28 Apr '15, 11am

Amsterdam buses to be all-electric by 2025

Amsterdam buses to be all-electric by 2025

I've written before about why electric buses are so much cooler than electric cars . The good folks who run Amsterdam's public transit system would seem to agree. As reported over at Cleantechnica , the city—which is already a beautiful example of bike-friendly planning —will now also boast an entirely electric bus fleet within a decade. Besides the obviously fabulous implications of an entire city switching to emission-free buses (and ferries too!), and committing to run them on renewables, this marks yet another sign that incrementalism is on its way out when it comes to kicking fossil fuels. In fact, if a quote attributed to the city’s transport alderman Abdeluheb Choho is correct, that's the whole idea behind this announcement: “This project means we are saying goodbye to symbolic behaviour and pilot projects. We have decided to just do it, not to experiment with five ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/amsterdam...

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