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China to trial catamaran tram bus that "takes up no road space"

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China to trial catamaran tram bus that 'takes up no road space'
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Beijing company Transit Explore Bus is to trial an electric bus that can carry up to 1,400 passengers without taking up any space on the road. The “land airbus” appears to be a cross between a tram, a bus and a catamaran. The vehicle’s wheels straddle two lanes of vehicles and allow cars less than 2m tall to pass beneath it.

Transit Explore says airbus could replace 40 traditional buses, thereby cutting 2,480 tonnes of carbon emissions each year and saving 800 tonnes of fuel.
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