Electric buses? I suppose we could use them here in RI too. After all, a lot of the routes only serve the city of Providence which is only 18 square miles.
Granted, RIPTA just got nearly a hundred hybrid diesel-electric buses. They’re interesting. They are hybrids in the sense the the Flying Spaghettic Monster meant them to be, the diesel runs at a constant speed to both charge a battery pack and drive an electric motor.
The new buses have interesting acceleration and torque characteristics too. I dare say they could probably haul serious ass right off the line.
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