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Monday, June 23, 2014

Trimet apologist Bob Richardson's electric bus video

Good old Bob is not much for free speech but at least he makes a decent movie. This whole thing is just another distraction as I've said in previous posts.

1 comment:

Al M said...

Here's a list of places where modern day electric buses are already in use:

Asia
Malaysia

Malacca

India

India's first electric bus has been launched in Bangalore.[37]

China
Beijing's electric bus fleet in service during the 2008 Olympics.

Beijing
Shanghai (capabuses).
Yancheng.[38]

Japan
Community Bus "Hamurun"

Community Bus "Hamurun" (Operated by Nishi Tokyo Bus) in Hamura, Tokyo since March 10, 2012[39]
Community Bus "Sumida Hyakkei" (Operated by Keisei Bus) in Sumida, Tokyo since March 20, 2012[40]

South Korea
Seoul's "Peanut Bus" heading to N Seoul Tower at Mt. Namsan.

Seoul has 15 electric buses nicknamed "Peanut Bus" for their shape, transferring people from subway stations in downtown to the N Seoul Tower, circulating Mt. Namsan.[41]
Seoul's Gangnam District will have 11 electric buses in operation from February 2013 and 270 electric buses by the end of 2013, increasing to 400 buses by 2014.[42] At least 3,500 electric buses will be introduced in phases until 2020, which will account for half of Seoul's bus fleet.[43]
Gumi will have the world's first wireless electric bus, known as Online Electric Vehicle, in operation from July 2013 developed by KAIST. Electricity is wirelessly fed into the bus from the tracks.[2][44]
Pohang will have automatically battery switching electric buses in operation from July 2013. Unlike conventional plug-in charging buses, the battery pack is automatically swapped with a fully charged one before complete drainage.[45]

Canada
Québec

Réseau de transport de la Capitale, Quebec City's public transit authority has integrated 8 electric buses to its fleet in 2008 to serve the Old City.[46] The Tecnobus Gulliver buses can carry up to 20 passengers and runs on $3.25 worth of electricity per day.[47]
Montreal, bus fleet going all-electric by 2025.[48]

Europe

There is an European Union directive that mandates the purchase of electric buses for public services.

Gruppo Torinese Trasporti — Turin, Italy

Spain

Empresa Malagueña de Transportes (EMT), S.A.M[49]
Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (20 all-electric and 20 hybrid diesel-electric buses)[50]
Councillor for the Environment, Figueres [51]
León: Minibus Tecnobus Gulliver [52][53]
Seville [52]

Finland

Espoo Cobus EL2500 (bus 11 Friisilä-Tapiola Centre

Switzerland
ABB TOSA Energy Transfer System

transport public genève (tpg) introduce TOSA Flash Mobility, Clean City, Smart Bus[54] a new system of mass transport with electric “flash” recharging of the buses at selected bus stops.[55]