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California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

California is using the growing sums of money it receives from its emission cap-and-trade auction for good, including to tackle up some of the state's most egregious transportation polluters. In mid-December, California announced it would invest $663 million in a plan to clean up particularly dirty... read more

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Volkswagen e-Delivery

VW plans for electric trucks and buses, starting production next year

Volkswagen Group has now detailed its aggressive electrification timeline for every part of its vehicle operations, including heavy trucks, setting lofty goals for... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
New Flyer Xcelsior Charge electric bus

Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

As part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses. The Los Angeles County... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

How did Proterra get an electric bus to cover 1,100 miles on a charge? A bigger battery, of course

The laws of physics tend to be immutable, at least until you get into esoteric disciplines like quantum science. In the case of electric vehicles, one law provides that... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

CA legislators propose $1 billion to remove dirtiest diesel trucks

The state of California has officially launched its legislative push for stricter heavy-duty truck and bus emission regulations. Following calls for the state to use its... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

BMW venture arm invests in U.S. electric-bus maker Proterra

You can't buy one at your local car dealer, but electric transit buses have a significant role to play in reducing vehicular emissions and expanding the spread of... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

One third of new transit buses will be electric in 2020, all by 2030: Proterra CEO

While electric cars continue to establish a beachhead in the consumer market, electric buses are making quick inroads with U.S. city transit authorities. Several companies... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Update: Chinese elevated bus now abandoned, blocking road traffic

Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

Next Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to have 30 percent more range

The current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was the first of the recent crop of hydrogen fuel-cell cars to go on sale; its first U.S. deliveries started back in June 2014. Since... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Toyota FC Bus hydrogen fuel-cell bus

Toyota to launch fuel-cell buses next year for Olympics

It appears that Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles plans encompass more than just passenger cars. The Japanese automaker plans to begin selling fuel-cell buses in its home... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
Proterra electric bus

Who makes electric buses? BYD, Mercedes, Proterra...and Tesla says it will

Electric cars get lots of attention from advocates and policymakers, but private passenger vehicles are hardly the only ones on the road. In most cities, for example, they... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
Zion National Park shuttle bus by Flickr user faungg's photos (Used under CC License)

Will electric buses replace propane ones in national parks (which replaced diesels)?

Electric buses could soon enter service shuttling visitors around a U.S. national park. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the possibility of... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Huge Chinese road-straddling elevated bus carries first passengers (video)

You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Concert on Volvo electric bus, Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo electric buses: quiet enough for classic-music concerts

One advantage of electric city buses is the lack of noise from their powertrains. That makes it much easier to read a book, take a nap, or even listen to some live music... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
BYD London double-decker bus

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... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
Chicago Transit Authority electric buses

Chicago Transit Authority To Add Dozens Of Electric Buses After Successful Tests

After over a year of testing, Chicago is ready to commit to all-electric buses. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) took delivery of two electric buses in 2014, and found... read more January 31, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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