The Catalyst E2 Series buses from Proterra can travel 350 miles before recharging. This would make them better than Model S from Tesla, who can drive 300 miles on a single charge. It seems that electric cars and self-driving vehicles will be very popular in the future. Moreover, an electric bus could be better than cars, because it does not need a network of charging stations.
The driver has to set the route and the electric bus will do the rest of the job. At the end of the day, you will not have to recharge it, if it traveled less than 350 miles. Another important advantage would be that even though not everyone can afford an electric bus, most people have the money to ride the bus.
The Proterra electric buses have two batteries that can store up to 660 kWh. They are more efficient that normal buses. However, the big problem is that they are more expensive. An electric bus costs 799 000 dollars, twice the amount the authorities have for a diesel bus. However, there are cities, such as Los Angeles, where people will be able to use the electric bus starting from next year.
Moreover, there are a lot of countries who want to prevent global warming and this means using more electric cars. We would not be surprised if, in the future, electric buses will replace the normal ones.
Proterra is a company from California. Ryan Popple, CEO of the company, said that “If you look at which sector is most vulnerable to electrification, a hot spot is transit buses”. If people would save money on fuel, Transit agencies could provide more router service. They have already had their first customer, Foothill Transit, which said it will have only electric buses by 2030. There are also more companies, such as Dallas Area Rapid Transit, that will use them.
People seem to pay more attention to the pollution made by diesel buses. If we want to live on a healthier planet, we should start using more electric cars and buses. Even though they are expensive at the moment, when more people will use them, their price will be better. Vehicles are responsible for most of the greenhouse emissions, so the idea of electric buses is one of the best. What do you think about these buses from Prottera?
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