In 2030, in Argentina, all buses in the metropolitan area would be electric

In 2030, in Argentina, all buses in the metropolitan area would be electric

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These public transport vehicles generate 25% of the city's greenhouse gases.

The idea stems from the research of two Argentine industrial engineers, Gastón Turturro and Matías Ubogui, who did a simulation and modeling to incorporate this type of electric vehicle in different stages.

Thanks to the project, they were awarded at the most recent World Energy Congress, held last November in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turturro is a member of the Community of Energy Leaders of CACME (Argentine Committee of the World Energy Council), while Ubogui belongs to the Argentine Association of Electric and Alternative Vehicles (AAVEA).

Currently in CABA there are about 91 companies that operate 136 lines. They move 1,700 million passengers in more than 9,600 buses.

Transportation must change

Currently, buses contribute to almost 17% of the world's greenhouse gases. Although it seems a large number, private vehicles contribute more than double, about 37.47%.

Cities whose public transport systems are more efficient have fewer pollution problems and less traffic, as their inhabitants choose to travel by buses to their destinations.

The carbon dioxide that comes out of the exhaust pipes of vehicles is parked in the planet's atmosphere, preventing the heat from being expelled into space and causing the Earth to cool.

That effect is known as "global warming" and it wreaks havoc on plantations, extensive droughts, floods, and the extinction of hundreds of thousands of animals each year.

Cars don't just produce Co2. Among the gases that emanate are nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide, volatile organic compounds and thousands of polluting particles that are released into the environment.

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