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On 08/09/2017 at 9:02 AM, LRT said:

Love to see that thing come down south!

It already visited Calgary Transit!

Caught up with the bus again on Friday. Probably my last shot of it. 

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1 hour ago, M. Parsons said:

It already visited Calgary Transit!

Caught up with the bus again on Friday. Probably my last shot of it. 

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You've got to be kidding me! I missed it!

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29 minutes ago, awstott said:

@BCT-3122-D800-10240 even drove it!

No seriously you've got to be kidding me! Is it still around? I've been trimming a busted almost 10 years but heck I'll give it a try!

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57 minutes ago, awstott said:

It was in Calgary before it came up here, so I think you're out of luck.

Shucks....

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On 9/9/2017 at 8:15 PM, M. Parsons said:

It already visited Calgary Transit!

Caught up with the bus again on Friday. Probably my last shot of it. 

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is it an actual production vehicle for AVTA for just the demo in burgundy color before?  I am wondering if anyone got a VIN for it

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5 hours ago, Cimon8000 said:

is it an actual production vehicle for AVTA for just the demo in burgundy color before?  I am wondering if anyone got a VIN for it

Production vehicle for AVTA. They are happy with BYD and have been ordering them. Also LAMTA is getting some for the Silver BRT line.

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On 12/1/2017 at 11:14 PM, M. Parsons said:

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854 alive and well in Downtown Edmonton during the PM peak. Yes, it seems rumours of their demise were exaggerated.

 

On 11/29/2017 at 1:20 AM, awstott said:

856 out on Sunday,  Guess it's not retired like some suggested earlier in this thread!

Thanks for letting me know! I'm sorry I bothered you about those buses being retired last time and for changing my account.

Hope we get back on track and I also apologize for going off topic.

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On 2017-09-28 at 2:04 PM, TheAverageJoe said:

Production vehicle for AVTA. They are happy with BYD and have been ordering them. Also LAMTA is getting some for the Silver BRT line.

That one is not a production vehicle for the AVTA.

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There is a bit of information on the St. Albert electric bus program toward the bottom of the following article:

https://www.act-news.com/news/transit-leading-the-way-toward-heavy-duty-electrification/

It sounds like they've been pleased with the range, and the fuel-cost savings have been substantial.

StAT’s diesel buses cost $0.45 to $0.50 per km; the new battery-electric units are averaging about $0.09 per km.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Benton Harper said:

Didn't notice anything about battery costs, but it's still early 

I believe those buses in St. Albert (BYD buses) have a traction battery warranty covering 12 years of service. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong.)

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