Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Bus Beat

Big Zero Electric Bus*. I daresay the biggest actual innovation here is the sliding door: It may not fly, but we're getting closer to Star Trek doors.
So new it's plateless.



BadTux said...

Those damned butterfly doors in buses always baffled me. They're positioned just where they can whack you in the face as you're standing in the crowded exit area waiting to get off. Why *not* a sliding door? It's not as if busses have a shortage of side area for a door to slide along! As for electric busses, they've had those in San Francisco for decades. They run with overhead catenaries though, and can only go short distances from one catenary to another on their batteries.

M. Bouffant said...

Flatlands Editor:
Seattle had/has the same, allegedly because diesels couldn't climb hills as well. These are free range though. Can't wait for the first one to lose its charge.

Does The City still have streetcars?