There Are Many Big Problems With Getting Rid Of Cars

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:42:48 +0000

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, titled, “There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars,” the author argued that the switch to electric cars is an improvement, but doesn’t solve many of the problems that all cars cause, regardless of what they run on. They take up a lot of space, both on roads and […]

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Two Transit Systems Increase Their Commitment To Electrification

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 18:40:30 +0000

At the beginning of this month, New Flyer of America did some brisk business with King County, Washington and Westchester County, New York. In one deal, the company added 20 new battery-electric buses to an existing contract, and in the other order they sold 66 hybrid-electric buses. Both orders will reduce emissions, but the King […]

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Alstom Buys Bombardier

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 04:00:47 +0000

Alstom, a major French rolling stock manufacturer, recently completed its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. Alstom integrated Bombardier Transportation while levering its Alstom In Motion strategy and says that it hopes to strengthen its leadership in the growing sustainable mobility market. It plans to reach a critical size in markets all around the globe. Henri Poupart-Lafarge, […]

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Olectra Greentech Limited Wins Order For 350 Electric Buses In India (Who?)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 06:50:07 +0000

We’ve been covering electric buses for many years, but I think this is the first time we’re writing about Olectra Greentech Limited. And it’s with regards to some big news. The company has reportedly secured an order for 350 electric buses in India. That said, in case you didn’t catch it in the pic above […]

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Using Mathematical Models To Enable Transportation Decarbonization & Combat Climate Change

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 20:15:21 +0000

NREL Researchers Win Best Paper for Transit Bus Electrification Evaluation in Mexico Conducted in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study assessing the electrification potential of transit fleets in two Mexican cities determined that at least 80% of the operational bus days for the studied routes were […]

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BYD Lands First Electric Fleet Order In Romania

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 04:25:42 +0000

Build Your Dreams (BYD) reached another landmark just last month in its ongoing expansion in Europe. In January, BYD confirmed its first fleet order of nine pure-electric BYD 12-meter buses in Romania. The Municipality of Buzău placed the order, and Transbus Buzău will operate the new electric buses in the southeast of the country. The […]

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New Flyer Xcelsior AV Is America’s First Autonomous Bus

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 22:35:56 +0000

The New Flyer Xcelsior AV is America’s first SAE Level 4 autonomous electric bus – and it’s more than a futuristic concept, it’s road-ready NOW!

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How Fleets Will Propel The Consumer EV Market

Credit to Author: Sponsored Content| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:20:17 +0000

High-growth electric fleet markets owe much to the consumer EV movement. However, it will be fleets — from commercial to rideshare and transit — that drive the scale benefiting all electrified transport

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How to Move America to Electric Vehicles

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:33:43 +0000

There is one action the new Biden administration can take that, more than anything else, will set the United States on a more successful course to electrifying the cars and trucks we drive: to communicate a bold vision of what transportation electrification looks like in

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Fleet Owners: For Big Savings, Plan Now For Electrification

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:57:32 +0000

Today, most fleets are at an early stage of EV adoption and their approach is incremental — e.g., buy a few vehicles and a few chargers each year. In our recently-released report Steep Climb Ahead

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