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On December 21st, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) launched commercial operation of its fleet of five electric buses, which immediately began servicing the city's Mt. Namsan circular routes. The electric coaches are big, measuring over 36 feet long, and can ferry passengers for up to 52 miles on a single charge while operating at a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour. When the juice is running low, the buses pull up to one of the area's two quick-charge stations for a 30-minute fill.

The city of Montreal is serious about going electric and, as proof, it will convert its entire fleet of buses over to the electric variety by 2025. If successful, Montreal should become the first North American city able to lay claim to an all-electric bus fleet. 2025 is quite a long ways away, so the city has a few plans in place to green its fleet immediately, before moving over to the battery-only buses later on.