Writing about one or more aspects of electric vehicles is a popular term paper topic. Beginning this week, the STM is testing an all-electric bus on select routes in Montreal as a possible option to help decrease its greenhouse emissions. I was pleasantly surprised to read in the Montreal Gazette that the STM already owns hybrid buses (part diesel and electric). An electric bus, depending on the model, costs 7-14% more than a hybrid bus, and 50-70% more than a diesel bus. The STM aims to purchase only electric buses when it starts replacing its existing fleet in 2025. I look forward to riding on one!
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