May 31, 2023 - 11:41 am
Foothill Transit grows fuel-cell-electric bus fleet
Foothill Transit, a public transport agency serving the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in Southern California, is furthering its sustainability efforts with the introduction of Axess EVO-FC buses to its fleet. Manufacturer ElDorado National (ENC) will produce the buses in Riverside, CA.
May 8, 2023 - 12:20 pm
BAE Systems and Eaton develop electric drives for trucks
Electric drive specialist BAE Systems has teamed up with energy management company Eaton to develop electric drive solutions for commercial vehicles. According to the partners, a US Class 7 demonstration vehicle is already in the works.
Oct 12, 2022 - 05:29 pm
BAE to provide ENC buses with e-motors & inverters
In the USA, heavy-duty electric propulsion specialist BAE Systems is to provide Californian company ElDorado National (ENC) with its Gen3 product line solutions. These solutions are to drive ENC’s next-generation battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell transit buses.
Feb 20, 2022 - 03:48 pm
BAE Systems takes orders for 340 hybrid drive systems
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has selected BAE Systems to supply up to 340 hybrid electric drive systems for its new fleet of low emission transit buses. BAE Systems will provide 220 electric drive systems to New Flyer of America, with an option for 120 additional systems, over the next three years.
Jul 16, 2021 - 10:44 am
BAE Systems to supply e-drive for superyacht
BAE Systems has won the contract to supply the propulsion system for a new generation of superyachts from yacht builder Southern Wind. The first yacht with the propulsion system is to be named SW96 Nyumba.
Apr 30, 2021 - 01:23 pm
BAE & Plug Power collaborate for fuel cell buses
BAE Systems is collaborating with Plug Power to offer hydrogen-based electric propulsion systems for transit bus fleet operators in North America. The two companies will offer transit operators in North America an all-inclusive, scalable system to reach zero emissions, providing required site, vehicle, and service solutions.
Feb 2, 2020 - 04:06 pm
ADL wins tender to deliver up to 600 green buses to Ireland
The Scottish bus maker Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has signed a framework agreement with Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) for the delivery of up to 600 double-decker hybrid buses. NTA expects the first 100 of the diesel-electric buses in Dublin in autumn 2020.
Aug 9, 2019 - 01:19 pm
Alexander Dennis presents hybrid double-decker bus
The Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, which was recently taken over by North America’s largest bus manufacturer NFI Group, is expanding its range to include a double-decker with hybrid drive. The basis is the Enviro400EV, which is also on the road in London as a fully electric bus.
Jun 11, 2018 - 10:20 pm
Nova Bus receives largest hybrid bus order to date
Nova Bus has been selected by Quebec to supply most of their hybrid and electric buses. For Nova Bus it is their largest order of the kind to date. It includes 497 hybrid buses and up to 1,028 vehicles on option that will go to the province’s 9 largest cities.
May 14, 2018 - 06:40 pm
Range extended electric buses with ultra-caps arrive in London
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BAE Systems have delivered the first 39 hybrid double-deck buses to operator Go-Ahead London. Using ultra-capacitors for range extension, their hybrid buses are the first of a fleet that is to grow to a total of 65 in the British capital.
Jun 26, 2017 - 07:51 am
Navya, Aston Martin, Empa, BAE Systems.
Navya plans U.S. Production: The French manufacturer wants to erect an assembly facility for autonomous EVs in Michigan. It is there the first 20 units of its electric shuttle Arma shall come off the lines this year. Navya has worked together with the University of Michigan in order to test the Arma model in its simulated city dubbed Mcity since 2016, hence its decision to produce outside Europe.
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Aston Martin’s Valkyrie: The hybrid super sports car by Aston Martin and Red Bull may deliver 1,130 hp, according to unconfirmed information. 1,000 hp however come from a V12 engine, the rest is contributed electrically.
As reported, the battery system will be supplied by Rimac, the drive control by Bosch. The edition is limited to 150 regular units and 25 additional racing vehicles.
Hydrogen decoded: Scientists of the Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (Empa) managed to decode the movement of H2 ions in crystals. Their results could help to choose more suitable materials for fuel cells and H2 storage in the future.
UK based BAE Systems teams up with QinetiQ as both seek to equip combat vehicles with electric mobility systems. The aim is to improve the vehicles’ fuel efficiency and to decrease their life-cycle costs. While BAE is an expert in the field of defence tech, QinetiQ contributes its electric drive expertise.
Sep 8, 2016 - 08:06 am
Scotland, Drive Oregon, BAE Systems, TINE.
Petrol-free Scotland: Transport in Scotland may be free from fossil fuel cars by 2050. The government set new climate and energy targets, which include traffic. More than half a billion pounds will go to energy efficiency measures for the next 12 months in a bid to combat fuel poverty. Emissions shall be cut by 50 percent by 2020 as Scotland looks to cover its entire energy needs by renewables then.
1m USD for EV marketing: Drive Oregon will receive almost 1m dollar in funding from the DoE over three years. The advocacy group will set up an EV showroom right across from the Electric Avenue in Portland. Apart from test rides, Drive Oregon will also travel the state for EV showcases.
Powering electric buses: BAE Systems found a new client in Solaris. The Polish firm agreed to use BAE’s hybrid electric drive in its vehicles and is the 7th bus maker joining the club, says BAE.
Hybrid truck to travel north: Norwegian TINE has ordered a hybrid Nikola One truck. As the hybrid vehicle is only set for the U.S. launch later this year, Norway will have to wait two to three years for delivery. TINE aims to decrease its emissions by 75 percent in 2020.