8 Things To Know About Electric School Bus Repowers

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 03:09:17 +0000

Repowering existing school buses with a new electric drivetrain shows promise to provide school bus operators with a lower cost and more sustainable vehicle compared to buying a brand-new electric school bus. An electric repower — sometimes referred to as an electric conversion or retrofit — involves the removal of a vehicle’s internal combustion engine […]

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Dear Maryland: It’s Time To Drive Clean Trucks & Buses

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2023 16:40:14 +0000

Electric bus charging stationI love living in Maryland. We’re living in a historical moment, and I can’t help but do a lil’ happy dance around the possibilities of the new administration and the groundwork laid by the Climate Solutions Now Act which set some of the most ambitious climate targets in the country. Amid all this I’m grateful […]

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Buses, Beer, & CARB Kept BYD Busy Through The Winter

Credit to Author: Raymond Tribdino| Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 16:35:44 +0000

BYD electric busStarting with a ride-and-drive of made-in-America all-electric trucks to a delivery of a EV truck to a beer brewer and acknowledgement of the gain of CARB’s scoping plant, BYD (Build Your Dreams) was busy through the winter and into the new year. At the Harbor Trucking Association’s Zero-Emission Ride and Drive event in Long Beach, […]

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Wireless Charging for Autonomous Electric Buses — World 1st

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 19:04:54 +0000

How many buzzwords can you fit into one story or title? Wireless charging for autonomous electric buses is about as good as it gets. (Perhaps we could squeeze “AI” in there somewhere.) Well, it certainly caught my attention. The news comes from WiTricity, which calls itself “the leader in wireless EV charging.” Unsurprisingly, the setting […]

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Super Metro Adds First Electric Bus To Its Fleet For Operation In Nairobi

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 16:01:04 +0000

Super Metro Sacco, one of Nairobi’s leading public transport operators, has just introduced its first electric bus as part of its fleet. Supplied by Kenyan electric mobility start-up BasiGo, the 25-seater K6 electric bus started operating yesterday and will ply the CBD to Kikuyu and CBD to Kitengela routes. The bus is the first of […]

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Electric School Buses Can Fight Inequity In The USA, Or Worsen It

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2023 04:50:13 +0000

GreenPower Motors BEASTMore than 20 million students in the United States ride school buses every year. This equals approximately 7 billion trips per year, making school buses one of the most widely used forms of public transport in the United States. But those trips aren’t always safe ones. Most students — especially those from low-income and communities […]

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Kenya’s Producing Its First Electric Buses — 1,000 Buses Over 3 Years

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 16:30:29 +0000

The transition to electric mobility is happening faster than previously  thought. Electric buses provide a key pathway to increasing access to more sustainable transport for the majority, especially in developing countries. Electric buses coupled with the right business models can usher a new era in Africa’s mass transit sector and also catalyze the manufacturing sector, […]

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Zenobē To Bring Fleet Electrification Expertise In New Agreement With Marcopolo, The World’s 3rd Largest Bus Manufacturer

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2023 00:15:03 +0000

Zenobē, an EV fleet and battery storage specialist, and Marcopolo, the world’s third largest bus manufacturer, will investigate shared opportunities to support the decarbonization of passenger transport. As many customers start with significant grid constraints on their journey to electrify their fleets, Zenobē works with them to understand their requirements. Zenobē work includes incorporating their […]

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The Hardest Part of Electric School Buses, Made Easier

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2023 18:40:05 +0000

With the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program investing five billion in five years in clean school buses, almost all of them electric so far, it’s easy to focus just on the electric school buses (ESBs) themselves. They’re big, photogenic, quiet, and emit no bad smells. They command the floor space of the shows we go […]

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