The hybrid buses save on fuel costs, said Albert Eby, the executive director of Wave Transit. The hybrid buses get 4.64 miles per gallon, and diesel buses of a similar size run at 3.59 miles per gallon, Eby said.
The buses feature “regenerative braking,” which means the heat from braking is captured and used to charge the batteries.
“As the cost of fuel rises, so does the economic value of hybrid buses,” Eby said.
Date posted: January 24, 2012
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