Ultracapacitor Busses

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Tue, Oct 20th, 2009 10:07 by capnasty NEWS

Unlike a conventional trolley bus that has to continually touch an overhead power line, ultracapacitor busses take big sips of electricity every two or three miles at designated charging stations, which double as bus stops. When at these stations, a collector on the top of the bus rises a few feet and touches an overhead charging line. Within a couple of minutes, the ultracapacitor banks stored under the bus seats are fully charged.

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