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    Official: BYD, Long Beach agree to cancel electric bus contract
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    Long Beach, California, has long been known as the Queen City because of the Queen Mary ocean liner that's docked there. A much less elegant situation is happening to Chinese vehicle maker BYD, which had a $12.1-million contract nullified over what BYD says is a technicality. BYD said last week ...

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    Official: BYD electric bus goes over 200 miles on one charge in Denmark
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    BYD continues to have good news to share about its electric buses. From huge orders (1,200 units!) in China to 30-hour run times in New York City, things seem to be working well for the maker of the EV people mover. The latest batch of good news comes from Copenhagen, Denmark, where BYD says an ...

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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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    Official: BYD gets order for 1,200 electric buses from Dalian, China
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    The good news is that the BYD electric buses slated for service in the China city of Dalian will easily be able to go from the factory to the streets on a single charge. Dalian has put an order in for a whopping 1,200 BYD electric buses, which are said to have a single-charge range of about 155 ...

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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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    Official: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joins electric bus maker Proterra
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    Ray LaHood had a lot on his plate when he was the US Secretary of Transportation. Whether it was distracted driving, cash for clunkers or troubles with Toyota, LaHood was at the helm of the DOT during a tumultuous time. Now that he's been away from the post for half a year, he's ready to get back ...

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    Report: BYD may be singing electric bus blues on testing, wage issues
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    Omaha, we have a problem. BYD, the China-based vehicle maker that's about 10 percent owned by Warren Buffett ("The Oracle of Omaha") is facing questions about the reliability of electric buses that are targeted for use by the city of Long Beach, CA, after cracks were found in some of the buses' ...

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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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    Official: LA orders up to 25 electric buses for transit duty in car-loving city
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    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a contract with BYD Motors for up to 25 new all-electric buses, of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. This is the first time Metro has purchased and placed into revenue service any all-electric ...

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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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    Utah State University moves forward with wireless electric "Aggie Bus"
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    The name "Aggie Bus" doesn't fully explain the factors that make this all-electric people-mover kind of a big deal. First displayed last week, the Aggie Bus can charge wirelessly, with "a maximum misalignment of up to six inches during charging over an air gap of 10 inches," and is over 90 ...

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    Official: E-Moss testing "completely climate-neutral" wireless charging bus in Netherlands
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    If it works for passenger cars, it can certainly work for passenger buses. Wireless charging is being tested in small batches in cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, but there's big work being done in Den Bosch in the Netherlands, where E-Moss is testing a 39-foot all-electric bus and ...

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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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    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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    EVS: Utah State University quietly working on in-road wireless charging
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    If you had to name one of the biggest game-change moments that the electric vehicle could bring to the world, try this one: Every prior attempt to electrify the car has assumed the vehicle would be the energy carrier. By comparison, the grid is much more efficient at moving energy from point ...

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    Official: BYD will supply up to 10 all-electric buses to Windsor, Ontario
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    Some Americans may derisively refer to Canada as the 51st state, but when it comes to BYD's all-electric buses, them Maple Leafs have left us behind. The City of Windsor, Ontario, which is right across the river from Detroit, will be the first North American municipality to have a fleet of ...

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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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    Video: Proterra Ecoliner electric bus stops by Jay Leno's Garage
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    Jay Leno's Garage is teaming with electricity now that the Proterra Ecoliner electric transit bus has arrived. The lithium-titanate-powered Ecoliner could well be the type of bus that will revolutionize mass transit. It incorporates elements of Formula One, tank technology and regenerative ...

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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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