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.
July 2, 2013
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
To expedite the purchasing process, the agency joined a current, competitively bid vehicle contract with the State of Minnesota.
February 19, 2013
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
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
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
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
Will supply lithium ion battery packs based on company's prismatic cells for BAE's HybriDrive propulsion system.
June 28, 2012
Replaced three15-year-old Blue Bird buses. The red hybrid "envirotravel" buses cost a total of $1.75 million.
December 19, 2011
Montgomery County Ride On’s 12 new hybrid electric-diesel buses and clean-diesel bus were purchased with $6.6 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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