November 14, 2013
The system operates by wirelessly charging the battery from a charging pad located under the road surface.
October 15, 2013
It is estimated that global penetration of hybrid buses will reach 9.7% by 2020, while electric buses will attain 5.7% penetration. Together, hybrid and electric transit bus unit shipments will reach close to 42,000 units.
September 16, 2013
The test will determine if this type of bus can meet the twin challenges of operating in the stop-and-go traffic of Manhattan while maintaining high levels of passenger comfort and operational performance.
September 10, 2013
The morning was packed with educational sessions covering topics such as Alternative Fuels, Electric Buses, Updates on ADA and DOT regulations, and safety. More buses than ever in all shapes and types are on display including several electric bus models.
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.
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
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 1, 2013
Closes operations for 10 days. The hybrid and bus manufacturer declined to comment on the reason for the furloughs. DesignLine has struggled in recent years with a lawsuit and missed deadlines.
June 3, 2013
Will begin running a prototype of the bus from campus housing to its main campus in the fall. Officials are also planning an extension of the shuttle’s route. Construction on that project is set to begin in late 2014.
May 10, 2013
Garrett E. Mikita recently served as the president of the Defense & Space strategic business unit of Honeywell Aerospace, where he led the $5.3 billion organization.
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