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Hybrid Car Review: Hybrid Bus Accelerates Too Quickly for Some

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hybrid Bus Accelerates Too Quickly for Some

Some MTA passengers are getting injured (or at least claims for injuries are up) when hybrid buses accelerate too quickly.

It seems the buses 'jerk' forward because they accelerate too quickly. "The hybrids work like an electric golf cart, where stepping on the gas after a complete stop can cause them to lurch into action." (Source: MTA rolls out fix to "jerky" hybrid buses - am New York).

Claims were up by 13% from July 2008 to July 2009.

The transit has worked on a fix that will 'smooth out' the acceleration curve, keeping passengers from falling over when the bus starts up.

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