Electric Bus

An electric bus is a bus powered by electricity.

There are two main electric bus categories:

  • Non-autonomous electric buses:
    • The trolleybus is a type of electric bus powered by two overhead electric wires, with electricity being drawn from one wire and returned via the other wire, using two roof-mounted trolley poles.
    • The gapbus is a bus without rails or surface power lines, and it can share the road lane with other vehicles as well. Power is supplied over a gap of 12 cm (4.7 in) from a power line embedded in the ground.
  • The onboard stored-electricity bus (autonomous electric buses):
    • Battery electric bus and capabus
    • Gyrobus

For information on buses using a combination of internal combustion engines and electric propulsion, see Hybrid electric buses and Dual-mode buses.

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