Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

Green Car Congress

million in its fleet of electric school buses with the Québec company Lion, thus becoming, with a total of 31 vehicles, the largest private operator of electric school buses in North America to date. Transdev Canada is investing close to CAD$4.5 This major investment is made possible by the Québec government’s proactive support policy.

2020 120

BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

Green Car Congress

BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

2020 111

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Lightning Systems electric shuttle buses now offered on CALACT purchasing contract

Green Car Congress

Communities throughout California can now purchase all-electric shuttle buses and ADA-equipped vans from Lightning Systems on a new California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CALACT) cooperative purchasing contract. Vehicles eligible include the Ford Transit 350HD Passenger Van and Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus, both of which are offered by Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer and manufacturer of zero-emission, Buy America commercial electric vehicles.

2020 95

Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

Green Car Congress

The scope of the proposed alliance includes a range of vehicles to be sold under each company’s distinct brands, as well as cooperation in purchasing, research and development, and connected services.

2020 121

Electrify America expands home charging offerings with launch of Electrify Home

Green Car Congress

Electrify America has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of a new business unit called Electrify Home. Electrify America's Level 2 EV Charger provides up to 7.6 Three-year warranty, 24-hour support: Electrify America offers a three-year warranty and 24-hour customer support.

2020 90

Volkswagen of America opening reservations for ID.4 electric SUV immediately after unveil in September

Green Car Congress

Next month, Volkswagen of America will unveil its first electric SUV, the ID.4, At that time, the customer can transact with their dealer and complete their purchase. and a new system that allows customers to reserve their car.

2020 92

Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

Green Car Congress

Linde, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas fueling market, is purchasing 20 LNG-fueled trucks. The trucks, expected to be on the road later this year, will account for 20% of Linde’s 2012 tractor purchases and will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of 700-plus trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America.

2012 73

Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

Green Car Congress

Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON.

2019 99

Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

Green Car Congress

Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand. A recent Enel X survey in the US found that additional education will help drive EV adoption, with 62% of participants saying they would purchase an EV after they hear the facts and benefits.

NEXT Renewable Fuels and Shell Trading (US) enter renewable diesel purchase and sale agreement

Green Car Congress

NEXT) and Shell Trading (US) Company (Shell) have entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from NEXT’s planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. —Kate Andresen, Shell Biodiesel Trading Manager for the Americas. NEXT Renewable Fuels , Inc. In November 2018, NEXT announced its selection of Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining technology to convert renewable feedstocks into renewable diesels and related co?products. products.

2019 91

Electrify America invests $1.3M in SMUD Energy StorageShares program

Green Car Congress

Electrify America is investing $1.3 The investment will help Electrify America reduce its overall energy-related costs and lower the company’s impact on Sacramento’s electrical grid. Electrify America will purchase an interest in an energy storage program with the utility company. This will help reduce Electrify America’s demand charges and increase the overall grid benefit of its energy storage.

2020 65

SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra announce first validation of carbon-offset project for EV chargers

Green Car Congress

SCS Global Services (SCS), Electrify America and Verra announced the first validation of a carbon-offset project under a new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

2020 85

Electrify America to provide Harley-Davidson LiveWire owners with nationwide charging plan

Green Car Congress

Electrify America announced an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle—the Harley-Davidson LiveWire ( earlier post )—with the per minute equivalent of 500 kWh of complimentary charging over two years at Electrify America stations nationwide.

2019 87

Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

Green Car Congress

Ford Mustang Mach-E owners in the US will receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America fast-charging stations. The FordPass Charging Network is North America’s largest public charging network with more than 13,500 charging stations and almost 40,000 individual plugs. Electrify America’s network, part of the FordPass Charging Network, offers the largest number of high-powered public charging stations on the market today.

2020 69

Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

Green Car Congress

Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors plans to open 20 retail locations—known as Lucid Studios—and service centers throughout North America by the end of 2021. With a direct-to-consumer model, Lucid will offer a digitally enhanced luxury experience tailored to each customer’s purchase and ownership preferences. Most immediately, Lucid will open Studios and service centers in the following locations: Silicon Valley Studio: Located at Lucid’s Global Headquarters in Newark, CA.

2020 69

Toronto now has the largest fleet of electric buses in North America on the road with arrival of third new electric bus model

Green Car Congress

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is now operating the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. In June 2018, the Board approved the purchase of 30 more. The milestone comes as the TTC’s third new electric bus model is now road ready and starting to go into service.

2020 95

Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

Green Car Congress

Big Blue Bus will use the grant approved by the MSRC partially to fund the purchase of 58 new Cummins-Westport 8.9L The NZ engine is the first mid-range engine in North America to receive emission certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) meeting the 0.02 million from the Federal Transit Administration, to purchase nine new CNG buses.

2016 99

Energizing America

Plug In Partners

Energizing America Frank J. He can do so by setting forth a program for energy security that will play against type for a man from the "Oil Patch," by charting a course for setting America free of its dependence on oil. In some areas of the country, electricity can be purchased off-peak (that is, when most people would recharge their cars, as they presently do their laptops and cell-phones) for the equivalent of 24 cents per gallon.

2006 100

Electrify America collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

Green Car Congress

Electrify America announced collaborations with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across the US. The companies, ranging from popular grocery store chains to retail shopping centers, will help expand the availability of electric vehicle DC fast charging for customers who drive or are considering purchasing an EV.

2019 95

Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

Green Car Congress

Electrify America announced its next $200-million investment in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure as well as education and awareness in California which is outlined in its Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Consistent with the guidance of CARB, Electrify America plans strive to ensure that 35% of Cycle 2 investments are in low-income or disadvantaged communities.

2018 83

Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

Green Car Congress

Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. Yesterday, Electrify America announced the selection of ABB, BTC Power, Efacec and Signet jointly to deploy its new ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging systems throughout the United States. The Electrify America charging systems located at Walmart stores will offer the first certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers.

2018 88

USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

Green Car Congress

Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation.

2017 71

Help Plug In America renew the EV infrastructure tax credit

Plugs and Cars

From Plug In America: Last year, Plug In America, along with electric vehicle and EV infrastructure manufacturers from coast to coast, worked with members of the House and Senate to get a critical plug-in vehicle infrastructure tax credit into the stimulus bill. Jay Friedland Legislative Director Plug In America P.S. If you are about to purchase a new plug-in vehicle, you may want to purchase your EV charging station before the end of the year just in case

State of South Carolina purchases 26 Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses

Green Car Congress

The state of South Carolina has purchased 26 new Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to replace aging diesel buses. The buses were purchased from Blue Bird’s newest dealership in North America, Blanchard Bus Centers. The first of the alternative-fueled buses are being deployed to service Dorchester and Berkeley counties. These clean-operating propane buses represent the largest order of alternative-fueled school buses that the state has placed in the last 30 years.

Kinder Morgan to purchase El Paso for approximately $38B to form largest natural gas pipeline network and largest midstream energy enterprise in North America

Green Car Congress

KMI) and El Paso Corporation on Sunday announced a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of EP in a transaction that will create the largest midstream and the fourth-largest energy company in North America with an enterprise value of approximately $94 billion and 80,000 miles of pipelines. The total purchase price, including the assumption of debt outstanding at El Paso Corporation and including the debt outstanding at El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P.

Electrify America partners with >100 major retail, convenience & refueling locations in US to install ultra-fast chargers

Green Car Congress

Electrify America will be installing ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience and refueling locations across the US, increasing the convenience for consumers who drive or are considering purchasing an electric vehicle. Last week, Electrify America announced it will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019.

2018 84

Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network for its EV customers; Greenlots led buildout

Green Car Congress

Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network—the FordPass Charging Network—with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs—more than any other automotive manufacturer. Among people who already own or want to purchase electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, 48 percent say that a lack of charging stations is one of their main concerns.

2019 69

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

Green Car Congress

million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. million miles of revenue service, Proterra has more battery-electric buses on the road today in North America than any other manufacturer. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants.

2016 60

Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

Green Car Congress

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. The bill phases in a requirement that, by fiscal 2026, 50% of light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles. The bill also includes a reporting requirement for State agencies that purchase vehicles.

2018 75

Philadelphia transit authority Board approves $412M purchase of 525 new hybrid buses

Green Car Congress

The Board of SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) today approved the purchase of 525 40-foot, low-floor diesel-electric hybrid buses via a $411.8-million, five-year contract with New Flyer of America. SEPTA also has an option to purchase up to 25 additional buses.

Linde North America buying 20 more LNG-fueled trucks

Green Car Congress

Linde North America is marking an intensifying commitment to liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the purchase of 20 more LNG-fueled trucks. The trucks, expected to be deployed later this year, will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of more than 700 trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America. After the success of this program, Linde deepened its commitment to the fuel with the purchase and deployment of 20 more tractors last year.

Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

Green Car Congress

A study of Tesla Roadster user data published by plug-in vehicle advocacy organization Plug In America (PIA) projects that the battery packs in the Roadsters will retain 80-85% of capacity after 100,000 miles (160,934 km) driven. Unlike the results from the earlier Plug In America LEAF Battery Survey, the Roadster study found no significant correlation between climate and battery longevity. —Plug In America’s Tesla Roadster Battery Study.

2013 119

Quantum awarded $4.8M purchase order for high capacity ultra-light weight natural gas storage tanks

Green Car Congress

Million purchase order from Agility Fuel Systems, a natural gas fuel system integrator for heavy duty trucks, buses and specialty vehicles, for Quantum’s industry-leading high capacity ultra-light weight natural gas tanks. This purchase order will be the cornerstone of a new agreement whereby Agility will be the exclusive distributor of Quantum’s line of large 25"-27" diameter CNG tanks for heavy duty truck applications in North America.

2012 76

BYD unveils North America’s largest electric bus factory; capacity for up to 1,500 vehicles annually

Green Car Congress

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California—North America’s largest. BYD is currently producing an additional 300 buses based on current customer orders and has options for more than 300 additional electric bus purchases. By the end of 2017, BYD will have delivered 70 all-electric trucks to 15 customers in North America, with orders for more than 140 trucks to-date.

Volkswagen’s Electrify America supplement discusses ZEV charging investments in disadvantaged California communities

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America last week submitted supplemental information to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) detailing its proposed charging investment in and benefit to underserved, low-income, and disadvantaged communities in the state as part of its court-mandated investment plan. Volkswagen Group of America created Electrify America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in Reston, Virginia, to fulfill its Appendix C commitments.

2017 60

Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 10 million units; Europe outpaces N America in 2016

Green Car Congress

Although hybrid sales in Japan have stalled, and have dropped in North America, Europe and other regions have been the growth engine. In 2016, for the first time, Europe hybrid sales outpaced those of North America (285.9 Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota Motor Corporation hybrids reached 10.05 million units as of 31 January, scooting past the 10-million unit mark.

2017 65

Hyundai-Kia America and Mojo Mobility partnering on wireless fast-charging project

Green Car Congress

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., KMA and Mojo Mobility have not yet announced when the system will be available for purchase. HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc., a wireless power technology company, have been awarded funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies (VT) program to research and develop a system for wireless fast-charging an electric vehicle at up to a 19.2 kW power transfer rate.

2015 81

Volkswagen Truck & Bus enters into strategic alliance with Navistar, takes 16.6% stake; entry into N. America

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen Truck & Bus will purchase from Navistar newly issued common shares representing, pro forma for such issuance, a 16.6% and an aggregate purchase price of approximately $256 million (or approximately €229 million at current exchange rates).

2016 76

US Senate Armed Services Committee produces markup limiting DoD purchase of biofuels and prohibiting construction of biorefineries

Green Car Congress

being obligated or spent for the production or sole purchase of. Fueled by private investment, they are adding to America’s mix of domestic energy, reducing prices for consumers and freeing us of foreign influence. —Adam Monroe, President of Novozymes North America. The US Senate Committee on Armed Services completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The bill emerging from the Senate committee authorizes $631.4

2012 92

Hyundai Motor America picks AeroVironment to provide dealer charging stations for 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor America has selected AeroVironment, Inc. NASDAQ:AVAV) as the preferred provider for charging system installation at its dealerships across North America for its 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid ( earlier post ). Hyundai owners can purchase AeroVironment home chargers and installation when purchasing their vehicles at the Hyundai dealership.

2015 60

Pacific states and BC agree to align GHG and clean energy policies; targeting 10% new vehicle ZEV purchases by 2016

Green Car Congress

Taking actions to expand the use of zero-emission vehicles, aiming for 10% of new public and private vehicle purchases by 2016. The Pacific Coast already has the highest penetration of electric cars in North America. The Governors of California, Oregon and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia signed a regional agreement strategically to align policies to reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy.

2013 78

Berkeley TSRC study quantifies VMT and GHG benefits of car2go car-sharing in North America

Green Car Congress

car2go NA is currently the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America. Since UC Berkeley first conducted its previous multi-city carsharing survey in 2008, many innovative mobility options have launched—including one-way carsharing—and this new study specifically analyzes the impact of one-way carsharing in North America. There are currently four forms of carsharing in North America, the study notes: Roundtrip.

Honda opens CNG fueling station on Marysville campus; 1st public CNG fueling station located on Honda property in North America

Green Car Congress

The CNG station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the first public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America. —Dana McBrien, Associate Chief Advisor - North America Logistics for Honda. Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 39,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion.

2015 75