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19 Apr 2015

41% OF U.S. PUBLIC TRANSIT BUSES USE ALT FUELS AND DRIVELINES

The US public transport organisation APTA shows in its latest research shows that 41.3% of U.S. public transportation buses are using alternative fuels or hybrid technology as of January 1, 2014. This is in striking contrast to the 2.1% of automobiles using alternative-fuels in 2013. If you add in flex-fuel automobiles, the percent for automobiles is 4.2%, according to the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Outlook.

APTA statistics for 2014 show that 16.9% of public transit buses were hybrid-electric. Coming in a close second, public transit systems report that 16.7% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Biodiesel is used by 7.4% of public transit buses. Other alternative fuels, such as propane and hydrogen, account for 0.3%.