Published on 05.07.2015
UK liquid-nitrogen engine pioneer Dearman has begun full testing of its zero-emission engine technology at its new liquid air R&D facility. Claimed to be the first dedicated liquid air engine facility of its kind, the Dearman Technology Centre, located near Croydon, houses a range of custom-built test cells, in which the firm’s technologies will undergo extended durability testing and new applications will be developed.
Published on 04.07.2015
In the US State of Massachusetts, the Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has decided to purchase 325 alt-fuel buses from New Flyer, Inc. of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for it’s MBTA fleet. The $222.2 million contract calls for delivery of new 40-foot Low Floor Hybrid and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to begin in July 2016, with all buses in service by June 2017.
Published on 02.07.2015
At the University of Delaware, a team of researchers has begun to investigate the use of solar power on the fuel cell bus fleet as a way to reduce operating costs without increasing greenhouse gas emissions. The program currently includes two 22-foot, 22-seat transit buses equipped with nickel-cadmium batteries to meet the power demand of the buses and hydrogen-fueled proton exchange membrane fuel cells to maintain the state of charge of the batteries.
Published on 30.06.2015
The world’s first purpose-built purely electric double-decker bus will enter passenger service in London this year, Mayor Boris Johnson announced recently, as he hosted representatives and major bus manufacturers from across the globe at City Hall for the first ever global Clean Bus Summit. The Clean Bus Summit and new trial underlines the Mayor’s continuing efforts to reduce emissions from London’s bus fleet, which is already one of the cleanest in the world. And thanks to today’s summit, following London’s example will become more affordable for more cities.
Published on 28.06.2015
American battery-eletcric bus manufacturer Proterra has completed a $55M strategic financing. This signals a new growth phase for the company, as Proterra scales production to meet growing demand and accelerates cash realization. Proterra closed a $30-million Series 4 equity round led by $19 million from several new strategic investors. The existing major investors in Proterra added $11 million of equity.