WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the University of Georgetown switched to a 20 percent biodiesel blend on its transportation shuttle buses and other university staff vehicles. For the full story, click here.
Award reflects BYD’s growth in the Los Angeles area and nationally, now employing hundreds of Californians at its factory in Lancaster and supplying buses to transit agencies around the country.
The HDS300 hybrid-electric-propulsion systems will soon be powering 44 New Flyer articulated buses in Boston with an option for 46 more as part of its largest HDS300 order to date.
The Phase II expansion marks an important step in BYD’s plan to triple employment in three years, undertaken in response to increased demand for its zero-emission coaches, buses, and new medium- and heavy-duty truck product lineup.
Its nominal range of 194 miles to 350 miles means the Catalyst E2 series is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every U.S. mass transit route on a single charge and offers the transit industry the first direct replacement for fossil-fueled transit vehicles.
John Maddox has been BAE Systems’ regional sales manager, transit, for western North America and the southern states for nearly 10 years.
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