Long-distance electric buses are coming to the U.S.


By Adele Peters | Fast Company | October 29, 2019

FlixBus, based in Germany, launched in 2013 to help tempt drivers out of cars on long-distance trips by making buses more appealing to people who might not have considered it as an option in the past. “One of the main tenets of our vision is that cars don’t fit our modern world,” says Pierre Gourdain, the company’s managing director in the U.S. “The current situation where you have 90-92% of long-distance trips that are taken by car is not sustainable.” Even if everyone traveled by electric cars, he says, there would be too much traffic.

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