Clean Trucks New York Program to Bring Significant Benefits

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:04:14 +0000

Originally published by NRDC. By Shelby Parks, Kathy Harris  New York Governor Hochul gave the green light last week for the state to move forward with the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule. The directive on the ACT to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) represents one of the first actions of her Administration to mitigate […]

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Peoria Welcomes Electric Transit Buses ElBae & Friends

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 03:20:27 +0000

Originally published by NRDC. By Alyssa Brown & Selena Kyle  This is the fifth in a series of blogs celebrating the grant projects funded through our Clean Air Act settlement with the owners of the E.D. Edwards coal-fired power plant outside Peoria, Illinois. The settlement provides for the plant to close by the end of 2022 and makes $8.6 […]

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Australian-Built Electric Buses to Run on Sunlight in Queensland

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 21:00:47 +0000

A massive expansion in electric passenger buses will be enabled by the partnership of Keolis Downer, BusTech, and the Queensland government. Sixteen new electric buses will be built in the Bustech workshop on the Gold Coast to run on sunshine. The first one should be in operation within 12 months. The buses will be charged […]

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When Electric Buses Make Sense, & When They Just Don’t

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:20:20 +0000

In a previous article, I mentioned Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART), a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that went in a few years ago in the city. Like many, I was disappointed that they replaced some allegedly problematic electric buses they had purchased from BYD with “clean diesel” articulated buses. Working out their issues with BYD […]

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8 Zero-Emission Transport Items That *Need* To Be In The Next Reconciliation Bill

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:00:34 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Jonna Hamilton The Senate has been very busy in the past few weeks, and after they come back from “recess” (aka the home work period), they are going to pick right up where they left off. The big story, in my mind anyway, is that we […]

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How U.S. Congress Can Get Cities Moving

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 03:58:31 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Amanda Eaken and Sarah Kline, Federal Transportation Consultant to NRDC. The Biden administration has set an ambitious climate goal for America: a 50 percent decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. To reach this goal, changing the way we move must be key since transportation is the largest […]

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The Benefits of Electric School Buses, V2G for Low-Income Communities

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:44:16 +0000

By Alison Wiley I love the school bus world because it is full of heart and makes public education possible, especially for low-income communities. In the harsh year of the pandemic, school districts nationwide pivoted so that their buses transported breakfasts and lunches instead of students because meals were what their communities needed. That flexibility, […]

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Electric Buses Too Quick For Brisbane

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:40:35 +0000

By David Waterworth Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland in Australia, is trialing electric buses with a view to transitioning the fleet. One of the early issues was that the buses were too powerful. Yes, too powerful. The electric buses took off too fast and engineers were worried about passenger safety. This has now been […]

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Even Qatar Ordering Electric Buses Now! (And Finland)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:11:03 +0000

They’re often my favorite stories to cover. Logically, the delivery of a few or even few dozen electric buses doesn’t seem extremely noteworthy. However, I’m so eager to see bus fleets electrify that the stories light me up and I jump on them. Today, we have another one of those stories, or two. Hot & […]

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Cape Town-Based Golden Arrow Bus Services Rolls Out Electric Bus Pilot Study

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 15:48:58 +0000

Cape Town-based Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS), one of South Africa’s large mass transit intra-city bus service companies, is currently running a pilot study for electric buses on its routes. GABS has been providing road based public transport to the community of Cape Town for 160 years and currently employs more than 2,500 people. Its […]

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