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Blog: #Schoolbus expert discusses market forces at play in renewed push for electric vehicle. #ZEV

The goal of “Zero” emissions by environmentalists is one that cannot be foreseen economically with the use of any fossil fuel. To argue the difference between fossil fuel and electricity purely on the output of tailpipe emissions is easy: Electric Vehicle “0”, Hydrocarbon Fuel Vehicle “+”. This is because when our industry argues Hydrocarbon or GHG emissions output, we only focus on the environmental effects of the power source using electrons or hydrocarbon fuel, not cost effectiveness, which is what drives the shift in thinking to EV buses as a solution to group concern. Is it the most effective solution today? In the rush to eliminate hydrocarbon fuel in favour of electrification, governments are ignoring—or appear to be ignoring—potential GHG contamination in the manufacturing of batteries or the production of power to charge those batteries that is every bit as damagi...

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