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]
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]
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]
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]
The Regional District of Nanaimo will operate 49 CNG transit buses in the first fully CNG-powered bus fleet in Canada.
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]
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]
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]
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.
The transit agency says that the contract with King County DOT in Seattle is valued at approximately $202 million.
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]
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]
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, 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]
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]
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]
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 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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
The two automakers are investing $85 million to establish a joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan.
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 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]
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 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]