UQM Technologies (UQM) Powered EcoRide Electric Bus Debuts

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11:38:10 am on February 9, 2009

ecoride be35 electric bus The EcoRide BE35 battery electric transit bus, developed by Proterra LLC is making its debut in a showcase tour across four California cities (San Jose, LA, The Sac and San Fran) that began on Feb 6th.  The bus is powered by a PowerPhase 150 propulsion system from UQM Technologies (UQM) that provides regenerative braking allowing the bus to recapture over 90% of the vehicles kinetic energy available during braking.

“The fact is, emissions free transit is not a ‘nice to have,’ it is a must have for clean, healthy communities across California and the U.S. and UQM’s powerful and highly efficient electric propulsion system is a key component in achieving this objective,” said Dale Hill, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Proterra. “We’re thrilled to bring our clean transit solutions to California – where transit agencies need an economical solution available today to make progress toward recent emissions standards passed by the California Air Resources Board.”

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how much does each bus cost?

 
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