Electric Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:50:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sbs-depot.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Electric Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ 32 32 Electric buses will have access to overhead chargers at the Capital Metro South Bus Terminal https://sbs-depot.com/electric-buses-will-have-access-to-overhead-chargers-at-the-capital-metro-south-bus-terminal/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:37:29 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/electric-buses-will-have-access-to-overhead-chargers-at-the-capital-metro-south-bus-terminal/ The Capital Metro The Board has authorized the design and construction of charging stations in the Cap Metro South Operations Bus Terminal at 2910 E. Fifth St. The overhead charging stations will allow electric buses to park beneath them upon completion of their day of operation to recharge. The move that occurred Nov. 21 follows […]]]>

The Capital Metro The Board has authorized the design and construction of charging stations in the Cap Metro South Operations Bus Terminal at 2910 E. Fifth St. The overhead charging stations will allow electric buses to park beneath them upon completion of their day of operation to recharge. The move that occurred Nov. 21 follows a series of steps Cap Metro has taken to transition public transportation from Austin to zero emissions by 2035.

In September 2021, Cap Metro approved the purchase of 197 electric buses. The board unanimously approved the $255 million purchase from two manufacturers, Proterra and New Flyer. Manufacturers are expected to deliver the new buses within five years. Cap Metro plans to modify its facilities with overhead charging where a bus can park underneath to recharge rather than being plugged in.

“This contract that we are offering you is what the infrastructure needed in terms of billing for these new buses and our operating facilities,” said vice president of capital projects Kenneth Cartwright.

CapMetro plans to contract Proterrathe same company it contracted with last year to source electric buses, to design and manufacture the aerial charging stations, but the stations can be used by any electric bus that is not a Proterra design as well, Cartwright said.

Cartwright outlined details of the plans in a report to CapMetro’s board.

The North Ops facility at 9315 McNeil Road, Austin, already has nine chargers and 12 dispensers, and three additional chargers with dispensers are being installed. The go-ahead from the Cap Metro board allows the south facility at 2910 E. Fifth St, Austin, to move forward with the installation of overhead loaders in the south.

The 2910 South location will have a capacity of 48 electric buses. Cap Metro plans to design and install two 1.44 megawatt Proterra charging stations which are expected to be operational in 2023. The $4.6 million project with a 10% contingency is locally funded.

“Our existing chargers are plug-in chargers, but what we are converting are overhead chargers. So our buses will either be able to be charged overhead or plugged in, but for the majority, for efficiency reasons, we want to do it over the top,” Cartwright said.

Cap Metro will build a gantry structure to support drop-down overhead loaders and add enough solar panels to generate 4.3 megawatts of solar power at the North Ops site at 9315 Old McNeil Road/Burnet Road, Austin, Cartwright said.

According to Cap Metro, each bus should take around six hours to recharge, but recharging could take as little as 14 minutes.

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Social Affairs Minister urges Jakarta to provide special transport for people with disabilities https://sbs-depot.com/social-affairs-minister-urges-jakarta-to-provide-special-transport-for-people-with-disabilities/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 13:43:16 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/social-affairs-minister-urges-jakarta-to-provide-special-transport-for-people-with-disabilities/ TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini, proposed that the capital has a means of urban transport for the disabled. This was stated when she was visited by members of the Jakarta Transport Board (DTKJ) at her office in Jakarta on Wednesday, November 16. The idea is in line with the DTKJ […]]]>

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini, proposed that the capital has a means of urban transport for the disabled. This was stated when she was visited by members of the Jakarta Transport Board (DTKJ) at her office in Jakarta on Wednesday, November 16.

The idea is in line with the DTKJ Awards which would be held under the theme “Integrated Transportation for Jakarta as an Inclusive City” on November 22.

According to Minister Risma, the need for transport adapted to people with disabilities must be met by taking into account the diversity of disabilities with all their needs. “What needs to be ensured is easily accessible transport for people with disabilities, not only for those who are physically disabled, but also for the blind and others,” she said, quoted on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Risma offered DTKJ to push relevant stakeholders to purchase a special bus for the disabled that serves various routes in Jakarta.

This is also intended to prove the commitment of the government to implement one of the points of the Jakarta Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2023-2032, which was endorsed by the non-national members of the Economic Commission United Nations Social and Social Policy for Asia. and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in October. It mentions the availability of accessibility for people with disabilities, one of them being public transport.

Meanwhile, DTKJ chief Haris Muhammadun said his side launched the DTKJ Awards as a barometer for organizing transport for the disabled. Therefore, this event is expected to be a driving force in realizing the rights of persons with disabilities to use transport, especially in Jakarta.

At least there will be two activities in the DTKJ Awards. It is the integrated transport discussion forum for Jakarta as an inclusive city and awards in seven categories for transport providers that offer facilities suitable for people with disabilities.

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Emerging Electric Bus Market Trends, Growth Factors, Business Opportunities and Forecast to 2027 https://sbs-depot.com/emerging-electric-bus-market-trends-growth-factors-business-opportunities-and-forecast-to-2027/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:05:21 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/emerging-electric-bus-market-trends-growth-factors-business-opportunities-and-forecast-to-2027/ Propulsion Electric Bus Market (BEV, PHEV and FCEV), Application (Intercity and Intra-City), Consumer, Range, Bus Length, Seating Count, Power Output, Battery Capacity, Component, Level of range, battery type and region – Global Forecast to 2027 This press release was originally issued by SBWire Northbrook, IL 60062 — (SBWIRE) — 16/11/2022 — The world Electric bus […]]]>

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Northbrook, IL 60062 — (SBWIRE) — 16/11/2022 — The world Electric bus market The size of the t is expected to grow from around 81,000 units in 2021 to 704,000 units by 2027, at a CAGR of 43.1%. Factors such as increasing pollution and environmental hazards, strict government regulations and fierce competition have compelled automotive OEMs to manufacture fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.

OEMs around the world are investing heavily in research and test applications leading to continued advancements in electric buses. For example, in September 2020, Proterra introduced its brand new battery electric transit vehicle, the ZX5 Electric Bus. Proterra’s fifth-generation battery electric transit bus features a new, simplified vehicle design and maximizes the amount of energy that can be stored onboard the vehicle to increase power and range. Additionally, in September 2020, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new all-electric eCitaro G. It is optionally equipped with innovative solid-state batteries.

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In the electric bus market, by bus length, the 9-14m segment is expected to be the largest market during the forecast period in terms of volume. The 9-14m segment dominates the electric bus segment due to the large volumes of electric passenger buses used in the public transport fleet. Most public transport fleets, especially in China, which represents more than 93% of the market, are mainly composed of electric buses with a length of 9 to 14 m. Additionally, many of the major OEMs such as BYD, Proterra and Yutong have supplied electric buses with lengths of 9-14m. Countries considering replacing existing public fleets with electric fleets are also considering electric buses of the same length.

The electric bus market leaders are focusing on expanding their business into new markets across the globe. North America is one of the potential markets for electric buses and coaches. In October 2020, New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. announced that Knoxville Area Transit (“KAT”) had awarded New Flyer a contract for twelve zero-emission battery electric thirty-five-foot heavy-duty trucks . transit buses, with options to purchase up to 13 additional zero-emission buses in thirty-five or forty-foot lengths over the remaining term of the five-year agreement. OEMs are releasing new electric bus variants for school bus use. For example, in March 2021, the Blue Bird delivered its 400th electric school bus in North America. The company expects 1,000 electric school buses to be delivered by 2022. These buses are primarily used for electric bus purposes and plans to transition to zero-emission school buses. Yutong also became the first all-electric bus brand represented in Denmark and is also the first Chinese bus brand with significant volume in Denmark.

It is estimated that the segment up to 400 kWh will have the largest market in 2021 due to large volumes of electric buses in China’s intra-city public transport. Most buses use batteries up to 400 kWh. One of the main advantages of the battery up to 400 kWh is its low cost fast charging and high energy efficiency. As a result, major players have deployed up to 400kWh of battery capacity to stay competitive. Additionally, batteries up to 400 kWh are cheaper and require less space, and hence the segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period.

The up to 250 KW segment dominates the electric bus market due to the large volumes of electric passenger buses used in the public transport fleet. Most public transport fleets, especially in China, have electric buses with power up to 250 kW. Toyota’s fuel cell bus “Sora” powertrain consists of two 114 kW fuel cells developed for the Toyota Mirai. Currently, many fuel cell buses in Europe use hybrid fuel cell technology. For example, the Van Hool A330 bus ordered for the cities of Cologne and Wuppertal in Germany in July 2019 had an 85 kW fuel cell supplied by Ballard Power Systems and a 24 kWh traction battery. With the continuous developments in electric vehicle technologies, large-power electric buses are also expected to grow in the future.

The Asia-Pacific region is the largest electric bus market in the world. It includes some of the largest and most developed economies in the world. The growth in the region can be attributed to the dominance of the Chinese market and the presence of major OEMs such as BYD and Yutong in the country, driving exponential growth in the electric bus and coach market in Asia-Pacific. Additionally, Shenzhen was the first city in the world to have a fully electrified public transport fleet. Large electric bus production volumes, favorable regulations for electric buses and rapidly growing charging infrastructure are expected to drive the electric bus market in Asia Pacific.

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Qatar 2022 state-of-the-art transport systems https://sbs-depot.com/qatar-2022-state-of-the-art-transport-systems/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 09:26:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/qatar-2022-state-of-the-art-transport-systems/ *Learn more about the evolution of Qatar’s transport network Over the past few years, Qatar’s transport infrastructure has been transformed to provide fast and efficient options for residents and fans during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Guided by Qatar’s National Vision 2030 – which aims to reduce the country’s dependence on hydrocarbons – the Supreme […]]]>

*Learn more about the evolution of Qatar’s transport network

Over the past few years, Qatar’s transport infrastructure has been transformed to provide fast and efficient options for residents and fans during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Guided by Qatar’s National Vision 2030 – which aims to reduce the country’s dependence on hydrocarbons – the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has worked with a range of stakeholders to accelerate a host of transportation projects before the World Cup, including the Doha Metro, highways, electric buses and trams.

Public transport will be free for Hayya Card holders between 10 November and 23 December 2022 – and thanks to the compact nature of Qatar 2022, fans will have the chance to catch more than one match a day during early stages of the tournament.

Eng. Thani Al Zarraa, director of mobility operations at SC, said fans will always be at the center of the action during Qatar 2022.

“During the planning phase, our ambition was to facilitate seamless journeys to and from stadiums, accommodation and other venues. And through close collaboration with stakeholders, such as Ashghal, Qatar Rail and the Ministry of Transport , we are on track to achieve our goals,” said Al Zarraa.

“The compact nature of Qatar means supporters will always be close to a stadium, fan zone or entertainment activation. Our aim is to ensure they have seamless journeys between venues” , added Al Zarraa.

On match days, fans will use buses, metro, light rail and taxis to get around. Five of the eight FIFA World Cup stadiums are directly connected to the metro, with the others being connected by a combination of metro and shuttle services.

Since its launch in 2019, the metro has been widely used by locals and tested at many major football tournaments, including two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup and the FIFA Arab Cup last year. .

“The metro is the main transport option for supporters and will play a vital role in transporting people to and from the stadiums. We were fortunate to witness the success of its operations, especially during the FIFA Arab Cup, when it was used by 2.5 million passengers in 19 days,” said Al Zarraa.

Hosting the World Cup also accelerated the upgrading of roads and highways and accelerated the development of sidewalks and cycle lanes to provide increased accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.

Qatar has also stepped up plans to encourage the use of sustainable transport services with the introduction of electric cars, scooters and buses. A fleet of 4,000 buses, including 700 electric versions, will shuttle passengers between transport platforms and stadiums. The buses, meanwhile, are expected to carry around 50,000 passengers a day during the World Cup.

“The core of our plans was to offer environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional transport options. Fans will be able to rent e-scooters and bikes in West Bay, Lusail City and The Pearl, which will contribute to our goal of delivering the most sustainable edition of the World Cup in history. It’s also a really fun way to explore the country,” said Al Zarraa.

Qatar’s green transport network will set new benchmarks for sustainability and contribute greatly to local communities, who will use these systems for generations to come.

“The transformation that Qatar has experienced will benefit its people long after the World Cup, whether it’s providing affordable and sustainable transport alternatives or encouraging different options that will help the country reduce its carbon emissions. “, said Al Zarraa.

Visit www.qatar2022.qa/gettingaround and follow @Roadto2022Go for the latest transport updates from Qatar 2022.

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The Mobility House will charge MTA e-buses https://sbs-depot.com/the-mobility-house-will-charge-mta-e-buses/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:04:44 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/the-mobility-house-will-charge-mta-e-buses/ The Mobility House has been selected by the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to deploy its ChargePilot smart charging and energy management solution for New York City Transit (NYCT), the largest public bus fleet operator in the USA. During the one-year pilot program, The House of Mobility will manage electric bus charging for […]]]>


The Mobility House has been selected by the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to deploy its ChargePilot smart charging and energy management solution for New York City Transit (NYCT), the largest public bus fleet operator in the USA.

During the one-year pilot program, The House of Mobility will manage electric bus charging for 27 charging ports at two bus depots in Staten Island and Queens. With The Mobility House’s ChargePilot, local utility fare structures can be coordinated with bus schedules and travel routes. This allows ChargePilot to optimize charging to maximize vehicle uptime, reduce electricity costs and streamline the transition to electric vehicles.

Now that The Mobility House has concluded proof-of-concept modeling with Transit Tech lab, ChargePilot has been shown to reduce OPEX by more than $35,000 per month in OPEX in one of two deposits only. According to The Mobility House, the ChargePilot solution that will now be deployed by the MTA in New York will now save the MTA more than $420,000 in operating expenses in one year.

In 2018, New York City announced they were aiming for their entire bus fleet to be electrified by 2040. The announcement came from public transport company Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) which operates more than 5,700 buses. Earlier this year, New York City ordered another 60 electric buses from New Flyer of America, after the company had already delivered 15 electric buses to the city.

“We are thrilled to partner with the MTA as it embarks on a journey to zero emissions,” said Gregor Hintler, US Managing Director of The Mobility House. “As the largest public fleet operator in the country, ensuring reliable operations is critical to the success of their electrification goals, especially when some buses require two to four charging sessions per day. We are proud that The Mobility House’s technology and electrification expertise contributes to this essential mission.

Earlier this month, Munich-based The Mobility House has secured an investment amount of approximately 50 million euros for its technological development and expansion in Europe, North America and Asia. The funding will be dedicated to expanding The Mobility House’s market position in the areas of smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G).

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GreenCell secures funding from AfDB, others for e-bus project, decarbonization, gender equity, Auto News, ET Auto https://sbs-depot.com/greencell-secures-funding-from-afdb-others-for-e-bus-project-decarbonization-gender-equity-auto-news-et-auto/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 10:27:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/greencell-secures-funding-from-afdb-others-for-e-bus-project-decarbonization-gender-equity-auto-news-et-auto/ Additional grants worth $325,000 from the CTF and $5.2 million from the Climate Innovation and Development Fund (CIDF) of Goldman Sach and Bloomberg are also being made available to Green Cell. New Delhi: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Clean Technology Fund (CTF) signed a financing package of 55 million […]]]>

Additional grants worth $325,000 from the CTF and $5.2 million from the Climate Innovation and Development Fund (CIDF) of Goldman Sach and Bloomberg are also being made available to Green Cell.

New Delhi: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Clean Technology Fund (CTF) signed a financing package of 55 million USD with GreenCell Express Private Limited (GEPL), leader in sharing electric mobility actor, to develop 255 battery-electric buses (e-buses) to serve 5 million people per year on 56 intercity lines in India. The funding also aims to improve the safety of passengers, especially women, through enhanced safety features including cameras, track and panic buttons connected to command controls for immediate response, a statement from the company said. GreenCell Press.

Additional grants worth $325,000 from the CTF and $5.2 million from Goldman Sach’s and Bloomberg’s Climate Innovation and Development Fund (CIDF) are also made available to Green Cell. The CIDF grant will partially fund the decarbonization of 100 of the 255 e-buses by deploying solar and battery energy storage systems. Overall, the project will reduce emissions by approximately 15,000 tonnes per year.

Electrifying transportation is a key factor in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our cities. This funding accelerates our program of promoting and investing in clean and sustainable businesses in India to achieve India’s climate goals and Sustainable Development Goals,” said Dhanpal Jhaveri, Managing Director and CEO of EverSource Capital.

Sumit Mittal, COO and CFO of GreenCell Mobility, said, “This financing package is more than an investment in GreenCell Mobility; it is an investment in a greener, safer and therefore more sustainable future for India. We welcome it as an endorsement of our efforts to become a pan-India player in shared electric mobility as part of India’s strong push for transport electrification. With the GEPL offering, we bring to the segment intercity bus travel, electric buses that enhance a safe and seamless travel experience for the new age Indian travellers, especially our women.

India’s public transport needs are expected to grow rapidly as the country urbanizes. In 2020, truck transport accounted for 87% of all passenger trips, 18% of total energy consumption and 11.7% of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Decarbonizing public transport in India is essential for the country to achieve its net zero climate commitments, and ensuring the safety and security of female passengers is important to making travel more inclusive” By providing safe transport for women , these intercity buses will improve their ability to participate in economic and livelihood opportunities. The Director General of the AfDB’s Private Sector Operations Department, Suzanne Gaboury, said.

This project qualified for a 2x Gender Funding Notea challenge launched at the G7 summit in 2018 to encourage gender-responsive investment among development finance institutions.

GEPL is a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenCell Mobility Private Limited (GreenCell), a platform company of the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF). GGEF is an Indian alternative investment fund in India managed by EverSource Capital with a mandate to raise institutional capital into green infrastructure in India.

GreenCell Mobility (GreenCell) was established to become one of the leading pan-India players in shared electric mobility by leveraging proven global experience, developments in e-mobility technology and strong government push India in favor of transport electrification in India, the company said. .

GreenCell is implementing nearly 1,400 electric bus projects in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, etc., of which more than 600 electric buses are operational in 21 cities in India.

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Check out London’s new electric tram-buses that charge in just 10 minutes https://sbs-depot.com/check-out-londons-new-electric-tram-buses-that-charge-in-just-10-minutes/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/check-out-londons-new-electric-tram-buses-that-charge-in-just-10-minutes/ Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled its latest clean public transport – 20 fully electric tram-buses. These futuristic bubble-shaped London buses will run on the 358 route from Crystal Palace to Orpington from 2023. London’s electric tram-buses have been acquired by Go Ahead, London’s largest bus operator, from the Spanish e-mobility manufacturer Irizar. London’s tram-bus […]]]>

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled its latest clean public transport – 20 fully electric tram-buses. These futuristic bubble-shaped London buses will run on the 358 route from Crystal Palace to Orpington from 2023.

London’s electric tram-buses have been acquired by Go Ahead, London’s largest bus operator, from the Spanish e-mobility manufacturer Irizar. London’s tram-bus is officially known as iTram. This is the first time that Irizar manufactures and launches right-hand drive trams in the UK.

The 12-metre-long (39-foot-long) tram-buses will recharge in just 10 minutes in total on one of London’s longest bus routes because, like Irizar explained yesterday in an ad:

[They’ll] be recharged between journeys using two fast-charging inverted pantograph systems to be installed at Crystal Palace and Orpington bus stations, enabling buses to be recharged in less than five minutes and enabling them to make the service required effortlessly. After completing the route, the buses will receive a short recharge using the depot chargers.

This is what the reverse pantograph system looks like:

Photo: Irizar

The inverted pantograph system is also used on all-electric buses route 132which stretches between North Greenwich and Bexleyheath.

The tram-buses are also very stylish inside and have USB chargers, Wi-Fi, Braille buttons, luggage racks and passenger information.

Route 358 is a tram-bus pilot, and TfL says if it is successful it will roll out more electric tram-buses on other London routes in the future.

There are currently around 850 electric buses in use for public transport in London.

TfL has pledged to deliver a fleet of zero-emission buses to London by 2034 in its Buses Action Plan, and it says, subject to further funding, may be able to bring its action forward. target until 2030.

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Electric buses are coming to school districts in South Dakota https://sbs-depot.com/electric-buses-are-coming-to-school-districts-in-south-dakota/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 19:56:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/electric-buses-are-coming-to-school-districts-in-south-dakota/ Six school districts across the state will soon receive new electric buses. Making this possible is a federal grant to replace older diesel-powered models aimed at reducing fossil fuel emissions. The electric buses are paid for with a $3.6 million grant from the Biden administration. School districts in Alexandria, DeSmet, Garretson, Lower Brule, Viborg and […]]]>

Six school districts across the state will soon receive new electric buses. Making this possible is a federal grant to replace older diesel-powered models aimed at reducing fossil fuel emissions.

The electric buses are paid for with a $3.6 million grant from the Biden administration. School districts in Alexandria, DeSmet, Garretson, Lower Brule, Viborg and Volga are getting at least one electric bus under the plan.

The Sioux Valley School District serves the Volga and other communities. Superintendent Laura Schuster says the new buses will make up half of the district’s fleet.

“Currently we have four bus lines running every day,” Schuster said. “When we applied for the grant, we decided to apply for two buses, which would represent half of our routes. We envision these buses being in service for the 23-24 school year.”

Sioux Valley will receive two buses with estimated savings of just under $800,000. Schuster says those dollars will add up.

“We’re a smaller district, so our capital expenditure budget is always very tight,” Schuster said. “So there are a lot of things that we can do with these funds with buildings and facilities that we would have to use towards replacing the buses at some point. It’s very important for our school district because it’s is a lot of money.”

Viborg-Hurley District Superintendent Brett Mellem wants to see how electric buses handle real-world conditions — like a South Dakota winter.

“Our routes range from 35 to 50 miles round trip, usually around 40, 42,” Mellem said. “Our goal is to do the morning and evening route on one charge, but we’ll just have to adjust because Obviously when the heaters are running and you have kids you don’t want to run out of charge because their safety is the priority.

These buses can travel approximately 120 miles between charges. The grant also covers charging equipment and associated infrastructure.

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Electric buses are ready to take off at US airports https://sbs-depot.com/electric-buses-are-ready-to-take-off-at-us-airports/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/electric-buses-are-ready-to-take-off-at-us-airports/ Battery-powered buses are hitting the streets of the country as operators phase out their diesel-guzzling models. This week, the Biden administration awarded nearly $1 billion to help school districts revamp yellow bus fleets and reduce children’s exposure to air pollution. Transport agencies from Los Angeles County at New York City are working on the complete […]]]>

Battery-powered buses are hitting the streets of the country as operators phase out their diesel-guzzling models. This week, the Biden administration awarded nearly $1 billion to help school districts revamp yellow bus fleets and reduce children’s exposure to air pollution. Transport agencies from Los Angeles County at New York City are working on the complete electrification of public transport networks. And across the asphalt expanses of airports, electric buses are transporting more and more passengers from terminals to tarmacs.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the largest transportation agency in the United States, awarded more than $27 million this year to help a dozen airports buy zero-emission buses, charging stations and equipment used to service planes at the gates. It’s above more than $300 million in grants it awarded last year to electrify airport equipment.

Airport electrification is an important part of achieving net zero emissions and addressing our climate crisis,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told Canary Media. This funding brings us closer to that goal, while helping to get passengers and their luggage where they need to go. »

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Airport operations contribute a relatively small share — 1.seven percent — carbon dioxide emissions from the US aviation sector, according to the FAA. More … than 97 percent of sector CO2 emissions come from burning fossil kerosene on US domestic and international flights.

Yet buses and other ground-based equipment can still spew harmful diesel exhaust into communities surrounding airports. And unlike replacing kerosene with hydrogen Where batteryor using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuelVehicle electrification is something the aviation industry can do immediately to reduce greenhouse gases.

Our biggest effort to reduce emissions is to electrify our entire shuttle fleet,” said Haley Gentry, CEO from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina.

CLTin the world sixth busiest airport for passenger traffic, aims to withdraw its fleet from almost 60 diesel shuttles and replace it with 50 electric models by the end of this decade. With the help of almost $ten million in FAA subsidies, operators have so far purchased ten battery-powered buses, ordered five more and installed 11 electric charging stations, she says.

The electric fleet includes models from the American manufacturer Proterrawho manufactured the vehicles in Greenville, SC, and the Canadian company New flyerwhich produced its buses in Anniston, Alabama.

We’re looking to figure out what works best for us, through trial and error,” Gentry said. Some models seem better suited for use on city streets. Buses that carry passengers from car parks to airport terminals need to be able to lower their floor or entry doors more than a typical transit bus, so people can easily carry their luggage.

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Vice President Harris takes charge of electric buses with Senator Murray https://sbs-depot.com/vice-president-harris-takes-charge-of-electric-buses-with-senator-murray/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 22:32:16 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/vice-president-harris-takes-charge-of-electric-buses-with-senator-murray/ It was a veritable who’s who of Democratic leadership that stretched from Seattle to DC on Wednesday. And it was all about electric buses. The crowd included Vice President Kamala Harris, Senator Patty Murray, Governor Jay Inslee, EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell. Murray was promoting her results School Bus Cleanliness Act […]]]>

It was a veritable who’s who of Democratic leadership that stretched from Seattle to DC on Wednesday. And it was all about electric buses.

The crowd included Vice President Kamala Harris, Senator Patty Murray, Governor Jay Inslee, EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell.

Murray was promoting her results School Bus Cleanliness Act which was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Act.

“Building new, clean electric buses and putting them on our roads is good for our kids, our economy and our planet,” Murray said. “That’s why for months I pushed for my Clean School Bus Act. Because it’s just one way to spur an economy-wide transition to clean energy. We will make these clean buses here in America, creating well-paying jobs, while promoting clean air and better health outcomes for our children. It’s a win-win-win.

The law has a $5 billion budget over five years to help school districts replace fossil-fuel buses with electric models.

RELATED: Washington schools set to roll out new electric buses

“Who doesn’t love a yellow school bus?” Vice President Harris said. “It’s part of our experience growing up. It’s part of the nostalgia and more so of the excitement and joy of going to school, of being with your favorite teacher, of being with your best friends. and to learn.”

“In America today, 25 million children go to school in a yellow school bus. Today, 95% of our school buses are diesel powered, which contributes to very serious conditions that affect the health and the ability to learn.”

EPA Administrator Regan also announced at the event that 389 school districts across the United States will receive $1 billion to purchase electric buses.

While the event consisted of back-to-back speeches from various public officials, Murray is also currently on the campaign trail. It is opposed by the Republicans Tiffany Smiley to represent Washington State in the United States Senate.

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Vice President Harris’ stop in Seattle also included a downtown fundraising event at The Showbox.

“There’s an inverse relationship between Patty Murray’s height and her power,” Harris said at the event, commenting on Murray’s height.

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