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Thu May 6, 2021, 12:01 PM

Entire U.S. transit bus fleet could transition to zero emission at a cost of $56B to $89B

The transit bus fleet in the United States could transition to full zero-emission vehicles by 2035 at a cost of between $56.22 billion and $88.91 billion according to a new report from the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE).

The report assumes a mix of battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles will be needed to meet the transition target and accounts for vehicles used for service by transit agencies of all sizes, not just heavy-duty 30- to 60-foot buses. In both the low cost and high costs scenarios, the vehicles themselves account for between 51 percent and 59 percent of the costs, followed by infrastructure, technical assistance and Federal Transit Administration innovation and bus testing costs.

The report included “robust federal support for research, development and component testing” as part of the cost assessment, but also noted several policy areas where zero-emission fleet transition could be supported through actions at the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy and Internal Revenue Service. ...............(more)


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Thu May 6, 2021, 12:51 PM

1. Seems like local bus authorities are getting into it as we speak. We do need charging...

infrastructure and some other stuff to get it off the ground for real. American manufacturers might start actually looking at electric metro and school buses before the Chinese steal the market again.

NYC's move to get away from diesel buses will seriously help clean the air, too. Living in NYC meant you learned to love bus fumes.

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