World’s longest bus, the AutoTram Extra Grand, goes 8 kilometers on electricity alone
Gas-guzzling cars taking to urban streets on a daily basis is one of the main causes of city-air-pollution levels soaring high. One of the best ways to have people leave their chunks of metal at home and ride efficiently instead is promoting better mass-transit systems. Take Dresden’s newest pride for example. A City known for its history and architecture, Dresden is now the proud home of one of the longest and greenest buses in the world, the AutoTram Extra Grand. In essence a 30-meter-long bus capable of carrying 256 passengers, this one was developed with the Innovative Regionale Wachstumskerne program and sports on-board computer systems that make it a breeze to maneuver. With a multi-axle system, the AutoTram packs a battery storage system and is capable of being driven on electricity alone for a good 8 kilometers. With a compact range extender to top it all, this super-long bus is energy-efficient and is an inexpensive way to get around town without harming the environment.