Iowa City looking to expand electric bus fleet
In the long-term, the city plans to replace more diesel buses with low or no-emission buses, Nagle-Gamm said. Not only is it part of the Climate Action Plan, but she said its also what the community is asking and it makes financial sense.
It costs 98 cents a mile to fuel a diesel bus and 23 cents a mile to power an electric bus, Nagle-Gamm said. This means, on average, the city spent $3,500 to power one electric bus over the year, compared with $24,000 to fuel one diesel bus over the same period.
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Every city needs to do this. Very excited to see this happen. I honestly thought it would take longer.