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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]

Auto Alliance Calls on Pruitt to Withdraw Final GHG Regulations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 23, 2017

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has sent a letter to the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, requesting the withdrawal of the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas [Read More]

UPS Deploys Delivery Drone from Workhorse Battery-Electric Fleet Vehicle

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

In collaboration with Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer, UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of an electric UPS fleet vehicle, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to [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

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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.

San Diego Doubles Number of EV Charging Stations with $500K Grant

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined together with City Councilmember Lorie Zapf and environmental leaders on Wednesday to announce that San Diego has more than doubled the size of its electric vehicle (EV) charging station program in an effort to [Read More]

GM Brand to Expand L.A. Car-Sharing Fleet with Chevy Bolt EV

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, says it is working with the City of Los Angeles to evolve mobility and provide easier, more sustainable options by introducing the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) to the Los Angeles car-sharing and ridesharing services [Read More]

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]

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.

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]

Love’s Trillium Signs Off on Two New CNG Stations in Florida

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

In its latest company announcement, Love’s Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, has finalized an agreement to bring two compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities to south Florida. The stations will be the only CNG locations in Miami-Dade [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]

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]

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]

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]

CalEPA, CARB Host Climate Investment Meetings

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 02, 2017

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff are hosting public meetings to discuss use of proceeds raised through the state’s cap-and-trade auctions to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gases in disadvantaged and low-income communities through the California [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]

Are Self-Driving Cars Helping or Hurting Distracted Drivers?

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Written by Blaine Kelton on February 01, 2017

We all long for the days when we’ll be able to sit comfortably in cars or trucks and simply lounge about while we move from one place to another. We imagine reading books or fiddling with our smartphones while our [Read More]

Companies Sign MOU to Provide Multi-Fuel, LNG Solutions

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 01, 2017

Total, an international oil and gas company, and CMA CGM, a worldwide shipping group, have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to supply a range of multi-fuel solutions, including liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the joint release, the two [Read More]

GM, Honda to Mass Produce Hydrogen Fuel Cell System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 30, 2017

The two automakers are investing $85 million to establish a joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan.

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]

New Flyer Concludes Battery-Electric Bus Demo in Georgia

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 26, 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 completed a three-week demonstration of the New Flyer Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric bus for [Read More]