Here’s some bad news for public transit enthusiasts: a fuel efficient bus isn’t going to be driving past your stop anytime soon. Hybrid Bus


Here’s some bad news for public transit enthusiasts: a fuel efficient bus isn’t going to be driving past your stop anytime soon. Even though each hybrid bus uses around 20-30% less fuel than a traditional vehicle of the same size, the bus makers aren’t selling many of the vehicles at all. Not thousands, or hundreds, and in some cases, they aren’t even selling dozens. Without a push from the government, hybrid buses won’t ever be in huge demand, at least not enough to replace an entire fleet.


Unfortunately, this news is enough to turn bus-makers off for good. In fact, Solaris and Man, both European bus manufacturers, have abandoned all investments into hydrogen technology, and are simply waiting until purely electric vehicles are viable.


Is it better to wait for the real environmental answer, or should we be meeting these environmental inventions mid-way down the road?

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