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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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