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  1. Yup. You nailed it! Would be cool too if sometimes NFI gets hired to design and engineer the charging infrastructure, (which will soon be standard across different manufacturers) even when Proterra or someone else is supplying the buses.
  2. Looks like New Flyer believes they can make money (in more than one way) helping cities to transition to electric buses. New Flyer wants to help cities, agencies transition to electric bus fleets Source: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/new-flyer-electric-bus-fleets-transition/545878/ Bus manufacturer New Flyer has created a business unit, New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, dedicated to helping cities and agencies transition to zero-emission bus systems. The team will provide mobility and charging solutions for cities' projects by conducting site visits, providing design and engineering services, overseeing infrastructure installation partners, focusing on energy management, coordinating Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification and overseeing grid-to-bus testing.
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    Milwaukee County Transit System

    Video Shows Milwaukee Bus Driver Rescuing Young Child https://www.wdio.com/news/video-shows-milwaukee-bus-driver-rescuing-young-child/5205841/
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    Proterra

    Proterra Enters the Hawaiian Islands with Electric Bus Order from JTB Hawaii Proterra announced that JTB Hawaii, Inc. has agreed to purchase three 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and two Proterra 60 kW plug-in chargers. Source: https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/news/21040820/proterra-enters-the-hawaiian-islands-with-electric-bus-order-from-jtb-hawaii
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    Kamloops Transit

    Sexy Beasts.
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    Charlottetown Transit

    Charlottetown applies for federal funding to invest in electric transit buses https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/charlottetown-applies-for-federal-funding-to-invest-in-electric-transit-buses-273878/
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    Electric buses by Gillig

    Good point regarding the high price. I have seen BYD and Proterra state that they have electric buses that will cost only $750,000 USD. My guess is that the battery in this case is larger--for extended range. The battery cost is a large part of the price of an electric bus. Its also true that the documents appear to show that the City did not negotiate with other OEMs. They had named Gillig in the grant and perhaps that gave Gillig leeway to charge more, absent a competitive bid process. Its also likely that Gillig has to pay more for EV components, compared to major electric bus builders like BYD and Proterra who can buy in bulk.
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    Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane, Washington

    Not sure, but Proterra's website shows that they offer big enough batteries for an operating range over 300 miles per charge. And the bus is then just charged overnight. https://www.proterra.com/products/40-foot-catalyst/ And the Xcelsior Charge webpage shows that they offer a range of up to 260 miles. https://www.newflyer.com/buses/xcelsior-charge/
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    Electric buses by Gillig

    Thanks to CPTDB member Alexb320 for the following information: (quote) The city of Gainesville will put to vote on January 3rd whether to approve the purchase of (2) fully electric Gillig 40ft buses and necessary charging equipment. I'm guessing there was a delay in getting these buses approved. I was told by an RTS employee that the buses were supposed to be delivered by the end of 2018. Depending on the production lead-time, they likely won't arrive until late 2019. An interesting note off of the proposal from Gillig, each bus (including necessary charging equipment) will cost roughly $1,093,000 per bus. All the documents can be viewed on the City Commission Meeting Agenda: https://gainesville.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3780506&GUID=E97C039A-5E0E-4EA4-A86C-DF369594D221&Options=&Search= (unquote)
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    Port Authotity of New York & New Jersey

    PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY AGREES TO PROCURE 18 PROTERRA CATALYST® E2 ELECTRIC BUSES FOR JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL, LAGUARDIA AND NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS https://www.proterra.com/press-release/port-authority-of-new-york-new-jersey-announces-rollout-of-proterra-catalyst-e2-electric-buses-for-john-f-kennedy-international-laguardia-and-newark-liberty-international-airports/
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    Proterra

    PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY AGREES TO PROCURE 18 PROTERRA CATALYST® E2 ELECTRIC BUSES FOR JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL, LAGUARDIA AND NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS https://www.proterra.com/press-release/port-authority-of-new-york-new-jersey-announces-rollout-of-proterra-catalyst-e2-electric-buses-for-john-f-kennedy-international-laguardia-and-newark-liberty-international-airports/ Per Proterra's web site, the E2 is what they call their longest range buses, with nominal range from 250 - 425 miles--depending on how huge a battery is ordered.
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    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    "WA State Department of Ecology has awarded $9.4 million so far to purchase 19 electric transit buses in Lewis, Benton, Spokane, Clark, Pierce, Snohomish and King counties. The awards are intended to cover the difference in cost between a standard diesel bus and a zero-emission electric bus." King County will get 4 Million--presumably for 8 more electric buses. Source: https://ecology.wa.gov/Air-Climate/Air-quality/Vehicle-emissions/VW-state-enforcement-action/VW-state-categories
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    Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane, Washington

    Thanks to VW scandal, STA to add electric bus to fleet http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/dec/20/spokane-transit-authority-to-add-electric-bus-to-i/ VW Diesel-gate money funds electric buses in the state of Washington. Graphics on the following page show who in the state is getting money for electric transit buses (King County getting the most--as is only fair) and also cleaner school buses. https://ecology.wa.gov/Air-Climate/Air-quality/Vehicle-emissions/VW-state-enforcement-action/VW-state-categories
  14. In response to your curiosity about seeing a HybriDrive full EV system, I remembered these buses--unveiled in late 2016, in Walnut Creek, California. https://countyconnection.com/about/electric-buses/ The link shows that Gillig already produced four fully electric buses powered by BAE. These were the first electric buses to come off the line at Gillig. However, in 2017, Gillig announced that future Gillig electric buses would be powered by Cummins. It appears to me that they've decided NOT to use the BAE full EV system going forward. https://www.gillig.com/press-release-cummins
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