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Re: Battery-electric bus discussion

Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 pm

I read today that BYD produces almost 2,000 electric buses a week. 99% of the world's electric buses are in China, and they are rapidly transitioning their fleet of 395,000. So far 16% of the fleet is electric. About 4 years to go at current rates.
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Re: Battery-electric bus discussion

Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:42 pm

IEVS:
IndyGo Launches U.S.' First Electric Bus Rapid Transit With BYD K11
https://insideevs.com/news/372058/indyg ... k11-buses/


Starting with thirteen 18m articulated buses, planned increase to 31 by the EoY, on a single BRT route in Indianapolis. Things were delayed when it was found the buses couldn't meet the 275 mile real-world service range requirement, only averaging 208 miles (and that's with new batteries), so BYD installed wireless chargers at some stops, supposedly at no cost to the city.
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Re: Battery-electric bus discussion

Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:56 am

If a city bus with less than 208 miles of range is a not enough then how about electric school buses?
The average school bus drives well under 100 miles per day and current city bus projects fail to do much over 200 miles then problem solved at least for the schools.
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Re: Battery-electric bus discussion

Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:57 pm

Which is no doubt why California and some other states/municipalities are replacing diesel school buses with BEVs where they're suitable.
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Re: Battery-electric bus discussion

Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:06 pm

They have been having their share of problems and apparently Proterra doesn't know how to fix them

https://www.parkrecord.com/news/vail-of ... n-e-buses/
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Re: Battery-electric bus discussion

Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:39 pm

GCC:
Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... nsdev.html

Transdev Canada is investing close to
CAD$4.5 million in its fleet of electric school buses with the Québec company Lion, thus becoming, with a total of 31 vehicles, the largest private operator of electric school buses in North America to date. This major investment is made possible by the Québec government’s proactive support policy.

The entire new fleet will be gradually introduced on the school transport networks operated by Transdev from the start of the school year in September 2020, in the Estrie and Montérégie regions of Québec. Transdev’s ambition is to electrify 100% of its fleet of electric school buses parked in its Quebec depots by 2025.

By the end of 2019, Transdev already operated more than 800 electric buses worldwide and should have a fleet (operated and on order) of 1,200 electric buses (batteries, batteries and hydrogen fuel cells) by the end of this year.

Transdev has chosen to develop in Canada a specific energy transition plan for school transportation in Québec because of its dynamic local ecosystem and the fact that the energy produced locally is mostly hydraulic, and therefore among the cleanest in the world. The introduction of these vehicles promises to reduce pollution by 99% compared to thermal vehicles. . . .
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