14 Sep '18, 12am

Electric buses and trucks play a leading role at GCAS

Electric buses and trucks play a leading role at GCAS

Cities, state organizations, retailers, non-profits and philanthropists used the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week to pledge to buy, or to support the buying of, electric vehicles that will replace fleets of buses and trucks that run on diesel fuel. Commercial and industrial vehicle fleets burn large volumes of diesel and are responsible for emitting considerable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Replacing diesel engines with those powered by batteries can reduce emissions and air pollution and for certain use cases — such as package delivery and city transit — save money on fuel and operating costs. Some use cases for electric vehicle fleets are already pretty well established. For example, 300,000 electric transit buses already are operating in China. But other markets, such as technologies for transforming long-haul trucking, are nascent and just eme...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/electric-buses-and-truck...

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