Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chinese city transport goes electric for Uni games

Tranzwatching new bus tech being showcased in China

The new (basically 30 year old) Chinese city of Shenzhen will have 2,011 green vehicles on the road to transport participants, visitors and locals when they host the summer 2011 Universiade in August.

The new-energy vehicles would include hybrid buses, hybrid double-deckers, electric buses and minibuses, electric taxies and fuel cell buses, China Daily reports.  The number of environment-friendly vehicles exceeds that during the Beijing Olympics and Shanghai Expo.

Universiade is the world university games, with 13,000 students athletes from 180 countries and regions competing at Shenzhen.

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