Electric Buses

Hull To Buy 40 Electric Buses

Following a successful bid to the Government to fund electric buses in Hull and the East Riding, Hull City Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to enable the purchase of 40 electric buses and the allocation of circa £2 million of funding from the authority for the installation of charging infrastructure … [continued]

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Tootbus Unveils End-To-End Renewable Power For Its Electric Fleet With New VEV Solar Panel Project…

Tootbus, the world’s first low-emissions sightseeing bus company, has secured approval for plans to install roof-mounted solar panels on their Wandsworth depot, working in collaboration with electric fleet solutions provider VEV. This project will power the existing electric fleet with 100% end-to-end renewable power, providing 65,000 kWh of electricity annually … [continued]

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First Bus & Combined Authority Announce Further £11.2m for Bramley Bus Depot: Extra 22 Electric…

Investment and co-funding from Department for Transport Zebra scheme Extra 22 electric buses brings zero emission fleet to 79 – half Bramley total Delivery of more buses expected in July 2024 First Bus and West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) have announced a further £11.2m investment in the operator’s Bramley depot … [continued]

Kenya President William Ruto arriving at the Africa Climate Summit after driving himself from State House in an Autopax Air EV Yetu. Image courtesy of Citizen TV on X.

Is There Really “Structural Overcapacity” of EVs & Solar that “the World Cannot Absorb”?

Last week, China’s President, Xi Jinping, was in Paris, France. Again, there were calls for China to address “Structural Overcapacity” that “will lead to Chinese EVs flooding Europe.” The loudest call came from Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, who said “China continues to massively support its … [continued]

Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced today that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first major school district in the U.S. to transition to a 100% electrified school bus system with groundbreaking vehicle-to-grid technology.

Zum Launches Nation’s 1st School District with 100% Electric, Bidirectional V2G School Bus Fleet in…

Oakland Unified School District’s 74 EV school buses and charging infrastructure provides up to 2.1 gigawatt hours of energy back to the grid, reduces 25,000 tons of emissions annually OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced yesterday that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first … [continued]

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60 New Electric Buses to Operate in Queens, Staten Island, & Brooklyn

Governor Kathy Hochul yesterday introduced 60 new electric buses that will operate in routes in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Power Authority are building critical infrastructure to power a zero-emissions bus fleet, including installing 17 new bus charge points at Grand Avenue … [continued]

Till Oberwörder, CEO Daimler Buses, Marion Hebding, Geschäftsführerin ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft, Andreas Kowol, Bau- und Verkehrsdezernent Stadt Wiesbaden sowie Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender der ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft Till Oberwörder, CEO Daimler Buses, Marion Hebding, Managing Director of ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft, Andreas Kowol, Head of Building and Transport of the City of Wiesbaden and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft

Daimler Buses & ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft Celebrate Completion Of Electrified e-Bus Depot

Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH carried out all construction work for 120 charging stations as general contractor A total of 120 eCitaro Solo buses delivered since project start in 2019 Project completion celebrated with Andreas Kowol, Head of Building and Transport of the City of Wiesbaden and Chairman of the Supervisory … [continued]

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8 Things To Know About Electric School Bus Repowers

Repowering existing school buses with a new electric drivetrain shows promise to provide school bus operators with a lower cost and more sustainable vehicle compared to buying a brand-new electric school bus. An electric repower — sometimes referred to as an electric conversion or retrofit — involves the removal of a vehicle’s internal combustion … [continued]

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Motiv Completes Delivery of Additional 55 Electric Trucks to Purolator

Motiv, a leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of class 4-6 electric trucks and buses driving the backbone of modern commerce, today announced it has fully completed the delivery of 55 Motiv electric trucks to Purolator, a leading integrated freight, package, and logistics solutions provider. Purolator ordered the additional vehicles last year following … [continued]