- Feb 3, 2015
If one believes the Bloomberg reporting it is not implied, it is flatly asserted. One need not think of bus transportation becoming more popular, only think of the impact of mass conversion to BEV busses globally. As BYD, Proterra, Blue-Bird, Mercedes-BenzInteresting article. Thanks for the link.
Does that imply moving busses to electric will keep fuel costs down? And slow the transition of cars?
Actually, neither do I. However, this portion of teh Forum is dedicated to non-Tesla vehicles. Even here we barely mention the most practical and easy category for BEV adoption. FWIW, I am convinced that is one reason why Tesla has not entered this market; there is plentiful competition with quite adequate offerings. Tesla concentrates on the more difficult categories, and does a superb job of popularising categories nobody previously entered. Original Roadster, Model S, Model X, Model 3, Semi and new Roadster have all done things nobody thought possible. The consequences have been transformational, as we all see. Busses, specifically, are achieving such massive adoption precisely because they are less difficult to make practical, economically, budget-benefitting solutions....
I don’t see it as odd, or unexpected that the forum doesn’t make a lot of mention of buses.
The ratio of miles buses travel may be small. However. I am guessing the ratio of fuel use is more significant.
Electric buses also do a ton of heavy lifting in terms of reducing the local pollution along their routes, and the riders of the buses.
There electric buses are being adopted much quicker than electric cars. There seems to be much less resistance.
Perhaps because the buyers of buses look at the bottom line, while cars are a much more emotional buy for many.
Texas has propane school buses that are only a few years old. Grants from Texas Environmental Quality or some such agency. Helps sell propane I guess. We are stuck too. .In California, they already collected big bucks for switching to CNG buses. These probably have 10 years left in them.
They aren't going to swap a CNG bus for an EV.
We consider CNG as carbon free in California.
Yes, our school system collapsed a long time ago.