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Can electric buses serve as backup batteries on wheels?

A California pilot project is testing transit buses as a source of mobile backup power. If it works, they could replace dirty diesel generators during blackouts.

Jeff St. John  . 

A large white public transit bus
A state-funded pilot project will test how AC Transit’s electric buses can be used to power an Oakland, Calif. public library that serves as a community resiliency center during grid outages. (AC Transit Media Affairs)

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