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Ballard powers El Dorado fuel cell e-buses in California

El Dorado National Axess fuel cell electric bus

The 40-foot Axess FCEBs offer extended range, exceeding 260 miles El Dorado National fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard FCveloCity-HD modules, have successfully completed rigorous testing at The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Centre under a programme established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). El Dorado National FCEBs …

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Hydrogen train gets the green light for commercial operation

A Coradia iLint train

Two Coradia iLint prototypes will enter pilot operation in the Elbe-Weser network in Germany Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. On July 11, EBA president Gerald Hörster presented Alstom with …

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BYD launches first electric bus leasing programme in US

A selection of BYD's buses

BYD and Generate Capital to launch first-ever US partnership for an electric bus leasing programme The world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, BYD Motors has announced a joint venture to launch the first electric bus leasing programme of its kind in the US in partnership with Generate Capital, a leading financier, …

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Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses are designed for cities of the future

A Mercedes-Benz eCitaro

Mercedes-Benz’s eCitaro will be delivered at the end of the year Daimler is working on an electric version of its Citaro bus, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz eCitaro. It emits zero local emissions and runs almost silently. It combines the thousand fold proven platform of Mercedes-Benz’ best-selling city bus with new technological …

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WMATA to add 12 more emission-reducing hybrid-electric buses from New Flyer

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New Flyer’s buses will move passengers around Washington, DC New Flyer of America Inc. , the US subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced an order from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for twelve 60-foot articulated …

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Lime receives investment from Uber and Alphabet

Lime co-founders Toby Sun and Brad Bao

Lime is now valued at US$1.1 billion Electric bike- and scooter-sharing service Lime has received US$335 million in investments from a number of companies including Uber and Google’s parents Alphabet. “The new funds will give us the ability to expand our operations globally, develop new technologies and products for consumers …

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Volkswagen to offer “zero-emission” car sharing services in future

The I.D. study as a “shared” Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s car-sharing service will be offered through it’s WE/We platform The Volkswagen brand has announced plans to start offering its customers car-sharing services in future. The news comes at the same time as Renault announced a similar service in conjunction with the City of Paris to provide an electric vehicle …

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Paris and Renault to offer electric car-sharing service

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The car-sharing service will be based around Renault’s range of EVs The City of Paris and Renault Group will share their expertise and skills to develop electric mobility for Parisians, Ile-de-France residents and visitors. This will result in short-, medium- and long-term actions in favour of the development of connected …

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