News Tagged With: hybrid-electric-bus
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November 24, 2014

Ann Arbor approves bus buys, paratransit contract

The board voted to award Select Ride Inc. a three-year contract to deliver paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities beginning May 1, 2015, for a not-to-exceed price of $10.7 million.


August 1, 2013

DesignLine halts operations, furloughs workers

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.


July 2, 2013

N.Y. MTA to swap out hybrid bus engines for diesel

The main reason for the swap is financial, as warranties expire on the hybrid engines, the city will have to take on the added cost of maintaining hybrid systems.


June 20, 2013

S.F. Muni rolls out New Flyer hybrid buses

To expedite the purchasing process, the agency joined a current, competitively bid vehicle contract with the State of Minnesota.


February 19, 2013

German bus system to test Bombardier electric charging tech

PRIMOVE technology is based on inductive energy transfer. It is installed entirely under the road surface and under the floor of the vehicles. The charging process begins as soon as the vehicle completely covers the charging segment.


February 5, 2013

Wis.’s GO Riteway greens fleet

A grant from the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program helped the coach operator convert its fleet from gasoline to propane autogas, add hybrid-electric vehicles, and build a propane refueling station.


September 11, 2012

S.F. MTA approves New Flyer hybrid order

Production of the 40-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses is anticipated to begin in early 2013 and will be manufactured and assembled bumper-to-bumper in New Flyer’s St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility. All buses are expected to be delivered by the end of the summer 2013.


August 6, 2012

SEPTA achieves APTA's 'Gold' sustainability level

In addition to having the second largest hybrid-electric bus fleet in the U.S., SEPTA achieved a 19.7% reduction in water usage per passenger miles traveled (PMT); a 10.0% reduction in fuel use per PMT; a 4.0% reduction in electricity use per PMT; and 3.6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per PMT.


July 19, 2012

A123 signs battery pack deal with BAE Systems

Will supply lithium ion battery packs based on company's prismatic cells for BAE's HybriDrive propulsion system.


June 28, 2012

Pa. transit rolls out 3 Gillig hybrid buses

Replaced three15-year-old Blue Bird buses. The red hybrid "envirotravel" buses cost a total of $1.75 million.


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