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    We could have electric buses that recharge in 15 seconds
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    First, Swiss watches. Now this. Switzerland is home to a system that will allow battery-electric buses to get their juice in 15-second increments at bus-stop-mounted electric chargers. High-tech, indeed. Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is leading of a group of ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: VW Golf TDI wins green car award, DC buses might go electric
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    The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI has won the award for 2014 Northwest Green Car or the Year. The distinction comes from the Northwest Automotive Press Association during its Drive Revolution event in Portland. Co-chairman of the event, Jeff Zurschmeide, says, "Volkswagen has led the diesel passenger ...

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    Ditching your car could save you over $10,000 a year
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    Looking to line your pockets with some extra cash? Perhaps it's time to give up driving. A sobering report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says that people using public transit in the 20 cities with the most riders save an average of $848 dollars a month, or $10,181 a ...

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    Official: BYD's 40-foot electric bus passes federal government's strength tests
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    One down, two to go. BYD, which hopes to start shipping its electric buses to US municipalities later this year, says its 40-foot electric bus has passed the US federal government's structural testing program in Altoona, PA. The Chinese company wants to start selling two other models in the US as ...

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    Report: BYD electric bus sale to California city gets a closer look from the feds
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    Like the stop-an-go nature of the municipal routes its electric buses will be serving, the progression of China-based BYD and its goal to get cities to adopt its vehicles has not been a smooth one. This time, the news is about the city of Long Beach, CA. And it's not all good. The issue is ...

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    Report: BYD electric buses can run 30 hours between charges
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    Don Henley once sang of a New York Minute. When it comes to BYD and the testing of its all-electric buses, though, the time measurement of choice is 30 hours. That's how long buses made by the China-based automaker can run between electric charges, according to recent tests. SAE International ...

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    Report: Utah State University raises $9M for wireless electric buses
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    Utah may be best known among motor enthusiasts for the high speed runs across the Bonneville Salt Flats, but there's another development within the state that's just as intriguing, albeit substantially slower. Utah State University, which last year unveiled an electric bus that could be recharged ...

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    Official: BYD gets Europe's largest-ever e-bus contract, headed to Amsterdam airport
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    China-based automaker BYD won a contract from the city of Amsterdam for what the company says will be the largest-ever European fleet of battery-electric buses. BYD will produce 35 buses that will be used at the city's Schiphol Airport to shuttle passengers between terminals and aircraft on the ...

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    Report: Proterra slams Long Beach for giving electric bus contract to China's BYD
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    While the city of Long Beach, CA, could pit BYD and Proterra electric buses against each other in a race along the city's famed Long Beach Grand Prix route to determine the winner of the municipality's new bus contract, we know that's not going to happen. Instead, the city is debating its ...

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    Official: Volvo will sell 475 hybrid buses to Quebec
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    Swedish vehicle maker Volvo has received its largest-ever order for hybrid buses, a deal to supply Quebec with a huge fleet of 475 units, with an option to buy another 1,200. Volvo's Nova Bus division plans to deliver the buses in early 2014 and the buses will be distributed through Quebec's nine ...

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    Official: Electric-bus maker Proterra gets $23 million in latest financing round
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    This fast-charging bus maker got some fast money, as Proterra has raised $23 million in a recent round of equity financing. Proterra, which says it makes the world's first battery electric bus built especially for fast chargers, has tripled orders of its EcoRide model within the past year. For ...

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    Official: BYD buses win MPGe tests in Colombia
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    The energy efficiency of electric buses from BYD didn't get lost in translation, apparently. The Chinese company entered its all-electric buses in a fuel-efficiency testing program put on in Colombia by the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and InterAmerican Development Bank (IABD), and the buses ...

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    Video: The Michigan Transportation Musical puts the glee into riding a bus
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    Need some lighthearted proof that Millennials – or whatever we're calling college-age students these days – can get excited about not driving cars? Check out The Michigan Transportation Musical. The reason the twelve-and-a-half-minute video got made is to let new students at the ...

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    Official: BYD sells six electric buses to Netherlands' island
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    Don't worry, there won't be a spelling test for this one. China-based vehicle maker BYD won a contract to sell six of its electric buses to the 10-mile-long island that's home to the Netherlands' first national park. BYD says that park, Schiermonnikoog (spell-check won't catch that), is ...

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    Official: A123 announces plans to make battery packs for Tata hybrid buses
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    A123, the battery company that supplies lithium-ion battery packs for companies such as Fisker Automotive, BMW and General Motors, will produce battery packs for hybrid-electric buses made by Tata Motors, India's biggest automaker. The battery packs will be used in Tata's hybrid city buses ...

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    Trans Tech wheels out electric school bus with 130-mile range
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    Manufacturer Trans Tech Bus will soon offer its customers a "green" solution for transporting students to and from school with its eTrans electric-only bus. The 42-passenger school bus will be equipped with a 120-kW (161-horsepower) electric motor powered by a pair of 278-volt lithium-ion ...

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    Report: Hong Kong to purchase 8 "supercapacitor," 28 electric buses for $180 million
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    The government of Hong Kong is ready to invest $180 million to acquire 36 single-decker buses, but ordinary coaches won't cut it. Ordinary emissions buses, that is. Concerns over roadside pollution have convinced government officials in Hong Kong to purchase eight low-emissions "supercapacitor" ...

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    Arctic Whisper diesel hybrid bus boasts 18 hours of electric-only range
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    Since it won the Future Transport Award at the Elmia Future Transport Fair in Sweden, it seems safe to say that the Hybricon Arctic Whisper diesel hybrid transit bus stands out. The Future Transport Award highlights effective, environmentally sound and economically viable transportation ...

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    Infographic: What's the greenest way to get there?
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    What's the greenest way to get from point A to point B? Is it by airplane or train? How 'bout by bus? Or is a grid-charged electric vehicle the greenest mode of transport? Well, the answer depends on the length of the trip. Is it 350 miles? If so, then a bus seems to be the greenest means to get ...

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    Proterra's electric EcoRide buses will recharge Florida's StarMetro service, quickly
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    Let the electric bus revolution begin. Tallahassee, Florida transit authority StarMetro has ordered three EcoRide electric urban transit buses and a single quick-charge station from South Carolina firm Proterra. The project, funded by a $5-million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, ...

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