ELECTRIC BUSES USA: * Chicago, ILL - ** Texas / Mc Allen
* Illinois - Chicago Transit Authority gives thumbs up to all-electric buses
-- The Chicago Transit Authority is sold on electric buses... After successfully testing two all-electric buses for more than a year, the CTA now says it will add 20 to 30 additional all-electric buses over the next several years to make the city more environmentally-friendly and save on fuel costs... The Chicago Transit Authority expects to add as many as 30 more all-electric buses like those shown here... The CTA was the first major transit agency in the nation to use all-electric buses as part of daily service on several routes starting in October of 2014... Manufactured by New Flyer Industries, the 40-foot electric-propulsion buses have encountered no significant mechanical or performance issues since they were introduced, according to the CTA... The test buses have carried approximately 100,000 passengers across 13 different bus routes and traveled approximately 25,000 miles... The test buses have operated on average 80 miles on a single charge, in line with their expected performance, the CTA said... In an average year of use, the CTA expects each electric bus to realize annual fuel savings of $25,000... The CTA plans to issue later in 2016, a request for proposals for the manufacturing of more of the 40-foot buses and new en-route charging systems. The CTA's estimated investment in the electric buses is between $30 million and $40 million, funded through a combination of federal funding sources that the CTA is still finalizing...
(Photo: The Chicago Transit Authority expects to add as many as 30 more all-electric buses) -- Chicago, ILL, USA - Chicago Business Journal - 26 Jan 2016
** Texas - McAllen boasts new electric-powered buses
-- McAllen city officials cut a gas pump hose Thursday morning as part of the unveiling of their new all-electric buses... City officials cut a gas pump hose instead of the traditional ribbon to commemorate the unveiling of the city’s new pair of all-electric buses... The move symbolizes the buses’ departure from the traditional gasoline-fueled engine to a wireless battery-operated system...
(Photo: McAllen city officials cut a gas pump hose Thursday morning as part of the unveiling of their new all-electric buses) -- Mc Allen, TXS, USA - The Monitor, by Naxiely Lopez - Jan 29, 2016
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