University of Alaska Anchorage tries electric-diesel bus

From the Anchorage Daily News, on Wednesday, November 26, 2008:

It looks like a school bus.

But it’s snow-white. A bright yellow electric outlet is positioned near the front passenger door.

Its engine purrs quietly.

And best of all, it doesn’t belch out all the usual smelly, polluting exhaust.

The first electric-diesel hybrid bus in Alaska began prowling the University of Alaska Anchorage campus a few days ago.

UAA officials are giving it a trial run this winter to evaluate the potential use of hybrid technology for their fleet. The experiment is part of the university’s effort to “green” its campus, they said.

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