Charlotte Launches Electric Bus Pilot Testing 18 Electric Buses From 3 Companies

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:14:14 +0000

Article courtesy of NRDC. By Irene Nielson & Zak Accuardi, co-written with Catherine Kummer, Climate Advisor for the City of Charlotte. City of Charlotte residents can breathe easier knowing soon that the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) transit buses covering the region will become all-electric, supported by a first-in-the-nation energy modeling and financing partnership with Duke […]

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How Quickly Will Electric School Buses Scale? An Interview with Blue Bird 

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 05:03:07 +0000

School buses are ripe for electrification. First off, they replace dirty diesel with clean electrons, which dramatically reduces emissions of both CO2 as well as other harmful pollutants like air particulates and NOx. Since a majority of low-income children (60%) ride the bus to school and school buses with lower emissions have been shown to […]

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Transportation Policies for New York to Achieve Its Climate Goals

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 17:46:59 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Kathy Harris New York achieving its climate goals may rest in the hands of the state’s Climate Action Council, a government advisory group tasked with preparing a plan to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Since the transportation sector is the largest emitter of […]

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China × Cleantech — March 2021

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:42:45 +0000

Welcome to China × Cleantech — March 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. EV Sales Tesla Model Y Ramps Up In China, $4400 Wuling EV Still #1 On the 18th of March, José Pontes reported on the sales numbers of the Chinese EV market in February of 2021. […]

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Tulane University Buys 5 Vicinity Electric Shuttle Buses

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 19:46:36 +0000

Tulane University has received $737,500 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the purchase of five electric Grand West Vicinity buses and the installation of private charging stations, New Orleans City Business reports. This initiative is a collaboration between Tulane University Campus Services and Tulane ByWater Institute along […]

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China × Cleantech — February 2021

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:57:18 +0000

Welcome to China × Cleantech — February 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. EV Sales 8.4% Of Chinese Vehicle Sales In January Were Plugin Vehicle Sales On the 25th of February, José Pontes reported on the sales numbers of the Chinese EV market for January 2020. He started […]

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Spokane Gets 12 New Electric Buses

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 02:10:13 +0000

Adding to the tally of electric buses hitting the roads around the United States, the city of Spokane in the state of Washington just did its part (for now) by adding 12 new electric buses to its modest bus service. The city of 220,000, located near the eastern border of Washington, ordered New Flyer Xcelsior […]

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Kraków Starts Receiving Electric Buses From Solaris

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 03:50:37 +0000

The Polish city of Kraków (Cracow as many write or say it in English) ordered 50 electric buses from the Polish bus company Solaris last year. Those buses are now beginning to get delivered. The city already had 28 electric buses, among 366 other non-electric Solaris buses. So, Kraków has been getting into the electric […]

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Access: A Better Way To Think About Transportation

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 18:05:34 +0000

Jarrett Walker at Human Transit shared a really good way to think about transportation: access. Instead of focusing on the number of riders, how many square miles are served, etc., he argues that we should be thinking about what the transit system actually gives them access to. “Access isn’t a new idea, but as our […]

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