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    Default Finland points the Way to the Future of Urban Transportation

    http://sustainablecitiescollective.c...transportation

    Finland points the Way to the Future of Urban Transportation

    I came across this.. its a bit to chew.. but its interesting.
    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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    There is a great bit at the end of the article on Electric buses.

    The new bus has the autonomy and payload of a regular bus and is running a 23km round-trip route on a single, few minutes’ charge each time upon returning to its terminal. Its average daily energy consumption has been already test-proven in Sofia to be about 0.95kWh/km. The manufacturers say that it is 2.5 times less energy intensive in terms of kWh/km than diesel buses and three times less intensive than compressed natural gas (LPG) buses.
    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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    So Finland is going to reduce their liquid fossil fuel use from 93% of 1.13EJ to just just 15% of 0.76EJ in 40 years? I cannot see that happening no matter how great an effort they make.
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 22-06-2014 at 06:47 AM.
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    ^According to the two graphics, most of the liquid fuels substitution will be from gasoline and diesel to so-called biofuels (ethanol and such).

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    Essentially, replacing imports with something they can produce themselves.

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    don't discount the huge uptake in electricity as well.

    the article behind it is pretty large.. you have to dig through it to get more info.
    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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