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14.5.15

BUS SERVICES * USA: New Line electric ones

* Minnesota - Metro Transit tries out new line of electric buses

-- Metro Transit is trying out another line of electric buses, looking for the next generation of vehicles that can be environmentally friendly and cost effective... Metro Transit general manager Brian Lamb said, they want to start to diversify their fleet, and one way to do that is to incorporate electric buses... The buses are expensive at about $800,000 each, which is about $300,000 more than a traditional bus. But Lamb said they expect big savings on fuel... In the last 20 years, Metro Transit have made great strides in reducing emissions, Lamb said... Another benefit of the electric bus is the relative silence of the vehicles... He said they are looking at three different companies and if they decide to go ahead with the buses, they will start taking bids by the end of this year... 
(Photo: Minneapolis' Metro Transit double chassis bus bending at 90 °)  --  Minneapolis, MINN, USA - CBS Minnesota/WCCO, by Susie Jones - May 13, 2015

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