June 19, 2014
The second generation electric vehicle — a 40-foot transit bus — will be the lightest, most efficient and highest passenger capacity coach in its class.
April 29, 2014
The battery-electric bus traveled more than 700 miles in 24 hours and recorded an average fuel economy of nearly 27 miles per gallon — nearly six times that of a diesel bus and seven times that of CNG, according to company officials.
November 27, 2013
The vegetated trackway area is pervious to stormwater, thus reducing runoff. It is comprised of 1-inch thick mats with various sedum species.
November 14, 2013
The system operates by wirelessly charging the battery from a charging pad located under the road surface.
November 7, 2013
Each pod, which has a battery-powered electric motor, can hold up to two people and their luggage and travels just 12 mph.
Within three years, the agency is expected to use approximately 700,000 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG per year, which reduces greenhouse gases by 1,622 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 335 cars off the road per year.
August 12, 2013
The BARTA bus has 100 KwH battery-pack and an expected range of up to 100 miles on a full charge with seating for eight passengers and a wheelchair.
August 8, 2013
The greenery, featuring small shrubs and herbs, is planted in a lightweight hydroponic foam.
Technology enables electric vehicles to transfer electricity wirelessly from the road surface while moving. Power comes from the electrical cables buried under the surface of the road, creating magnetic fields.
August 6, 2013
Plans to acquire up to 300 CNG buses as part of its bus replacement plan in the coming years, along with the infrastructure required to fuel and maintain them.
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