May 29, 2014
The 40-foot BYD Electric Bus is just the first of three different size options that will be offered to the U.S. for 2014/2015 deliveries. Next at Altoona will be the 60-foot articulated BYD all-electric bus.
January 27, 2014
The average speed of drivers on Gatineau and Ottawa routes was approximately 15 miles per hour, and the resulting distance the BYD bus could travel at this average speed was approximately 155 miles. The bus now heads to Montreal
January 22, 2014
The purchase increases the Worcester Regional Transit Authority's electric fleet to six buses — 13% of its entire fleet.
January 9, 2014
The testing was carried out on different routes throughout Manhattan, covering a total distance during the trial of 1,481 miles. The BYD all-electric bus “performed excellent” covering more than 140 miles per full charge in heavy traffic, according to company officials.
March 25, 2013
Board of directors voted to award a $12.1 million contract to purchase 10 all-electric buses and charging equipment to BYD Motors Inc. a U.S. subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese firm. The contract is funded mainly with a federal TIGGER grant.
February 14, 2011
With the joint venture and increased requests for 30-, 35- and 40-foot hybrid-electric buses, company expects the resulting employment opportunities to more than double its current workforce in both Charlotte, N.C., and Christchurch, New Zealand.
October 30, 2009
Production of Proterra's transit bus using lithium-titanate batteries supplied by Altairnano could create over 6,000 green jobs in 21 states. A fleet of 500 buses operating over 12 years could cut emissions of CO2 by 840,000 tons and reduce oil consumption by 82 million gallons, according to the company.
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