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New Flyer pledges to CALSTART’s Global Commercial Drive to Zero

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The pledge aims to have zero emission vehicles dominate new sales by 2040 New Flyer of America, the US subsidiary of NFI Group, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has signed on to CALSTART’s Global Commercial Drive to Zero (D2Z) pledge in …

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ZF electrifies buses in London and the US

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Buses in both countries will utilise ZF’s AxTrax AVE electric portal axle ZF is highlighting two market successes for its tried-and-tested AxTrax AVE electric portal axle. Firstly, 31 of the famous red London double-decker buses will be equipped with this technology and glide through the city powered solely by electricity. …

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Alstom’s hydrogen trains enter passenger service in Lower Saxony

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A full tank provides Alstom’s hydrogen fuel cell trains with a 1,000-km range Alstom has premiered the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train. The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to …

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Bombardier Transportation presents new battery-operated train

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Bombardier’s new battery train is the first like it to operate in Europe for 60 years Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise – the new battery-operated train from Bombardier Transportation, which has been introduced to the public for the first time, scores with these features. A group maiden voyage with the Bombardier …

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New York governor to invest Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

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The funds will provide for new electric buses and charging infrastructure New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will utilise the US$127.7 million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to dramatically increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state. Covered vehicles include …

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Scotland to provide additional funds for low carbon programme

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The funding will be spent on electric buses and charging infrastructure Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a GBP16.7 million (US$21.4 million) of additional funding to help Scotland lead the way in transforming to a low carbon country. Last year’s Programme for Government committed to set ambitious targets to …

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Proterra applauds recipients of funding for zero-emission battery-electric buses

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US$35.6 million of funding will be spent on Proterra’s electric buses and related infrastructure Proterra, an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that 23 US transit agencies have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grants (Low-No) for Proterra battery-electric buses and charging infrastructure. A …

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New Flyer strikes two EV deals

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New Flyer will become the first company outside Volvo to join OppCharge in America Canadian bus maker New Flyer has made new announcements about its electric vehicle operations. Firstly, New Flyer, along with subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in …

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Volvo to deliver seven electric hybrid buses to Grudziadz in Poland

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The order brings the number of buses sold by Volvo in Poland to 112 The city of Grudziadz in northern Poland has ordered seven Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses. This is the second order for Volvo’s electric hybrid buses in Poland. Earlier this year Inowroclaw ordered eight electric hybrids and …

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Singapore’s Grab invests in new EV fleet

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Grab will roll out its new fleet in 2019 Singaporean ridesharing company Grab and SP Group have announced a strategic partnership in which Grab will bring in 200 new fast-charging electric vehicles and use SP’s pervasive fast-charging network. This will deliver greater cost savings for driver-partners. The new fleet will …

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