Power Electric/ Essay
Despite its promise, many city bus operators around the world have run into barriers adopting and operating electric buses.There is often concern about high capital costs, uncertainty about battery performance, and a lack of incentives from local and national governments.There were several incidents when Tesla Model S electric cars flared up.
“There are now substantially more than the 19,000 Model S vehicles on the road that were reported in our Q3 shareholder letter for an average of one fire per at least 6,333 cars, compared to the rate for gasoline vehicles of one fire per 1,350 cars” (The Long Tail Pipe).
Shenzhen began adopting electric buses in 2009, under a national electric vehicle demonstration program that challenged 10 cities across China to deploy at least 1,000 electric vehicles each year for three years.
Since then, the city has released multiple policies and targets supporting the industry and brought more electric buses into its own fleet.
By all means, electric cars are a much cheaper alternative for those who want to save money.
Safety is another reason why electric cars are more preferable.