Mitsubishi Fuso Begins Electric Truck Production

Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter Electric Medium Duty Commercial Truck Production Starts

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter. All eCanter trucks for U.S. and European markets will be produced at the production plant in Tramagal, Portugal, in line with conventional diesel Fuso trucks. Mitsubishi Fuso introduced the eCanter at the Work Truck Show earlier this year, saying that it would be made available in the U.S., Europe, and…

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Fuel Cell Bus Programs get $35.8M Grant in CA

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses Program gets $35M Grant in CA

Sunline Transit, a public agency providing bus service throughout California’s sprawling Coachella Valley, will received a $12.5 million grant from the state Friday to fund five new zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell buses and upgrades to the agency’s existing hydrogen production plant. The buses will operate in a region that is known for the cities of Palm Springs and Indio and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The project, represents one…

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LA Shuttle Service Converts Fleet to Electric

Los Angeles Airport Parking Shuttle Service Converts Fleet to Electricity

Sixteen zero-emission utility shuttle buses will be used to service offsite parking at Los Angeles International Airport for shuttling service WallyPark, making it the first all-electric airport parking depot fleet in the country. Phoenix Motorcars, based in Ontario, Calif., manufactured the fully-electric buses for WallyPark, a subsidiary of parking facility operator L&R, which is headquartered in Los Angeles. Each vehicle carries up to 14 passengers and their luggage between the…

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New Flyer Transit Buses Front Axle Recall

New Flyer Transit Bus Recall Check

New Flyer Industries Ltd (New Flyer) is recalling certain 2006 L40LF and DE60LF transit buses, 2006-2007 C35LF, C40LFR, D35LF, D40LFR, D60LFR, DE40LF and DE40LFR transit buses, and 2005-2007 C40LF, D40LF, D60LF, DE60LFA, GE40LF, 2007 D35LFR, and DE60LFR transit buses. These vehicles are equipped with MAN V8-65L axle beams that may have cracks on the upper and/or lower surface, which, over time can cause the axle beam to fail. CONSEQUENCE: Failure…

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Electric Buses Now Cheaper than Diesel/CNG

Electric Buses Are Now Cheaper than Diesel or CNG

Transit vehicles today are mostly powered by gasoline, diesel, and CNG, while electric batteries only represent about 1% of the market. It is currently a small part of the industry, but it’s also the fastest growing fuel source in the sector and it’s starting to become highly competitive and cheaper. Electric bus maker Proterra is ramping up production and currently claims to be cheaper than diesel and CNG. It leads CEO…

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BYD Supplies 20 Electric Buses to UC Irvine

BYD to Supply Electric Trucks and Buses to United States

BYD California’s truck and bus facility isn’t much to look at – an elderly concrete tilt-up in a mostly still unbuilt industrial center in Lancaster, a high-desert community about 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. But things are changing for the electric vehicle maker, a unit of China’s giant BYD Co. BYD has started a factory expansion on a 200,000-square-foot lot in front of the former recreational vehicle assembly…

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Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet. “These added vehicle features underscore our commitment to over-the-road safety for our commercial truck rental customers and their drivers,” said Don Mikes, senior vice president of rental at Penske. “These systems can help commercial drivers avoid collisions and the braking system provides additional stopping power when needed.” Penske has…

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Navistar is Recalling 20,673 School Bus Vehicles

Navistar School Bus Recall Alert

Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 IC Bus CE school buses manufactured November 3, 2009, to February 26, 2015, and 2012-2015 IC Bus BE school buses manufactured August 2, 2010, to September 15, 2014. The affected vehicles have a water shutoff valve, inside, forward of driver heater (feature code 48PPJ or 48PPP) that has a formed heater hose that over time, may fatigue and split resulting in…

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Gillig Low Floor Transit Bus Brake Recall

Gillig Low Floor Transit Bus Brake Line Recall

Gillig LLC (Gillig) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Gillig 29-foot Low Floor transit buses manufactured November 20, 2014, to February 11, 2016. These buses, equipped with disc brakes, have rear brake hoses that can rub chassis components and fray. CONSEQUENCE: A frayed hose may leak air, causing the rear brake(s) to lock up unexpectedly, or fail to operate when the brakes are applied. Either scenario increases the risk of…

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GoodYear & TireCo Commercial Tire Recall

GoodYear TireCo Commercial Tire Recall Alert

Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced two Commercial Motor Vehicle Tire recalls from GoodYear and TireCo. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron, OH, is recalling about 1,650 of its G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, curing press ID A6L and A6R. The tires were manufactured Jan. 24 to May 28 in Danville, VA, the NHTSA said. Incomplete adhesion may cause tread separation of the tire while it is being used, possibly causing…

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