“More than 1,000 miles on a single charge.”

The electric busses are coming

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Mon, Apr 30th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Noting that "the case for electrification is actually stronger for other types of vehicles," Vox looks at the growing hype behind electric busses. Already Proterra's E2 Max can cover 1,700 km on a single charge, while those already in service are significantly reducing the need for oil. And yes, electric busses are more expensive than diesel ones upfront but the argument is that they make up for it in the long run — where diesel cannot.

Breaking that down into more digestible metrics, electric buses, like those offered by Proterra, are simply more efficient than their fossil fuel counterparts.

“The buses we offer get over 20 miles per gallon equivalent. When you compare that with a traditional diesel bus, you’re saving more than 80% of the energy that you would have used and maintenance costs are proving out to be significantly better than with fossil fuel powered vehicles. The savings long-term that customers are able to achieve are what is pushing this market to adopt as fast as it is. It’s surprising everybody in transit how quickly electric vehicles are being adopted as best practice in the industry.”

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