IBJ Podcast: IndyGo’s electric buses won’t go as far on a charge as the manufacturer promised

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BYD Ltd. won a contact to sell IndyGo electric buses for the Red Line—where service is scheduled begin on Labor Day—with a range of 275 miles on a single charge. That would have allowed the buses to operate for a full day and then charge overnight.

But IndyGo has been testing the buses since fall and found they are falling short—way short—of the 275-mile requirement.

IBJ reporter Susan Orr talks with host Mason King about how Indy's weather is contributing to the problem, what IndyGo wants BYD to do about it and what other city got so fed up it sent its buses back to the company.

Learn even more by reading Susan's story at IBJ.com.

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