USA: Zinc-air electric bus starts trials
The first electric bus to be powered by a zero-emission zinc-air battery is to start a series of test track trials in the United States, to show it can cope with the rigours of city and suburban driving. The bus has been developed by the USA-based Electric Fuel company, with half the funding provided by America's Federal Transit Administration, which wants to examine whether it can promote the technology as a way of providing 'clean' mass public transport.
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