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I would prefer a new generation of ultra light rail street-cars running on biomethane myself. If the Swedish bus fleet can run on it, so could street-car fleets, without the rolling resistance.

Take Edinburgh.

Trams are pretty heavy and not cheap, so it cost £ gazillions to reinforce roads.

Then there's the cost and visual intrusion of the cabling; the heat lost when carbon fuels are burnt; transmission losses and so on.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Oct 14th, 2012 at 02:22:56 PM EST
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