24 Jun '11, 9pm

Electric Buses that Charge at Each Stop: Filed under: Energy News

Proterra developed a way to make shorter range electric bus travel feasible. The worst problem that electric vehicles have is the cost of their battery packs/banks. They are so expensive that they alone elevate the cost of electric vehicles far above that of gasoline models, and short range models are cheaper but their range is too short. Therefore, manufacturers of these vehicles either have to back them up with onboard generators which supply power to the motor or charge the batteries, or they choose the more expensive option and use large battery packs which store plenty of energy.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/24/electric-buses-that-c...

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