RATP, the public-owned company that manages most of Paris' public transport system, is currently performing tests using a hybrid bus outfitted with ultracapacitors. For now, the test buses are passenger-free. The model, called Lion's City Hybrid, is supplied by German manufacturer MAN and the company claims it reduces fuel consumption about 20 to 25 percent. RATP is testing the bus in four different bus lines, which represent four different types of bus lines configurations, from suburban medium
RATP, the company that manages mass transit in one of Europe's biggest cities, Paris, announced that it plans to become an oil-free company by 2025. According to the group's Energy policy announcement, RATP will reduce pollution by five percent in 2010 and by 10 percent in 2020. It's quite an important figure, because Paris mass transit system uses the same energy as a town with 160,000 inhabitants.
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