August 29, 2013
The data from a Pike Research report, Electric Drive Buses, says that by 2018 annual sales of buses with hybrid systems, battery electric systems or fuel cells will reach 20,000 worldwide, compared to 5,000 expected in 2012.
May 9, 2013
Event guests took test rides on the EcoRide EV bus. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., a lithium-titanate battery systems manufacturer, hosted the event.
March 5, 2013
The deployment of buses in Stockton was made possible by the California Energy Commission’s grant of $2.57 million under Assembly Bill 118 administered by CALSTART.
October 1, 2012
The EcoRide BE35 battery-electric bus becomes the first heavy-duty electric transit bus to pass the FTA's testing. Additionally, the vehicle is found to have an average fuel economy of 22 mpg and the lowest noise of any bus ever tested, officials said.
December 16, 2010
The first bus will be sent to Altoona for safety testing. The EcoRide BE35 will be the first all-electric bus that the center will be testing and once completed, allows Proterra to mass produce and sell the bus on a commercial scale.
November 10, 2010
StarMetro (Fla.); Regional Transportation Commission (Nev.); Foothill Transit (Calif.); King County Metro Transit (Wash.) and Fresno Area Express (Calif.), received more than $25M in grants from the FTA to purchase 20 fast-charge battery-electric transit buses and 4 EV charging stations.
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