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Duke University predicts nearly $1M in savings from new electric bus duo
by Betsy Lillian

NGTNews (Next-Gen Transportation)    Translate This Article
31 October 2018

On 31 October 2018 NGTNews (Next-Gen Transportation) reported: Duke University, based in Durham, North Carolina, is adding two 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses to its fleet. 'Using electric buses is a big step toward reaching our goal of being carbon neutral by 2024,' says Jason Elliott, assistant director of Sustainable Duke, part of the university's Office of Sustainability.' Duke will also install two Proterra 60 kW plug-in charging stations . . . that can also be used to charge other electric vehicles in the fleet. Duke expects to save approximately $924,000 in maintenance, fuel, and vehicle costs over the lifespan of the two buses. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

The new zero-emission buses will replace two diesel vehicles from the university's 24-bus fleet, which currently consists of hybrid-diesel and diesel vehicles.

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