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AVTA Picks Wave for High-Power WEVC

June 6, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging for Transit Bus Fleet

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority board has selected high-power wireless electric vehicle charging equipment from Utah’s Wave to help charge its new fleet of 100% battery-electric buses. The target is 250 kilowatts, AVTA says. updated June 7

High-Power WEVC for AVTA’s BYDs

April 25, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVSE, Solicitation by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Minimum of 200 Kilowatts of Inductive Charging Power
Sought for AVTA’s Fleet of All-Battery Buses Built by BYD

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority is looking for a provider of high-power wireless electric vehicle charging equipment to help support its new fleet of 100% battery electric buses. AVTA is seeking WEVC gear capable of delivering at least 200 kilowatts, with 250 kilowatts preferred.

AVTA Prepares for 85 BYD Electric Buses

March 11, 2016 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Combination of Depot Conductive & In-Route Inductive Charging,
Solicitation Going Out Soon for 250-Kilowatt Inductive Equipment

Southern California’s Antelope Valley Transit Authority, having committed to spending $72.4 million on 85 all-battery buses from BYD and expecting the first 29 this year, is getting ready to charge them.


BYD for Up to 85 e-Buses for AVTA

February 12, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Southern California Agency Votes to Spend Some $72 Million
Over Five Years on 85 Forty-, 45- and 60-Foot All-Battery Buses
To Be Built in BYD’s Plant in Antelope Valley Town of Lancaster

China-based BYD is trumpeting an historic deal whereby the Antelope Valley Transit Authority north of Los Angeles has moved to become America’s first all-electric transit fleet – approving a measure to purchase as many as 85 all-battery buses to be built at BYD’s new facility in Lancaster, Calif.

BYD for the First All-Battery Artic Bus

September 30, 2014 in Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First-Ever Anywhere to Be Unveiled at APTA in Houston This Month

China’s BYD has pledged to unveil the world’s first 100% pure battery electric articulated transit bus at APTA Expo in Houston this month, promising to bring all-electric propulsion to a new market sector – the 60-footer.

BYD’s First U.S. Bus: Delivery This Month

April 15, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Battery Bus from Lancaster Factory Is for Antelope Valley

China’s BYD has slated the formal delivery of the first all-battery bus from its factory in Lancaster, Calif. for Monday, April 28. The vehicle is for the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, which serves the northern Los Angeles area.

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