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Ten Battery Trucks for San Diego Port

July 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, money awarded, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Energy Commission Supports $8.2 Million Plan:
Vehicles from BYD, EDI and TransPower for Seven Tenants

BYD, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. and TransPower are to supply seven battery electric freight vehicles for seven port operators under a new California Energy Commission-backed program, the San Diego Port Tenants Association said late yesterday. updated July 21
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Pasha Targets Port with Zero-Emissions

July 15, 2016 in money awarded, ports, solar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TransPower Trucks Contribute to ‘a Wright Brothers Moment’

Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals, which operates a 40-acre facility at the Port of Los Angeles, is aiming to eliminate emissions with the help of a $14.5 million grant from the California Air Resources Board.
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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
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CARB $23.6 Million for Port e-Trucks

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Electric Drive, money awarded, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Statewide Project for Cleaner Trucks at Ports & Railyards

The California Air Resources Board has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for electric-powered port trucks, doing so at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach this past Wednesday.
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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.
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BYD Battery Buses for Link Transit

April 1, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

City of Wenatchee, Washington, Is Getting Four 35-Footers,
Trumpets BYD’s Logging More than 100 Million Revenue Miles

Link Transit in the City of Wenatchee, Wash. says it’s made an “historic decision that secures it a spot among America’s most elite transit agencies:” Link is to take delivery this summer of four 100% battery-electric buses built BYD.
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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.

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BYD Claims Canada Electric Bus First

March 4, 2016 in EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order for Three 35-Foot All-Electrics for St. Albert
‘Sets Tone for New Era of Canadian Transportation’

The City of St. Albert, northwest of Edmonton, Alberta has ordered three 35-foot all-electric buses to be manufactured by BYD in Lancaster, Calif. They are to be delivered in late summer or early fall this year.
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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.
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GTrans’ Repowered Electric Drive Buses

October 20, 2015 in Electric Drive, money awarded, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$2.7 Million from the California Energy Commission to Support Project
As Fully Battery Electric BYD Bus Purchased Too for Comparison Purposes,
City of Gardena Transit Agency Considers Full Fleet Electrification by 2022

The City of Gardena (Los Angeles) is taking advantage of a $2.7 million award by the California Energy Commission to deploy and gather data on five 100% battery electric buses in disadvantaged areas. One of the GTrans agency’s 40-foot New Flyer low-floor buses has already been converted by Complete Coach Works and four others are in line. updated October 21
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BYD Building Battery Buses for London

July 21, 2015 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five Buses from Shenzhen with First Deployment in October

China’s BYD reports an order for five 100% battery electric double decker buses for Transport for London. The first is to be deployed in October.
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CEC Funds eVehicle, Fuel Cell Projects

July 14, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than $10 Million for Demonstrations in Disadvantaged Areas

The California Energy Commission has approved more than $10 million in grants for four electric-drive vehicle projects including a zero emission fuel-cell truck to transport shipping containers, and battery-electric school buses.
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BYD Takes Big New Battery Bus on Tour

January 5, 2015 in batteries, Companies, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Making the Rounds of SoCal Agencies This Week

BYD is letting operators evaluate its new 60-foot articulated electric transit bus, continuing a tour of Southern California agencies this week and heading north next week.
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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.
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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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BYD Electric Buses Proposed for LA

June 5, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ATVC Board is to Vote on $30 Million Proposal Friday

LA Metro staff is recommending that the Los Angeles agency contract with BYD for as many as 30 battery electric buses via a procurement worth some $30 million. The ATVC – Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium – board approved the move on June 7, and a full LA Metro board vote is slated for later this  month. updated June 12
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BYD to Build Battery Buses in Los Angeles

April 19, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Taking Over Rexhall RV Facility, Launch on May 1

China’s BYD Motors is planning U.S. assembly of its all-battery transit buses at a former Rexhall Industries recreational vehicle factory in Lancaster, Calif. in northern Los Angeles County. A launch event is slated for May 1.
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