April 26, 2012

April 26, 2012

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battery pollution

I like the concept of electric transit. Here in Wenatchee WA we have 2 all electric buses and 2 more on the way (made in the USA) and funded by the Obama initiative. They will be getting better batteries that charge in 3 minutes asap but already the buses are a big hit and Wenatchee is considering switching most of their transit routes to electrics. Cost of running these buses is about 15% of a diesels cost. My only concern is the pollution caused by producing batteries. This is a concern with electric cars too.
I really like what Portland has done. Love the trams especially and the bike integration is tremendous. I plan to volunteer on city planning here in Wenatchee and learn as much as I can from this site and others. Thanks! Rob

Robin more than 2 years ago