18 March 2015

Changing buses

National Geographic recently looked at battery and fuel cell buses. It is hard to imagine these slogging up a snowy, slushy hill in Pittsburgh, but the picture from Pomona shows a high-tech version of mass transit that seems likely to capture the attention of riders who usually decline mass transit. And that could change cities:

“Our biggest vehicle is about four Teslas' worth of batteries, but we can move ten times as many people,” Popple says, noting the average bus can take 30 cars off the road.
Will this catch on in a new way?  NatGeo provides a link to 12 examples of car-free city zones that might make you think it is possible.

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