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Proterra Lands Eight FTA Low-No Winners

August 2, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eight of 13 Agencies, $22.8 Million of $55 Million

Proterra is trumpeting word from the Federal Transit Administration that eight of its new and existing customers have won so-called “Low-No” low or no emission vehicle deployment grants – a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Proterra Catalyst buses.

FTA Lo-No Bus Awards: $22.5 Million

April 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seven Transit Providers to Deploy Battery & Fuel Cell Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration yesterday announced $22.5 million worth of awards for its Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment initiative, aka Lo-No. Seven transit providers in five states will receive money to help pay for “buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency,” FTA says. updated April 20


Ten Hydrogen Buses for SARTA & SunLine

February 10, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FTA Has Awarded $18.7 Million for Fuel Cell Buses in Ohio and California:
ElDorado Bodies, BAE Drivelines, Luxfer Cylinders and Ballard Fuel Cells

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded nearly $8.88 million to SARTA, Ohio’s Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, and $9.8 million to Southern California’s SunLine Transit to each deploy five new hydrogen fuel cell buses.

$24 Million for Zero-Emission Buses

January 11, 2014 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Portion of the FTA ‘LoNo’ Money is for Support Facilities

The Federal Transit Administration is backing LoNo – its all-new Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program – with $24.9 million “that will put a new generation of advanced, non-polluting transit buses on the road in communities nationwide.”

Variable Torque Targets Trucks in 2012

February 23, 2012 in Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

Indiana’s Variable Torque Motors is targeting trucks with its hybrid electric driveshaft retrofits, which until today have been sold mostly for buses.

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