Saw this on my way to work this morning.
It doesn’t look like the Gillig hybrid, is RIPTA buying Nova Buses again? Interesting. They ride better than the Gillig’s that’s for damned sure.
Notice the hump. That is a battery pack. Allegedly these babies can get double the mileage of a standard bus. But get this, she runs on pure electric. For the first several miles it runs off the battery pack then uses a smaller engine to top off the pack and supply power to the drive system. In other words what trains have been doing for at least forty years now.
Allegedly the new trolleys are hybrids too. Gotta ride one and see how quiet they’ll be because the engine is smaller and less noisy.