Better figure out what went wrong here before we buy any internal combustion buses...Let's first learn what happened here. The carbon footprint of this bus is off the scale.
I completely agree that just posting some Youtube videos would be whataboutism. That's why I linked to the article showing that EVs are much less likely to catch fire than gas vehicles. The point being that if vehicles catching fire is a concern, then EVs are an improvement.
It's not whataboutism if it's a response to concern trolling. Any time you pack a lot of energy into one place, you tend to risk uncontrolled release of that energy. A lot of anti-EV trolls ride the battery fire hobby horse, but neglect to put them in the context of utterly banal engine fires caused by ICE vehicles.
It's your post that should be considered trolling and yet you are calling someone troll who is trying to put things into perspective. If the city plans new subway lines, will you start posting videos of people falling on to subway tracks? If government announces new power plants, will you start posting videos of people getting electrocuted? If your answer is no to that, then you should know that you were trolling.
The dumb sensationalism in the news, the highway barrier crashes, the truck broadside crashes, the children in the road, all dumb sensationalism. But at the end of the day, Tesla gave a massive gift to the competitors — by improving everybody’s AI-based driving assistance systems to detect truck broadsides and ramp barrier separators better, and other odd edge cases. It’s hard to believe that all the reputable statistics show cars killed roughly 10x more people not just too many decades ago, just right before seatbelts became mandatory, and other safety dominoes fell.
Drivers also found that the students tend to be quieter as they are not competing to speak over the normal sounds associated with diesel school buses.
One of the limitations to the new electric school buses is the operating range. The consortium worked with the school bus operators to find a bus route that operated in a confined area around the company depots. This ensured the bus was always able to complete the route and return to the depot for recharging each night.