BYD opens montage factory for e-buses in Canada
BYD has opened its first Canadian electric bus assembly plant. The approximately 14,000 square metre plant in Newmarket near Toronto will initially assemble buses for the Toronto Transit Commission, which has ordered ten electric buses with an option for a further 30.
Mini electric buses back in Rome
Rome wants to make a new start with small electric buses, now that a prototype for a modernised electric minibus called Gulliver has been presented. The operation of electric buses was allegedly stopped in 2014 due to problems with the batteries and was discontinued after another short operating phase in 2017.
Albuquerque cancels electric bus order
The biggest city of the US state of New Mexico has cancelled an order with BYD for the delivery of electric buses, citing technical problems, which they say could not be solved even after an inspection.
Wrightbus presents double decker fuel cell bus
Wrightbus present what they claim to be the world’s first double-decker fuel cell bus at the Euro Bus Expo. The StreetDeck model uses a fuel cell from Ballard to power a Siemens drivetrain. And, Wrightbus has got an exclusive client at hand.
BYD expands e-bus factory in Lancaster
BYD has again expanded their electric bus factory in the Californian Lancaster. Another five million dollars will flow into the newly completed 9,290 m² depot, which will bring the total investment cost for the facility to more than 53 million dollars.
Sweden’s Nobina orders 26 BYD e-buses
The Swedish bus operator Nobina has ordered 26 electric buses from BYD, which will be delivered in the summer of 2019. With the new order, BYD counts more than 100 orders for their buses in Scandinavia.
Egged orders seven BYD buses for Jerusalem
The largest bus company in Israel has ordered seven fully electric buses from BYD to serve in Jerusalem. 17 electric buses by the Chinese manufacturer have been on the road in Haifa since 2017, for which the new order is a follow-up.
Edmonton transit orders 25 Proterra buses
The Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has ordered 25 new 40 ft Proterra Catalyst E2 max electric buses from the US American manufacturer. The new buses will replace 25 vehicles from the agencies current diesel bus fleet.
Oxis Energy begins cell production in Brazil
The British battery specialist OXIS Energy is in the process of opening a manufacturing facility in the Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil. OCIS is aiming to produce batteries for electric buses and planes with their lithium-sulfur technology.
New York to electrify complete bus fleet
New York City is planning to electrify their entire bus fleet by 2040. The announcement came from the public transport company Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) who currently operates more than 5,700 buses.