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BYD will be providing 60 all-electric buses to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in one of the largest electric buses contracts to date in the U.S. LA Metro plans to place the 40-foot electric buses in its Silver Line bus service, which runs throughout the county, from El Monte into downtown LA and then […]

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California-based electric busmaker Proterra just scored $55 million through a funding round backed by BMW i Ventures and Al Gore. Proterra announced yesterday the funding was led by Generation Investment Management LLP, which was joined by BMW i Ventures, the German automaker’s corporate venture capital team. Former Vice President Gore serves as chairman at Generation […]

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The City of Montreal is adding electric transit buses to its fleet. The pilot project is taking advantage of Quebec’s cheap power, and the nearby Nova Bus factory to help make the project happen. The pilot project is a partnership between Montreal’s transit operator, the Société de transport de Montréal, and Volvo Group’s Nova Bus […]

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An electric bus demonstration project in Israel may show the feasibility of adopting wireless charging technology in other countries and vehicle types, including cars consumers may one day buy. The Israeli government is working with ElectRoad, a local wireless charging technology company, to develop technology that can charge buses while in motion. The test demonstration […]

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Chinese electric automaker BYD is adding to its U.S. offerings with a battery-electric refuse truck and 60-foot transit bus. Shown at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., BYD said the class 8 truck is the first heavy-duty refuse truck built by an original equipment manufacturer that’s 100 percent battery electric. The company said the […]

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Electric bus maker Proterra wants people to feel comfortable about traveling by autonomous buses and its test program in Nevada is to be a first step. The company is working with transportation agencies and the University of Nevada-Reno’s Living Lab Coalition to launch a three-phase R&D pilot project for “safer mobility solutions” to build public […]

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Today BYD unveiled SkyRail, another part of its “green dreams” at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City. The company’s President and Chairman Wang Chuanfu unveiled the Chinese company’s SkyRail electric monorail before 500 guests, including more than 40 mayors, from over 93 cities. SkyRail is part of BYD’s urban transportation solution, which aims to […]

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BYD is getting ready to grow its manufacturing plant and presence in the U.S. zero-emission bus and truck market. Chinese automaker BYD said that its launched the second of three expansion phases at its manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif. Located about 70 miles north of Los Angeles, the plant is expected to see an additional […]

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Proterra just released a new all-electric bus that can go farther than 600 miles and can average 350 miles delivering passengers. The electric bus manufacturer debuted its Catalyst E2 series bus Monday at the annual meeting of the American Public Transit Association in Los Angeles. Proterra is selling the Catalyst E2 for $740,000 to municipalities. […]

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BYD, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer and the leading electric carmaker in China, will build 27 battery-electric trucks under a $9 million California grant. The electric trucks will replace diesel service trucks and yard tractors in the communities of Commerce, Fontana and San Bernadino. The funds are for 23 class-8 yard trucks and four class-5 […]

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