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Infrastructure Bill is a big boom for electric bus manufacturers

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Yesterday I attended a meeting on Grid Electrification with representatives across State/Local governments and private entities. I was surprised to learn that towns all across the region are looking to use the infrastructure money to replace diesel buses with electric buses. I think these electric bus manufacturers are going to be deluged with orders once the infrastructure money gets distributed, or perhaps even before as cities and towns rush to get their orders on the backlog. These are good days to be in the battery and electric bus businesses.

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Matt Chester on Jan 26, 2022

For bus systems, it really does seem like the only thing stopping them from already being more widely used are the capital costs-- buying the buses and ensuring the central stations have the chargers. But range issues aren't there for buses that are on regularly scheduled patterns and can be charged centrally, so they can and should be implemented with greater acceleration than personal EVs-- good to hear that the Infrastructure Bill will directly provide a nudge in that direction 

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