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Students Receive Presentation On Electric Buses

Students Receive Presentation On Electric Buses

Students participating in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Youth Climate Summit Programme were given a presentation and tour of the Department of Public Transportation’s [DPT] new electric buses. A Government spokesperson said, “DPT Acting Operations Manager, Michael DeLeon, and Adrian Dill, Department of Energy highlighted... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Electric Buses

Video: Press Conference On Electric Buses

[Updated] Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott, Acting Premier Walter Roban and representatives from RMI and Golden Dragon Bus Company are holding a press conference this morning [April 13] regarding the introduction of electric buses. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has... Read more of this article

Minister Scott: Update On New Electric Buses

Minister Scott: Update On New Electric Buses

The lower cost of the new electric buses “supports faster replenishment of the public bus fleet,” Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 18], adding that while we have “not reached the point where we can eliminate cancellations” they “do not anticipate mass cancellations, as we have... Read more of this article

Column: New Era For Public Transportation

Column: New Era For Public Transportation

[Opinion column written by MP Dennis Lister III] Ten electric buses arrived on Wednesday, marking an exciting new era for public transportation in Bermuda. Environmentally friendly and designed to better navigate the islands’ narrow roads, the new fleet of buses is another step forward in ensuring our people have safe and reliable public transportation. Additionally,... Read more of this article

Photos: New Electric Buses Arrive In Bermuda

Photos: New Electric Buses Arrive In Bermuda

Brand new electric buses have arrived in Bermuda, with the Government saying the buses — which are scheduled to enter into service between March and April 2022 — will “significantly reduce costs” and “improve air quality.”Premier David Burt’s remarks: Premier Burt said, “Good Morning Minister, Director of the... Read more of this article

Videos: New Electric Buses Have Arrived

Videos: New Electric Buses Have Arrived

[Updated] Some of the new electric buses have arrived on-island, with the Government currently holding a press conference to provide more details, and you can watch live below.The official notices recently provided some details on the costs of the new electric buses, stating that Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus in China received $3,696,000 for electric... Read more of this article

Costs: Electric Buses & Minibuses For Schools

Costs: Electric Buses & Minibuses For Schools

An official Government notice has detailed some of the costs associated with minibuses for school and the new electric buses which are scheduled to go into service in April 2022. MiniBuses For School Bus Transportation The notice said that from September 2021 to April 2022 the Bermuda Executive Minibus Alliance was paid $222,175 for school bus transportation,... Read more of this article

30 Electric Buses Have Shipped From China

30 Electric Buses Have Shipped From China

30 new electric buses “have shipped from China and are en route to Bermuda via New York,” the Government has confirmed. Last month, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott announced that 30 electric buses were purchased from Golden Dragon Bus Company in China, and they are scheduled to go into service in April 2022. The Minister noted that... Read more of this article

Column: Curtis Richardson On Electric Buses

Column: Curtis Richardson On Electric Buses

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Transport Senator Curtis Richardson] In 2022, Bermuda will begin to transition our bus fleet from the current fleet of diesel engines to a new fleet of reliable, environmentally efficient and cost effective electric buses. We have engaged the Bermuda Industrial Union throughout this transition and we are... Read more of this article

Minister: 30 Electric Buses To Be Shipped Soon

Minister: 30 Electric Buses To Be Shipped Soon

The 30 electric buses were purchased from Golden Dragon Bus Company in China and each bus cost $114,200, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, adding that they are scheduled to go into service in April 2022. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 10] the Minister said, “The Company recently completed the pre-delivery inspections and... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On 30 Electric Buses Ordered

Video: Minister On 30 Electric Buses Ordered

[Updated] Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott will be holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 8] to “provide an update on the delivery of the electric bus fleet” and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 1.00pm. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 17-minute replay is belowUpdate 2.15pm:... Read more of this article

Survey: Residents Supportive Of Electric Buses

Survey: Residents Supportive Of Electric Buses

According to a recent survey, the majority of local residents support converting public transport buses to run on electricity as opposed to fossil fuels, and the majority of residents are also ‘completely satisfied’ or ‘mostly satisfied’ with the public bus system. A TRA spokesperson said, “Residents were asked for their... Read more of this article

Video: MOU, Electric Buses, Renewable Energy

Video: MOU, Electric Buses, Renewable Energy

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban is holding a press conference this afternoon [Nov 14] regarding what the Ministry said was an “exciting energy partnership.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 4.05pm: The Government and Rocky Mountain Institute [RMI] signed an MOU... Read more of this article