27 Apr '18, 8pm

News: California university gets country's first battery-electric bus fleet

UC Irvine BYD electric bus Enlarge Photo BYD is a Chinese electric car company that was founded to "Build Your Dreams." Now it claims to be the biggest electric vehicle company in the world—and it's building buses. We're not sure who dreams about buses, but the company is now building the first battery-powered, all-electric bus fleet at the University of California, Irvine. Students at the university voted in a referendum in 2013 to fund the conversion to electric buses with a new $40-per-quarter fee, and the fees fully fund the service. UC Irvine BYD electric bus Enlarge Photo The new electric bus service was unveiled at a ceremony earlier this week on the campus. The 20 new BYD electric buses, known as the Anteater Express after the school's mascot, will replace 29 older diesel models and are expected to deliver more than 2 million rides per year across campus and to dif...

Full article: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1116439_california-u...

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