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All buses will be battery electric too

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: Over three million buses worldwide are transitioning towards decarbonization, with battery electric buses emerging as the dominant choice
• This shift is critical given the constant use of buses in cities and their contribution to greenhouse gases and urban pollution

🔭 The context: The global push for decarbonization in transportation includes various options like compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen fuel cells, synthetic diesel, and biodiesel

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Battery electric buses offer significant environmental benefits due to their high efficiency, low emissions, and quieter operation compared to alternatives
• This shift is vital in reducing urban air and noise pollution and tackling climate change

⏭️ What's next: The trend is toward widespread adoption of battery electric buses globally, as they are more cost-effective and climate-friendly
• The focus is now shifting to other transportation segments, like trucks, to explore electrification possibilities

💬 One quote: "Electric buses, all with batteries and some grid-tied, win on all counts. They have the lowest carbon fuel. They are the quietest. They are the easiest to get new fuel supplies for because it’s just electricity" (Michael Barnard, Climate Futurist)

📈 One stat: Over 600,000 battery electric buses are currently operating in China, significantly outnumbering other alternative-fuel buses

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