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What's New in Electric Buses?

Sustainability| May 2, 2016

METRO spoke to several suppliers in the industry to find out what’s new with the electric vehicles they currently have on the market, their thoughts on the future of electric buses and more.

Bombardier's battery-powered tram sets range record

Rail| November 3, 2015

THe 26-mile trial run in Mannheim, Germany, using a the company's Primove battery-powered tram, sets distance record for catenary-free operation.

Management & Operations| May 12, 2015

Does Your Transit, Motorcoach Battery Pack Enough Power?

Newer generation batteries are spill-proof, eliminating the added costs and risks of traditional flooded lead-acid batteries, while also providing high vibration resistance and flexible orientation.

University| April 6, 2015

Little Rock, Ark. university fleet features battery, solar vehicles

The fleet is made up of three 12-passenger shuttles operating on campus routes and three eight-passenger transit “taxis” that will be driven by campus security.

Bus| September 16, 2014

Proterra Selects Toshiba Batteries for Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

Proterra buses will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB™), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate performance and long-life capabilities that is used in a wide range of applications, from EVs to grid energy storage.
Mobility| November 7, 2013

U.K. town to replace buses with driverless pods

Each pod, which has a battery-powered electric motor, can hold up to two people and their luggage and travels just 12 mph.
Mobility| November 7, 2013

Intro to the Ultra driverless pod car

Ultra pods are a new type of transportation technology, which consists of small, lightweight, driverless electric vehicles running on special-purpose guideways. Ultra pod provides on-demand, non-stop transportation in your own personal vehicle. London's Heathrow airport hosts the world's first Ultra system, which opened for passenger service in April 2011.

For more information, visit www.ultraglobalprt.com

Rail| December 28, 2009

Railquip unveils new battery-powered railcar mover

It is available with stationary or on-board battery charger in customer's option and equipped with two rechargeable high performance batteries of 40 V/320AH capacity each.
Rail| May 13, 2009

GE unit to build advanced storage battery plant

The new $100 million production facility, scheduled to be fully operational by mid-2011, will be located in upstate New York in the Capital Region and will create 350 new manufacturing jobs.
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