01 Jul '14, 12am

Now buses too are getting the electric fever, how does it work?

Now buses too are getting the electric fever, how does it work?

Tuesday 1 July, 2014. The Green Piece Column. We might be TheGreenCar Website.co.uk, but let it never be said that we are scared to discuss sustainable transport issues slightly outside of our usual stomping ground. After all, this week we’re going to take a look at electric buses; because as the market for battery-powered buses grows, so does our curiosity over how these are integrated in among existing combustion buses, and how operators manage with their restricted driving ranges and long recharging times. To perhaps the surprise of many, there are a number of British local authorities already using fully electric buses, along with hybrids, CNG, biomethane and retro-fitted exhaust gas treatment buses as well as the old-fashioned diesel buses. But while bus operators are use to filling up with diesel and are well-equipped to do so, just how do they cope with other fuelli...

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