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Electric buses make strong showing at BusCon – Metro Magazine

BusCon 2013 bid a fond adieu to Chicago’s Navy Pier, with an unprecedented four electricvehicles on the show floor, which also featured 145 exhibitors — more than any other year.

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Representatives from Phoenix Motorcars, BYD, Proterra and Complete Coach Works (CCW) featured their buses on the show floor and explained their products as well as their outlook for the future of electric buses in the transportation industry during a session moderated by Michael C. Lewis from the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Electromechanics.

While the ideal application for all four electric vehicles vary distinctly, each of the representatives reported tremendous interest on the show floor as attendees got to take an up close and personal look as well as schedule demonstrations at their facilities later down the road.

Phoenix Motorcars’ all-electric vehicle made its debut on the show floor. Perfect for airports or hotels, the 14-passenger Phoenix Electric shuttle is available in multiple configurations and can be customized to specifications. It features rear-wheel drive and can travel up to 100 miles per charge and offers operators payback on their investment in up to three years compared to diesel.

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