Heavy-Duty

Rollout Begins: Toyota Delivers First of 100 Fuel Cell Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 24, 2017

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has officially delivered the first fuel cell (FC) bus sold under the Toyota brand to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. According to the automaker, this FC bus will be put into operation [Read More]

CARB, Highway Patrol to Conduct Emissions Inspections by Calif. Port

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

In its latest announcement, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) says it will be working alongside the California Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling in and around the Port of Oakland. According to the agency, this effort [Read More]

Miami-Dade Transit Opts for 300 New Flyer Xcelsior CNG Transit Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, says it has been awarded a contract to build 300 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas [Read More]

Clean Fleet Profile: B.C. District Boasts 100% CNG Fleet

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

The Regional District of Nanaimo will operate 49 CNG transit buses in the first fully CNG-powered bus fleet in Canada.

N.Y. Bus System Exercises Options for New Flyer’s Xcelsior CNG Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest heavy-duty transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has announced that Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), located in Garden City, N.Y., has [Read More]

ABB to Charge 101 Electric Hybrid Buses Using OppCharge Interface

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies, says it has received an order for a further 12 bus charging systems from Volvo Buses to power the largest single network of electric buses and bus charging systems in Europe. [Read More]

Ballard Joins Consortium to Deploy 20 FCEV Buses in California

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

The Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District will receive 10 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, and the Orange County Transportation Authority will receive the other 10.

New Flyer Wins Massive Order for 222 Xcelsior Electric Hybrid Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

The transit agency says that the contract with King County DOT in Seattle is valued at approximately $202 million.

Waitrose Launches Fleet of CNG Trucks with 500-Mile Range

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Supermarket group Waitrose has introduced a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks with a range of up to 500 miles. The trucks, which use advanced technology developed jointly with Scania and Agility Fuel Solutions, will be fueled with biomethane from [Read More]

ABB, Nova Bus Collaborate to Enhance Electric Transportation

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies, and Nova Bus, the North American buses manufacturer and division of Volvo Buses, have announced a new business collaboration that enables the delivery of ABB’s first electric bus opportunity charger in North [Read More]

Microvast Reaches Electric Bus Milestone, Plans U.S. Operations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Microvast, a global leader in battery storage solutions for mobile and stationary applications, says it has delivered more than 7,500 all-electric and hybrid-electric buses in 2016 for metro transit use worldwide – a new high for the company. The company [Read More]

Blue Bird Dealer to Deliver 26 New Propane Buses to South Carolina

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

The state of South Carolina has purchased 26 propane-powered Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to replace its aging diesel bus fleet. As reported, the alternative-fueled buses will be deployed to service Dorchester and Berkeley counties. “While the South Carolina [Read More]

Allison Transmission, Cummins Receive CARB Certification for Hybrid System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. and Cummins Inc. have received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for model-year 2017 Allison Hybrid H 40 EP/ H 50 EP propulsion systems paired with the Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric hybrid engines [Read More]

Scania Begins Trial Testing of Battery-Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Scania, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles and engines, says it is beginning its first field tests of coming battery-electric buses in the northern Swedish city of Ostersund. As reported, three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in [Read More]

VIA Metro Transit to Purchase 270 CNG Buses for Fleet Use

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

As part of the agency’s SmartMove five-year capital plan, VIA Metropolitan Transit of San Antonio recently announced the sale of $82 million in MTA contractual obligation bonds to help finance the purchase of 270 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. According to [Read More]

International Airport to Deploy Six Zero-Emission All-Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company, says that it has been chosen to provide the Indianapolis International Airport (IAA) with six Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS), all-electric, 35-foot remanufactured buses. According to CCW, this will be the [Read More]

CARB: State Seeks Applications for Cleaner, Zero-Emission School Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

A new program funded by proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade program aims to encourage the turnover of the state’s school bus fleet to zero-emission and cleaner-burning school buses. The program, known as The Rural School Bus Pilot Project, is a partnership [Read More]

Clean Energy to Fuel Trucks Fitted with Near-Zero NOx Engines

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

In addition to signing new fuel agreements, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been contracted to build multiple natural gas fueling stations in early 2017.

GreenPower Signs Agreement for All-Electric Tule River Bus Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc., which develops electric-powered vehicles for commercial markets, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Tule River Economic Development Corp. (TREDC) for the acquisition of all-electric buses to replace existing legacy buses. According to GreenPower, the [Read More]

Love’s Trillium to Build CNG Station for Local Fleet Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

Love’s Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, has finalized an agreement to bring a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to Gunnison, Colo. As reported, Gunnison County and the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) recently reached an [Read More]

Waste and Recycling Company Converts Entire Fleet to CNG

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 06, 2017

Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District (WFWRD) in Utah has switched its entire fleet of residential collection trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG), helping the district accomplish goals in both financial and environmental stewardship. As reported, WFWRD officially completed the five-year transition of its [Read More]

Volvo Nets Order for Eight Fully Electric Buses in U.K.

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 06, 2017

While demonstrating its fully electric bus Gothenburg at an event on Feb. 3, Volvo Buses announced that it received an order for eight electric buses from the Harrogate Bus Co., owned by Transdev Blazefiel. According to Volvo, the vehicles will operate [Read More]

BAE Systems, Gillig Battery-Electric Buses Deployed in Walnut Creek

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 03, 2017

In a recent update, BAE Systems announced that four buses powered by BAE’s electric propulsion and accessory systems were delivered to the City of Walnut Creek, Calif., introducing “the first zero-emission transit solution for the area.” As reported, Central Contra Costa Transit [Read More]

UQM, Meritor to Develop Full-Electric Axle Systems

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 03, 2017

UQM Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors, has signed a development agreement with Meritor Inc., located in Troy, Mich., to jointly develop full-electric axle systems targeting the [Read More]

Cummins Wesport ISL G Near-Zero Engine Exceeds Standards

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 02, 2017

A report released by the University of California Riverside’s (UCR) College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) found that new ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty vehicles met and exceeded their certification standards during a full range of duty [Read More]

Greenkraft to Introduce New CNG, Propane Model Trucks

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 01, 2017

Greenkraft Inc., a major manufacturer of alternative fuel automotive products, says that it plans to expand to a bigger factory in 2017 and also introduce an entire new line of trucks called the G3 and G4, which are larger-sized trucks in [Read More]

Volvo Achieves Milestone with 3,000 Electrified Buses Sold Worldwide

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 31, 2017

Volvo Buses says it has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, the company sold a total of 533 electrified buses. Following the introduction of Volvo’s first [Read More]

Major Collaborative Project to Deploy Fuel Cell Buses across Europe

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 30, 2017

A new collaborative initiative is ready to deploy 144 hydrogen fuel cell buses, as part of the JIVE project, and seven large hydrogen refueling stations, per the MEHRLIN project, across Europe. Worth approximately EUR 125 million, these projects represent “a step change for [Read More]

New Flyer Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Xcelsior Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 27, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc. has announced the opening of a new component manufacturing and assembly facility in Jamestown, N.Y., located in Chautauqua County in western New York state. According to the company, the 40,000-square-foot facility will start by manufacturing certain [Read More]

Blue Bird to Use $4.4M DOE Award to Develop Electric School Bus

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 27, 2017

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15 million to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corp., a bus manufacturer located in [Read More]