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July 17, 2014

Proterra sells first 2nd-generation electric bus to Calif.

Foothill Transit became Proterra’s first customer and the first agency in the U.S. to operate EV buses in revenue service in 2010.


December 10, 2013

Eaton unveils fast charger for electric vehicle market

On a recent demonstration route, HyperCharger recorded an average of eight charges and 240 miles per day utilizing 100% on-route charging.


October 15, 2013

Hybrid, electric bus sales to grow 21% by 2020, report says

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 26, 2013

Report: Cities should use CNG for transit bus fleets

Buses fueled by natural gas would be the lowest-cost option for CityBus in a 15-year project that examined expenses of buying buses, maintaining them and keeping them fueled. The diesel-electric hybrid would be the costliest.


September 16, 2013

New York City Transit testing all-electric BYD bus

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 12, 2013

Solar-powered bus debuts in Australian fleet

The air-conditioned vehicle, which can carry up to 40 passengers, is not equipped with solar panels, but is recharged using a solar photovoltaic system installed at the operating city's bus station.


August 29, 2013

Global sales of electric drive buses to quadruple by 2018

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 27, 2013

Electric driverless shuttle to service Singapore campus

The robotic driverless electric vehicle, Navia, developed by Induct, can carry up to eight passengers and was designed to complement conventional transport by taking care of the “last mile."


May 9, 2013

Texas' The T develops bike share program

The program is the first of its kind in North Texas and was launched to the public on Earth Day.


August 22, 2012

Hybrids capture 40% of transit bus market, report says

By 2018, more than 75,000 electric drivetrain buses will be in service around the world.


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