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300 BYD 8-Meter Electric Buses Start Operating in Shanwei City, Guangdong Province

Read the full press release below: The Chinese city of Shanwei, in Guangdong Province is gradually adding 300 units of the BYD K7 – the 8m pure electric bus to its public transportation fleet. The Shanwei City Administration held a ceremony to celebrate the initiative and welcome the green buses. Shanwei has …

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New South Wales Tenders for Renewable Energy to Power Sydney Metro Rail (Renew Economy)

The New South Wales government has announced a tender for 137GWh of renewable energy for its Sydney Metro Northwest rail project. The NSW Transport department is calling for expressions of interest to provide 137GWh per year of renewable energy from a NSW-based project to power the Sydney Metro Northwest Project, the …

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XALT Energy to Supply Li-ion Packs to Efficient Drivetrains for PHEVs (Green Car Congress)

XALT Energy and Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announced a tentative agreement through which XALT will supply EDI with its NMC graphite Lithium-ion battery energy storage packs for use in EDI’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions. XALT has begun shipment of the initial order and is expected to complete shipments under …

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Wellington Electricity Praises Wellington Regional Council

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Read the full press release below: 17 December 2015 For immediate release The future of public transport is electric The Wellington Regional Council is to be congratulated on its commitment to an all-electric bus fleet for the future of Wellington, says Greg Skelton, CEO of Wellington Electricity. “Not only is …

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ElectriCity Turning Gothenburg Buses into Christmas Decorations (EV Obsession)

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The ongoing ElectriCity electric bus pilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden, has turned some of its buses into Christmas decorations. The bus also plays Christmas music. The route number in question is 55 (along Avenyn and Östra Hamngatan in the city centre), and runs primarily on weekdays.  The new promotional idea follows …

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Beijing Opens World’s Largest Fast Charging Station (Electric Cars Report)

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The largest fast charging station in the world has just opened in China.  Located in Chaoyang district, Beijing, built by the China State Grid, this new charging complex covers an area of 26,500 square metres with its structures covering 1,575 square metres. The complex provides the infrastructure to charge 30 buses at the …

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Volvo to Introduce Hybrid Buses to Navi Mumbai (Pure Green Cars)

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Volvo is expanding its hybrid buses to India due to new incentives in the country.  To promote environmentally-friendly vehicles, the Indian government has recently launched the FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) scheme. Volvo has sold more than 2,300 hybrid buses to over 20 countries. …

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Brighsun Develops Long Range Electric Bus (Gas2)

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Australian company Brighsun has developed an electric bus with a certified range of 1,004 kilometers.  The buses run on a high performance lithium-ion battery combined with proprietary eMotor, battery management and a regenerative breaking system. Brighsun has not released any technical details about its battery or electric motor but is indicating that it …

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Greek Town Chosen to Test Self-Driving Buses (San Luis Obispo Tribune)

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Trikala, Greece, has been chosen to test French CityMobil2 buses in real traffic conditions. Previously tested in controlled conditions the self-driving buses this represents the first time such technology has been utilised in the country.  Though they only have a capacity of 10 people and a top speed of 12 1/2 …

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