Goodbye Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Hello, Luxury Bus?
A new technology in transportation, based on a bus, that is both a gas-guzzling SUV that doesn’t emit any smog-causing greenhouse gas and an expensive cab ride.
A number of years ago, I was traveling across the U.S. on business. As I made my way across the plains and mountains, I was surprised to see a huge SUV in the middle of nowhere.
I quickly discovered that this was a bus. It didn’t have a single engine, and it only needed one person to drive it, who sat in the seat in the back. The bus was powered by a hybrid gas-electric powertrain comprising an electric motor, generator and batteries.
Over the past decade, several companies have produced hybrid buses powered by a combination of electric motors and gas-like compressed natural gas, or CNG. These buses have a long range and a high payload capacity, allowing them to serve as “carpool” buses for up to 12 passengers.
The gas-powered buses, which were pioneered by General Motors, have a capacity to carry approximately 70 passengers. These buses are not allowed to emit any greenhouse gases because they run solely on compressed natural gas. They do not rely on fossil fuels, unlike traditional gas-powered cars.
In addition to being able to carry much more passengers, the gas-powered hybrid buses have a large range and are able to go on-road without refueling. This makes them a great transportation solution for people to take to their destinations.
Today, I would like to review a new bus that can travel long distances, has the low emissions and cost of gas but is the size of an SUV.
I just spent a week traveling across the United States, from New York to Denver, on the bus built by a company called Ingenio. This bus looks like the Ford Explorer, but it has a diesel engine instead of a traditional gas engine.
Ingenio claims its buses