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Old 05-03-2004, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
Electric's been done too. But, the scariest one was in the 50s (IIRC) when they stored it in a flywheel ! I just had visions of this few hundred pound wheel spinning at 20Ks breaking free and mutilating everyone in the bus - I was a kid at the time
Ahhh the memories, eh?

There's dozens of electric buses in Vancouver... connected to overhead lines that run over certain roads just for the purpose. It's pretty amazing... I've never heard of any problems associated with them, either.

In West Vancouver, where I live, they're also running one hybrid diesel/electric bus. It's fairly nice, and the space taken up by the electrics is fairly minimal. Only 2-4 seats at most.
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