Connecticut buses

July 22:

CT enacts clean air law to shift state vehicles to electric
www.ctinsider.com/news/article/CT-enacts-clean-air-law-to-sh…
State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe Giulietti celebrated his 70th birthday in his hometown, flanked by electric buses, celebrating the enactment of the Clean Air Act in Connecticut…

In addition to the electric state-run buses, public school buses will also shift to electric models, according to the statement. The Clean Air Act will also prohibit the procurement of diesel-powered buses after 2023, according to the statement.

July 26:

After massive bus fire, CT pulls electric fleet from service
www.nhregister.com/news/article/After-massive-bus-fire-CT-pu…
The blaze engulfed a CTtransit bus in a Hamden parking lot Saturday morning, sending two workers and a firefighter to the hospital, officials said.

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In a related note…

Recent Surge in Car-Fire Recalls Frustrates Drivers
https://archive.ph/yK0PB#selection-123.5-123.56
Sean Nemeth, the owner of a plug-in hybrid Chrysler Pacifica, was perplexed when earlier this year he received a rather surprising recall notice, advising him to park his vehicle outside and away from structures…His predicament has become more commonplace in recent years with the expansion of electric-vehicle sales and more car companies confronting incidents of parked cars suddenly bursting into flames, including those involving more-traditional gas-engine models such as the Ford Expedition…

At least 31 recall campaigns covering 3.3 million vehicles have been launched with park-outside orders in the past decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The majority of those—18 campaigns, or about 60%—occurred within the past two years, NHTSA’s data show…

The rise in these incidents is in part caused by problems that have emerged with some new batteries as the auto industry’s reliance on a still-maturing supply for the technology has grown, according to vehicle-safety advocates.

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