Flyer vehicles to be delivered through this year and next.
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Microvast Batteries for U.S. e-Bus Market

February 12, 2017 in batteries, Companies, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chinese Battery Supplier Sets Up an Office in Texas

Microvast has established a sales office outside Houston for its heavy duty lithium ion battery systems. The Chinese manufacturer says “expects to put its first e-buses on the road in 2017” in the U.S.
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BAE for 222 Hybrid New Flyers for Seattle

February 10, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$202 Million for 60-Foot Artics for King County Metro

New Flyer has disclosed a $202 million contract for 222 sixty-foot articulated Xcelsior hybrid electric buses for the Seattle area’s King County Department of Transportation for King County Metro Transit.

BAE Systems' 'HybriDrive' series hybrid-electric propulsion system for articulated transit buses

BAE Systems’ ‘HybriDrive’ series hybrid-electric propulsion system for articulated transit buses

The buses will have ‘HybriDrive’ series hybrid-electric drivelines from BAE Systems, says a BAE source, with lithium ion battery packs.

The contract includes both two- and three-door 60-foot buses.

A Big, Big Buyer

King County Metro is the eighth-largest transit bus agency in the United States, New Flyer notes, carrying an average of 395,000 passengers each weekday on some 215 routes.

Since 1999, the manufacturer says, it has delivered or has on order 1,400 transit buses for King County.


BAE says that it’s supplied more than 7,000 hybrid electric bus systems worldwide. The firm has also begun supplying drivelines for 100% battery electric buses (F&F, February 2).

BAE says that it’s supplied more than 7,000 hybrid electric bus systems worldwide. The firm has also begun supplying drivelines for 100% battery electric buses (F&F, February 2).


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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Love’s Trillium CNG in Gunnison, Colo.

February 7, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, municipal fleet, NGVs, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station to Support Local Transportation Authority:
Will Fill Current 300-Mile Pueblo-Grand Junction CNG Gap

Love’s Trillium CNG said today that it’s finalized an agreement to bring a compressed natural gas fueling station to Gunnison, Colo. Gunnison County and RTA, the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority, agreed with Trillium for the fuel provider to design, own, operate and maintain the new CNG facility.
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BAE-Gillig e-Buses for Walnut Creek

February 2, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four Buses for Town in Suburbs of San Francisco:
‘First Zero-Emission Transit Solution for the Area’

Four 100% battery electric buses with drivelines by BAE Systems for Walnut Creek, in Contra Costa County east of San Francisco, are the first by vehicle manufacturer Gillig and the “first zero-emission transit solution for the area,” according to a BAE blog post.
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