Electricity powered vehicles are not that rare anymore. They are even adopted by public transportation groups, especially electric buses. However, the issue of these vehicles is their efficiency.
In Vancouver, Canada, electric buses (also known as e-buses) have taken efficiency to a whole new level. As an electric vehicle, they’re expected to be fully reliant on electricity only, therefore the projected amount of harmful emissions cutoff is at 100 tons and the bus company can save 40,000 dollars per year in terms of fuel costs compared to conventional buses.
The zero-carbon emission is one proof of its advanced efficiency – the other being able to fully charge within just five minutes. Such fast recharging not only decreases travel time but also allows future vehicle types to be modeled similarly. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium or CUTRIC is the one leading the pilot project that spans for two and a half years.