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First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric. Transport for London (TfL), the British capital's transit agency, is placing five electric buses into service as the city continues to look for ways to... read more

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BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD Doubles Down On Electric Car, Bus Investment For China

Despite several years of early disinterest from consumers, sales of both hybrids and plug-in electric cars in China are on the rise. Aggressive government incentives in some... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
Solaris Urbino 24 Electric concept

80-Foot Long Electric Bus Concept From Poland: Uses Fuel Cells Too

Aggressive promotion by carmakers is slowly getting the public used to the idea of electric vehicles, but probably not ones like this. This massive plug-in electric bus... read more January 7, 2015 by


 
BYD K9 All-Electric Bus, as tested in Portland OR

Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride

If Warren Buffett needed to catch a ride across town, we suspect he might do it exactly the way that we did this past week: in an all-electric BYD bus. Buffett’s... read more June 23, 2014 by


 
Proterra electric bus

Proterra Electric Bus Travels 700 Miles In 24 Hours With Regular Recharging

While electric cars make headlines, a number of electric buses have silently made their way onto U.S. city streets as well--and they're proving that they can go the distance... read more May 10, 2014 by


 
BYD electric buses

BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

Has California's dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric... read more April 1, 2014 by


 
BYD electric buses

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase... read more March 11, 2014 by


 
Electric school bus from Kings Canyon Unified School District, California

California Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus

It may not be capable of space travel, but one California district has found a magic school bus. The Kings Canyon Unified School District recently launched the first... read more March 8, 2014 by


 
BYD electric buses

BYD Electric Transit Bus Delivers 155 Miles Of Range In Quebec Test

While its U.S. operations are facing some challenges, BYD's electric bus has been racking up test miles on Canadian roads. Canadian transit agencies have completed the first... read more February 2, 2014 by


 
BYD electric buses

BYD Fined Over Wages On CA Electric-Bus Project Jobs

California's dream of BYD electric buses may be starting to head toward nightmare territory. The state aggressively courted the Chinese electric-car maker, hoping it would... read more October 29, 2013 by


 
BYD electric buses

LA Metro Chooses Electric Buses From Chinese Company BYD

You might think that the 25 electric buses to be purchased by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be roundly applauded. That's not necessarily the... read more June 28, 2013 by 29


 
BYD e6

BYD e6 Chinese Electric Car Won't Be Sold To Consumers In U.S.

BYD, a company struggling to sell its e6 electric crossover in its home market, has decided it won't be sold at all to private customers in the U.S. Instead, says the ChinaEV... read more May 8, 2013 by 0


 
Greyhound bus (Image by Flickr user aldenjewell)

America's Iconic Greyhound Buses Get Greener With New Diesel Tech

Greyhound Lines Inc.'s buses are one of America's icons, serving over 3,700 destinations in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. The once-famous bare-metal livery may have disappeared... read more April 3, 2013 by 3


 
BYD electric buses

Electric Buses Good For CA? Not If Made By Chinese Company, It Seems

We might live in a global economy, but in periods of economic downturn people like to know they're supporting their own country's economy. That's why some are a little... read more March 22, 2013 by 6


 
Proterra Electric Bus

GM Ups Investment In Electric-Bus Maker Proterra

General Motors' venture capital arm GM Ventures has invested for the second time in Proterra Inc, an electric bus maker. The Greenville, South Carolina company makes the... read more November 21, 2012 by 3


 
Electric bus in Zermatt, Switzerland

Imagine A World Without Gasoline Cars, Then Fly There To See It

Gasoline and diesel fuel today power almost every one of the 1 billion vehicles on the planet. But what would it be like to live in a town with no gas-powered cars at all?... read more September 5, 2012 by 7


 

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