A Proterra electric bus in service in Philadelphia in 2019 / YouTube Screenshot Michigan’s fourth-largest school district is having “significant” performance issues with its expensive electric buses, issues that come after the Biden administration spent $1 billion to “transform America’s school bus fleet” with electric models.
During an April 19 presentation to the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education, the district’s environmental sustainability director, Emile Lauzzana, highlighted a number of issues with the district’s electric bus fleet. Those buses, Lauzzana said, have “a lot of downtime and performance issues” and aren’t “fully on the road,” despite the fact that they are “approximately five times more expensive than regular buses.” The infrastructure upgrades required to use the buses, meanwhile, were “originally estimated to be only about $50,000” but “ended up being more like $200,000,” according to Lauzzana. “I have a number of colleagues in different states who are facing […]
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Does anyone ever ‘wish’ to see the investment portfolios of our ‘leaders’?
This electric vehicle push smells of rancor. I worked in the oil patch for forty years. I saw 20 cent gasoline.
Go ahead, find me one ‘made thing’ that ‘oil’ does not touch. Then I will agree it is time to find another way…BTW: