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BYD introduces Type A battery electric school bus

BYD introduced its Type A battery electric vehicle, a zero-emission school bus that combines design, performance and safety together in a package built to meet the needs of students and administrators. The BYD Type A offers innovative vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. The

Daimler Trucks N. A. selects Meritor 14Xe ePowertrain for next-gen school bus

Meritor Inc. announced it will provide its Blue Horizon 14Xe integrated ePowertrain for the next generation, all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus from Thomas Built Buses (TBB). This is Meritor’s first electric vehicle production award with a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand. The intended agreement will span five years and is expected to start

Amply Power to help bring more electric school buses to NYC

Amply Power announced that Pioneer Transportation Corp., a school bus company that transports over 40,000 students daily in New York City, has signed on as a charging-as-a-service (CaaS) customer and will convert five of its existing diesel school buses to battery-operated electric power. Under the five-year contract, signed in July 2021, Amply Power is installing

Proterra to supply battery technology for up to 10,000 Lightning eMotors EVs

Proterra Inc. has expanded its partnership with Lightning eMotors to power their Class 4 and Class 5 electric commercial vehicles with Proterra’s battery technology. Under a new multi-year supply agreement, Proterra contracted to supply battery systems totaling more than 900 megawatt-hours in battery storage capacity to Lightning eMotors to power up to 10,000 electric commercial

Reyco Granning to provide suspensions for Forest River Bus

Reyco Granning announced a new partnership with Forrest River Bus to provide its air-ride solution for the transit bus, shuttle bus and coach markets. According to Reyco Granning, its TransportMaster was designed to improve ride quality, manage body height and permit kneeling for commercial buses. Other features and benefits highlighted by the manufacturer: • Pre-plumbed air

Tyrata demonstrates Drive-Over System for automated tire tread monitoring

Tyrata Inc. highlights new study results of its Drive-Over System (DOS) for automated tire tread monitoring. The DOS, which resembles a speed bump, collects the tire tread depth every time a vehicle passes over it. A recent study with the Durham City Transit Co. demonstrated a 12% efficiency improvement using automated monitoring, directly translating into

IdlePro Extreme 350-, 420 amp alternators offered on Blue Bird rear engine diesel, CNG school buses

Prestolite Electric has been awarded standard position by Blue Bird o supply IdlePro Extreme alternators from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems. Blue Bird All American rear engine (RE) diesel and CNG-powered school buses will be offered with IdlePro Extreme 350- and 420-amp alternators as standard and optional equipment for models utilizing a Cummins 2021 engine. The

Gilbarco Veeder-Root introduces new level 2 electric vehicle charger

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has added to its Amps2Go line of smart Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with the new Series F19. According to the company, the Amps2Go Series F19 enables Level 2 charging in ways especially relevant for fleets operating private charging infrastructure. It employs the same rugged design as the Amps2Go Series F7. However, the Amps2Go Series F19 adds additional power output (19.2 kW) capability to better serve school buses and light- to medium-duty fleet trucks. The

Thermo King launches air purification system for public buses

Thermo King has launched a new air purification solution for buses that the company says continuously purifies the air while the bus is in operation. Thermo King says its air purification solution has been independently tested and proven to be 98% effective in deactivating certain viruses, including a surrogate for the virus that causes COVID-19.

PACCAR Parts releases new TRP all-makes grilles

PACCAR Parts is expanding its line of TRP all-makes grilles with two new grilles for trucks and buses. The company says TRP all-makes grilles include mounting hardware and a bug screen. The grilles are made from high-impact resistant plastic that allows them to perform in demanding environments, the company says. TRP all-makes grilles come with

IC Bus, Kajeet partnership to lead to buses with standard comprehensive Wi-Fi solution

IC Bus and Kajeet, a provider of IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions, have expanded their partnership to make the Kajeet SmartBus hardware and service bundle available to all new and existing buses from IC Bus. The expanded partnership delivers school buses to come standard with a comprehensive Wi-Fi solution including hardware, software, data and

Continental tests prototype tires for electric buses

Continental and VDL Bus & Coach announced that they are jointly developing initial prototype tires for electric buses, which are currently being tested at Continental’s Contidrom proving grounds. VDL Bus & Coach launched its first electric Citea urban bus back in 2013. “As with all electric vehicles, these bus tires are exposed to higher torque