There is a ton of hype around electric cars right now, for understandable reasons.
But here’s a little appreciated fact: Personal vehicles are probably the most challenging to electrify cost-effectively. (Dragging one or two passengers around over long distances in a 2-ton vehicle takes a lot of energy.) The case for electrification is actually stronger for other types of vehicles.
At the top of that list: buses! City transit buses are ideal candidates for electrification, and the use of electric buses help fix 4 big urban problems.
Read more at Vox
Photo: Proterra Electric Buses