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21.4.15

ELECTRIC BUSES * USA: Metro Transit to test

* Minneapolis - Several manufacturers invited to bring their buses


-- Metro Transit is exploring the idea of adding buses powered solely by electricity to its fleet, and next week the public will have a chance to try them out... The agency has invited several manufacturers to bring their buses to town for some test drives... New Flyer, which has plants in St. Cloud and Crookston, will bring its Xcelsior model to the Twin Cities for demonstration runs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Buses may be showcased on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis and along W. 7th Street in St. Paul, two corridors where electric buses could be deployed in the future... Manufacturers Proterra and Build Your Dreams (BYD) will have opportunities to show off their buses in May...
(Photo: New Flyer XE40 in Winnipeg with pantograph-type charging unit)  --  St. Paul, MINN, USA - The Star Tribune, by TIM HARLOW - April 14, 2015

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