electric motors are much more efficient and simple machines than combustion motors, and they accelerate much more quickly and regain energy through braking, making them ideal for frequent start-stop usage. thats exactly what buses do! so you get reduced maintenance costs across the fleet and better performance from the vehicles themselves. win-win
@dankwraith i would love an electric bus
diesel fuckin sucks
@BDA the buses here run on CNG which is slightly better than diesel but metro is planning a full fleet conversion to electric, which is why i love them and want to kiss them.
@dankwraith pittsburgh has hybrid buses but they only go to fancy neighborhoods, us poor folks still have to put up with having our bones rattled
@dankwraith they have those streetcar buses downtown and they're so cool, I hope we get more of them
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