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Philadelphia exercises options for additional New Flyer 115 hybrid-electric buses

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s fleet will be 95% composed of hybrids New Flyer of America, a US subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, is advancing fourth-year production of 115 Xcelsior forty-foot diesel-electric hybrid, heavy-duty transit buses for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). …

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Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel

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Wärtsilä will install a battery hybrid propulsion system on the Hagland Captain Technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the international shipping company Hagland Shipping AS for a hybrid retrofit installation. The project will take place onboard the Hagland Captain, a general cargo vessel owned by Hagland Shipping. It …

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Volvo receives order for electric buses from Kungsbacka in Sweden

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Kungsbacka is the fourth Swedish city to buy Volvo’s electric buses Volvo Buses has received an order for three all-electric buses and three hybrid buses from KE’s Bussar in Kungsbacka on Sweden’s west coast. This marks the premiere for electrified buses in the city. KE’s Bussar, which handles most of …

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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

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Boeing’s NeXt is an electric vertical takeoff and landing Boeing’s autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during its first flight test in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, worked with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design …

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Motiv Power Systems to offer BMW batteries on electric chassis for commercial vehicles

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Motiv will use BMW’s EPIC chassis across its entire range Motiv Power Systems (Motiv), the leading provider of all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses, has announced a supply agreement with Munich-based BMW to integrate BMW’s lithium-ion battery packs into its EPIC chassis. Representing a strong vote of confidence by …

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