Could Electric Cars be the Future of Rural Transportation?

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Using electric cars, writes David Castellon in The Business Journal,  could be “cheaper than assigning extra buses to rural areas because they wouldn’t use gas, and some could be deployed to areas of the county the existing bus service doesn’t reach.” Although the article discusses a proposal in Fresno County, California, the idea behind it could easily apply to any rural locality. “The idea is to purchase 25 to 50 electric cars,” he writes, “and assign them to pick up people in rural areas and transport them to Fresno and other, larger population centers at times more convenient than they could achieve taking buses.” In the Northern Neck, such a program could mean a number of vehicles shared by several residents for traveling longer distances. Read the article here.