New Flyer receives major bus order from Pittsburgh
New Flyer of America has received a five-year contract from Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) for up to 157 buses. The contract includes firm orders for 15 battery-electric and 54 diesel buses, with options to purchase up to 88 additional battery-electric or diesel buses.
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Street debut of Lohr’s electric shuttle: Le Cristal has entered a real field trial in Strasbourg, a year after French Lohr Group had put its self-driving shuttle in Berlin on display for the first time. In France, the bus pod will carry delegates of the ITS European Congress from the railway station to the event and back this week as planned. If the need arises, the compact electric bus can link with up to four of its kind to form a sort of free floating tram.
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Pittsburgh to electrify its fleet: Employees of the city of Pittsburgh will soon take charge of the first two Ford Focus EVs and Chevrolet Bolts as local government wants to replace all its gas guzzlers until 2030. Four charging stations have been ordered as well, one for each car.
Tesla took another step in its battle with states that bar the EV maker from direct sales as a judge approves a dealer license gained in Arizona. From now on, the company can operate its existing “galleries” as full stores. Texas, Connecticut and Michigan remain opposed to Tesla’s business model.
Charging infrastructure for Malaysia: Within the next two years, PRG Holdings intends to install between 20 and 30 EV charging stations in its own property developments in Malaysia together with Sunsuria. So far the group owns six charging stations in the island state.