Hybrid Bus Saves Fuel, But At A Price

In order to buy 40-foot, electric-diesel hybrid, East Carolina University needs to come up with a grant to offset the $180,000 premium over a conventional diesel bus.

Published: 22-Oct-2005

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The 40-foot, electric-diesel hybrid bus East Carolina University tried out Wednesday is quieter, smoother and peppier than its diesel counterparts, drivers and riders said.

Furthermore, the 70-passenger vehicle conserves gasoline and significantly reduces hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions.

But is it worth $460,000?

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