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New Jersey to be graced with 8 New Flyer e-buses with options for more
In the USA, New Flyer bus manufacturer has received an order from the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) for eight all-electric Xcelsior Charge NG forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The two companies have agreed on options to purchase up to 75 more battery-electric buses under a five-year contract.Weiterlesen
NFI scores orders from Michigan and New York state
NFI’s streak in the US market continues as the Group writes its first order from the University of Michigan. The transportation department expects three large e-buses to arrive on campus shortly. There’s also news from Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) in New York state.Weiterlesen
North America: MCI presents battery-electric intercity coach
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled its first battery-electric luxury coach in the North American market. The new J4500 Charge leverages EV technology from New Flyer and delivers over 200 miles of range.Weiterlesen
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Washington orders 20 more New Flyer buses
Washington’s King County Metro is acquiring 20 additional New Flyer electric buses. This follows the completion of an 18-moth test for two of the particular e-bus models launched in 2018. They also hold an option to purchase up to 63 additional zero-emission buses.Weiterlesen
New Flyer reveals fully automated transit bus
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has exercised an option with New Flyer to purchase 45 additional hybrid buses. New Flyer and Robotic Research have recently developed the Xcelsior AV and claim this is North America’s first fully automated transit bus.Weiterlesen
Flixbus is testing long haul electric buses in California
In California, Flixbus has tested America’s first purely battery-powered long-distance bus. The MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE from Motor Coach Industries (MCI) completed its first test with a round trip from San Francisco to Sacramento.Weiterlesen
NFI will expand e-bus offer with ADL
North America’s largest bus manufacturer, NFI Group, which also produces electric buses under the New Flyer brand, is taking over the Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited for around 405 million US dollars. ADL is known above all for its double-decker buses and also cooperates with BYD on electric buses.Weiterlesen
New Flyer, Stanford University, Honda, Electric plane.
Battery-electric fuel cell bus: New Flyer will begin the development of an 18-metre bus featuring batteries, a fuel cell and hydrogen storage. It is based on New Flyer’s Xcelsior platform, while the systems are supplied by Ballard and Siemens. The bus will go to Connecticut Transit.
Smart battery: Stanford University researchers have developed a Li-ion battery that gives warning before overheating. The “smart separator,” a copper layer on one side of the polymer separator, makes it possible to measure the voltage difference between the anode and the separator.
stanford.edu via scinexx.de
Electric snow mower: Honda will begin selling its electric snow thrower ‘Yukios e’ by mid-November. This mini snow plough is operated by pushing, piling snow up on the side.
Chinese e-plane: The RX1E is a light and small electric plane that sits two. It recently took off at the Shenyang Faku International Flight Convention in Liaoning, China, where it is also manufactured. Charging for a 40 minute flight at a max. height of 3,000 metres takes just 1.5 hours.
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