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Hybrid-Electric Bus Trial

Posted in Policies by Kate Archdeacon on July 21st, 2009

Source: Going Solar Transport Newsletter

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“Australia’s first hybrid-electric bus trial has been launched in Melbourne. The $500,000 trial will be on two outer suburban routes and it is expected the buses will emit 20 per cent less greenhouse gases than diesel buses.

‘Just as hybrid technology has come to passenger cars, no reason why it can’t come to buses and heavy vehicles as well’, Victorian Environment Minister Gavin Jennings said. ‘We think huge savings could be made with a bus fleet if this trial proves successful, and there’s every reason that it will be successful’. The Victorian Government says it will consider introducing more of the green buses if the trial is successful. The trial will be on the Stud Park to Caulfield route and the Garden City to La Trobe University route.”

Ref: ABC News, 28/6/09

Source: Going Solar

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