May 8, 2009

Electric bus

The 35-foot Proterra electric bus, was able to reach over 20 MPGe in fuel economy equivalency testing. The testing, was conducted by Pennsylvania State University. The testing validated that the bus achieves up to 400 percent better performance than present day conventional diesel or competitor's hybrid transit buses.

When it comes public transit, nothing is more flexible than a bus that runs under it’s own portable power source. New routes or extensions  to existing routes, can be started up quickly and at much  lower cost than an LRT. This is one of the reasons why we are seeing a push to manufacture electric buses suitable for commercial purposes.

Ten of the most polluted cities in America are located in California. This has caused the state has taken a high interest in the Proterra electric bus.

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