The city of Fargo has taken delivery of four hybrid buses that run on electricity and diesel fuel.
City Planning Director Jim Gilmore tells North Dakota Public Radio that the buses cost about $600,000 each, compared to about $400,000 for a conventional bus. But he says the city should make up the difference through savings on fuel and maintenance. He says the hybrid buses also last longer.
Gilmore says Fargo hopes to buy more hybrids in the future.
The city of Grand Forks added hybrids to its bus fleet last fall.
Information from: KCND-FM
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