California transit agency adds it first all-electric buses

By Paul Dvorak Editor’s note: Electric vehicles, such as the bus reported here, will increase demand for electric power which has been nearly flat for the last several years. The bus, from Chinese manufacturer BYD ( Build Your Dream), may be driving on California’s wind generated power, the cleanest available and an absolutely sublime idea.
The buses are equipped with BYD-designed and built iron phosphate batteries, delivering 324 kWh of power that come with a 12 year warranty, the industry’s longest electric battery warranty available.
SunLine Transit Agency, which serves more than 3.5 million passengers annually in the Coachella Valley, says it has

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