We got really excited when we saw the words ‘solar-powered’ and ‘bus’ in a sentence together. Ryobi joined forces with Sanyo Electric to design what they promote as the “world’s first solar-powered public bus”.
But as good as it might sound, there is a catch. The solar panels don’t power the bus to move, but the interior LED lights. Sunlight would only allow the bus to drive 8 miles at best apparently. How deceptive! We know we shouldn’t be too critical as this is obviously a little step towards greener transportation, but they made it sound more than it actually is.