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

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 transit buses from the Chinese automaker has fallen apart, according to ChargedEVs. The city and BYD agreed to terminate the... read more

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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 

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

Abu Dhabi to Dubai electric Superbus

Superbus Electric 'Sports Bus' Now Road Legal, Ready For UAE

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superbus! Buses aren't normally the most exciting method of transport. Though popular in Europe, in the U.S. they're more often regarded... read more June 11, 2012 by  5

The electric-powerd Superbus undergoes winter systems testing.

Wubbo Ockels' Electric Superbus Undergoes Winter Testing: Video

Wubbo Ockels is a man of many talents. Not only is he the first Dutch citizen to travel into space aboard the now-retired space shuttle, Ockels is also the driving force... read more March 13, 2012 by  3

New Bus for London rendered images

New Old-Style London Bus Hits The Streets--And It's A Hybrid

"New Bus for London" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "Routemaster", but the mission is the same - to improve London's busy public transport system, just like the... read more February 27, 2012 by 

Volvo 7700 Hybrid Double-Decker in London

London's Famous Red Buses Going Hybrid Thanks To Volvo

England: Tea, Big Ben, bowler hats and red buses. One of those things is about be be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. It's the famous red double-decker... read more December 8, 2011 by  4

Ultra-Capacitor Bus in Shanghai after fire; photo from Eastday

Chinese Electric Bus Catches Fire On Road, Not The First One

Chinese media are reporting that an electric bus caught fire in Shanghai at noon on Monday. And this is apparently not the first such incident. A Reuters report indicates... read more July 20, 2011 by  3

Public transport

Want To Beat High Gas Prices? Public Transit: Winner

There’s no doubt consumers will be faced with higher gas prices going into the future, and alternatives, like diesel powered cars and hybrids, all have their respective... read more March 16, 2011 by  1

DesignLine bus with turbine generator, in NYC Transit Authority livery for tests, November 2009

Jaguar-Style Turbine Hybrid Buses: Not Up To NYC Service, Sadly

Now that the 2011 Chevy Volt is on sale, car buyers can experience electric vehicles with range-extending engines in everyday driving. And the Volt is just the start. In the... read more February 7, 2011 by  3


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