U.S. transit agencies cautious on electric buses despite bold forecasts

Despite what many analysts predict, transit agencies are slow to adopt electric buses.

LOS ANGELES — Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets.But transit agencies doing the buying are moving cautiously, an analysis by Reuters shows. Out of more than 65,000 public buses plying U.S. roads today, just 300 are electric. Among the challenges: EVs are expensive, have limited range and are unproven on a mass scale.A typical 40-foot electric bus costs around $750,000, c...