The Next Step in Transportation: Buses as Clean, Green Machines

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.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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