The hybrid train just keeps on rolling. Or the hybrid bus, I should say. Haw!
Anyways, taking a cue from the hybrid 18-wheeler we saw last week, a school district in Florida has just started using the first two plug-in hybrid school buses in the country. While a normal yellow bus gets about 6 mpg, this new version gets a whopping 12 mpg.
That might sound kind of crappy, but when you're starting at a measly 6 that's pretty damned good. Cutting the fuel costs in half could be a huge boon for school districts, so hopefully we'll see these buses popping up all over the place in the near future.